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Virginia - posted on 02/26/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am not a great cook so I don't have any recipes to share right now. I am learning myself to cook!! Any advice???

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Jennifer - posted on 02/27/2009

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I have one super easy, really yummy way to cook chicken. =) Use equal amounts of honey and your favorite dijon mustard (make enough to cover the amount of chicken your cooking on both sides). Mix it together with some dill (I just use the dry stuff in the little spice jars). Cover the chicken (if it has skin on it put the glaze under the skin) and bake it in the oven at 400 degrees until it's cooked through.

Tip - always use chicken stock instead of broth (even if the recipe calls for broth), the flavor is so much better! My favorite is Kitchen Basics, it comes in a yellow box.

And I love Rachel Ray! I get a lot of my recipes from her. Most of them are pretty quick and easy.

Wanda - posted on 02/27/2009

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Rachel Ray has a lot of good cookbooks out there. She writes them for the inexperienced cook. I would start there. With a practice you will be comming up with your own recipies and make changes to ones that are out there. -- One of mine I can share is Kalbasa and noodles. very easy. --- Boil the kalbasa in water half way up the sides about 10 min. flip, cook 5 min more. Have some noodles boiling while kalbasa is cooking, ( we use wide egg noodles.) Take the Kalbasa out of the pan and dump the water. cut the meat into 3 inch chuncks and then add some butter and oil to the pan you cooked meat in. fry up your noodles and a few min with some onion and green bell peppers. Serve with the meat. ( you can brown your meat with the onions and peppers if you wish.)

Chelseaszidik - posted on 02/27/2009

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Freeze things when you make them such as lazagna, mac and cheese, pasta sauce, soups, quiche you name and it and you most likely can freeze it.  I would recommend doing things from scratch when you can because it tates so much better and is healthier than cooking with lots of pre packaged foods.  One of my favorite cookbooks is King Arthur flour, it has a lot of recipes for basic things like pie crust.  My other favorites are Horn of the Moon and Cooking with the right side of the brain.  If you want to start small begin cooking with a crock pot.  Nothing is easier than getting a good crock pot cook book and chopping up some fresh veggies and meat and putting it in the crock pot for the day so you can come home to a delicious and healthy meal.  Send me a message for cooking tips and recipes.

Chelseaszidik - posted on 02/27/2009

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Freeze things when you make them such as lazagna, mac and cheese, pasta sauce, soups, quiche you name and it and you most likely can freeze it.  I would recommend doing things from scratch when you can because it tates so much better and is healthier than cooking with lots of pre packaged foods.  One of my favorite cookbooks is King Arthur flour, it has a lot of recipes for basic things like pie crust.  My other favorites are Horn of the Moon and Cooking with the right side of the brain.  If you want to start small begin cooking with a crock pot.  Nothing is easier than getting a good crock pot cook book and chopping up some fresh veggies and meat and putting it in the crock pot for the day so you can come home to a delicious and healthy meal.  Send me a message for cooking tips and recipes.

Karina - posted on 02/27/2009

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oh and one more thing....keep some standard things in the cupboard or fridge.

i keep all my shredded cheeses in the freezer so the dont go mouldy.

keep things life long life cream, spice blends, pasta, canned soup, garlic in a jar...etc so you can make somthing in a flash.

also another tip is keep pasta and sauces together etc etc so when you look in the cupboard you can see at a glance what you could 'whip up' at the last minute.

keep shelf type noodles and asian sauces together etc

good luck

karina

Karina - posted on 02/27/2009

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good on you for admitting it....i have friends that dont cook and im always sending food to their houses (i dont know who is the silly one...me or them!!)



one of my favorites is garlic chicken.

slice some chicken breast thinly and fry in a pan with a little oil and some crushed garlic. brown on both sides and add 1 cup chicken stock and put a lid on the pan, cook until liquid is almost absorbed. add anothe half cup stock and 1 cup cream, simmer a little and turn the chicken over so it is coated in the sauce.

with scissors cut 3 spring onions into the sauce and add 1 teasp sugar, mix around and put lid back on briefly and then serve with vegies or ontop of rice.



enjoy and happy cooking.

kind regards, karina (australia)

Michele - posted on 02/26/2009

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What kind of things do u already make- that w everyone can guess at what kind of recipes to add for you

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