If you think a toaster oven is only good for baking potatoes, reheating pizza, and making toast, then you are shortchanging this handy appliance. Although smaller than a conventional oven, a toaster oven is capable of baking and broiling many of your favorite foods - just in small quantities.That's what this cook book is all about: small quantities. It's a collection of recipes sized especially for the toaster oven so you wont' have to heat up your large oven to bake a small casserole or a few cookies, or to prepare a broiled vegetable. Chapters are organized so you can choose recipes that fit your oven's capabilities - whether they be toasting, baking and/or broiling. Don't overlook the menu section featuring recipes for complete meals for one or two, including salads, side dishes, and desserts.
Like any other appliance, the toaster oven will be most useful if you take the time to become acquainted with its features. Because models vary, it is important that you read the manufacturer's instructions. Take special note of preheating directions and recommended baking utensils.