In my spring Eats and Treats column, I shared a few of my favourite memories about microwave cooking, from a time when microwave ovens were new and exciting. Decades later, I still rely on my microwave oven for many fantastic recipes.
Every Christmas I make Fantastic Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle. This year I also made it with mixed nuts.
Oat Snacking Cake is delicious when cooked in the microwave oven.
Six-Minute Lemon Pie Filling is one of my favourite recipes.
Also, Best Ever Microwave Rice Pudding is a delicious microwave dessert.
Don’t overlook the simplicity of the cheese sauce featured in the Spring Issue of Eats and Treats. This particular cheese sauce is simple enough for kids to make. It dresses up everything from corn chips to broccoli. I recently discovered that leftover veggies smothered in this sauce can be frozen and reheated perfectly. You might even want to try making Scalloped Cabbage, which I adapted from a vintage family recipe, using a microwaved cheese sauce.
In these days of self-distancing, I’ve had a lot of time to play. I want to draw your attention to a short video that features my talking microwave, circa 1980. Tee Hee!
Click here: Talking to My Microwave
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