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Not Your Mother’s® Microwave Cookbook

Do you think of your microwave as simply a fast way to reheat leftovers? Think again! Microwave ovens offer a convenient, safe, and energy-efficient way to prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even drinks and dessert. In Not Your Mother’s Microwave Cookbook, best-selling author Beth Hensperger brings her flair for creating simple, wholesome, and inspired meals to this staple kitchen appliance.

Complete List of Recipes

Click on Chapter Title to see all recipes included in the book.

Chapter 1: Hot Dips and More
  • Artichoke-Feta Dip
  • Southwest Corn and Green Chile Dip
  • Spinach-Artichoke Dip
  • Warm Bean Dip with Green Olives
  • Queso Dip with Beans
  • Melted Goat Cheese in Marinara
  • Melted Orange Brie
  • Hot Crab Dip
  • Peggy and Lonnie’s Hot Shrimp Cocktail Dip
  • Brown Bag Popcorn (plus Seven Variations)
Chapter 2: Eggs, Soups, and Sandwiches
  • Perfect Scrambled Eggs
  • Avocado–Cream Cheese Omelet
  • Cereal Bowl Vegetable Frittata
  • Cup of Miso
  • Watercress Soup
  • Cream of Spinach Soup
  • Roasted Cream of Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Out-of-the-Cupboard Black Bean Soup with Bacon Bread Sticks
  • Quickest Minestrone with Green Beans and Garlic Toasts
  • Red Lentil Soup
  • Tokyo Clam Chowder
  • Coconut Chicken Soup with Bok Choy
  • Mixed Bean and Cheese Burritos
  • Layered Green Enchilada Casserole
  • One-Minute Apple Quesadilla
  • Open-Faced Tuna Melts
  • Hot Turkey Meatball Sandwiches
  • Individual Veggie Tortilla Pizzas
Chapter 3: Cereals, Rice, and Other Grains
  • Olive Oil Granola with Golden Raisins
  • Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
  • Old-Fashioned Oatmeal and Wheat Berries
  • Family-Style Creamy Maple-Cranberry Oatmeal
  • Savory Oatmeal
  • Breakfast Steel-Cut Oats
  • Microwave Wild Rice
  • Basmati Rice
  • Thai Sticky Rice
  • Chinese Rice
  • Greek Spinach Rice (Spanakorizo)
  • Barley Pilaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Scallions
  • Not Your Mother’s Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms
  • Lemon and Parsley Risotto
  • Mixed Vegetable Risotto with Fontina
  • Perfect Quinoa
  • Bulgur Cracked Wheat
  • Polenta Casserole with Fontina and Tomato Sauce
  • Overnight Cheese Lasagna
  • Cottage-Style Macaroni and Cheddar with Tomatoes
  • Peggy’s Orzo with Peas, Parmesan, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Chapter 4: Garden of Goodness: Vegetables
  • Steamed Artichoke with Artichoke Hummus
  • Asparagus in Wine
  • Baked Beets with Anchovy Vinaigrette
  • Five-Star Sesame Broccoli
  • The Best Glazed Carrots
  • Napa Cabbage with Fresh Ginger
  • Buttered Cabbage Wedges with Caraway
  • Steamed Corn on the Cob
  • Creamed Corn
  • Italian-Style Eggplant Slices
  • Chinese Eggplant Slices
  • South Indian Eggplant Slices
  • Olive Oil–Braised Escarole
  • Minted Peas with Feta
  • Balsamic Braised Bell Peppers
  • Rustic Spinach Soufflé
  • Mixed Garden Vegetables with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs
  • Vegetable Kabobs
  • Sugar Pie Pumpkin Puree with Curry
  • Acorn Squash with Maple Brown Sugar
  • Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Crab and Mushroom Sauce
  • Potatoes and Onions
  • Roasted Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Gold and White Potato Gratin
  • Yogurt Smashed Potatoes
  • Microwave Mashed Potatoes
  • Pesto Potatoes in Their Jackets
  • Chili Bean–Stuffed Twice-Microwaved Potatoes
Chapter 5: In-a-Flash Fish and Poultry
  • Fish Fillets with Buttered Crumb Coating
  • Halibut with Lemon and Parsley
  • My Mom’s Halibut with Garden Herbs
  • Steamed Catfish with Ginger
  • Petrale Sole Amandine
  • Poached Sole with Hollandaise
  • Salmon with Crème Fraîche and Dill in Parchment
  • Poached Salmon with Lemon Sauce
  • San Francisco Cioppino
  • Baja Fish Tacos
  • Nut-Crusted Scallops
  • Pesto Shrimp Pasta
  • Steamed Shrimp with Not Your Mother’s Cocktail Sauce
  • Chicken Curry for One
  • Parchment-Wrapped Chicken
  • Chicken Breasts Diane
  • Mini Meatloaves
Chapter 6: Savory Sauces
  • Yogurt Béchamel
  • Eggplant Moussaka
  • Rich and Creamy Cheese Sauce
  • Jacquie’s Favorite Easy Cooked Salsa
  • Tomato-Basil Sauce
  • Plum Tomato and Vodka Puree (with Three Sauces)
  • Tomato Barbecue Sauce
  • Barbecue Chicken Thighs
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Hoisin Fish and Vegetables
  • Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • Plum Chutney
Chapter 7: Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Whipped Cream for a Crowd
  • Mexican Breakfast Hot Chocolate
  • Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Vanilla
  • Masala Chai
  • Amazing Chai for One
  • Ginger Tea
  • Green Tea Latte
  • The Best Summertime Iced Tea
  • The Best Lemonade
Chapter 8: Sweet Treats
  • Double Chocolate Pudding with Jasmine Green Tea Whipped Cream
  • Butterscotch Pudding
  • Soy Milk Rice Pudding with Dried Cranberries
  • Lemon Panna Cotta
  • Raspberry Trifle with Cream Sherry
  • Apple-Almond Crisp
  • Micro-Roasted Pears with Balsamic Raspberry Sauce
  • Chunky Stewed Rhubarb over Crystallized Ginger Ice Cream
  • Rich Microwave Brownies with Nuts
  • Butterscotch Blondies
  • Coconut-Macadamia Shortbread
  • Orange–Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Black and White Fudge
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Dark Chocolate Truffles
  • Nut and Seed Brittle
  • Fresh Strawberry Jam
  • Orange Marmalade
  • The Best Nondairy Cocoa-Chocolate Sauce
  • Robert’s Fantasy Chocolate Sauce
  • Coffee Sauce for Ice Cream
  • Butterscotch Sauce
  • Sweet Blueberry Sauce