Mug It!, by Pam McElroy (book review) – cool cooking for one, the easy way

book cover of Mug It! by Pam McElroy published by Zest BooksHungry & solo?
Don’t settle for ramen (again) –
quick-cook something delicious!

More than just cupcakes, Mug It!  serves up single-serve portions of  breakfast yummies, savory supper choices, and worth-the-splurge sweets.

Hit up your local library or independent bookstore for this September release, grab your favorite microwavable mug, and cook yourself happy!

If Pam’s name sounds familiar, you probably remember The Green Teen Cookbook  she edited (my recommendation here).

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I hear that Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake calling my name!

Book info: Mug It! Easy & Delicious Meals for One / Pam McElroy. Zest Books, 2015.    [publisher site] Review copy and cover image courtesy of the publisher.

My book talk: Cooking for one gets a new twist with microwaved mugs of deliciousness and mason jars bearing yummy solo selections when you Mug It!

Begin with breakfast, from Overnight Oats with flavor variations that don’t come from a packet to perfect Sunday Quiche and other egg dishes.

Liven up lunchtime with a variety of Mason Jar Salads (Spinach Chicken Pesto sounds great) or Seven-Layer Dip in a mug.

Mugs go main-meal for dinner with Meatloaf and no-box Mac & Cheese in the microwave.  Gotta have dessert, too, so choose from Oatmeal Cookie for one, an oversize mug of Red Velvet Cake with Homemade Frosting, or Strawberry Shortcake.

Measure carefully, follow the experienced cook-author’s clear instructions, and enjoy many solo meals with this new cookbook.  (One of 6,000 books recommended on

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