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9/24/19 5:21 P

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I'll have to give that recipe a try, and I'm presuming you use quite a bit of liquid to make your ramen noodles. Was that one package of ramen or three? Did you nuke them on high or 50% power?

Inquiring minds want to know, but I can experiment as needs be.

Thanks for the ez Egg drop soup! We got it.
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9/21/19 10:34 A

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My Version of Egg Drop Soup

Make ramen noodles by nuking for 10 minutes.
Add 3 eggs & stir.
Add can of peas.
Nuke for 3 minutes.

Voila!


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9/20/19 3:22 P

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I tried nuking eggs on a plate for making a thin, flat "omelet" so to say, for making Bfast burritos or egg sandwiches. Aside from doing it in a mug, I've not had much success, until this morning.

I knew the middle wasn't cooking like the outer edges. Microwave ovens tend to penetrate about one and a half inches, so instead of a plate, I figured to use my trusty Pyrex loaf pan sitting atop two prewet chopsticks.

Mix two eggs with ~1Tbsp, pour into the lightly oiled bottom of the loaf pan. I sprinkled homemade ground red NM dried chiles, garlic pwdr, and no-salt Chicken fajita seasoning. Place chopsticks far enough apart to support the ends of the pan, put pyrex atop. Nuke full power for 1.5min, rest 30sec, nuke 1min. Let rest a minute. This should get it done for you.

Of course, scrambling in a mug is quicker, and the microwaves penetrate completely through (unless you use a bowl-sized mug). Chow for now, Ciao for later!

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2/26/19 4:49 A

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The Speedy-baked Fruit Pie Technique by fromachefskitchen.com:

Place one prepared pie crust in the bottom of a MICROWAVE-SAFE pie pan such as Pyrex.
Pour in the prepared fruit pie filling.
Place the other crust over the top and make a few vent holes.
Decoratively secure the edges around the pie.
Brush with an egg wash.
Place in the microwave and microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes.

Remove from the microwave. Slight warning…. the pie will not look great at this point but then magic happens when you immediately place the pie (pan and all) in a 425° preheated oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
THAT’S IT!

This is perfect for when you’re short on time, need to bake a lot of pies or in the summer when you want a lovely seasonal fruit pie but want to keep your kitchen cool. Enjoy!
Check out the whole recipe at fromachefskitchen.com where she makes an apple pie this way.

Consider the baking time in the oven is less than half the normal range for an apple pie. In fact, it is less than the time normally allocated to browning the crust for the finishing of the pie, if you use a paper bag or foil cover when you start baking. It also is a higher temperature than usual for traditional baking technique, probably because it is mainly doing a lot of work drying out and firming up that damp crust.

At least two busy pie bakers, one a professional, are most happy with this technique. That is enough for me to give it a try. I happen to have a bag of apples that needs doing, so there we go.

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Easy peasy, quick and breezy.

I'll be including a coffee-egg wash for apple pie once I get that down pat. A local place we get pies from does that and it is a very nice addition.

And yes, regarding what you read in my comments, I have relatives in Washington State who actually do use paper bags to bake apple pies in. It is an aged technique and delivers a "most moist pie" (say those last three words three times in a row as fast as you can, I dare you).
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2/12/19 3:41 P

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Seems by the ingredients to be a cookie or a cake? Yum. I have not looked up Spoon University yet but plan on it! Thanks for sharing!

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2/12/19 12:26 A

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We all can use a little less stress, as well as snack, meal, and dessert recipes we can configure easily to our own quirks, requirements, or biases. hahaha

Check out Spoon University online, which is where I procured the following recipe built from scratch.

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 or 2 (depending on mug size)

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:
1. Mix together the dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl.

2. Add in the wet ingredients, mix to combine. Make sure there are no lumps of flour.

3. If you’re using chocolate chips, fold them into the batter.

4. Pour into a large mug or two medium-sized mugs. The batter should reach halfway up the mug.

5. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes. The center should still look a little wet, otherwise, you’ll overcook it and it’ll be rubbery.

Additionally, you can pour some batter into the mug, add a dollop of Nutella and pour in the rest of the batter to make a lava cake-like mug cake or dust with powdered sugar to give it a little extra oomph! You can also top the cake with berries or marshmallows.

_ga- please note that I'm providing this as a resource, not as a recipe I've used. But I will be trying it ASAP; just not tonight as I post this. I mention this recognizing that safety is important, and so is time.
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2/10/19 4:25 P

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gralan, I make scrambled eggs just like you do in the microwave! I use a little milk and a slice of American cheese with it when nuking.

Being that I almost burnt my house down about 2 years ago when making a new recipe in the oven, I promised myself to never use the stove/oven again. So, the microwave and crockpot are my go-to. By the way, when I caused a fire, I was attempting to make cauliflower pizza for the first and (only) time.

On one of my side hustles, there is a woman who picks on me constantly about being afraid of using the stove/oven. She has said that "there are millions of people who use ovens every day around the world so why cannot I". Well, my house and my life mean more than a cauliflower pizza or any dish.

I also like no-bake desserts!

If you have any recipes that you'd like to share with me concerning the above, message me! I would appreciate it!

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2/10/19 4:15 P

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I've been experimenting with nuking scrambled egg in a coffee cup. So far so good, and I can recommend them specifically for making egg-salad sandwiches. Currently I've repeatedly used: 2 eggs, a dash of water, lightly mixed but not blended and poured in a mug. Nuke 40 sec., stir, nuke 30sec., stir, nuke 20sec. It is a little too firm for me to stop here... so I'll try 10sec final zap next time.
I've added onion and spices with a splash of sauce. It is more like an American style omelet than scrambled egg.

Regarding nuked tator chips: I'm going to try this but soaking the tator slices in a quart of ice cold water mixed with 1/4 tsp of baking soda. Thanks for the recipe ON_A_DIET posted below.

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1/31/19 3:13 P

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Potato Chips

Cut a russet in slices.
Arrange on a plate.
Nuke for 6 minutes.

Voila!

If you would rather have french fries, cut the potato accordingly to look like fries.

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Copycat KFC Famous Bowl

All ingredients are found at Dollar Tree!

bag of popcorn chicken
beef gravy
can of corn
instant mash potatoes

Nuke all ingredients. Layer:

mash potatoes first.
beef gravy next.
corn next.
popcorn chicken on top.

That's it!

That's it!

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4/22/18 8:22 P

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That recipe sounds interesting, although I'm not sure if the bread is supposed to be raw or toasted.

I'm thinking toast might make this have fewer calories and have some body to it more like regular french toast. I mean my microwave does not brown things anyway. hahaha

Gotta go.

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A Sparkfriend named BEVIEG41 taught me a recipe a week or two ago for French toast in a mug...

1 egg
2 pieces of bread
4 T milk
cinnamon
dash of vanilla
syrup
large coffee mug

Tear the bread into bits and pat down in the coffee mug.
In a small bowl, stir egg, milk. cinnamon, vanilla. Pour over bread in the mug.
Nuke for 2 minutes.
Take out of microwave and pour some syrup on top.

Voila!

I find this good for when I need something fast and filling. Often, I have two. Delicious.
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4/19/18 3:07 A

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I boiled 4 eggs in the microwave the other day. I used a thumbtack to poke a hole in the large end of each one and then I put them in a pyrex measuring cup, with just enough water covering. We have a 1000watt nuke, so I cooked it for 9 minutes. Unfortunately, I didn't add baking soda to the water so they were very difficult to peel later after they sat in the oven while I slowly drank my coffee. I should have pulled them out and plunged them directly into some ice-cold water. Oh well.

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This is the place for all things microwave!

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