Welcome to Beginner Cook

Hi! I'm Jude. My website will help the Beginner Cook learn Cooking skills, provide recipes and suggest meal planning strategies. New cooks don't know everything. Not hardly. I have learned, the hard way many times, how to cook and plan meals. Please feel free to ask questions or make suggestions in the posts on this site. I'm here to help you.

My Favorite Recipes

Mexican Casserole

Mexican Hamburger Casserole

  Print Mexican Hamburger Casserole Author: Jude Wright Recipe type: Beef Serves: 6 Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  35 mins Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 cup chopped onion 8 ounces egg noodles 1 (15 oz) can chili 1 (14.5 oz) can peeled, diced tomatoes 1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, […]

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Italian Chicken Marsala

Are you looking for a good Italian chicken recipe? Well, this one is sure to please. It may be a little more difficult to make but it is definitely worth it.   Print Italian Chicken Marsala Author: Jude Wright Cuisine: Italian Recipe type: Poultry Ingredients 4 chicken breasts, large 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced 2 bunches green onions, […]

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Crispy French Fries

  Crispy fresh french fries, right from your own stove. Print Crispy French Fries Author: Jude Wright Ingredients 3-4 medium potatoes, cut into sticks 4-5 cups canola or peanut oil salt Instructions Peel potatoes and cut into sticks. Soak in cold salted water for 20-30 minutes. Drain well and dry well. Heat oil to 325-350. […]

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

These potatoes are the awesome. For real. I love them, and I could eat way, WAY too many of them if I allowed myself. Which I did, the morning after I made these, when I ate the leftovers for breakfast. Cheesy potatoes are a breakfast food, right? Print Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes These are incredibly simple […]

Try Something New

Family Dinners on a Budget

The cost of food is rising much the same as the cost of just about everything else. What is your family to do? Here are some suggestions for creating filling family dinners even when you are on a budget. Stretching the Limits When money is an issue, dinner doesn’t have to be. If you have […]

Kid Friendly Dinner Ideas

If you have kids then you know how picky they can be when it comes to what they like to eat. Avoid dinner anxiety by choosing meals they are sure to love each and every time. Here are some ideas for kid friendly dinners.