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Frozen pie crusts no more! 
Oct. 16, 2009 12:10 pm 
Updated: Oct. 22, 2009 5:18 pm
There are a few things in life that I just can’t do. Making a pie crust is one of them.
Until yesterday, that is!
I love baked all goods, pies and quiches included. In the past, I had to resort to buying the frozen prepared crusts. Or, I could resort to making crustless quiches, nowhere near as good! So last night, I decided I was going to make a quiche with a homemade crust if it killed me. It didn’t help that when I started, I realized I was out of butter. So I used the Advanced Search option, and put butter as an ingredient I didn’t want. I ended up making the Pie Crust IV, the highest-rated recipe in my search results (I need all the help I can get!).
I made the crust, and before rolling it out I popped it in the fridge in the bowl while I worked on the quiche filling. I chose Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche. When everything was ready, I brought the dough out again. I rolled it out on a floured countertop, and I was floored when it actually worked!
The stars must’ve been aligned, because not only did it look great, it tasted good too! I was so happy I not only emailed my coworker FrancesC to tell her, but I bragged about it on Facebook! Still today I’m so happy I’m blogging about it! More than excited, I almost feel a sense of relief! I can do it, and that’s what I love about Allrecipes! I’d call myself an everyday, average sort of cook, but thanks to all the great cooks out there who have submitted and reviewed these recipes—I look like a pro!
I think a dessert pie will be on the to-do list for tomorrow!
Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche--The final product, and it tasted great too!
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Pie Crust IV--Look at that crust! I made it!
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Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche
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Oct. 16, 2009 12:19 pm
Boy, that quiche looks good. I'm so proud of you! Soon the whole world will be making its pastry from scratch—look out, Krust-Eaz!
Oct. 16, 2009 3:49 pm
Why is it that the simplest of things are sometimes the most complex? Check out my cooking triumphs in my profile. This is exactly what I wrote about too. Congrats.
Oct. 16, 2009 7:36 pm
I still have not mastered the art of making pie crust yet...maybe one day!
Oct. 16, 2009 8:59 pm
Your quiche looks amazing! It's making me hungry. I seem to use the same pie crust recipe I've used for the last 20 years. I've tweaked it, though, with tricks I've learned here and on Food Network. Perfect, flaky crust is what it's all about!
Oct. 17, 2009 7:09 pm
Yayyy! Doesn't it feel great? Once you've made your own you'll never go back to the storebought ones! Tastes better and is easier to work with, too. The quiche looks delish! Looking forward to hearing more.
Oct. 17, 2009 8:02 pm
I finally managed to make a decent crust, but I still can't make gravy worth a darn! Doesn't it feel great that first time it works?!
Oct. 19, 2009 8:46 am
It does feel great, I feel like I have so many more possibilities too now!
Oct. 19, 2009 9:50 am
My mom always said that the pies with homemade crusts are the first to go at church dinners for a reason. Congratulations on tackling your "nemesis" and winning! The quiche looks amazing!
Oct. 22, 2009 5:18 pm
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I love to cook and bake. I live to eat, not eat to live. I love eating out and trying new things! I’ve been a vegetarian for my whole life, but I do sneak the occasional slice of bacon or pepperoni.
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My favorite things to cook are usually vegetarian; Indian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisines are a few of my favorites. I also have a sweet tooth; cheesecakes and cookies are my specialties!
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People often wonder where I get my love for cooking; my Mom cooks out of a box and my Dad was always too busy to cook. Perhaps I am a foodie at heart and it was an instinct for survival?
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I enjoy cooking for large groups, but it’s such a big task! Lots of planning, shopping, cooking and cleaning! I always feel a great sense of accomplishment once everyone has food on their plate!
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Most recently I dropped an entire quiche on the floor. I was trying to move it to a different rack in the oven, and I dropped it upside down. What a mess!
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