Fruits - Vegetables - Meats - Poultry - Fish

Fresh n' Clean
All Natural Super Concentrate Wash Aid
For Fruits, Vegetables, Meats, Poultry, and Fish

Frugal Microwave Cooking


Microwave cooking can save you time and energyall year long. But it is especially nice insummer because it enables you to cook hot mealswithout heating up your home.

Microwave heat is produced only within the food,so the microwave oven stays cool and your housedoes, too, saving you money on your air conditioning bill!

In general, the microwave oven uses only one-fourth of the energy used by a conventional oven.

In order to get the most from using your microwave oven, remember these tips:

1. Covering most foods will speed up cooking.

2. Use round or oval dishes, instead of squareor rectangle, for more even cooking.

3. If you are cooking two foods at the sametime, choose foods that take about the same amountof time to cook.

4. Heating continues after food is removed fromthe microwave oven, so allow time for this additionalcooking.

5. Arrange chicken pieces so that the thicker,meatier portions are toward the outside of the dishand the thin, bony parts are toward the center.

6. Foods containing sugar and fats cook faster.

Many of your family's favorite recipes can be convertedto a microwave recipe.

To figure microwave cooking time, start with one-fourth of the conventional time.

Always undercook--if more time is needed, you can always add another minute or two.

Use less liquid because there is not as muchevaporation.

It may help to find a recipe that is similar toyours that is written especially for microwave ovensand use it as a guide.

SWISS STEAK

3 tbsp. flour1 lb. beef round steak, 3/4 inch thick3 tbsp. dry onion soup mix - shake mix before measuring1 tbsp. brown sugar3 tbsp. water1 tsp. prepared mustard1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

Sprinkle half of flour on one side of meat; pound in with rolling pin or meat mallet. Turn meat and sprinkle with remaining flour; pound with rolling pin. Cut into 4 serving size pieces.

Arrange in 8 inch round microwave baking dish.

In small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients, blend well. Pour over meat. Cover tightly with microwave safe plastic wrap. Microwave on medium for 12 to 17 minutes or until meat is almost tender. Let stand tightly covered for 10 minutes. Serves 4~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Steamed Veggies

Vegetable (green beans,carrots, broccoli, whatever)Small amount of water (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup)

Put veggies and water in a microwave-safe container andcover with microwave-safe plastic wrap,loosely, so steam can escape.

Cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute at time, until done todesired tenderness.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Microwave Raspberry Cake

1/2 cup butter2/3 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves1/4 cup sour cream2 eggs1 1/2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Mix in preserves. Blend well. Add sour cream and eggs. Beat well. Blend together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add gradually to first mixture, beating well.

Pour batter into greased 8-inch round microwave-safe dish. Microwave on full power for 4 to 5 minutes or until top springs back when pressed with finger.

Cool. Frost with Raspberry Frosting.

Raspberry Frosting

2 tablespoons butter2 cups powdered sugar, divided1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 cup seedless raspberry preserves

Combine butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, vanilla extract and preserves. Blend well. Add remaining 1 cup powdered sugar and stir until smooth. Spread on cake.~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Cyndi Roberts is the editor of the "1 Frugal Friend 2 Another"bi-weekly newsletter and founder of the website of the same name. Visit http://www.cynroberts.com to find creative tips, articles, and a free e-cooking book. Subscribe to the newsletter and receive the free e-course "Taming the Monster Grocery Bill".


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Today.com

Carson Daly remembers his late mom on Thanksgiving with her recipes
Today.com
As Carson and Siri both noted in Instagram posts, the things our loved ones leave behind can conjure up so many memories as well as favorite meals. Apparently Pattie's specialty had been "Grandma's Southern Dressing," made with Jimmy Dean pork sausage ...
Carson Daly Pays Tribute to His Late Mom By Making Thanksgiving Dinner Using Her RecipesPEOPLE.com
Carson Daly Uses His Late Mom's Recipes to Make Thanksgiving DinnerE! Online

all 12 news articles »


The Guardian

Justin Gellatly's indulgent Christmas baking recipes
The Guardian
I've always been massively into Christmas. When I was growing up, it was one big feast, with breakfast rolling into a huge lunch and then glorious leftovers on Boxing Day. Brandy butter was my favourite treat – I remember eating it cold from the fridge ...



The Guardian

Yotam Ottolenghi's stuffing recipes
The Guardian
In today's chicken recipe, for example, I give you the best and greediest (and most controlled experiment) of all: enough stuffing to fit inside the cavity with some left over to bake alone. Generally, though, I prefer to cook my stuffing separately ...



Bryan-College Station Eagle

Craft Corner: Use old recipes to create something personal
Bryan-College Station Eagle
This year, why don't you do even more with those cherished recipes? This heirloom idea doesn't even involve cooking. Can I get a big amen from the other non-cooking people in the crowd? You might have to do a little reconnaissance work to gather the ...



mindbodygreen.com

The Best Inflammation-Fighting Recipes Of 2017
mindbodygreen.com
"This heavenly bowl of goodness really is a delicious way to nourish yourself when you are under the weather or just feeling depleted, exhausted, and overtired," Rose says. "Any recipe prepared with broth provides nourishment, but the ingredients in ...




The Independent

Jamie Oliver Christmas recipes: How to make red cabbage, hasselbacks and baked squash
The Independent
Whether it's your first time cooking Christmas dinner, or you're looking to step away from your age-old favourite recipes, you must never overlook the importance of the side dish. Roast parsnips and carrots are essential, but other winter vegetables ...



New York Daily News

Trump and Clinton inspire cookbook and cocktail recipes
New York Daily News
Fox describes the recipes as “sort of cookable.” They include the “Great Wall of Tacos,” a recipe for a 30-foot wall made out of tacos, “Mexican concrete” and steel cable. The author admits he didn't taste test any of the recipes. “I reviewed popular ...



Los Angeles Times

Need a holiday cookie recipe? Our Holiday Cookie Bake-off finalists can help
Los Angeles Times
These handmade gifts are at once crucial and comforting, particularly as times change or — as this year's devastating California wildfires can attest — our routines and very lives are upended. Each cookie is a story, whether sweetened with powdered ...

and more »


Quad City Times

Recipes: Signature treats, suggestions for Christmas Day
Quad City Times
And the next year, there it appeared again, once more filled with peanut brittle. And so it continued through the years. Preparing a signature food — a food reserved only for the holidays and one that is "expected" — is a Christmas tradition for many ...


Google News

home | site map

© 2006 Global Biotechnologies, Inc.


MaineBannerExchange