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30 Mug Meals to Make Your Life Easier


Sometimes you've got better things to do than slave over a hot stove.  Simplify your life with these mug meals made right in the microwave!

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1-Minute Microwave Cheesecakes

These one-minute microwave cheesecakes start with a cookie crumb crust and a silky filling of cream cheese and yogurt or sour cream.  Beyond that, the flavors and toppings are up to you! Fold a tablespoon of Nutella into the filling, swirl in a drizzle of jam, or top with sprinkles—whatever your heart desires!  Although they cook in under a minute in the microwave, they need at least two hours of chilling time in the fridge, so be sure to plan ahead.  

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These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!


  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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