Spring 2020 Prairies North Magazine Has Arrived

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. 

You must try my Popcorn in Caramel Sauce. Get inspired to eat popcorn in the morning, by reading I Love Popcorn for Breakfast

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




Comments (4)

  • Mrs. L Diane June 7, 2020 at 07:41 pm

    Where is the recipe for Pina Colada Rice Pudding from Prairies North MAG. Can't seem to find it?

  • Sakina Madini March 25, 2020 at 09:51 pm

    These recipes look delicious and are so fast to make In the microwave. I will try one tomorrow.
    Thank you for the video.

  • Tara Tse March 24, 2020 at 09:43 am

    Thank you for sharing these recipes Maureen! I've been thinking about baking the last few days and I am excited to try some of your recipes. :) I hope you and your family are doing well!!

  • The Boy March 23, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Boy, I wish we had a microwave and the knowledge to use it when we went to university in the late 60's. What treats we could have made for our weekly tradition on Sunday night when my two roommates and myself watched Hawaii Five-O! There are some things I like about technology and quick treats from the microwave is one of them.....especially the peanut brittle....and the rice pudding...and the cheese to go now! I'm starving!

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