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Use The Microwave




Use the microwave for more than making popcorn and warming coffee! Cooking with your microwave is fast, healthy and keeps the heat down in the kitchen during the summer.

Despite what you may think, you don't have to use processed foods, either. I've made whole grains like brown rice and regular oatmeal, quick eggs for breakfast sandwiches, toasted nuts, melted dark chocolate for dipping fruit, baked apples and potatoes, and steamed spaghetti squash in minutes, all thanks to my microwave.

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Looking for recipes? Turn no further than the "Microwave Gourmet" cookbook, check out sites like or read this old New York Times article for ideas:

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    Once I found a good recipe for cooking rice in the microwave, I tossed away my rice cooker (which I never liked anyway). Combine 2 cups rice, 3 1/2 cups water and 1 T. either butter or olive oil; cook uncovered on high for 10 minutes; lower heat to medium (#5 on my microwave), and cook for another 15 minutes, uncovered. Do not stir at any time. Just before serving, season with salt (and any fresh herb you might want to add), stir gently with a FORK (never a spoon) and you're good to go. - by NHNONNI
  • emoticon How do you fix baked apples in the microwave and what kind of apples do you use? Bonnie E. - by NELDAMAE
    I really like using my microwave & use it a lot, but recently read that cooking veggies in it seriously depletes their nutrients. Something to consider. - by GEORGIEGIRL60
    I love my microwave and the technology is much improved. They have however had a bad press in the past. - by WHERERMY62KEYS
  • years ago Tupperware had a "cooking class" home party to promote their microwave stack cooker. Because I was in sales, I had to take the class, and teach it at several parties. I learned that almost anything can be cooked in the microwave. I even did a turkey in mine one year, and my familly could not tell the difference between the oven cooked and microwave cooked birds. emoticon - by SHARONPENNING
  • i agree - i am lost w/o my microwave - mine conked out a few days ago and i ran to Target for a new one.

    it is the best for just about everything. corning ware has a special dish for frying. use that at times.

    you don't need recipes - you can adjust to suit your needs. i blanch veggies and then single size pkges. when you reheat, it finishes the cooking.

    JO emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon just about anything. - by ALWAYSLOWFAT

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