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

Creamed Beef Potato

Creamed Ground Beef over Potato

  Print Creamed Ground Beef over Potato Author: Jude Wright Recipe type: Beef Serves: 4 Ingredients ½ cup sliced onions 1 pound lean ground beef 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 2 cups milk for baked potatoes Instructions Brown onions and ground beef in large skillet. Season with salt and pepper […]

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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

I grew up on sloppy joes. They are one of my essential “Big Family Gathering” meals. They are filling, hearty, and when done right…delicious. You can throw these slow cooker sloppy joes together in 10 minutes, leave them in your crock pot for a few hours, and *poof*! You can have enough food to feed […]

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are moist, and tender, and chocolaty. They did not last long with the kids. I don’t know how I have gone my entire life without tasting these, but they will definitely be a permanent member of my Christmas Cookie rotation!   Print Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Author: Jude Wright Ingredients 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped […]

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Pepper Chicken

  Print Pepper Chicken I created this recipe by accident – by just using some ingredients I had in the house Author: Jude Wright Recipe type: Poultry Ingredients 4 skinless, boneless Chicken breasts, cut in strips 1 each: orange, red and yellow Bell Pepper, seeded and sliced 1 can (14.5 oz) sliced tomatoes with basil and […]

Try Something New

Time Saving for Weekly Meals

For busy families, weekday meals can be chaotic. Breakfasts are often consumed on the go. And preparing lunches and dinners is darned near impossible. Yet it is possible to prepare healthy and budget friendly meals without spending hours in the kitchen every day. The following __ tips will help you save time each week.

Avoiding Dinnertime Boredom

One of the biggest pitfalls involved in pulling out food to cook for dinner in the morning is getting home and realizing what sounded good at 7 a.m. no longer is appealing. When this happens, many people cave into the urge to pick up the phone and order take-out or hop in the car and […]