Parenting

All-Time Favorite Macaroni and Cheese (electric pressure cooker)
My oh my, how we love our mac and cheese. We loved it as children, survived college on it, served it to our smiling children and even “adulted” it with variations galore. Now it’s time to pressurize this favorite to pure perfection. To make it even more delightful — if that’s possible — I’ve... More »
Barbequed Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Seeking delicious yet easy fare? Ready-to-use Chinese hoisin sauce delivers a deep, round intensity to plain chicken, turning it into something sumptuous. Earthy mushrooms and a scattering of green onions ensure that each forkful is a hit. More »
Pesto Chicken Couscous in a Mug
Keep a jar of basil pesto in the refrigerator − it will guarantee a multitude of tasty meals in minutes, 24/7. Need proof? Try this delicious couscous and chicken mug - it's ideal for school / work. More »
French Toast in a Mug
"I’m a firm believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, not just for the usual reasons, but also simply because the offerings − from bacon to cheesy eggs to cinnamon rolls − are so scrumptious. French toast proves my point. With the help of a mug and the microwave, it’s now an... More »
Microwave Mug Recipes
Microwave mug recipes first made their appearance a few years ago in a handful of small cookbooks and gift books marketed as fun novelties. The intended audience was home cooks who used their microwave ovens to cook (as opposed to mere heating and reheating), as well as individuals interested in... More »
Cream Cheese, Jam and Banana on Pancakes
Kids will almost think they are eating a banana split for breakfast or a snack with this tasty combination of strawberry jam, banana and cream cheese. More »
Easy-to-Make Fruit Bottom Yogurt
For people with a protein allergy or those who are lactose intolerant, yogurt may be accepted by the body because it is easier to digest than milk, says author of The Yogurt Bible, Pat Crocker. •         Food thermometer •     ... More »
Gluten-Free Babycakes Brownie Tarts
Want to treat your gang to the perfect gluten-free treat? Try our Babycakes Brownie Tarts! No one will ever guess that these tasty and pretty brownie tarts are gluten-free. More »
Berry Breakfast Risotto
No time to cook breakfast? Author of 300 Best Rice Cooker Recipes, Katie Chin, says: "Let your rice cooker do the work for you!" Arborio rice, an Italian short-grain rice, cooks into a warm, creamy risotto. Berries and mint add a refreshing flavor that will brighten up any morning meal. More »
Have you made breakfast or dessert in your rice cooker?
As the youngest child growing up in an Asian-American household in the '70s in the Midwestern United States, it was always my job to wash the rice before placing it in the nifty rice cooker that held its rightful place on our countertop. In our household, rice was a very important part of every... More »
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