My Toaster Oven

As a kid I wanted an Easy Bake Oven for the novelty of making little cakes, but I never had one (and I grew up just fine). As a grown up, I have my own easy bake oven in the form of a toaster oven and I am hooked on it!

I decided to do this post after ShannanB of MommyBits commented that she did not know you could make biscuits in a toaster oven. Pretty much anything that can go in an oven, I put in the toaster oven, except cake or brownies (those are treats you need in quantity to share). Even my parents are hooked on their toaster oven for the convenience of cooking for two.

After college, I was having dinner at my Aunt and Uncle’s and she said something about no longer making cookies because the two of them would eat the whole lot. I shared with her how I make cookie dough, store it in a container and then when I want two cookies, I bake them in my toaster oven. She started baking four cookies during dinner and said it is just what they need to satisfy their sweet tooth!

I have mentioned before that I like using my 6-cup rectangle Pyrex dish because it fits nicely in my toaster oven whether for baking the first time or reheating. I use it for the usual things like baking a few onion rings, toasting bagels before turning it into a delicious bagel pizza and making quick candy treats like these Chocolate Peanut Pretzels. Then, my mom gave me a mini muffin pan because she said it would fit in my toaster oven. I love love LOVE warm muffins and I love my toaster oven!

See what others are hooked on each Friday at Hooked on Houses who I found through the local Twitter scene 🙂

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8 Comment

  1. Kim @ Forever Wherever
    January 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Very cool! My youngest son wants a toaster oven so he can make things on his own. I think we’ll try it! Thanks for the great post!

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  2. Julia @ Hooked on Houses
    January 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I think this is the same toaster oven I have (looks the same in this photo, anyway), and I love it. It really is like a mini oven–I use it all the time.

    Thanks for joining my party! 🙂

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  3. Laura
    January 30, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    My husband convinced me that Toaster Ovens truly are the best thing EVER! He’s been a big fan for years. So, we bought a fancy new one when we got married. I don’t know if I could live without it… seriously, DID NOT KNOW what I was missing.

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  5. Kristen
    January 31, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Toaster ovens are wonderful I agree! There aren’t many items that can’t be adapted to cook in a toaster oven – excellent ideas!

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  6. shannanb aka mommy bits
    January 31, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    I really am still facinated by this. I really thought the sole purpose of the toaster oven was to make my pizza rolls in college! I am going to have to try and use ours more. I often have to make something separate for the kids and this could be a handy tool, especially when the oven’s in use!

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  7. Taya @ Delightful
    January 31, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    If I had the space, I would totally have a toaster oven! I love your idea about the cookies! I’ll have to remember that.

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  8. Andi
    February 1, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Kim, I think a toaster oven would be a good way to introduce your son to cooking!

    Julia, it’s a Oster and needs a cleaning, which is why I opted for the dark photo – ha!

    Laura, I’m glad you’ve embraced toaster oven living.

    Kristen, thanks for stopping by.

    Shannan, I suggested my Gramma get one and said I don’t eat pizza rolls (that’s all she thinks can be made in one) – haha!

    Taya, in grad school I lived in a studio and my TO was on the kitchen table!

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