I think I can help with this...
The Spotlight results can be customized. Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences then click on Spotlight.
There are 2 tabs there, you want "Search Results".You can "un-check" any types of results that you do not want to see in the the Spotlight searches. Also, you can drag them around to put the ones you want closer to the top.
As for the Recent menu, you can only clear the whole menu. That is located at the bottom of the menu. And in the Appearance section of the System Preferences, you can set how many Applications, Documents and/or Servers you want to appear in the Recent menu.
Let me know if you don't understand any directions or need more details. I'll stick with the problem for as long as you need me to.
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