Microwave Cooked Pasta with Apples and Cheese – All in Pictures

Microwave Cooked Pasta with Apples and CheesePasta with fresh apples and cheese? You bet! It’s really just a minor variation on pasta with lighter Alfredo sauce (I’ll lay down the microwave cooked version of that real soon). Then throw in some dried cranberries for a chewy “zing” and a shot of balsamic vinegar for a good shot of zest! It’s all very quick & easy, especially if you’re using leftover pasta.

Here’s what you need to make microwave cooked pasta with apples and cheese.

Needed to make microwave cooked pasta with apples and cheeseClick any picture on this page for a complete, easy-to-follow step-by-step picture book recipe.

Microwave Cooked Pasta with Apple and Cheese pages

How to Clean a Can Top Picture Book Directions


How to Clean a Can Top Picture Book Directions Pages

Not that this is THE most exciting stuff in the world, but it sure makes sense…and I will lay down the first of at least a couple microwave cooked pasta meals starting 2 days from now. You bet!

Though I recently posted step-by-step picture book directions showing how to clean a can top before opening a can, I thought I’d add those directions to a new page titled “Kitchen How To’s” you can get to either by clicking either picture on this page or by clicking the “How To & Tips” tab from the banner in the middle of the Gotta’ Eat, Can’t Cook homepage, then clicking…

Gotta' Eat, Can't Cook How To & Tips photo

 

…”Kitchen How To’s” from the drop down menu,…


Kitchen How To's dropdown

…and finally clicking the picture of “How to Clean a Can Top”.

How to Clean a Can Top photo

Microwave Cooked Pasta: Fast, Easy and All in Pictures

Fresh microwave oven cooked pastaCooking pasta in the microwave oven is incredibly fast and easy – and works best for only 1-2 servings and for those pastas that require 6 minutes or less cooking time.

Here’s all you need to make microwave cooked pasta.

Needed to Make Microwave Cooked PastaTip: a wetted paper works great to minimize splatter while the pasta cooks at a constant high heat in the microwave oven.
Covering pasta bowl with wetted paper towel before cooking in the microwave oven

Click any picture on this page for a complete easy-to-follow step-by-step picture book recipe.

Microwave Cooked Pasta Step-By-Step Picture Book Recipe pagesNext posts: easy to make microwave cooked one bowl pasta meals.

 

Pre-Ride Low Sugar, High Protein Breakfast

Pre-Ride Breakfast 5-15-14

What’s not to be charged about? Spring weather’s finally really here. Everyday I’m on the bike I see more green sprouting, more wildlife in fields and in the air, and even some wild things like the Grafton Upton Train cutting across Old Upton Road in Grafton. Cool!

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How To Clean a Can Top – You Bet, In Pictures!

 

Pouring evaporated milk from a freshly opened canWe know we need to wash our hands before handling food. We know we should rinse fresh fruits and vegetables with edible skins before preparing or eating them. But what about can tops – whether we’re taking the whole top off, like with this tuna can…

Opening a tuna can with a can opener

…or just popping a hole in it, like with this can of condensed milk? No matter how carefully we open a can, the top of the can always comes in contact with at least some of the contents inside the can. Read more »

French Toast with a Savory Topping – All in Pictures

French Toast with a Savory ToppingYah, I know, ‘sounds weird at first – but then, wow, French toast with a savory topping? You’ll own it, especially for lunch or even dinner.

Here’s all you need for ingredients, all of which look GREAT!

French Toast with a Savory Topping IngredientsJust click any picture on this page for a freshly revised, complete step-by-step picture book recipe.


French Toast with a Savory Topping Picture Book Recipe Pages

French Toast with Yogurt, Jam & Fresh Fruit – All in Pictures

French Toast with Yogurt, Fresh Fruit & JamHere’s all you need to make another energy-sustaining, fully flavorful alternative to maple syrup French toast topping with yogurt, jam, fresh fruit, and dried fruit. If you’re using leftover French toast, just do what I did with the piece of French toast you see below and give it a quick 30 second blast in the microwave oven before laying on the topping. Easy!

French Toast with Yogurt, Fresh Fruit & Jam IngredientsJust click any picture on this page for a complete, easy to follow, and newly revised French Toast with Yogurt, Jam & Fresh Fruit step-by-step picture book recipe.

French Toast with Yogurt, Fresh Fruit & Jam Picture Book Recipe

French Toast with Nut Butter and Jam – Easy & All in Pictures

French Toast with Nut Butter & Jam 5-1-14You bet, this is easy – and darn delicious! All it takes is spreading your favorite nut butter and jam on a piece of cooked French toast either fresh out of the frying pan or warmed in the microwave to give you a topping that’s both flavorful and much more energy-sustaining that traditional maple syrup or any other straight sugar topping.

French Toast with Nut Butter & Jam

Here’s all you need.

French Toast with Nut Butter & Jam IngredientsClick any picture on this page for a very short, newly revised step-by-step picture book recipe.

French Toast with Nut Butter and Jam Step-By-Step Picture Book Recipe pages

Pan Cooked French Toast – All in Pictures

Pan Cooked French ToastI don’t know about you, but I sure love the smell of butter, eggs, bread, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon cooking in the morning. Great stuff!

French toast cooking in a frying pan

Here’s what it takes to put together fresh pan cooked French toast.

Pan Cooked French Toast Ingredients

Click any picture on this page for a complete, freshly revised and more colorful step-by-step picture book recipe.

Pan Cooked French Toast Picture Book Recipe

Oven Roasted Potatoes – Easy to Make, All in Pictures

Oven Roasted PotatoesOven roasted potatoes are a great, less fatty but fully flavorful alternative to French fries and are darn easy to make. All it takes is a quick clean, cut, season, roast – and have at ‘em!

Just a quick word about whether to peel or not to peel the potato skins. I recommend not peeling the skins from the potatoes. Not only is peeling an extra step, but more importantly, removing the skin significantly decreases the nutrient and fiber content found mostly in both the potato skin and right below the skin.

FAO/USDA potato nutrition facts - click for link

FAO/USDA potato nutrition facts – click for link

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