(Weekly) Daily Dish – Microwave Hacks

A whilte mug full of macaroni and cheese.

Freshmen usually aren’t given a full kitchen in college (which I think is for the best), but that doesn’t mean they aren’t able to cook anything. Check out these microwave hacks I wish I had when relying on a microfridge to eat.


Ingredients:Close up of finished scrambled eggs in a white mug.

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 2 tbsp milk
  3. 2 tbsp shredded cheese
  4. Toppings of your choice


  1. Spray mug with cooking spray, add eggs and milk, and whisk.
  2. Microwave for 45 sec, stir, microwave again until eggs are set.
  3. Throw in toppings (cheese, salt, pepper, herbs, tomatoes or spinach).
  4. Enjoy!

Mac & Cheese:

Student pouring macaroni into mug.


  1. 1 cup of water
  2. 1/2 cup of elbow macaroni
  3. 1/2 of cheese (your preference)


Close up of finished mac & cheese in a white coffee mug.




  1. Pour macaroni and water into mug.
  2. Microwave on high for 8 min. (it helps to pause, and stir your macaroni at 4 min.),
  3. Add cheese into mug. Microwave again for 30-60 sec (until cheese is fully melted).
  4. Stir and enjoy!

French Toast:


  1. 2 slices of bread
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 tbsp butter
  4. 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamonClose up of cooked french toast in a white mug.
  5. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Melt butter in mug (about 30 sec).
  2. Coat mug with melted butter.
  3. Whisk egg in separate mug or bowl, add cinnamon and vanilla extract, then stir.
  4. Tear bread into bite sizes and coat bread with egg mixture.
  5. Microwave for 30 sec at a time, until egg is cooked through (usually takes 90 sec).
  6. Add syrup if you like and enjoy!!

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Story and photography by:
Alyssa Bauer, junior public relations major