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  • Plastic Comb: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing (June 30, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0882894560
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882894560
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Smith's 300-plus recipes rarely take more than a half hour to prepare, and often less than that. Advanced models of microwaves can now brown, saute and roast, as well as boil and steam, for a range of recipes that experienced cooks will appreciate. Neophytes will be helped by the thorough instructions on such basics as soft-boiling eggs. Smith's practical bent is further evidenced by her tips for using leftover raw ingredientsthere's an entire chapter on preserves, relishes and sauces. Her thoroughness fails though when she presents a long list of kitchen utensils that are identified by brand name rather than general description so that one doesn't know whether conventional pots and pans can be substituted. November
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From the Publisher

Cooking for one doesn't have to mean opening a can of soup or living on dry sandwiches and frozen dinners. With the help of a microwave oven and "Microwave Cooking For One", the person cooking for himself can easily learn to prepare delicious, satisfying meals in minutes. The recipes in Microwave Cooking For One are ideal for individual cooks, whether they live alone or share busy, modern households. Fresh, appetizing meals can be prepared to satisfy personal preferences while fitting tight schedules. The diet-conscious can resist the temptation to overindulge by following these perfect-for-one recipes.

All of the dishes in this cookbook can be completely prepared in the microwave oven, saving the cook time, money, hassle, mess, and waste so everything is prepared in the microwave in simple containers and without the oils and fats used in traditional sautéing, frying and broiling.

Inexperienced cooks will be delighted with these easy-to-follow recipes. Coquilles St. Jacques, Chicken Parmesan, Eggs Florentine, Asparagus Soup, Chocolate Custard, and Peach Soufflé are all easier to prepare in the microwave. With almost 300 recipes, "Microwave Cooking For One" offers plenty of possibilities for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. And when you begin with a recipe for one, it's easy to double or even triple a dish if you need more food to go around. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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Because of this book, I now eat like a King.
Kyle Kruczek
I only needed myself, a microwave and this miracle book.
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560 of 614 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Kruczek on March 25, 2010
Format: Plastic Comb
Alone in my dark apartment, having worn my 3 Wolf Moon T-Shirt as well for countless weeks, found this book to be my bible. I sit at my dining room table, playing World of Warcraft night after night, sobbing silently for want of notice by another human being. Pizza boxes piling up, chinese food leftovers filling my fridge, I was beginning to run out of options. I recently lost my job as a Custodial Consultant for sniffing the amonia in the utility closet. My funding for my gourmet meals from such world reknown chefs as Boyardi and Uncle Ben had begun running low. Stumbling in a drunken daze through the local bookstore, my elbow carelessly knocked a book onto the floor as I turned a corner. As I peered down, I saw the title, "Microwave Cooking for One."

Curiously, I picked it up and decided to have a a quick read. As I began flipping through the pages, I began to see that this was no ordinary cookbook. No my friends, this was a book passed down from the Gods themselves, displaying the infinite beauty of their messenger Marie T Smith on the cover. I knew at that moment, that this book would change my life. I purchased it with the last few dollars to my name and brought it home. Because of this book, I now eat like a King. Filet Mignon? Chicken Alfredo? Caviar? Its all in there. Not only do you never need to buy another cookbook, there will never be a book so beautifully written ever again. From that point, I ahve divided my life into two different categories, life before Microwave Cooking for One and life after, much like the Old and New Testament.

From this book I have made more friends than I can count, gained 30 pounds of rock hard muscle, and have a new job as VP of a major financial holdings company. This book worked for me, and I am sure it will work for you.
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110 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Harry Kocher on September 14, 2005
Format: Plastic Comb
As an elderly gentleman who lives by himself in a condo I found this book very helpful in planning my daily meals.

Since owning this book my microwave does more than just heat up left overs. And this was essentially the purpose of this purchase.
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59 of 71 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 14, 2003
Format: Paperback
If you are single, this cookbook is a must for you. The recipes are easy to prepare and don't require any fancy ingredients. Most of them are recipes you wouldn't mind serving to a guest either, and doubling the ingredients for such a purpose is easy. I had no idea my microwave could do so much!
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87 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Tracy on June 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
If your microwave's main function in life is to heat leftovers or bake potatoes, "Microwave Cooking for One" can make you the best cook on the block without sacrificing your time, taste or pocketbook.
Make homemade lasagna, biscuits, cookies, jams--or just boil an egg! The nearly 300 recipes are kitchen tested, easy to follow, and specific, from breakfast foods to midnight snacks. Best of all, you start with a recipe for one, and multiply each dish to make the amount you need--from a hot sandwich to brunch for the holiday crowd.
The difference between this book and all those others is Author Marie Smith's emphasis on measuring portions, timing carefully, and simply using the correct size dish--all of which she explains clearly. The result is that whatever your degree of culinary skill (or interest!), "Microwave Cooking for One" makes it easier to prepare great food. Fast. And isn't that why you really invested in your microwave?
Send for your copy of "Microwave Cooking for One," today, and unchain your microwave oven from leftovers! Get the convenience--and taste--you deserve from your microwave oven.
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67 of 85 people found the following review helpful By M. McMillen on March 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
Sigh... another night of me and the boys...Alpha, Lunar and Windsong (the wolves on the t-shirt i'm wearing). As comforting as they are, they don't know a damn thing about making a meal for me. Tired of stouffers and hungry man i decided enough was enough and I was going to lower the salt in my life and hopefully my lonlieness. I think it was the piles of microwave dinners in my shopping cart that c-blocked my efforts with the ladies at the supermarket (it certainly wasn't my shirt or be-dazzled jeans, thank you very much). This book forced me to come up with a plan and actually buy groceries. Armed with a list, a shopping cart, and the Black Panther cologne i doused myself with before leaving the house, I went about the searching for the things needed for these easy to make recipes all the while keeping an eye out for someone to invite over for some company and maybe share my collection of precious moments figurines with. That day I got 3 phone numbers, and only 2 of them were fake. is there a microwave cooking for 2?
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53 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Abreo on January 31, 2012
Format: Paperback
I have to admit that I used to be one of those people who spent every night alone, and if I was hungry I maybe threw something in the microwave (like ramen) in between episodes of Seinfeld and that was my dinner. A friend of mine was starting to get worried about my behavior so she set me up with one of her friends and after this didn't work out so well she purchased this book for me. She said she'll keep asking some of her other single friends if they're interested in going on a blind date with me but until then I can at least eat well.

And boy have I been!

Now I do own a stovetop but it broke and to date remains unfixable so up until now I was completely unable to cook anything that tastes good. With the help of this book I can make roast, and really anything I want in under half an hour. My cooking abilities have really skyrocketed and so has my positive outlook on life.

After just a few weeks of using this I became so much more enjoyable to be around that a cute girl at the supermarket noticed me and started up a conversation and well long story short I told her that I know how to cook and invited her over for dinner tonight!

That was an hour ago, she'll be over here in another three and I just realize that I made a terrible mistake.

I only know how to cook for one...
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