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Many of these recipes have been re-copied many times over the 30+ years I have been a vegetarian.  So much so that I have no idea where they might have originated or to what extent I have added my own changes to the original recipe.  Some have been part of my family’s traditions, and have been modified by me so as to be lacto-vegetarian.  But all have become favorites over the years. 

 French Fry Pie

(Children and teenagers particularly like this, as do adults)

A good recipe for those starting to utilize vegetarian recipes for their family.)


1 unbaked pie crust                                      ½ pound shredded cheddar cheese

1 9 oz package frozen French fries                ¼ cup flour

¼ cup butter                                                 2 eggs or replacer

3 Tbs minced onion                                       1/3 cup of milk

3 Tbs diced green pepper                              ½ tsp salt or kelp

3 Tbs diced red pepper                                 ¼ tsp garlic powder


Cut French fries into ½ inch pieces while still somewhat frozen.  Melt butter in frying pan.  Add French fries, onion and peppers.  Cook until onions are tender.  In bowl, mix cheese and flour.  Place 1/3 of cheese mixture into bottom of pie shell.  Top with half of the potato mixture.  Then layer another 1/3 cheese mixture followed by rest of the potatoes.  Finish with remaining cheese mix.  Combine milk, egg replacer and kelp.  Pour over ingredients in pie shell.  Bake 15 minutes in preheated 425 degree oven, then reduce heat to 325 degrees for another 20 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.  When reducing oven temperature, cover pie lightly with foil.


Wonderful with a salad and a green veggie, and followed by:  




(This is even better the next day.  Make ahead for company then enjoy.)


4 cups flour (any combination of unbleached and whole wheat flours)

2 cups brown sugar                                         1 cup butter

¼ cup blackstrap molasses                              ¾ cup light molasses

2 tsp baking soda


Mix flour, brown sugar and butter until crumbly.  Set aside 1 ¼ cups for topping.  Mix both types of molasses in with 2 cups of boiling water.  Then add baking soda, which will create fizzing.  Add to large amount of crumb mixture and stir gently, just until mixed.  Pour into 9 by 13 ungreased pan.  Gently sprinkle remaining crumbs over top.  Bake 45 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.


By-Cracky Bars

1 ¾ cups flour               1/3 cup milk

½ tsp salt                      1 tsp vanilla

¼ tsp baking soda         1 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted

¾ cup butter                  ¾ cup chopped walnuts

1 cup sugar                    9 double graham crackers

2 eggs or replacer          ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease an 8inch square pan. Mix flour, salt and baking soda. In mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light.  Add eggs one at a time or replacer mixture, beating well after each addition.  Mix milk with vanilla.  Add flour and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beating well.  Take 1/3 of the mixture mix in the melted chocolate and walnuts.  Spread in pan.  Top with graham crackers.  Mix in chocolate pieces into rest of the batter. 1/3 cup milk over crackers in the pan.  Bake about 40 minutes.  Cool a bit and cut into bars.  Makes 32 bars. 


 Tropical Fruit Bars

 2 Tbs. butter                           

2 eggs or replacer                   

¼ cup honey                           

1 tsp vanilla                            

1 Tbs. orange juice concentrate

1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour

1 cup shredded coconut

¾ cup chopped fresh cashews

15 oz. can crushed pineapple and juice

With mixer beat first 5 ingredients.  Add flour gradually, mixing with spoon.  Add rest in order.  Spread in greased 13 x 9 inch pan.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.






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