Just beginner cooks and bakers

Hosted by Bonnie Beck
Group active since Sun, Oct 14, 2012

I think it's a good idea to have a blog just for beginner cooks and bakers.

A place for helpful hints and easy recipes.

We all started as beginners and needed help along they way.

The first thing I cooked was when I was 6. My mother was gone again and it left just me and my brother for the day. I was hungry and was was my brother. I pulled a chair up to the stove and made scrambled eggs.

When my Grandmother was first married she couldn't, and I do mean "couldn't" boil water. My grandfather could cook, and he helped teacher my grandmother long with some wonderful neighbors.

So, we all begin somewhere and sometime.

Let's lend a hand and help.

Anyone can post a question about an ingredient, or ask what the meaning is on some instruction. Plus helpful hints.

Cindi Bauer
Nov 29, 2014

Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich... "YUM"

I've never had a turkey and cranberry sandwich, not until 5 years ago, and after I came across this recipe, which was posted by Emily Mathews at food.com. The turkey and cranberry sauce goes so well together, plus the bacon, mayo, and provolone cheese, brings this sandwich over the top. I love this sandwich, it's really easy to make, and I hope others will give this recipe a try!

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

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Cindi Bauer
Nov 6, 2014

Easy instructions to make poached eggs on toast...

Even though I'm 59 and I now mainly cook for just my husband and I, I didn't start making poached eggs on toast till a few years ago. I found an easy, simple recipe in my 1979 Pillsbury Cookbook, a cookbook which I've had for 30 years. While my husband may not care for poached eggs on toast, I on the other hand love them, and make whenever I am home alone. This is a tried and true recipe, and one I'd recommend for a beginner cook.
Poached Eggs on Toast

JoSele Swopes
Oct 17, 2012

New Group

I started a new Group Bonnie Who is your Favorite Chef?

JoSele Swopes
Oct 16, 2012

Chicken and Dumplings

Well we had Chicken and Dumplings, I took pics and will be putting everything in tomorrow.

Bonnie Beck
Oct 14, 2012

This is a Challenge! How many meals can you make from 1 chicken, 1 small chuck roast, or 1 small pork roat that will feed a family of 4.

I over the last two days I have been to the grocery store. First my Ralphs will has been out of chicken breasts and hasn't gotten in any for a week. My son asked the butcher when he will be getting them in and he said, he wouldn't be unless we ordered some.

I went to Von's today to buy some, thank heaven they had some. But, at the price they wanted for 4 breasts I didn't buy them. Instead I bought a package of quartered chicken (it was cheaper then a whole chicken).

I came home and wondered who people manage to feed a family of 4 with the price of groceries and gas now days. There was a time when 1 Chicken feed a family of 6.

So here is the Challenge. Let's see how many recipes we can come up with in these hard ecomomical times to help families.
I know I can feed a family of 4, 4 meals. (pick any four)

Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken soup with noodles, dumplings, matzo balls, or Kreplach.
Chicken Tacos or Echiladas
Chicken Salad

Out of a small Beef roast (pick any 4)
Beef pie
Meatloaf sandwiches
Taco salad
Meatball soup
Beef Stew

Out of a small pork roast (pick any 4)
Pork Enchilada's
Pork Tacos
Peas soup (left over pork pork stew)
Potato soup (left over pork stew)
Pork stew
Shredded Pork Sandwiches