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

Quick Puff Pastry

I have always wanted to try and make my own puff pastry, but the traditional method kind of made me nervous. Making a big slab of butter? I wasn’t sure if I could do it properly, and that is a LOT of butter to waste if it didn’t work out right. When I came across […]

Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is one of my very favorite recipes. Not only is it tasty, but it’s also good for you! Print Broccoli Cheese Soup Author: Jude Wright Recipe type: Soup Serves: 4 Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  35 mins Ingredients 1 lb. Broccoli, chopped ½ lb. Potato, diced 1 cup Onion, chopped 1 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

7 Tips for Weekly Meal Planning

What’s for dinner tonight? Haven’t got a clue? Well, meal planning makes it easy to know what’s for dinner tonight and every night of the week.