Tortillas or Burritos

Today is my dad's birthday... need to prepare something fast... here's something that I found. Got it done in minutes! Of course, I didn't forget to make the one minute cake (you can get the recipe in the archive)


* 2 flat soft tortillas or burritos
* Salsa
* ½ all ready grated sharp cheddar
* ½ package of coleslaw
* or whatever you like and you think will go


Spread salsa, cheese and coleslaw and whatever else you like over one tortilla or burrito and then put the other one on top.

Put in microwave for one minute.

Recipe by: Deborah Stone

Fish Matelote

Saturday... didn't had fish for a long time... so I am going to have Fish Matelote.


500 g (1 lb) frozen turbot (halibut) fillets*
2 slices of bacon, diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 small onion, cut in rings
250 ml (1 cup) thinly sliced carrots
250 ml (1 cup) cut green beans or green peas
50 ml (1/4 cup) flour
Dash of thyme and pepper
1 smll bay leaf
375 ml (11/2 cups) chicken bouillon


Partially thaw fish.

Cut into 2 cm (1 in) pieces.

Place bacon in microwave dish.

Microwave bacon, covered, at HIGH-2 min or until crisp.

Remove and reserve bacon.

Microwave garlic, onion, carrot and green beans or peas in bacon fat at HIGH-4 to 6 min.

Stir once.

Blend in flour and seasonings.

Add bouillon and fish.

Microwave at HIGH-7 to 10 min.

Let stand covered 3 min.

Garnish with bacon.

Makes 4 servings.

*or haddock, Boston bluefish, cod, walleye/pickerel

Recipe by: Microwave Cooking

LG Microwave Toaster looks weird, saves space

LG converges the Microwave and the Toaster. The device is not new, but it’s like a UFO sighting, you know they’re out there, but you’re still surprised to see one.

Obviously it hasn’t caught on, which is odd because it’s a great space saver and it frees up an additional power outlet in your kitchen. Maybe it’s tough to clean or something. Anybody out there have one of these? Do you like it?

Article by: Conner Flynn

Microwaving Baby Formula

If you are a mother and you would like to use the microwave oven to heat up milk for your baby. Please read this article.

Although microwave ovens are popular and convenient, bottles of formula or breast milk heated by microwaves can burn babies' mouths. Microwave ovens heat liquids unevenly. There can be hot spots that can scald - even though the outside of the bottle or a few drops of formula may feel only warm.

However, if you are going to use the microwave to warm bottles, formula or breast milk, follow these precautions:

Keep the bottle upright and uncovered during heating to allow heat to escape.

For four ounce bottles, heat at the high setting for no more than 30 seconds; for eight ounce bottles, for no more than 45 seconds.

Turn the bottle upside down at least 10 times (there is no need to shake vigorously). This evens the temperature difference between the top and bottom of the contents and eliminates hot spots.

Always test the formula's temperature before feeding it to your baby. It should feel cool to slightly warm.

Tips by: Microwave Cooking

Microwave Mutton Curry

Bought some mutton today to try out some mutton curry to go with steam rice for dinner. Yum yum... really love it.


1 kg mutton (boneless cubes)
6 cardamoms
1 bay-leaf
5/6 cup oil
2g saffron
3tbsp. Garlic paste
1 boiled egg
4 cinnamon
8 cloves
1/2 cup yoghurt
1/2 tsp black pepper
3tbsp. Ginger paste
3 tbsp. Green chilli paste
Salt to taste


* Heat oil, add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaf.

* When brown put ginger, garlic, green chilli paste.

* Saute for a few minutes and add yoghurt and mutton cubes.

* Put it in a glass dish, cover it and micro it for 10 minutes and then stand it for 5 minutes.

* When meat is tender, add salt, pepper and saffron and micro it further for 3-4 minutes. Stand it for another minute and serve.

* To serve garnish with quartered boiled egg and mint.

* A squeeze of lemon juice will greatly enhance the taste. (For chicken curry use chicken instead of mutton).

Recipe by: Indian Food Forever

Caramel Peanut Puffs

After the spicy curry, I need to have something sweet in the mouth...


* 1 (14 oz) package caramels
* 3 tablespoons water
* 30 large marshmallows
* 1 1/2 cups chopped salted Spanish peanuts


Place caramels and water in one quart glass measuring dish or casserole.

Heat on full power for 2 1/2 minutes or until melted.

Stir half way through, melting.

Dip marshmallows into caramel syrup, using toothpicks and roll to coat completely.

Roll in peanuts.

Place on waxed paper and let dry at room temperature.

If syrup gets thick stir in 1/2 teaspoon water and heat for 30 seconds or until softened.

Recipe by:

Microwave Chicken Curry

I am going to have chicken curry today... need to spice up my life a little bit!


1 lb chicken breast cut into smal (1"-2") pieces
2 medium or 1 large onion
2 cloves of garlic
1" length of ginger root
2" stick of cinnamon
4-6 cloves
1 clove of cardamom (optional)
2 bay leaves (optional)
1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
1 small plain yugurt
1-2 tbls brown sugar
1 bellpepper chopped (optional)
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon ketscup
1 teaspoon salt


1. Chop onion, garlic and ginger root into small pieces.

2. Optionally these can be put in the blender for a few seconds. Some Indian stores carry garlic and ginger paste which would be a better option.

3. If paste is available, use 1 teaspoon garlic and 2 teaspoon ginger paste.

4. Mix all ingredients including the chicken in a large microwavable bowl and place it in a cool place or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

5. Microwave on high for 10 minutes. Remove container from the microwave and stir
well and then put it in again for another 20 minutes.

6. It's great with rice or chappaties/parotas.

Recipe by: Sam Basu

Damn Easy Fudge

It is Monday and it is a lazy day... found this Dame Easy Fudge and I am giving it a try to make my Monday better...

Not only is it Damn Easy Fudge, but it only has 4 ingredients too.


* One 12-ounce package (2 C.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
* One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
* 1-1/4 Cup chopped, toasted nuts*
* 1 t.easpoon vanilla extract

Grease a foil-lined 8 inch square pan.

Melt chips with milk on 50 percent power, 3 to 5 minutes.

Stirring once while cooking. Stir in nuts and vanilla.

Pour into pan and chill until set.

*As much as pecans are my favorite nut, walnuts always seem to do better in fudge.

Source: Carroll Pellegrinelli

Top Ten Microwave Baking Tips

Want to beat the heat in your kitchen and make your dessert-making prep work easier? Using the microwave is perfect answer. I constantly use my microwave for melting chocolate, toasting nuts and much more. Here are the top ten items you too can prepare in your microwave.

* Brown Sugar. To soften - place in container in microwave. Also place 1 cup of water in the microwave. Cook on high for 1 minute.

* Butter or Margarine. To soften sticks - High for 10 seconds. Sticks will retain shapes when softened.

* Chocolate Squares. Microwave 1 square for 1 and 1/2 minutes at 50% power. Chocolate also maintains its shape if properly softened.

* Coconut. Toasting - Cook on high for 3 minutes. Stir every 30 seconds.

* Citrus Fruits. For easier juicing - microwave on high for 15 seconds.

* Cream Cheese. To soften - Cook on low (30%) power for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes for an 3 ounce bar or 3 to 4 minutes for an 8 ounce bar.

* Ice Cream. To soften - Check every 15 seconds while cooking on high.

* Nuts. Toasting - Use 1 teaspoon of butter for every 1/2 cup of nuts. Cook on high 2 1/2 to 5 minutes. Stir every 30 seconds. This can be done without the butter.

* Upside Down Sundaes. Heat topping in bowls first, then add ice cream.

* Quick Frosting. Place mint patties over cupcakes. Microwave on high for 15-20 seconds. Spread softened mint over top of cupcake.

Source: Carroll Pellegrinelli

Passport to Recipes

Dear Friends,

One of my hobby is to collect cooking recipes. I have launched my new blog called Passport to Recipes.

This new blog act as my virtual library to keep all the cooking tips and recipes so that I can take it out and use it when ever I wanted to. So, my friends please make yourself comfortable and visit Passport to Recipes to get your favourite recipes and some cooking tips that you might not know.

If you have some recipes that you would like to share with me. Please do e-mail it to me and I will put it in my collections.

Thank you and have a great day!