12 October 2023

Vegan onion rings

 2 (or 3?) large onions 

1 box panko flakes (8 oz). 

1 cup flour + some (1/4 c?) egg replacer + salt + soy/oat milk (non sweet) or water. There will be lots of extra!


Cut onions into rings. Dip into batter made of flour etc, then dip into panko flakes.




07 May 2023


This is not a recipe, just a post!

Items from April 29 until May 7 (except one recipe) are archives that I wanted up here searchable.  Michael and I have had this paper booklet we've written in since before we were married.  It holds a variety of foods.  The first several recipes are here at the website:


You can see that it was 8/2002 when I first converted some of these to LaTeX and html, but the collection predates this first archival date. 

Recently, I patched up the html, because several pages had been lost.  Somehow as if by magic, my personal file archives did manage to catch those missing HTML files, and I wrote a python script to redirect the "Up", "Next" and "Previous" buttons.  I had to recreate some of them, because each one has a grayed-out version.  So it looks a little odd, because it is.  But at least it works now.

Bread Machine (and Oven) Sticky Buns


Measure out 1 1/2 tsp yeast, set aside to allow to warm

SD-YD250 Bread Machine Dough:

Measure into bread machine pan.

3 C whole wheat Flour
1 1/4 C unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
2 TBLS oil
2 TBLS honey or brown sugar
1 3/4 C water

place 1 1/2 tsp in yeast dispenser

Select WHOLE WHEAT, then select DOUGH. Timer will show 3 hr 15 min.

After 3 hr 15 min, remove dough and place in sprayed pans. 
I use a glass pie pan and a glass 9x13 pan (or metal pans).
Steam 3/4 C raisins, spinkle 3 T in pie pan, and rest of raisins in 9x13 glass pan.
Measure 1/2 Cup honey, pour 2T in pie pan, pour rest in 9x13 glass pan.

Use Pampered Chef Chopper (or nut grinder, or chop with a sharp knife), 3/4 C pecans or walnuts.
Use 3T of chopped nuts in pie pan, rest of chopped nuts in 9x13 pan. 
Mix 1/4 C sugar with 2 t cinnamon (or coconut, raisins, and or nuts).

Punch down dough on lightly floured surface, roll out to 12 x 18 inches.
Sprinkle with sugar & cinnamon mixture. 
Roll up from long side, jellyroll fashion.
Cut roll crosswise into 16 equal slices.
Arrange slices, spiral side up, 4 in pie pan, 12 in 9x13 pan.
Cover with plastic wrap, dish towel, or inverted similar pans.
Let rise 1 hour. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes (325 degrees for glass pans).

Beef Chip Gravy (D. R. Dietz)

To use with associated biscuits:


3 C hot water (3 min in microwave)

1 C raw cashew pieces, rinsed

4 T cornstarch

4 T oil

2 T Bragg's Liquid Aminos

4 t onion powder

1 t salt

1/2 t garlic powder

1/2 C bacon-like bits

In a blender, blend all ingredients (except bacon-like bits) until very smooth. Pour into saucepan, rinse out blender with one additional cup of water and pour that also into the saucepan. Add bacon-like bits and cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Serve over biscuits.

NOTE: this will scorch if not watched carefully.

01 May 2023

Biscuits (D. R. Dietz)


7 ½ C whole wheat/unbleached white (I used 4 C ww, 3 ½ white)

2 C quick oats

½ C gluten flour

¾ C Sucanat or brown sugar

2 T baking yeast

1 T salt

4 C warm water (about 115 degrees, 2 min. in microwave)

1 C vegetable oil

In a large mixing bowl, mix the first section (dry ingredients ) together. Make a well in the middle and add water and vegetable oil. Mix with a wooden spoon until mixed enough to dump onto a floured surface. Add additional whole wheat flour (if necessary) while kneading and only knead long enough to make a workable (NOT stiff, but floppy) dough. With a rolling pin, roll to a thickness of 1 inch. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits and place on oiled cookie sheet to rise for 20 minutes. Bake in 300 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes until lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks to cool.

Note: we freeze the extras. After they have thawed, pop them into the microwave for a minute or so and they will be soft…and of course, yummy.

Use with Chip Beef Gravy.

Tofu patties (c. 1989?)

Tofu Patties from Mrs. Wood (Greg Miller's aunt)

1lb drained/mashed tofu
1 medium onion
4 eggs
1/3 c instant cream of wheat (uncooked)
1/2 c (or more) uncooked oatmeal
1c dry chicken soymeat (TVP?)
1 heaping Tsp McKay's Chicken seasoning
1 envelope of GW broth
1 tsp sweet basil

mix together, let stand 10-15 minutes.

Fry patties. Cover w/gravy.

1 can mushroom soup
1/2 soup can water
1T sour cream
1/2t sweet basil

Bake 350F (1/2 hr at room temp, 1 hour fridge)

May freezer and bake later.

Pumpkin Pie Filling c. 2016 from Donna R. Dietz

5c extra firm tofu - crumbled
2/3 c honey
1/2t salt
1t ground ginger
2/3 c brown sugar
29 oz can solid pumpkin
2t ground cinnamon
1/8 t ground cloves
1/8 nutmeg

Process tofu, honey, 2T water in blender until smooth/creamy.
Add remaining items. Blend well. Pour into unbaked shells.
Bake 400F 1 hour until toothpick clean.
Cover crust edges after 30 min to prevent burning.