Dorm Delights A cookbook for the microwave in your dorm

A home-cooked meal is a staple that is absent in many college students’ diets. Dining halls on campus are available, and there are fast food restaurants at every corner. But as decent as that food may taste, it will never live up to what a meal cooked from home is like. 

Here at Piedmont, students are provided with a fridge and microwave in every dorm room, which is more than what most colleges provide for their residents.

With the right recipes, one can create a meal much more similar to a home cooked one, right in a dorm-room microwave. Try these recipes today using a microwave-safe mug or bowl: 


Egg scramble


2 eggs

Any toppings- cheese, ham, peppers (amount as desired)


Crack the eggs into a microwave safe mug, and microwave on high for one minute. Take out the mug, and then stir the eggs (they should look scrambled at this point), and then add the toppings desired. Put the eggs back in the microwave for ninety more seconds. Take them out, and if they still don’t seem done, continue to heat them up until finished in thirty-second intervals.



S’mores Pie


2 marshmallows

4 graham cracker squares

Chocolate (amount as desired)

Whipped cream (amount as desired)


Melt the chocolate (amount so desired) in a microwave-safe mug for one minute. Take the mug out, and then put a layer of two crushed up graham crackers on top of the melted chocolate and one layer of marshmallows.  Continue to put more chocolate on top of that layer, and repeat the graham cracker and marshmallow layers one more time. Once the mug is full of ingredients, microwave for thirty to forty-five seconds, and then take it out and add whipped cream on the top. 



Chicken Coconut Curry Ramen


¾ cup of lite coconut milk

½ tsp. curry powder

1 package of chicken flavored ramen noodles


Stir in the coconut milk, curry powder and seasoning packet from the ramen noodles in a microwave safe bowl. Add the noodles in and stir. Cook for two minutes, or more if needed, with a paper towel covering the bowl. 



French Toast


1 slice of bread

1 slice of butter

1 egg

3 tbsp. of milk

1 sprinkle of cinnamon (amount as desired)



Put the slice of butter in the bottom of a mug, and then cut up the bread into cubes. In a separate mug, crack the egg, and add the milk. Sprinkle the desired amount of cinnamon into it, and stir. Then pour that mixture into the mug that has the bread and butter in it. Cook for one minute, and if not finished, cook for ten seconds at a time until finished. Once it’s done, take it out of the microwave, and pour the desired amount of syrup on top.