Back in the kitchen, what do I do now?
May 19, 2008 6:34 PM Subscribe
CookingFilter: Recipes, books, and blogs dedicated to recipes to beginner cooks or cooks on a budget?
posted by reenum to food & drink (14 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
I learned how to do basic cooking in college. So, I can chop veggies, cook chicken, make an omelette, etc.
I've gotten away from cooking in recent years. Recently, I've gotten the jones for cooking again. Up until now, I've been living on Morningstar Farms food and Jello pudding.
I'm looking to ease back into it, and I've found that cookbooks and recipes geared towards new cooks the best way to do so. I'd also like suggestions on sites that are geared toward budget cooking or sites that can tell me what I can substitute for more exotic/expensive ingredients.
I've tried Googling for beginner recipes and the amount of results have been overwhelming. I've also checked the old AskMe's, but a lot of those have advice mixed in with suggestions for cookbooks/sites. I'd really just like to know about which books/sites I can go to for easy and hopefully healthy recipes.
I've gotten a few 'college cookbooks'. While these have decent recipes, most are uninspired. I'm looking for good food that I make on a weeknight.
So, I ask you: Where are such recipes to be found?