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

Baked Cheddar Chicken

I love this Baked Cheddar Chicken dish. It’s quite easy to make and super delicious! Print Baked Cheddar Chicken Author: Jude Wright Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, cut into large chunks 1 cup of crushed cheese-its 1 cup of crushed saltines ½ cup panko bread crumbs 1 egg ½ cup milk 2 cups shredded cheddar […]

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 […]

Black Beans with Pasta

  Print Black Beans with Pasta Author: Jude Wright Recipe type: Pasta Serves: 4 Ingredients 8 oz. Pasta, radiatore or other, dry 2 Tbs. Olive oil 2 cloves Garlic, minced 15 oz. can Black beans,, rinsed, drained 1 lb. Roma tomatoes, chopped ½ Cup Mushrooms, sliced 2 tsp. Dried basil ½ Cup Parsley, chopped ¼ tsp. Ground […]

Creamy Peaches and Rice

Quickly prepared, this dish featuring canned peaches are rice is made into something special with the addition of spices. Print Creamy Peaches and Rice Author: Jude Wright Serves: 4 Prep time:  15 mins Total time:  15 mins Ingredients ½ cup uncooked long-grain white rice ¼ tsp. salt 1½ cups boiling water 1 can (16 oz) sliced […]

Try Something New

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 […]

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.