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By Isabella Jackson

Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix

(Adapted from allrecipes.com)

This sweet and crunchy mix makes a great late-night snack and can be made easily with just a microwave.


5 cups Chex cereal

1 cup lightly-salted whole almonds

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup dried apples

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt-covered raisins


In a large microwaveable bowl, combine the Chex and almonds.

In a smaller microwaveable bowl, microwave the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and cinnamon until mixture is boiling, stirring after each minute.

Pour over cereal and almonds, and mix until coated evenly.

Microwave again for 3 minutes, stirring every minute.

Add apples, and microwave another 2 minutes.

Spread on waxed paper to cool for 15 minutes, then stir in raisins. Store in an airtight container.

Loaded Baked Potato

(Adapted from startcooking.com)

Potatoes can be cooked in the microwave and served with various toppings for a filling meal with little effort.


Medium-sized Russet potato

Sour cream, cheese, green onion or other toppings


Rinse potato and pat dry.

Poke a few holes in the sides of the potato with a fork.

Microwave 3 minutes, turn potato over, and microwave another 3 minutes, or until the potato is soft.

Cut in half and top with salt, pepper or any other toppings.

Single-Serve Mug Brownie

(From number-2-pencil.com)


2 tablespoons of butter

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 tablespoon of light brown sugar

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

1 egg yolk

4 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

2 heaping tablespoons chocolate chips


Melt butter in microwave safe mug.

Stir in white and brown sugars, vanilla and salt.

Stir in the egg yolk.

Add flour and cocoa powder, and stir until well combined.

Add chocolate chips.

Cook for about 45 seconds in microwave, being careful not to overcook.

Serve plain or topped with ice cream or whipped cream.

Compiled by Isabella [email protected]