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

Panfried Chicken

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 […]

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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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 […]

Beef Stew Plain-5

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.

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 […]