Easy Livin' Microwave Cooking: A Microwave Instructor Shares Tips, Secrets, & 200 Easiest Recipes for Fast and Delicious Microwave Meals

Karen Kangas Dwyer, Author St. Martin's Griffin $17.95 (243p) ISBN 978-0-312-02910-4
Cooking instructor Dwyer dishes up unpretentious recipes with a premium on speed and ease of preparation. Introductory material effectively explains the use of microwave ovens and, whether identifying the magnetron tube or describing how to soften brown sugar, comments are clear and concise. Additional tips are interspersed throughout: frosting can be turned into glaze by adding milk; a red citrus drink is well-suited to holiday entertaining. Dwyer emphasizes everyday fare, such as hamburger, macaroni and tomato casserole or Polish sausage cooked in beer, and offers a few lighter meals for calorie-watchers, including fish fillets prepared with vegetables and a meat loaf with ground turkey. However, this is no diet book: its rich fudge brownies and utterly decadent pralines can be made so simply and quickly as to be dangerous. Dwyer favors convenience foods, using potato mix in her potatoes and broccoli au gratin, both Jello and cake mixes in her rhubarb cake, and dry onion-soup mix for most beef entrees. Illustrations not seen by PW. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 08/15/1989
Release date: 08/01/1989
Open Ebook - 243 pages - 978-1-4299-9711-9
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