Cook with a Microwave

How To : Microwave an artichoke

Ocean Mist Farms shows you how to quickly cook fresh artichokes in a microwave. You'll learn a few simple tips and techniques to properly cook an artichoke using ingredients such as lemon, water, salt, and olive oil. After following the preparation tips, microwaving the artich ...more

How To : Bake a potato

To bake a potato start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Pierce each potato with a knife and then bake them in the oven for one hour. To get the potato done even faster try using the microwave. Take the potato and cut a length wise wedge out. The wedge cut allows the ste ...more

How To : Stop microwave odors

Microwaves have the annoying tendency to absorb the smell of the foods that are cooked in them. Although most people do not mind this on the day of the cooking, after a week of the smell, it begins to get old. If you want to remove that fishy odor, just follow these simple ste ...more

How To : Make catfish bait at home

Use this simple recipe to catch great catfish, and make it all from the comforts of your own home! First what you need is an old butter dish to mix in, as well as an old spoon. Cornmeal, flour, old cheese, kool-aid for flavor, garlic powder, tuna, and water are the simple ingr ...more

How To : Steam vegetables in the microwave

Do you always burn yourself or over-steam your veggies? In this video, get free advice on how to perfectly steam your veggies so they're cooked, but not "too cooked". You will need a plate, a plastic Ziplock sandwich bag, the vegetable of your choice, and a pat of butter.

How To : Cook baked potatoes

Baked potatoes always make a great side dish. In this how to video Chef Paul discusses making great baked potatoes. Watch and learn the difference between cooking potatoes in the oven, microwave, high heat, or low heat.

How To : Cook pasta properly

Are you still cooking pasta in the microwave? Learn the 6 important rules for any pasta recipe with this quick tips and techniques video -- you'll have everything you need for your pasta dish in no time. Enjoy!

How To : Cook broccoli

Yes, we know cooking broccoli is a pretty basic skill and you probably know one way to do it already, but let us ask you: Do you actually ENJOY eating that broccoli? If not, then it's prime time to give some new cooking methods a try. Mentioned in this food tutorial are severa ...more

How To : Bake a glazed ham with cheesy scalloped potatoes

Here's a great traditional feast with a glazed ham, cheesy scalloped potatoes and beans. This ham meal is super easy to prepare. Watch this how to video to learn how to make a glazed ham that the entire family will love. Shopping list: Ham, cooked or smoked,1/2 to 1 lb. per p ...more

How To : Reheat food correctly

Turn your leftovers into another tasty meal by reheating them the right way. You Will Need * Leftovers * Microwave-safe containers * Heavy plastic wrap * Oven-safe pans * Aluminum foil * A metal strainer * A food thermometer Step 1: Reheat soups and other liquids Boil soups, ...more

How To : Grill flank steak with healthy French fries

Flank steak makes a great grilling meal. Prepare flank steak with an awesome marinade, a tomato salad, and healthy fries. Serve your meal with a great gilled pineapple desert. Watch this how to video to learn how to make flank steak with fries. Flank Steak Marinade Recipe: 1/ ...more

How To : Measure the speed of light in chocolate

This tray of chocolate has been cooked in the microwave. Robert Kramf measures the distance between the hot spots that appeared on the surface of the chocolate to find the half distance between the wavelengths the microwave emits. This can be extrapolated by millions to find a ...more

How To : Reheat rice and pasta in a microwave

Use a microwave steam bath to reheat rice and pasta so they stay moist. Refrigerating leftover cooked starches can dry them out. Replenish their fluids! Reheat rice and pasta in a microwave. Click through to watch this video on chow.com

How To : Make a rhubarb crisp

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a rhubarb crisp. To start, fresh pick rhubarb from your garden or purchase it form the store. After this place a stick of butter into a bowl and then place it in the microwave with a cover on top until it's completely melted. After this, ...more

How To : Prepare a fresh artichoke for cooking

In this video, we learn how to prepare a fresh artichoke for cooking. The first step is to decide how many artichokes you want to cook. Take them and cook them well under cold water, and brush with a kitchen brush if you have one nearby. Now, top and tail your artichoke with a ...more

How To : Cook food on a hotel iron & survive in a bad hotel

In this video, get real travel tips from a professional flight attendant. If you travel as much as a flight attendant does, you are bound to wind up in some horrible motels along the way. In this video, learn fleabag motel survival skills from a pro. This clip focuses on cook ...more

How To : Make sada roti from Trinidad and Tobago

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make Sada Roti. The ingredients required are: 3 cups of all purpose flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, 1-2 cups of water and a dash of salt. Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough mixture. Then cover the bowl with the mixture ...more

How To : Make lamb burgers

In order to create lamb burgers, you need lamb meats, spices, sauces, a bowl of lime and lemon, sweet chili and honey. Mix the onion granules and honey altogether and marinate the lamb meat. Add a table sauce of hot chili sauce, a pinch of salt, add lemon and place your hand i ...more

How To : Make Asian marinated chicken with rice

This video demonstrates how to make Asian Marinated Chicken with Rice. For this recipe, you will need an Asian marinade/salad dressing, olive oil, soy sauce, rice, frozen chicken breasts, and utensils. Use a rice cooker or a pot to cook your rice. Thaw your chicken in the micr ...more

How To : Make cinnamon rolls from a can

This is a great video from Andrea Cook. To cook cinnamon rolls start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. You will need an oven safe pan to cook the cinnamon rolls. To keep them from sticking the video suggests spraying the pan with no stick cooking spray. Then pop open the ...more

How To : Make & cook delicious spaghetti squash

In this video you can learn how to make delicious spaghetti squash. Fill the pot with salted water. Cut squash in half with the serrated knife and remove the seed portion. Place squash in the water, then boil and cook until fork tender. Allow it to cool enough to handle. Using ...more

How To : Easily make perfect scrambled eggs

This video demonstrates how to make perfect scrambled eggs. Home-cook Caroline tries to teach us how to make these eggs. Caroline uses milk and mixes it together with eggs using a whisk. She also advises some toast to go with the eggs. Rather than the traditional way of cookin ...more

How To : Cook rice in a steam cooker

Bryce of Mind Power shows viewers how to make fluffy hot rice in a rice cooker. A rice steamer is better than just boiling your rice in a pot because you don't have to worry about draining out the water and having mushy rice. You get delicious fluffy rice cooked in no time and ...more

How To : Cook steamed fish with spicy sauce

Also known as Pla Nueng, spicy steamed fish can be a healthy and delicious end to your day. Using your microwave, you can make this simple dish with relative speed and ease. Ingredients: - Fish - Bird Chili - Garlic Seasoning : - Fish Sauce - Lime Juice - Sugar

How To : Make Polish coffee cakes - kids can cook!

Watch this cooking video tutorial on how to make Polish coffee cakes - kids can cook! You will get all the necessary information to make this Polish coffee cakes recipe, including a list of all the ingredients needed, all right in the video. Jr. Chefs of America features orig ...more

How To : Make Bukkake Udon (Japanese Cold Udon Noodles)

This tutorial video will teach you how to make Bukkake Udon, also known as Japanese cold udon noodles. Ingredients for Bukkake Udon (serves 2) 1 Long Green Onion 2 Shiso Leaves - Beefsteak Leaves 3cm thick Daikon Radish (1 1/4 inch) Toasted White Sesame Seeds Ginger 2 Eggs ...more

How To : Make great scrambled eggs in the microwave

The life of a college kid can be hard. There are times when you will want scrambled eggs, but will not have a stove or other place to cook them. This tutorial video will show you how to make delicious scrambled eggs in the microwave.

How To : Make refreshing pasta salad

Make refreshing pasta salad. Use one bag of pasta of your choice and one bag of frozen mixed vegetables. Ingredients: One bag pasta of your choice One bag of frozen mixed vegetables One sliced onion One can chickpeas One can red kidney beans Dressing: ¼ cup Lemon Juice ...more

How To : Prepare country style green beans

This is the country way to prepare green beans. The recipe is easy and delicious. Buy approximately a pound of fresh green beans. Wash the bean very good and either snap off or cut off each end of the bean. You can either cook your fresh green beans whole or you can snap them ...more

How To : Make chocolate stuffed eclairs with Paula Deen

Start with one cup of boiling water then a one stick of butter to the boiling water and let it melt. Add one cup of all purpose flour slowly. It will get really thick and form a ball. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool while you prepare the filling for the eclairs. Add 1/4 cup ...more

How To : Make mexican potato skins

Start cooking four large baking potatoes in the microwave. After they are cooked, take a knife and cut them in half by cutting down the length of the potato. With a metal spoon, scoop out the middle of the potato. Potatoes are a great side dish. A medium potato is about 100 ca ...more

How To : Make mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving

This video is a demonstration on how to make simple mashed potatoes. Start with russet potatoes and peel them into even-sized chunks. They can be peeled and cut ahead of time and put into a pot of cold water. Bring salted water to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are fo ...more

How To : Make easy cheesy grits

This video will teach you how to make easy cheesy grits. They're great for snacking on all day long. Things you will need: 6 cups water 1-1/2 cups uncooked grits 1 stick butter 1 pound processed cheese (like Velveeta) cut into chunks 3 whole eggs, lightly beaten 1 small can ch ...more

How To : Cook asparagus soup

Begin by taking the tips off of the asparagus. Cut just below the "woody" part or the top before the stem. Chop the rest of the asparagus into 1/2 pieces. Melt the butter in a fry pan. Add the onion and asparagus stirring to coat. Add in the chicken broth, potato, and spices. ...more

How To : Bake chocolate chip cookies

Here is a great idea for gifts for absolutely any holiday, give the gift that everyone likes, delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies! Make these cookies with the whole family and then package in a decorative tin. Preheat your oven before you begin mixing your ingredients f ...more

How To : Make chicken liver pate

Clean one pound of chicken liver by removing all fat and connective tissue. Add chopped shallots and chicken liver to a pan containing 1/4 cup butter. Cook slowly on low heat until shallots are soft. Set aside in a bowl and replace pan on heat. Place 1/4 cup brandy into pan an ...more

How To : Use a coffee filter for more than making coffee

Learn how to use a coffee filter for more than making coffee. Discover the versatility of coffee filters by learning all the things they can do besides straining your java. You Will Need * Coffee filters * Window cleaner * String or rubber bands * A little imagination * Tra ...more

How To : Cook macaroni and bechamel sauce

Macaroni and Bechamel Sauce Bechamel Sauce: Ingredients: - 1/3 Cup Flour - 4 Tablespoons Butter - 3 Cup Milk - Salt to taste - Sprinkle of Nutmeg Directions: 1. Cook flour until it becomes a golden color. This step gives the flour a nice nutty flavor 2. Add butter, melt over l ...more

How To : Prepare vegan aloo phujia

Prepare easy vegan Indian aloo phujia that serves 4 people. It takes 8 minutes to prep and 25 minutes to cook. Indian food at home couldn’t be easier. This dish has a nice spicy kick! 1 onion, chopped 1 tbs vegetable oil 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 ...more

How To : Make Brownies in a Mug

For the next time you have a severe chocolate craving but a) don't want to go through the trouble of going through an elaborate recipe and b) don't want to go through the trouble of going to the supermarket, make yourself a microwave brownie in a mug. All you need to do is six ...more

How To : Make easy psychedelic rainbow cupcakes

Rainbow cupcakes sound, er, complex, to say the least, given that for those of us who consider heating up a tv dinner in the microwave cooking, even successfully baking a boxed cake mix without something catching on fire is something we can only dream about. If you have two le ...more

How To : Preserve and dry herbs

In this tutorial, we learn how to preserve and dry herbs. First, you will want to cut your herbs fresh from the garden. Next, use scissors to cut the herbs into small pieces. After this, place the herbs on a piece of wax paper on a plate. Now, place the plate into the microwav ...more

How To : Make easy homemade bacon in the microwave

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to easily make homemade bacon. Users will need ham or salami. Put the ham/salami onto a plate and cover it with a paper towel. This will take out all the grease from the ham/salami. Then put the plate into the microwave and heat it for ...more

How To : Clean your oven and microwave

In this video, Charlie from Mr. Appliance shows us how to clean ovens and microwaves. When any cook top becomes stained, it's always best to clean it right away or it will stain easily and be harder to clean later on. When you use the self-clean option in your oven, make sure ...more

How To : Decorate cupcakes with smooth frosting

Stephannie teaches us how she prepares her "not so famous" mini cupcakes for a nephew's birthday party. After mixing up the yellow cake mix and putting it into a large plastic bag, you cut the end off the bag and squeeze the batter into cupcake cups within a pan. You should th ...more

How To : Get More Juice Out of a Lemon

In this Food Network Video Bites episode, learn how to get the most juice out of a single lemon. The only tool you will you need to successfully do this is a microwave. The first step you need to do is to place the lemon in the microwave for 30 seconds. Allow it to cool, slic ...more

How To : Cook and grill asparagus

There are so many things you can do with asparagus: add them to salads, steam, microwave, grill, baste, and so on. Many people say you should break off and throw away the entire bottom part of the asparagus, but in this recipe we will cut off the white part, then take a vegeta ...more

How To : Make stove-top popcorn

Sure, you can stick a lumpy little packet into the microwave and punch a few buttons. But once you learn to pop your own corn on the stove, you'll never want the fake-tasting kind again. It might seem like an overly old-timey way to make popcorn, but the results are worth it. ...more

How To : Make Millionaire's shortbread bars

First you have to make the crust. You will need a 9x13 pan. You do not have to grease the pan. Put two cups of all purpose flour in a bowl. Next, mix in four tablespoons of brown sugar. Stir the brown sugar and flour together, then cut in one cup of butter cut in to pieces. Mi ...more

How To : Make Indian hard boiled egg keema

Keema (aka kheema or qeema) is traditionally a flavorful minced meat (beef or lamb) dish said to have originated in Persia but extremely popular in the Indian sub-continent. Watch this how-to video and try this great variation to the classic recipe using hard boiled eggs - a p ...more

How To : Make Indian poha chivda (rice snack)

Indian snacks are awesome, but when we look into the health factor, they go from 30 to 0 in 2 seconds flat. Poha chivda is a wonderful healthy snack alternative to the fried ones, you so yearn for at the stores. This poha chivda recipe has a great shelf life and is so easy to ...more

How To : Prepare Indian style lima beans curry

Many people consider lima beans (also known as butter beans) boring, but here’s a way to make lima beans curry that will spruce up this usually ignored vegetable. When combined with whole grains such as rice, lima beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein and a ver ...more

How To : Cook a budget friendly Top Ramen noodle burrito

In this video, the two best way to make Top Ramen noodles are shown. For the first way, crush the noodles inside the bag. Then take out the flavor package and put enough water in the bowl to cover the noodles. Then microwave the noodles for three and half minutes. Remove from ...more

How To : Make sopapilla (or sopaipilla) cheese cake

This video demonstrates how to make Sopapilla (or sopaipilla) Cheese Cake. For this recipe, you will need: 8 oz. cream cheese, ½ cup of sugar, ½ tsp of vanilla, crescent roll dough, nonstick cooking spray, ½ stick of butter, ½ cup cinnamon sugar, Preheat your oven to 350 degre ...more

How To : Make bean and cheese enchiladas

Anuja and Hetal, from Shoe me the Curry, teach the secrets to making the perfect bean and cheese enchiladas, every time. You will need: 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, 1 14-ounce can of broth, 1/4 cup water, 1 8-ounce can of tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon garlic ...more

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