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6 Best Things to Make in a Mug


Thought your mug was just for hot cocoa? Think again!

If you have a mug and a microwave, you’ve got breakfast, dinner, and dessert.

#6 The famous chocolate mug-cake is the quick and easy microwave dessert that started the whole make-in-a-mug trend. Get a recipe here.

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#5 You can also make cheesecake in a mug in the microwave. The cheesecake is cooked in just a few minutes but takes two hours to chill in the fridge, so plan ahead.Get a recipe here.

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#3 Homemade chocolate pudding is waaaay easier than you think Just be sure to use oven-safe mugs. Get a recipe here.

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#2 Now you don’t have any excuse for skipping breakfast (unless you’re allergic to eggs); cheesy, vegetable-loaded quiche is ready in minutes when you make it a microwave-safe mug. Get a recipe here.

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#1 My vote for the best thing to make in a mug: chocolate ganache. You can use it for dipping, for making truffles, as sundae sauce, or dilute it with milk for the best hot chocolate ever. All you have to do is microwave heavy cream in a mug until it boils then add an equal amount of chocoalte chips to the mug. Let the mug sit for a few minutes and then whisk until a smooth, creamy sauce forms.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.


10 Easy Ramekin Recipes To Keep You Warm In Winter

Let’s be real here, a lot of uni students either don’t have time to make proper meals to eat or don’t have the skills. A lot of us would rather just settle for leftovers or making 2 minute noodles. Well, I’m here to tell you there’s another option–making mug meals in a mug or a ramekin. It’s simple and ends up with delicious results. So, here are 10 delicious ramekin recipes that will keep you warm in winter.


Nutella Mug Cake

This gloriously simple recipe puts you just 60 seconds away from a super indulgent dessert for Nutella lovers looking to satisfy a craving in a hurry. With four ingredients you probably already have on hand, this Nutella mug cake is the perfect sweet treat for one.


7 Essential Tips for Mug Cake Baking

1. Use self-rising flour. You can make a small batch if you can't find it at the grocery store by combing 1 cup all-purpose flour + 3/4 teaspoon baking powder + a pinch of kosher salt, but store-bought self-rising flour will produce better, more consistent mug cakes.

2. One large egg = two mug cakes. The recipe developer for this cookbook found that it was impossible to make a one-egg cake with the right ratio of ingredients that would fit in a single average mug. And splitting an egg in two is a pain. Therefore, her recipes make enough better for two mugs. Be sure to use large eggs, not extra large.

3. Anything microwaveable will work. Glasses, jars, ceramic ramekins, or even paper cups. The most important thing is not to fill it more than half full with batter. Use your best judgment and experiment. It only takes one or two mug cakes to become an expert.

4. Again, don't fill any mug more than half full. This is the golden rule of mug cake baking. If you stick to that, you will avoid overflow.

5. Start with the shortest cook time your recipe lists first. Check the cake by carefully touching the top. It should be firm and springy, not at all doughy. If it's not done, keep cooking it in 15-second bursts.

6. Mug cakes will be blonde. The golden brown on the top of a traditional cake is created by caramelization of sugar, which occurs at 320ºF. A microwave doesn't get much hotter than 212ºF — the vaporization point of water. So your mug cakes won't brown, and that's fine they may be finished cooking anyways.

7. Sinking happens. Mug cakes often deflate a little bit. They still taste delicious and there's no need to be discouraged — but don't fill it up more than halfway it won't help.


This is seriously cool, and a great way to revive leftover rice you might have in your fridge. Get the recipe here.

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8 Best Instant Cup A Soup Recipe Made Easy For You

Cup-a-soup is a form of soup that is being sold by various brands worldwide. You can find it in powder sachets in the market. You just need to pour it in a mug or cup add near-boiling water and stir it. Your soup is ready to consume. Check out more soup and beverages recipes here.

Unilever’s company is manufacturing and selling this form of soup under its brand name Lipton in United States and Canada, in Australia this product is marketed with Continental brand. While in United Kingdom you can find it with the name Batchelor’s Cup-a-soup and Netherlands it is sold with the name of Unox brand. In other countries you can find cup-a-soup with brand name “Knorr”.

You can find its different Flavors including minestrone, chicken noodle, tomato soup, chicken and Vegetable. Low Calorie versions can also be found specially in UK with the name “Slim-a-Soup” with some slightly different flavors, such as Mediterranean tomato.

It is easy to make cup-a-soup ready to consume.

You just need to pour it in a mug or cup add near-boiling water and stir it. Its ready.

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Easy Recipes That Kids Can Make

Whether you’re looking for an extra set of hands to help you meal prep or have a little one that loves to help in the kitchen, these simple, family-friendly recipes are the perfect way to get your kids cooking.

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Get the Kids Involved

From breakfast to dinner (and all the meals and snacks in between), these easy recipes are perfect for kids who are ready to get their hands dirty in the kitchen &mdash with a little bit of grown-up supervision, of course!

Sloppy Joe Sliders

This is the perfect sloppy joe for little hands but with a flavor both kids and adults will love. For little kids: Let them measure out the vegetables. For big kids: Help them stir the meat and assemble the sliders.

Crunchy Breakfast Tacos

Add some crunch to your morning with these egg-filled breakfast tacos. Both little and big kids can help measure, and big kids can help scramble the eggs.

Taco Cheeseburger

Here are two things children (and adults!) love, in a fun little package. For little kids: Let them help tear the cheese and measure the salsa. For big kids: Let them help shape and season the beef patties and shred the lettuce. Everyone can assemble his or her own taco. The generous amount of taco seasoning on the burgers, plus cooking them in a cast-iron skillet, gives them a crispy, flavorful crust.

Waldorf Chicken Boats

Turn kids on to salad with this one that's fun to assemble and eat. For little and big kids: Let them whisk the dressing and scoop it into the lettuce leaves or cups.

Pizza Skewers

In this mash-up recipe, pizza meets kebabs on the grill. For little kids: Let them dump the ingredients into the bowl, stir them up and tear the basil leaves over the skewers. For big kids: Let them measure out the ingredients, roll out the dough and thread the skewers.

Baked Tofu Tenders

These tofu tenders are crisp on the outside and creamy inside. Serve with the sweet and spicy sauce in this recipe or with any condiment you have on hand. For both little and big kids: Let them help measure and bread the tofu (make sure they use separate hands for the wet and dry ingredients when breading, so little fingers don't get breaded themselves).

Roasted Turkey and Basil Cream Cheese Pinwheel Sandwiches

These colorful pinwheels can be made in the morning and kept chilled for an easy lunch or afternoon snack. For little kids: Let them wash and spin-dry the lettuce. For big kids: Let them layer the ingredients and roll up the sandwiches.

Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

This all-in-one milk-and-cookies smoothie makes a nice change of pace for a summer breakfast or afternoon snack. For little kids: Let them help press the buttons on the blender. (Be sure to let it run for a full minute before you add the ice, so the oatmeal-and-raisin mixture gets as smooth as possible.) For big kids: Let them measure the ingredients &mdash it's the perfect time to teach them the difference between wet- and dry-ingredient measuring cups.

Cheese Fondue

As an appetizer or main dish, this cheese fondue is a fun and interactive meal your little ones can help with. For both little and big kids: Let them help shred the cheese and stir it into the simmering apple juice, and choose and help prep all the dippers.

Raspberry and Cream Cheese Brownie Bites

Who doesn't love the classic combo of chocolate and raspberry? Add some sweetened cream cheese and you have the perfect dressed-up bite-sized brownies. For little and big kids: Let them help measure, mix and fill. For a bittersweet grown-up version, use strawberry jam or orange marmalade.

Watermelon Split

Cool chunks of watermelon topped with ice cream make a perfect split for the dog days of summer. For little kids: Let them help mash the berries with sugar. For big kids: Let them measure the ingredients. Everyone can pitch in to build the sundaes.

Ricotta, Blueberry and Grape Toasts

These pretty toasts are simple to make. For little and big kids: Let them help measure and spread the ricotta on the bread. For big kids: Let them cut the grapes in half.

Homemade Bread

Nothing smells better and is more fun and messy than making fresh bread with your kids. Both big and little ones get to measure all the ingredients and squish them together in a resealable bag. Let them take turns kneading the dough, then practice patience as they wait for it to rise, bake and cool.

Mini Lasagna Cups

These genius little lasagna cups are made with a surprise ingredient: ravioli! They fit perfectly into muffin tin cups and add an extra bonus pocket of cheese. Little kids can help measure the ingredients and big kids can help make the sauce. Both can help fill the cups.

Chocolate-Marshmallow Mug Cakes

Kids will love these copycat mug cakes, which are made in the microwave instead of the oven.

Chicken Nuggets

Prepare the breading in a plastic bag, then cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. Once the chicken is in the bag, have the kids shake it up until every piece is coated and ready to be fried.

Black-and-White Spotted Animal Cookies

What is black and white and sweet all over? These chocolate and vanilla cookies. Plus, this is the perfect baking project for kids &mdash let them help drop and roll out the dough. Then dunk in a tall glass of cold milk.

Apple Granola Stackers

As Ree says, these apple stackers &ldquoare so much fun to make and even more fun to eat.&rdquo Core and slice an apple into rings and let the kids top decorate each slice with peanut butter, granola and a cinnamon-sugar topping. Once the slices are finished, stack &lsquoem up and snack away!


What is Ramekin?

Ramekin is a small baking dish. Foods like custards, pudding, grating, and other baking items can bake in it.

Why is it called a ramekin?

Ramekin came from the French word ramequin, which is a small mold dish of cheese or meat. Ramequin’s updated form is ramekin which means toast or roast.

Ramekin Breakfast Ideas:

There are lots of breakfast ideas for the ramekin. Like baked mashed potato with egg, cooked egg with prosciutto, bean and cheese bake, Italian baked eggs, bacon egg cups, mini egg casserole, baked eggs with mushrooms, baked eggs with bacon, salami egg cups, baked oats recipe, pudding, custard, muffin, cooked egg and tomato with mozzarella, baked omelette, etc.

What is a Ramekin Dish?

Using a small glazed ceramic or heatproof glass bowl for cooking or serving various types of dishes is known as the Ramekin dish.

Why people use ramekin?

People use ramekin for baking or serving a dish.

Can we use ramekins in the oven?

Yes, you can use ramekins in the oven.

What size do you need?

There is a various size of ramekins.

1 to 2 ounce: They used for serving mayo or sauce or teeny appetizers. They can also use a small candle holder.

3 to 5 ounce: These sizes are best for serving mini dessert or small platters.
6 ounce: These are the best size for single-serving desserts.

7 to 9 ounce: They used for baking food items like a muffin, custard, pudding, mini casserole, etc.

What are the differences between Ramekins and Custard Cups?

Though Ramekin and custard cups are not the same, the difference is quite slight. Custard cups have giddy sides and ramekins have a straight team.

This straight-line helps ramekin to allow soufflés to rise properly than custard cups.

Can we use custard cups instead of ramekins?

Yes, you can use custard cups instead of ramekins.

Are you looking for a substitute for ramekins?

Ramekin is a small pot. You will find a substitute for ramekins. Any four to six-ounce small heatproof bowl can use as a substitute for ramekins.


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  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk or low-fat milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons mini chocolate chips (Optional)

Place coconut oil in a small microwave-safe coffee mug and microwave on High until melted, 15 to 20 seconds. Cool for 1 minute. Whisk in coconut milk (or milk) and vanilla. Add flour, sugar, cocoa and salt continue whisking until completely incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips, if using. Microwave on High until firm to the touch and no longer glossy, 30 to 40 seconds. Let stand for 8 to 10 minutes.


40+ Super Thoughtful Gifts for the Foodies in Your Life

If you're stumped over what to get the chef who has everything, look no further for the best foodie gifts.

We all have at least one person in our lives who's obsessed with food, whether they're looking to discover the next big cooking technique or are focused on creating tasty dishes with unique ingredients. Foodies really know their stuff, from kitchen tools to delicious and easy dinner recipes, and it can be hard to find something they don't already have. We've pulled together the best gifts for foodies, whether it's a gadget, a great stocking stuffer or something tasty they can incorporate into their everyday cooking. Look no further for some thoughtful presents to spoil your friends and family!

These fun picks (including luxury gifts, personalized gifts and gifts under $100) are sure to impress the food lovers in your life. From a gourmet food gift, like a delicious hot sauce, to a need-to-have kitchen gadget (air-fryer, anyone?), they're sure to bring a smile to every chef and food enthusiast.

FYI: Certain items may be shipped later this year due to the pandemic. You can check here for all shipping deadlines to ensure your item arrives in time for the holidays.

Coffee and tea drinkers alike will never go back to their regular mug after they experience the Ember. You can set it to your preferred temperature, and the mug will maintain your beverage's temp, for the most enjoyable morning brew.

Arm your friends with these great dice and they'll never question what to make for dinner again. With each block touting different proteins, starches, cooking methods and more, just a roll will help shake up dinner (literally) every night of the week.