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Microwave Cooking Tips

Following a few simple tips can improve the way you use your microwave. This is a guide about microwave cooking tips.
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January 30, 20121 found this helpful

This is a guide about cooking bacon in the microwave. Cooking bacon in the microwave is easy. It also is less messy and usually quicker than cooking it on the stove top.

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July 28, 20130 found this helpful

This is a guide about cooking corn on the cob in a microwave. Corn on the cob can be prepared in a variety of ways.

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February 3, 20170 found this helpful

Changes in how you use your microwave can help reduce burned food and containers as well as ensure a more safe cooking experience. This is a guide about microwave safety tips.

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September 24, 20130 found this helpful

This guide is about using plastic in a microwave. When using plastic containers or wrap in the microwave you want to make sure that the plastic is safe for that use.

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November 7, 20110 found this helpful

This is a guide about cooking a turkey breast in the microwave. Instead of heating up your oven the next time you make a turkey breast, consider using your microwave. Keep in mind that When cooking a turkey breast in the microwave it is important to keep the meat form drying out.

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October 23, 20110 found this helpful

This is a guide about cooking a potato in the microwave. Rather than the traditional oven baked potatoes, try cooking them in your microwave. Your microwave can cook potatoes much faster, saving you time and energy.

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March 5, 2007

Hey! Want to start cooking the 21st Century way, and leave all that 18th Century drudgery behind? Want a cleaner, cooler and sweat free kitchen? Want to cook with little or no fats or oils and less salt for a healthier life style? Want to cut down on your energy bills, and cook meals faster?

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Editor's Note: What are your favorite ways to cook with your microwave? Tell us how it has made your life easier.

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February 16, 2007
  • Soften brown sugar: place apple slice in bag, close tightly with string or scotch tape, microwave on high about 15 seconds.

  • Toasting coconut: place coconut in 9 inch glass pie plate, microwave on high for 4 minutes, tossing with fork after each minute.

  • Plump raisins: place in safe bowl, add 2 tsp. of water, cover with plastic wrap microwave on high for 30 seconds.

  • Warm syrup for pancakes: remove cover if in plastic or glass container, microwave on high for about 30 seconds.
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October 6, 20040 found this helpful

Could you start a section on microwave cooking? I am trying to conserve on my utilities, and I live alone, so I thought that cooking with my microwave would be a thrifty idea. Thank-you, Delinda Editor's Note: Sounds like a good idea. We have added a Microwave Cooking category to the recipes section, and a guide to collect all the tips together. We also have several guides with microwave recipes. If anyone has any tips or recipes, feel free to post them below or submit them using the Share option at the top of the page.

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 14, 20040 found this helpful

Well, I don't trust microwaving.... I am still in the state of mind that it can't be healthy. But I looked up and found some web pages that may help:

http://www.micr … okingforone.com/ scroll way down on the left is an area with a list of recipes.

http://www.goodnuke.com/ more info and recipes

http://cookbook … e/microwave.html

But please be sure to at least think about this one.

http://www.merc … wave/hazards.htm

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By guest (Guest Post)
March 23, 20050 found this helpful

i love the microwave for "the kids" but could you please post pictures with the recipie
Thx

§erea

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May 11, 20050 found this helpful

4 things we love cooking in the microwave, they can all be made for just one person:

Ramen Noodles

hot dogs

hamburger patties

frozen .99 cent pizzas (Totinos is one brand)
It's actually pretty good! Like a pizza burrito!

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 2, 20070 found this helpful

Is there a way I can cook dinner rolls in the microwave?

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