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

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 […]

Mexican Hamburger Casserole

  Print Mexican Hamburger Casserole Author: Jude Wright Recipe type: Beef Serves: 6 Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  35 mins Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 cup chopped onion 8 ounces egg noodles 1 (15 oz) can chili 1 (14.5 oz) can peeled, diced tomatoes 1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, […]

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 […]

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are moist, and tender, and chocolaty. They did not last long with the kids. I don’t know how I have gone my entire life without tasting these, but they will definitely be a permanent member of my Christmas Cookie rotation!   Print Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Author: Jude Wright Ingredients 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped […]

Try Something New

Kid Friendly Dinner Ideas

If you have kids then you know how picky they can be when it comes to what they like to eat. Avoid dinner anxiety by choosing meals they are sure to love each and every time. Here are some ideas for kid friendly dinners.

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.