GF Crepes

(The recipes we list work for OUR families and are suggestions for yours.  If there is an ingredient listed that you cannot tolerate, simply omit or modify it.)


2/3 C GF Flour (I use Namaste Perfect Flour Blend)

1 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp canola oil

1 C milk

2 eggs


Combine all ingredients except the flour into a blender and mix.  Add the flour and blend well.

Heat a skillet or crepe pan over medium heat.  Grease lightly with canola oil if needed.

Pour enough batter onto the skillet or crepe pan to cover the bottom- you may need to lift the pan and gently turn it to spread the batter around evenly.  Let cook for about a minute or until the edges get dry and start to turn up.  Carefully loosen the edges with a thin spatula and flip to finish cooking, about another minute or so.

Place the finished crepe on a plate and fill with sliced pears and a drizzle of maple syrup.   I also like to fill the crepes with custard and sliced pears and top with some homemade whipped cream.  Yummy!!

This makes about 5 crepes in my crepe pan.



Gluten Free Pound Cake


2 C sugar- put in blender to make superfine

1 C butter, melted

4 eggs

4 tbsp pure vanilla (if you can’t handle vanilla, eliminate this)

3 C gluten free flour (I use Namaste Perfect Flour blend)

2 tsp baking powder

1 C milk


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  spray a bundt pan generously with canola oil spray.

Combine the sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat at medium speed until creamy.  Add 1 egg at a time, mixing well in between each egg.  Add vanilla (if using), blend well.

Sift the GF flour and baking powder in a bowl.  Add the flour and milk alternately to the butter mixture, mixing on low speed until well blended.

Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan.  The batter will be thick so smooth it out with a spatula.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let it cool completely in pan.


West coast F.A.I.L.S.A.F.E. shopping list by store

west coast FAILSAFE shopping list

This is my work in progress.  I have such a hard time finding FAILSAFE ingredients that I have to go to multiple stores for each shopping trip.  So if I am going to all the stores anyway, I want to buy where I can get the stuff cheapest!!  I’ll be updating this periodically, and adding new products as I find them.  Beth has her own list for her side of the country.  Mine are stores in Scottsdale, so prices may vary depending on where you are located.  BTW, I cannot get Lyle’s golden syrup here.  I had found it at Wal-Mart back in Ohio, but not at the Wal-Mart here!!  I have to order Lyle’s from Amazon I guess.

If you have anything to add, let me know.  I’m always looking for a good deal and coupons for gluten free products, too.  Anything to save some money!

Also please use this list and any information you find on the internet at your own discretion.  Beth and I want to help everyone who is on this journey and is struggling.  We are not dietitians, and we are human.  We make mistakes and if you find a mistake in our lists or recipes, by all means- let us know.  In a nice way, please.

Happy shopping!


School treats rant

This is a rant with a purpose.  It is to inform you all of something that happened to me yesterday.  I hope you will all learn from my mistakes, and maybe offer advice if you’ve been in this situation before.  This is about my DD-9 (High Functioning Autism/ADHD).

Every day I pack a Bento Box with FAILSAFE Gluten free foods for lunch and a little extra for a snack.  If there is a class event, I make sure to bring in a special snack.  But yesterday morning I receive a call from DD’s teacher… she had forgotten to call and let me know that she was rewarding the whole class with doughnuts and orange juice.  OK, so normally, I would rush something appropriate over to the school.  Even in my pajamas.  But, I had Kettle chips in the house and pretty much nothing else DD would eat.  She is super picky and hates most FS foods (but more on that later).   And they were eating RIGHT THEN.  What is a mom to do?

Luckily, DD had told the teacher she couldn’t have orange juice, (excuse me, Sunny Delight) but really wanted the doughnut holes.  My mind racing with the implications- with the biggest one being DD throwing a huge tantrum if she DIDN’T get the treat.  So I tell her that she can give Amelia the doughnut holes, but that by doing so she needs to: a) watch her for signs of tummy issues from the gluten, b) watch her behavior for potential issues from the crap in the doughnuts, and c) make sure Amelia visits the restroom several times throughout the day just in case…

So I get off the phone and beat myself up for the next hour.  It all comes back to ME not being prepared enough with a special treat in the classroom for times like this, ME not having enough food that DD will eat in the house at all times, ME not preparing DD enough for times when she will be confronted with non FS treats.  Ugh!!