While we sometimes try to make food from scratch, preheating the oven and pulling out all our pots and pans is often way too much effort. Instead, TV dinners and delivery tempt us into shelling out extra cash for convenience. It’s a habit that’s hard to shake, but with a little clever rethinking, whipping up homemade snacks becomes easier than ever—all you really need is a mug and a microwave.
You might currently reserve your microwave for re-heating leftovers or cooking up frozen meals, but a couple minutes in this appliance can easily turn a mugful of a few incredients into a gourmet-tasting mini meal or dessert. Think faster-than-ever breakfasts (no more granola bars or dry toast) and completely irresistable treats (freshly made brownies in an instant!). You don’t need any cooking skills to make your microwave the powerhouse it was meant to be. Just flip through the gallery and arm yourself with an arsenal of foolproof, tasty meals.