For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Ovenless Christmas Guide

Ideas for an Oven-less Christmas.
If you are like me, you are used to the tradition of 12 days of cookies. (Or should I say 12 pounds of Christmas?) A tradition of cookie exchanges, gifted tins full of homemade candies, and trays of beckoning sweet treats sitting around during the Holidays. Without an oven, this can be rather depressing as you approach Christmas. But… it does NOT have to be that way. Let me introduce you to some of your NEW FAVORITES for the Holidays! ;)

Homemade candies: (Most homemade candy does not require an oven to begin with, so Google away my friend, Google away!!!)

Cake Truffles:
Chocolate Bark:
Peanut Brittle:

Then there’s the Dunking category… Let’s face it, just about anything is good dunked in Chocolate.

Zec “cookies”:
Chocolate covered pretzels: Use a microwave... :)
Chocolate covered Potato chips:
Use your imagination!

Then of course, there are cookies. What cookies can you make without an oven?

Chocolate Chip Cookie:
No bake cookies:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip:
No bake pb cookies:

We must not forget the breads… make any version of Quick bread in your steamer.

Zucchini, Banana, Persimmon, Chocolate, Oatmeal, Pumpkin… you name it!

Hopefully this perks you up and gets you in the mood! Oh… and to go with your holiday treats, you might as well make yourself a batch of eggnog! ;)

Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year!
~The Ovenless Chef

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