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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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

These potatoes are the awesome. For real. I love them, and I could eat way, WAY too many of them if I allowed myself. Which I did, the morning after I made these, when I ate the leftovers for breakfast. Cheesy potatoes are a breakfast food, right? Print Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes These are incredibly simple […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

Try Something New

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 […]

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.