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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Guacamole

This is a basic guacamole for your next Mexican dinner. Print Guacamole Author: Jude Wright Ingredients 3-4 large avocados 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped ½ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp onion powder 1 tsp tapatio 1 Tbsp salsa 1 Tbsp sour cream squeeze of fresh lime juice Instructions Mash up avocados in a bowl with […]

Broccoli Soup Lunch

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 […]

Tequila Lime Shredded Beef Tacos Plain-5

Tequila Lime Beef Tacos

  Print Tequila Lime Beef Tacos Author: Jude Wright Ingredients 1 – 3 or 4 pound chuck roast (shoulder cut) 3 TBSP oil Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin – lightly sprinkled over roast 1 – 4oz can mild diced green chiles 1 – 14.5oz Aldi’s Happy Harvest Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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.