When I mentioned I wanted to make Stuffed Peppers for dinner, my 89-year-old Stepmom reached into the cupboard and pulled out one of her many books of collected recipes; Pat had for or five of these books, recipes spanning generations, from friends, family, magazines and books and what a treasure they were. She settled on a small handwritten card. Pat is half Czech but as I read the card, I also recognized some of these familiar flavors from the German side of my family. I immediately dubbed these “Old World” Stuffed Peppers.
I know I don’t use my microwave enough, but that’s been changing. I’ve always used it for leftovers, popcorn and melting chocolate! Now, though, I’m using it for super easy and fast, no-hassle poached eggs. Yep, Poached Eggs in the Microwave. It’s a game-changer!
My brilliant sister-in-law (yes, the same one who showed me how to make these Fresh, Vibrant Greens) showed me a variation on the cooking of Asparagus that blew me away. Yep. She cooks her Asparagus Standing in the Microwave. The bottoms are done beautifully and the tips fresh and gorgeous.