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Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2009
O-M-G. This is a VERY forgiving recipe--lost track of eggs once and added one extra, two extra another time--also can combine differect cheeses as well as or in place of the 2 c. Cheddar--I like about 2 Tblsp parmesan reggiano which I quickly finely grate as I am adding other cheeses--also had leftover shredded mozzarella--so added about 1/2 c. as well as some provolone (not all to the same dish--just added these at different times during experimentation and desire to used up refrigerator stores). Also I always like to add one small can sliced mushrooms, lightly drained. Have used flavored croutons as well as my FAV--Panko breadvrumbs with more grated parmesan. This recipe was a lifesaver for me. My guy had complications from dental surgery and this helped us through what became a prolonged recovery without depending on smoothies and mashed potatos and gravy. Thanks you sooooo much!!!
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Microwave Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2008
1100 Watt Microwave Owners--PLEASE NOTE. After dumping my 3rd batch to a friend who loves 'overdone' candy--I thought to check my 4 month old microwave to discover that I had 1100 Watts--No wonder none were turning out!! Anyway--I found this procedure to be helpful. #1.--Don't walk away from this--you need to check the candy color. #2. Keep ice water in a glass handy--if you're in doubt about recipes doneness--this is hard crack candy and should immediately form hard ball with threads when small amount is dropped in water--if it doesn't add--20 seconds. #3. If it has passed the hard crack test--don't worry if it takes an hour to set up--I put mine in the cold garage and it took all of 40 minutes (apparently every last molecule of the pan needed to be cooled). #4. My protocol--mix syrup and sugar--stirring is helpful--microwave for 3.45 minutes--add peanuts and butter, nuke 2.45-3.00 minutes more (gold is good golden brown--not so good)--add vanilla and test for crack stage--if not quite ready--nuke for 30-45 seconds more--remove, stir in soda and pour--place in cool area and forget about it. #5.Really hot water running directly into candy bowl with utensils cleans them all nicely--do right away as hard crack candy can be maddening to clean--first time I made this years and years ago--two microwaves ago--I ended up throwng out the batch and the bowl. Lovely recipe--Thanks so much for sharing and thank you all for the helpful comments--the most helpful was the person
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Romanian Apple Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2008
I work for an elderly man on the weekends private duty and found this recipe that one of the regular weekday people use to make for him as a special treat. I decided to make it but the batter turned out sooooo full of apples that I thought that I had done something wrong--necessitating yet another trip to Allrecipes to see if I could find a similar recipe and whether I had, indeed, made it correctly. While looking for and eventually finding this recipe--the cake came out of the oven--just as wonderful as I remember it from my weekend gig and my husband tore into it--he's currently on his second piece and I love it, too. The gal to whom the recipe belongs also told me it's a somewhat forgiving recipe--she's made it with Splenda, with whole wheat flour, even with one less egg once and generally got a good cake. My house smells so heavenly right now!! Love it.
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Creamy Frosting

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2008
After reading and following "Just Me"s instruction--please don't think they're just suggestions--I made the following changes and got a less buttery product. Decrease real butter to 3/4C. and increase whte cane sugar to AT LEAST 1 1/4c. and I have the frosting I had been searching for these past 23 years--VOILA!! Also be advised--heat causes it to mealt and refrigeration causes it to harden--so serve at room temp.
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Poor Man's Frosting

Reviewed: May 26, 2008
I use this recipe often. There a few caveats that should be mentioned as we all know that half of our cooking success is really in technique and not just the ingredients. First--try to make on low humidity day or have the AC going to dehumidify the air--things just seem to work in this recipe better with lower humidity. Second--WRT ingredients--whole milk or any level of cream will work better--must be dairy and not any of the imitations that are quite good but will NOT yielod the same result with THIS particular recipe. THIRD--please do yourself a favor and use butter the first few times around with this recipe--my only failures came in using a cheap margarine and other whipped "spreads" that are great on toast but don't always make the transition into old family favorite recipes (I figure if my mom and grandma made it with butter--if I want the same result I should use butter)--actually my frosting was slimey tasting when I used one of those 'spreads'--grossed me out and I wasted the other ingredients and still had to get dressed and run to my all night grocer. You need to reduce the flour and milk mixture to a smooth paste by constantly whisking over medium low heat. Is this a fussy recipe--kinda but well worth the effort and like everything else--the more times you prepare it--the better you will become.
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