Can You Melt Chocolate In The Microwave?

Q: I want to make candy this year for various holidays, but I have never done it before. I don’t really want to work with a double boiler like my mother suggested, can I just microwave the chocolate chips? A: One secret that is very well kept in the baking industry is that yes, you […] Read more »

Can You Cook Corn In The Microwave?

Q: I love fresh corn on the cob, but what I don’t like is standing over the stove with a giant pot of boiling water, in my already hot house. How do I cook corn in the microwave? A: Ah, the summer challenges. Thankfully, microwaving fresh corn on the cobs is even easier than boiling […] Read more »

Can I microwave Butternut Squash?

Q: I want to start planning my garden, and this year I was gifted a ton of squash seeds. I know that I can make spaghetti squash in the microwave, but what about butternut squash? I have only ever had it done in the oven. Is it possible? A: Making butternut squash is so much […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Cookie Dough?

Q: I am in a pinch. I keep seeing all these awesome recipes for cookies, but where I live, I don’t have access to an oven. Needless to say, my dormmates would quickly pounce on anything that resembles a baked good. Can I microwave cookie dough for personal servings of cookies? A: Sadly, no, you […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Mason Jars?

Q: Hi there, just wondering, since Mason jars are glass, that would make them microwave safe right? I want a simple way to can my veggies and then take them from the pantry, and right to the microwave. Everywhere I looked said it was okay, I just want to make sure because I am on […] Read more »

Can I Microwave Milk?

Q: Since moving out of my parents house, my roommate has been challenging just about every move I make, including making hot chocolate with hot milk. Putting milk in the microwave is safe right? A: Yes, you can microwave milk with peace of mind. No matter if you are making hot cocoa or scalloped potatoes, […] Read more »

Can I Put Clothes In The Microwave

Q: I know it sounds weird, but I am talking like socks and stuff. I have back problems and I needed a heating pad the other night, only to find out that mine had burst. The inside was just little pellets. I called my mother and she said I can just put a pillow case […] Read more »

Can I Make/Put Cake In the Microwave?

Q: I have seen so many recipes online about making “mug cakes.” Many of them are just tiny versions of box cakes, but without the need for the oven. Are these safe to eat because of the egg? Also, can I reheat it if there is some left over? A: The hottest trend to take […] Read more »

Can I put saran wrap in the microwave?

Q: I hear so much back and forth about being able to put plastic in the microwave. Is it safe? What are the risks? How can I make sure? A: There is no easy answer to if putting plastic in the microwave is safe. The FDA advises against putting anything not labeled “microwave safe” in […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Squash?

Q. I am new to spaghetti squash, I tried it at a friend’s house and she told me she steamed hers. I wondered if I could use a microwave instead. Can I just pierce it a few times and throw it in there like a baked potato or will it explode? It’s completely new to […] Read more »