Beginner Cook


So Easy It's Embarrassing

by Querencia 1 month ago

I just put this in the oven and was thinking if anyone doesn't already know it, it might be useful in this busy season. INSTANT CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS: Take a package or two of frozen pierogies (get t...

ISO beginner recipe for pie crust

by AGM_Cape_Cod 2 months ago

My 103 year old father would like to learn to make pie crust. I usually make Pâte Brisée but I am not sure his hands are up to that. I have seen people post about crust they make in the food proces...

Beginners Questions About Measuring for Baking

by cgxy96 9 months ago

So I just started on my baking journey, with my first attempt being pita bread. Recipe calls for 1 cup of flour, which for my continence, I converted to 136 grams. My question is 1. So is it 13...

Help with Pita Bread (and baking questions)

by cgxy96 9 months ago

This is my 2rd time making pita following this recipe and I failed. I added - 2 extra tablespoon of sugar and - 3 extra teaspoon of salt into the dry ingredients. -Added instant yeast but adde...

Italian Cookbook Recs for a novice teenage son?

by momnivore 1 year ago

My 13 year old is starting to get into cooking (yay!) and thus far it has pretty much been cooking staples that don't really use a recipe in our house (tacos, spaghetti with meat sauce, breakfast) ...

Recipes using bella brand ribeye steaks

by foodiehousewife89 1 year ago

I have a box of Bella brand thinly shaved ribeye steaks in my freezer. Like steak umms but better quality. I don't have luck of being able to get good sandwich rolls like the ones used for cheesest...

Learning to Cook in the Time of Covid-19

by masha 2 years ago

The purpose of this thread is to help and inspire any novice cooks or folks who do cook but would like to improve their skills or increase their repertoire of menus. Fire away with your questions ...

Advice on baking macaroni & meat (among other ingredients!)

by ARedLetter 2 years ago

Hi everyone! I've been an on & off aspiring cook for a little while now, mostly cooking things that my grandmother has shown me how to cook / has cooked for me in the past. I've recently started...

Super Simple Recipes for Broke College Kids

by Rishub 2 years ago

I just started my second year of college, and I am now living in an apartment without a meal plan. I can cook some basic foods like pasta, chicken breast, chili, and rice fairly well, and it works ...

Any Quick Recipes Anyone?

by sarah_b98 3 years ago

Hello everyone! I’m a broke college student looking for easy recipes that I can make in between classes while on a budget. As I’m sure you can tell, I’m a novice at cooking. But any advice or recip...

Quality cookware for beginner cook

by ido 4 years ago

I'm soon to be married, and I'd like to purchase new cookware, to replace my old cheap pots and pans. I don't cook a lot just yet, but I'd like to purchase something which I'd use for a small fami...

Is it okay that I always leave my oven rack in the middle?

by newbiefor1 4 years ago

I am single male living on my own for the first time The only things I really cook at home are Scrambled eggs (low heat in skillet) Chicken Breasts Pork Chops Frozen Pizzas and the Ocassional st...

What temperature do I cook these foods on?

by cookingnewbie1 4 years ago

Im 19 just moved out of my parents house and am a cooking newbie. What Temperature or heat settings do I cook the following things on? Chicken breasts in the oven? Scrambled eggs in a skille...

Only 10% of Americans Love Cooking

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

And 45% hate to cook. Interesting report in the Harvard Business Review on the decline of cooking at home. What do you think it takes to get the public interested in cooking for themselves again? ...

Are your kitchen misconceptions holding you back from a quick delicious dinner?

by fronk 4 years ago

I've shared some thoughts about three misconceptions that prevent individuals from getting into the kitchen - but I'd like to hear some of yours! We'll begin with some examples of common excuse...

Introduction and some questions

by mrshalf 5 years ago

Hello fellow cooking enthusiasts! I'm a stay at home mom who is homescshooling, teaching myself to cook/bake and read recipes carefully! I have a total of 7 in our home (two over 85) and do alot ...

Cookbook suggestions for a 15 year old girl

by ccotta 5 years ago

My 15 year old step-daughter has asked for a cookbook for Christmas. Her mother isn't much of a cook and she wants to learn to make basic meals and I'm sure she would like to do some baking also. A...

Confidence for beginner cooks

by cook032003 5 years ago

I am a novice cook but I lack a lot of confidence in the kitchen. I know I am going going to require a lot of practice because I did not grow up learning to cook . I just want to know if anyone st...

"What to Cook in Your 1st Apartment," by NYT

by masha 5 years ago

Not infrequently there are posts seeking advice as to recipes and cookbooks suited for those just embarking on home cooking. I thought that this article from today's NYT, linked to recipes on thei...