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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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 […]

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 […]

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Roast Beef

Slow Cooker Roast Beef: One of my favorite comfort foods is a roast beef dinner. Mashed potatoes, corn, carrots, rich beef gravy and rolls. It doesn’t get much better than that in my book. Here is my way of doing this in your slow-cooker so you can throw this in the slow-cooker in the morning, […]

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Italian Hamburger Salad

  Print Italian Hamburger Salad Serves: 4 Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins Ingredients ½ pound lean ground beef ½ onion, chopped 4 cups romain bagged salad mix 1 can red kidney beans 1 tomato, chopped ¼ cup Italian salad dressing 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese Instructions Brown together ground beef and chopped onion. […]

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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.

Meal Planning Tips

Do you wait until one hour before dinner to think, “What am I going to cook? How about when you go grocery shopping: do you buy something that looks good, only to throw it away because you “never got around to it,” or just plain forgot you had it? Well, planning your meals ahead of […]