The day just draaaaaged on for you. The last thing you want to do is spend even 20 minutes in front of a stove trying to cook dinner, even though the next-door neighbors probably can hear your stomach grumbling over their TV. Well, a man by the name of Percy Spencer created something that can actually cook foods that you NEVER thought of, in less than 20 minutes and without that much preparation. No, it’s not a fancy new gadget or gizmo, it’s a Microwave! And surprise, surprise, there are more uses for it than thought:
Here’s Martha Stewart’s fancy-pants scrambled eggs and cheese recipe. But you can make an even simpler version just by scrambling a couple eggs in a buttered bowl, heating for 45 seconds, stirring, and heating a few seconds more until just right.
Potato Chips — Yes, Really
DIY potato chips without the mess of deep frying? Yes, please! Here’s how to make potato chips in your microwave.
Mac & Cheese in a Mug
Forget the stuff in a box — here’s how to make a single serving of macaroni and cheese in your microwave.
I know what you’re thinking: Duh. But I’m not talking about pre-packaged, pre-seasoned microwave popcorn. This is how to pop popcorn kernels in the microwave, old-school.
Bread Pudding for 1
Here’s one way microwaving your leftovers will transform them enough to call it cooking: 5-minute bread pudding.
Usually making risotto means standing at the stove, stirring forever. No more! Here’s how to cook risotto in the microwave — from scratch!
Minute Microwave Cheesecake
It may not be authentic, but it’s super easy: Here’s the quickest cheesecake recipe around.
Fudgy Chocolate Cake
Luscious, fudgy chocolate cake — in five minutes!
Make quiche in 15 minutes.
It seems sacrilegious, but you really can make crispy bacon in the microwave.
Here’s the easiest lasagna recipe ever.
Pickles, I’m Serious
Here’s how to make your own pickles in just minutes.
Perfectly Fluffy Rice
Forget the rice cooker. You can make perfectly fluffy rice using your microwave.
Thanks to Adriana Velez at The Stir for finding these great recipes!