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Microwaving Cooking for One  

Review by Debbie Mazo


Microwaving Cooking for One 
The days when you used your microwave oven just for heating up leftovers are long gone. You can now prepare a delicious and healthy meal in half the time it takes to cook in a conventional oven. Head over to Microwaving Cooking for One—a single-stop resource for recipes, microwave tips, and online suppliers of microwave essentials.

A companion to the published book, Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T. Smith, this well-connected site addresses the challenging task of cooking recipes in smaller servings. with many of today's households consisting of only one or two family members, Microwave Cooking for One is definitely the place for finding recipes in just the right size. If you have a larger family, there's still plenty to offer with guidance on easily increasing recipes to two, three, or even four servings.

Before you test out any of the site's selections, click on Microwaving Tips for pointers on how to get the best out of this underrated form of cooking. In this section, you'll discover that the length of time it takes to cook a dish is of critical importance in a microwave oven. Even a few seconds can mean the difference between a total disaster and a true success. To set the record straight, for recipes that vaguely suggest a range of cooking minutes for your microwave, it's safe to assume the higher number is for a 700-watt oven while the lower number is for a lesser wattage oven. of course, you'll have to experiment with the recipe to get the perfect results for your oven.

Browse through a sampling of recipes from the published version of Microwave Cooking for One, and you'll soon be adapting your favorite dishes to microwave cooking. Prepare entrées like Chicken Parmesan or Stuffed Shrimp seasoned with parsley and tarragon. For dessert, experiment with selections like Walnut Torte topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. You can also share a favorite recipe or see what other fans of the site have submitted.

To make microwave cooking even easier, the site includes a comprehensive list of resources for purchasing all the microwave essentials you'll ever need like utensils, ovens, and cookbooks. The site also connects you to online stores that provide unique ingredients that are sure to demonstrate the countless benefits that microwave cooking has to offer.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997. You can contact her at djmbc@[email-address-removed].

Copyright © 2001, Debbie Mazo. All rights reserved.



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