Lazy Cooking Hacks

Jen shares tips and recipe hacks for those days when you just...can't.


  • Microwave Quiche:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice ham, chopped
  • Raw spinach to taste
  • 1 tbsp scallions, chopped
  • 1 sundried tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp shredded cheddar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • On-The-Go Noodle Soup:
  • 1 small pkg bean thread noodles
  • ¼ cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 tbsp scallions
  • 2 tbsp frozen peas & carrots
  • Chicken bouillon powder to taste
  • Sesame oil to taste
  • 1 ½ cups boiling water
  • Mac & Cheese Bake:
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups evaporated milk
  • 16 oz shredded cheese
  • 8 oz elbow pasta
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup cheesy crackers, crushed
  • Stovetop Cookies:
  • Premade chocolate chip cookie dough


  1. Microwave Quiche: coat a microwave-safe bowl with cooking spray, add eggs and scramble, mix in the rest of the ingredients, and microwave for 1 minute.
  2. On-The-Go Noodle Soup: add all ingredients to an insulated stainless steel flask, cover well, gently shake, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Mac & Cheese Bake: preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a baking dish and then combine all ingredients (leave crackers and some shredded cheese for the topping). Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Remove foil and top with crushed crackers and the rest of the cheese. Bake until golden brown and bubbly.
  4. Stovetop Cookies: Heat non-stick pan on medium-low. Slice cookie dough into thin rounds, place on the pan, cover with a lid and let it cook all the way through. Turn off the heat and let the cookies cool down to harden.