Tasty Tuesday: National Microwave Oven Day


To celebrate National Microwave Oven Day on Monday, December 6th, I would like to share with you two great recipes that can be made in the microwave! I enjoy my microwave. After I bought my first microwave back in 1980, I tried to learn how to microwave an entire dinner. Not successfully I must admit. Firstly, the microwaves back then took up an entire counter they were so big! Secondly, they were truly a basic microwave – very little “bells and whistles” like they have today! So, I took to using my microwave as a “warmer” but then as I upgraded my microwave to keep up with “the times” I learned the many enjoyments and time savers that a microwave gives us today! Whatever you have or use, any kind or size of microwave is acceptable to make what I’m sharing with you today.

Today I’m going to show you how to make a single serving of an egg omelet and another of a chocolate cake.  Even if you’re a family of more than one, there may be times you just want a snack. Or maybe someone in college dorms that has a microwave. It’s perfect for those quick meals or snacks – easy, and clean-up is simple!


Make sure you have a big enough mug. This cup is about 16 ounces but generally 12 ounces is okay.  Just remember, it does “puff up” so could overflow in the microwave if the cup is not big enough.  You could also use any container safe for the microwave.


Grease a 12–16-ounce mug with butter – I use salted but your choice


3 large eggs

2 Tablespoons milk

Shredded or cubed Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses – or your choice

2 Tablespoons finely diced ham or other meat if desired

1 Tablespoon diced onion

1 Tablespoon diced green (or/and other color) sweet bell pepper

Pinch salt

Pinch pepper

And any other ingredients of your choice


  1. Add all ingredients into the greased mug. Stir well.
  2. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. I do not usually stop and stir. But if you prefer, microwave on medium 1.5 minutes then stir and microwave an additional 1-1.5 minutes.
  3. Let cool slightly.
  4. Garnish of your choice.
  5. Enjoy!


Use a 12–16-ounce mug.


3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1 ½-2 Tablespoons cocoa or Dutch cocoa powder, not sweetened

¼ teaspoon baking powder

Pinch salt

3 Tablespoons milk

3 Tablespoons vegetable oil

Splash vanilla

Optional – 3 Tablespoons chocolate chips

Optional – 1 Tablespoon instant coffee or espresso OR you can use coffee in place of the milk


  1. Put flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt into microwave safe mug. Blend thoroughly with a fork.
  2. Add the liquids and blend until smooth.  If using chocolate chips, add.
  3. Microwave on high 90 seconds. Do not overcook or the cake will be dry.  Let cool before serving. 

I like to add dallop of peanut butter or whipped cream on top before eating/serving. Nuts or other flavored chips would be a good addition.

Simple, easy, delicious. Enjoy the process and the result!

Bon Appetite’ With Love,

Granni K

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