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

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. […]

Italian Chicken Marsala

Are you looking for a good Italian chicken recipe? Well, this one is sure to please. It may be a little more difficult to make but it is definitely worth it.   Print Italian Chicken Marsala Author: Jude Wright Cuisine: Italian Recipe type: Poultry Ingredients 4 chicken breasts, large 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced 2 bunches green onions, […]

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 […]

Beef Stew

There is not much more comforting food than a big bowl of hearty beef stew. This recipe is simple, straightforward, yet so satisfying. The next time you need a little warm up, throw this on the stove or in your crock pot for a delicious meal that cannot be beat. Print Beef Stew Author: Jude […]

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.

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 […]