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

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Bruschetta

This is a great snack for guests or it can be used as an appetizer for an Italian meal. Print Bruschetta Author: Jude Wright Ingredients 1 loaf Italian bread ⅓ cup olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ cup green onions, thinly sliced ¾ cup chopped tomato 1½ cups […]

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Crisp Crusted Baked Chicken

Print Crisp Crusted Baked Chicken This family favorite oven-baked “fried” chicken is quick to prepare or can be made in advance, except for the baking. Author: Jude Wright Recipe type: Poultry Ingredients 1 frying chicken, 3 to 3½ lbs. cut up 1 egg 2 Tbs. milk 1 cup instant potato flakes 1 tsp. garlic salt ¼ […]

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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 […]

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Baked Panfried Chicken Breasts

Okay. So I decided that I wanted to have fried chicken tonight. But, I didn’t have a chicken in my freezer. And, there’s snow on the ground and no snow tires on my car. What did I have? I had chicken breasts. So why not have fried chicken breasts for dinner? Here is my recipe […]

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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.

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.