Dana T. Sweeney of Baltimore is getting a recipe that has some fat yet is potentially low-fat and certainly delicious.
Her request was for a cottage-cheese kugel that was low-fat, low-calorie and "delicious" - a dish that she "had made many times" before losing the recipe.
Tester Laura Reiley chose a not-so-fat-free recipe from Barbara Rubin of Baltimore, who wrote: "You can substitute any of the dairy ingredients with lower-fat or fat-free products."
8 ounces wide egg noodles
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3 eggs, beaten slightly
12-ounce container creamed or small-curd cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 small can crushed pineapple (drained)
1/2 cup sugar
sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar, for the top
Boil noodles 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Mix up noodles with remaining ingredients (except cinnamon and sugar for top) and put in well-greased 8-inch-square pan. Sprinkle top with cinnamon-and-sugar mixture. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 50 minutes or until golden brown.
Tester Laura Reiley's comments: "OK, this is not low-calorie, but it is a delicious, just-sweet old-fashioned kugel just like 'Bubbe' used to make. For the kugel rookie, this is a Jewish comfort food, usually eaten as a savory course, despite the presence of cinnamon and pineapple. This version is decadent, but could certainly be made more healthful with low-fat sour cream, just egg whites and margarine instead of butter. The top gets nice and crunchy, while the insides are rich and creamy."
Elizabeth M. Hayes of Greensburg, Pa., asks a question: "Does anyone out there have a recipe for a cheese-batter bread made with yeast?"
Marlene Coleman of Baltimore wants a recipe she had in the late '60s. "It was for pork chops which I think were called Skillet Barbequed Pork Chops. I remember it had chopped celery, onion, some spices plus tomato sauce. I lost the recipe in moving and my family loved it."
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