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

Creamy Peaches & Rice

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 […]


Pork Chops Dijon

Print Pork Chops Dijon Slow cooked pork chops pair nicely with a Dijon cream sauce for a tasty twist to your usual pork chop routine. Author: Jude Wright Recipe type: Pork and Lamb Serves: 6 Ingredients 3-4 TBSP Vegetable oil 6-8 Center Cut Pork Chops 2-3 cups Onions, thinly sliced 1.5 TBSP Garlic, diced 1.5 tsp Dry […]

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 […]

Plain Baked Cheddar Chicken-5

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 […]

Try Something New

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.

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.