Microwave chocolate chip cake

A bad, bad craving for something sweet led to the creation of these microwave cakes. I didn't eat much during lunch today and, by mid-afternoon, my stomach was growling. I could have made a sandwich but I wanted something sweet. Fastest and easiest route to satisfy the … [Read more...]


Microwave recipe: cheese-topped baked egg and sardines

It's 1.00 a.m. on Sunday morning as I start writing this post. We're still up, Sam and Speedy are watching cartoons, Alex is taking a shower and I am here near the oven where I can watch the tray that will yield what I will call dulce de leche squares when they're done. But … [Read more...]


Microwave banana and nut cake with streusel topping

Overripe bananas are best for baking banana cake. In our house, however, where bananas often disappear before they become overripe, I had to ask people not to touch the last two bananas to allow them to become overripe because I so wanted to try and make a microwave version … [Read more...]


Microwave carrot cupcakes

So, as I was saying... I’m experimenting on whether regular cake/cupcake recipes can be done in the microwave, period. Maybe just a matter of getting the setting and baking time right. And here's the result of the first experiment.I mixed a carrot cake batter using a … [Read more...]


Microwave chocolate cupcakes

When there's just Speedy and me at home -- and that's five days out of every week -- I try to refrain from baking. And it's so darn hard to control myself especially when the itch to patter in the kitchen strikes. But a whole cake or pie (even small ones), a whole tray of … [Read more...]


Microwave recipe: sausage and mushroom pilaf

There was an episode of MasterChef where the contestants were sent off to some college dorm and they were asked to cook a gourmet dish using a microwave oven only. Some of them freaked out. I felt for those that freaked out. A gourmet dish cooked in a microwave oven? Sounds … [Read more...]