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

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

I grew up on sloppy joes. They are one of my essential “Big Family Gathering” meals. They are filling, hearty, and when done right…delicious. You can throw these slow cooker sloppy joes together in 10 minutes, leave them in your crock pot for a few hours, and *poof*! You can have enough food to feed […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]