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Microwave Cooking for One
     

Microwave Cooking for One

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by Marie Smith
 

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Fast, easy, and economical, the recipes in Microwave Cooking for One are ideal for individuals, whether they live alone or share busy modern households. From breakfast through dinner, fresh, delicious meals can be prepared to satisfy personal tastes without wasted food, overheated kitchens, or messy clean-up.

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Fast, easy, and economical, the recipes in Microwave Cooking for One are ideal for individuals, whether they live alone or share busy modern households. From breakfast through dinner, fresh, delicious meals can be prepared to satisfy personal tastes without wasted food, overheated kitchens, or messy clean-up.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Smith's 300-plus recipes rarely take more than a half hour to prepare, and often less than that. Advanced models of microwaves can now brown, saute and roast, as well as boil and steam, for a range of recipes that experienced cooks will appreciate. Neophytes will be helped by the thorough instructions on such basics as soft-boiling eggs. Smith's practical bent is further evidenced by her tips for using leftover raw ingredientsthere's an entire chapter on preserves, relishes and sauces. Her thoroughness fails though when she presents a long list of kitchen utensils that are identified by brand name rather than general description so that one doesn't know whether conventional pots and pans can be substituted. November

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565546660
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/31/1999
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
168,691
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Marie T. Smith (1933-1987), a former resident of Lakeland, Florida, was an experienced microwave chef and teacher who wrote a microwave cooking column for the Plant City Post. She frequently attended microwave symposiums and was an expert in many areas of microwave cookery and technology.

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Microwave Cooking for One 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Microwave ovens are not known for cooking gourmet meals and indeed, that's not the intent of Microwave Cooking for One. As the author states in her Introduction, the book was written to help people create easy, quick meals for themselves, whether they live alone, or perhaps have a spouse who is away on a business trip. The author begins with an overview of various equipment, noting the importance of using the specific cooking ware mentioned to insure proper cooking of the meal, how to handle various leftovers (after all, cooking for one will leave a lot of half packages of perishable ingredients), timing and how to adjust for your microwave and finally, several tips such as knowing the wattage of your oven. Recipes provided in Microwave Cooking for One cover the full range of meals, from breakfast, soups, fish, poultry, cakes, cookies and pies. I prepared several meals and found the instructions very easy to follow, and the food quick to prepare. It did take a bit of experimentation at the beginning to figure out the cooking times for my microwave and Smith does talk about this issue at the start of the book. In fact, each recipe has a (_____) space next to the cook time so you can insert the time that works with your microwave. Once I'd prepared a couple of meals, I had the conversion times figured out and it was quite simple from that point on. Meals for the most part were tasty, and as stated previously, easy to prepare. With a couple of meals, I doubled the serving size and the food still came out nicely. The poultry was a bit mealy as was the beef but that's the difference between preparing food with an oven versus a microwave. The book is a bit outdated with its microwave heating times and strengths, but overall, it provids a nice array of meals for the harried, hungry, single person. Quill says: A good cookbook for the cooking challenged, rushed, person.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If your microwave's main function in life is to heat leftovers or bake potatoes, 'Microwave Cooking for One' can make you the best cook on the block without sacrificing your time, taste or pocketbook. Make homemade lasagna, biscuits, cookies, jams--or just boil an egg! The nearly 300 recipes are kitchen tested, easy to follow, and specific, from breakfast foods to midnight snacks. Best of all, you start with a recipe for one, and multiply each dish to make the amount you need--from a hot sandwich to a brunch for the holiday crowd. The difference between this book and all those others is Author Marie Smith's emphasis on measuring portions, timing carefully, and simply using the correct size dish--all of which she explains clearly. The result is that whatever your degree of culinary skill (or interest!), 'Microwave Cooking for One' makes it easier to prepare great food. Fast. And isn't that why you really invested in your microwave? Send for your copy of 'Microwave Cooking for One' and unchain your microwave oven from leftovers! Get the convenience--and taste--you deserve from your microwave oven.