Mug Meals Book Review

Mug Meals Book Review

Title: Mug Meals
Author: Dina Cheney
Published: 2015, Taunton Press
No. of Pages: 160
Cover Price: $16.95 Paperback, $12.75 Kindle

What a great idea! Mug Meals, by Dina Cheney is a fun cookbook with recipes all assembled in mugs (or bowls) and cooked in the microwave. Most can be assembled and cooked in less than 15 minutes. Amazingly, there are 125 recipes for appetizers, snacks, soups, salads, breads, breakfast offerings, main dishes, and desserts. There is a good list of pantry items to have on hand, as well as a list of essential tools needed and helpful microwave tips. One of the best parts about the book is that there are pictures; pictures not only help cooks see what a dish will look like when finished, but they also help cooks decide what looks good at any given moment. Because everything in the book is quick and easy, this is a good choice for beginning cooks.

Although most of us use the microwave to reheat leftovers, soften butter, and heat frozen dinners, Mug Meals proves that there are much better uses for the microwave: preparing healthy, from scratch meals and snacks with very little effort. While there are hundreds of microwave cookbooks, some written by famous authors, this book differs in that it doesn’t try to teach the science of microwaving; rather it just lets readers choose an easy dish and follow directions for perfect results.

Mug Meals is ideal for college students, singles, or anyone who needs a quick individual meal or snack. It's also a great choice for a gift, and will most likely be used by the recipient rather than be filed into oblivion with the expectation of being used on a rainy day sometime far into the future.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

This book may be purchased at Amazon:
Mug Meals: Delicious Microwave Recipes, Paperback
Mug Meals: Delicious Microwave Recipes, Kindle

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