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Microwave Tips

Tip of the Day-

To make bread crumbs, cut 6 slices of bread into 1/2 inch cubes.  Microwave in a 3 quart casserole dish for 6 – 7 minutes, or until dry, stirring after 3 minutes.  Crush in blender. 

Does your recipe call for softened butter or cream cheese and you don’t have time to wait? 

Butter- microwave for 1 minute on 20% power

Cream cheese- 2 – 21/2 minutes on 30% power

Microwave Pralines

This recipe is easy and yummy. Next time you need a quick dessert or your just craving something sweet, try this recipe. You will love it.

1/2 pint of whipping cream
1 lb. box of light brown sugar
2 cups of pecan halves
2 tablespoons of butter, softened

Mix whipping cream and brown sugar in a 4 quart microwave safe bowl
Microwave on high for 13 minutes
Quickly add pecans and butter, stirring to mix
Drop by teaspoon fulls onto a sheet of foil
ENJOY!

Softening cream cheese

To soften cream cheese:

  • Microwave an 8 ounce block for 2 -2 1/2 minutes at 30% power.
  • 3oz package will soften in 11/2 – 2 minutes.

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