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

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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

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.

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 […]