I am not real good at cooking, but need some EASY recipes! Please help me!?

I am fixing to go the grocery store and I am trying to come up with a list of meals I want to make for the next week. I have pulled out the old cookbooks and looking around but everything seems so complicated! lol….What easy meals do you make? Any ideas and recipes would be wonderful! thanks a bunch!

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8 Responses to “I am not real good at cooking, but need some EASY recipes! Please help me!?”

  1. Alexa's Mom said:

    A lot of people use the recipes off the back of cans of condensed soup because you get a very flavorful meal with very little effort. You can’t get much easier than them and they usually don’t have too many ingrediants. They are by no means five star cuisine, nor are they usually super healthy but if you want easy, pick up a can of cream of mushroom soup at the supermarket and get everything else it says you need.

  2. Sparrow said:

    Meatloaf (buy the packet and follow instructions) it’s one of the easier things to do.

    Stuffed bell peppers are easy to make too…only require one pan and one baking dish…and a pot to boil the bell pepper halves in.

    Get a better homes and gardens cook book..it’s been a good friend of mine.

    BTW when you get to the grocery store stop by the isle with the dry seasoning packets…they have them for meatloaf, fajitas, stroganoff, ect. Those are always the easiest to make and they have the ingrediants you need listed on them.

  3. shay said:

    Cooked chicken breast topped with salsa and cheese. Heat until cheese is melted.

    Chicken cassarole:
    Cooked, cubed chicken mixed with cream of chicken soup and canned mixed veggies (drained). Top with stuffing (use the mix and just add water). Sprinkle with cheese and bake until cheese is melted.

    Tater tot cassarole:
    Mix cooked ground beef with cream of mushroom soup and corn. Top with tater tots. Cover with cheese. Cook covered for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake until cheese is melted.

    Ham and cheese toasts:
    Combine sliced ham, shredded cheese, 1 egg and splash of milk. Pile onto garlic bread and cook for 30 minutes.

    Also consider:
    hamburgers
    quesadillas
    tacos
    nachos
    spaghetti

    Mix cooked ground beef with cream of mushroom soup

  4. Tiana C said:

    Got these off of various MBs &recipe sites

    Baked spaghetti
    make it the normal way then after you add the sauce, begin placing into a casserole dish. Put down three layers. After each layer add a layer of Parmesan and mix it in, then add pieces of fresh mozzarella. Bake in oven… basically until it reaches the crispiness you desire at 350 degrees. I like mine really crispy, so I do it for about an hour.
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    Taco Bell Taco

    1 Pound lean ground beef
    1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
    1 Tablespoon chili powder
    1 Teaspoon salt
    1/2 Teaspoon dried minced onion
    1/2 Teaspoon paprika
    1/4 Teaspoon onion powder
    Dash garlic powder
    1/2 Cup water
    12 taco shells
    2 Cups shredded lettuce
    1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

    In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef with the flour, chili powder,
    salt, minced onion, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. Use your hands
    to thoroughly mix the ingredients into the ground beef. Add the seasoned
    beef mixture to the water in a skillet over medium heat. Mix well with a
    wooden spoon or spatula, and break up the meat as it cooks. Heat for 5 to 6
    minutes, or until browned. The finished product should be very smooth,
    somewhat pasty, with no large chunks of beef remaining. Heat the taco
    shells in a 375 degree oven for about 5 minutes. Build each taco by
    spooning 2 to 3 tablespoons of the meat into a warm shell. Spread some of
    the shredded lettuce over the meat and then sprinkle some cheese over the
    top. Repeat with the remaining ingredients and serve immediately.
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    I take wheat pita bread and toast it lightly. After its toasted, I break it up and place it in a salad with mushrooms, tomotoes, green peppers, sweet peppers, scallions, veggie cheese, and romaine lettuce I then take an orange and squeeze the juice all over it … I top it off with honey glazed walnuts and a light raspberry vinagrette dressing.
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    Easy Chicken Fajitas

    1 Reynolds® Hot Bags® Foil Bag, large size
    1 tablespoon flour
    1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders OR boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut in thin strips
    1 medium red bell pepper, cut in strips
    1 medium green bell pepper, cut in strips
    1 medium onion, sliced in rings
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

    Warm tortillas, salsa, sour cream, shredded Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
    PREHEAT grill to medium-high or oven to 450°F. PLACE bag in a 1-inch deep pan.
    SPRINKLE flour inside bag. Arrange chicken, peppers and onion in bag in an even layer. Combine chili powder, garlic salt and cumin; sprinkle over ingredients in bag.
    TO SEAL, double fold open end of bag.
    TO COOK, slide bag onto grill or leave in pan and place in oven. GRILL 15 to 18 minutes in covered grill OR BAKE 25 to 30 minutes in oven.
    USE OVEN MITTS and a knife to cut bag open. Fold back top for steam to escape. Stir ingredients; serve with tortillas, salsa, sour cream and cheese.

  5. pama_lama_la said:

    taco salad- brown your burger, drain, add your seasoning like the package suggests. spread it out in the bottom of a cake pan (13×9) layer lettuce,cheese,tomato’s,black olives,or whatever you like over the beef and then take sour cream add a package of taco seasoning to it and then spread it over the top(like frosting) eat it with your favorite tortilla chips. I like to crush mine and mix it with the salad and my husband likes to dip his or spoon the salad on each chip. it really is good. enjoy.

  6. tkahrs12122 said:

    Internet Food Network check out Semi Homemade.
    Her receipes are quick, don’t require many ingredients and are a big hit.

  7. 1dwhoaman said:

    A quick cooking tip– spices make all the difference! You can cook 1 thing (say, chicken) every day and never have the same taste or meal all week. So, stock up on the spices and play! I’m all about speed cooking & these are some of my main course favorites!

    Fish: Tilapia (or other light white fish), s/p=salt & pepper sauteed in a little bit of butter (& white wine if you like), add a squeeze of fresh lemon. Cooks fast so watch it!

    Chicken: Butterfly (slice horzontally) a breast (so it cooks faster), s/p, add “poultry seasoning” spice blend, Or fresh chopped herbs like rosemary, add capers if you like them, brown quickly in a bit of butter or olive oil, cover tightly w/a top, reduce heat & let the juice jump back into the meat. Have chicken stock on hand in case you need to add a touch more for juiciness.

    Pasta: DeBoles makes a great sundried tomato basil angel hair pasta. Prepare it per directions (don’t over cook b/c it can get mushy). Meanwhile, chop fresh cilanro (stems and leaves), and sundried tomatoes packed in olive oil. Toss pasta with the greens, tomatoes, and s/p. Add fresh crumbled feta cheese and more olive oil to coat.

    Easy sides: steamed broccoli, salads, sauteed spinach, rice, and my simple favorite, rub small red and/or white potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, stab ’em with a fork to vent then stick them in the micro ’till soft (4-6+ minutes depending on size).

    Enjoy and happy speedy cooking!

  8. Joanne A. W said:

    Run off a copy of the following suggestions for future use:

    1. Dinner recipe videos, turn on your sound and click this link:
    http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/CookingSchool/Videos/DinnerVideos.htm

    2. Foil-Pack Dinners-turn on your sound (video):
    http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/cookingschool/videos/videoplayer.htm?vid=579

    3. Favorite Brand Name Recipes:
    http://www.fbnr.com/finder/searchlists/134.htm

    Take a look at these recipes from Campbells:
    http://www.campbellsoup.com/Supper_Bakes.asp

    20-Minute Meals:
    http://www.bhg.com/bhg/slideshow/slideShow.jsp?slideid=/templatedata/bhg/slideshow/data/Quicktofixmealsunder20mins_ss_03022004.xml

    4. In a rush? Smithfield, Hormel, Armour, Tyson have packages of PRE-COOKED beef tips, roast, pot roast, pork roast, chicken, ham, meatload. Use this for your meat dish with a side dish or two of vegetables, rice, or potatoes. You will find these packages near the meat section, they are not frozen. Ask a clerk for help.

    5. Tyson’s fully cooked whole chickens are delicious. I serve them often with S&W canned sweet potatoes, Stove-Top dressing, microwave chicken/turkey gravy in jars, a canned vegetable, canned cranberry sauce, and frozen Pillsbury Microwave Biscuits which are better than I can make. A frozen pie defrosted and fully cooked. Perfect for one or two people at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

    6. Another thing you can do is cook in a slow cooker or a crock-pot. You put the meat into the crock-pot in the morning and it cooks all day long. The meal is ready at dinner time. Crock-pots can be bought at your grocery store, WalMart, Target, etc. BE SURE to read the booklet that comes with the crock-pot.
    Here are some crock-pot recipes for you:
    .
    Beef Recipes in Crock Pot (see other types of meats at the very bottom of this link):
    http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/beef-crock-pot-recipes/index.htm
    .
    Chicken Recipes in Crock Pot:
    http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/chicken-crock-pot-recipes/index.htm

    TEXAS crock pot recipes:
    http://www.texascook.com/crockpot/

    7. If you are in a hurry, go to your grocery store and pick up a roasted chicken that you can buy in the deli section. They also have side dishes such as veggies, salads, desserts, and etc.

    8. Frozen dinners are always a good choice. Our favorites are Stouffer’s, Marie Calendar’s, Michael Angelo’s, Boston Market’s. Just add a side dish, salad, or fruit salad. Desserts can be bought in the bakery section of your grocery store.

    9. Ragu Sauces- Italian (in jars, just pour it on).
    Scroll down this screen, click a category and then click “Find Recipe” at the bottom of the screen:
    http://www.eat.com/recipe_landing.asp

    10. Quick put together desserts:

    Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk videos-turn on your sound:
    http://eaglebrand.com/videos.asp?v=fudge#video
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    Kraft’s Chocolate Passion Bowl (video):
    http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/cookingschool/videos/videoplayer.htm?vid=342
    **********************************
    From:
    http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1813,152181-233204,00.html
    8 MINUTE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE
    1 Keebler graham cracker crust
    1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip
    1 (8 oz.) bar of cream cheese
    1/2 c. sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 pt. fresh strawberries
    First cream the softened cream cheese, gradually add in sugar. Add vanilla and whip until fluffy. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour into crust. Garnish with fresh strawberries, blueberries, cherries. Refrigerate for 1 hour, until firm.
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    1. Philidelphia Cream Cheese has ready to eat cheesecake Tubs:
    http://www.kraftfoods.com/philly/readyToEat.html

    2. Video – New York Style Cream Topped Cheesecake:
    http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/search/SearchResults.htm?searchtext=cheesecake&u2=cheesecake&scope=all&start=1&rsort=
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    From:
    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1937,150179-246192,00.html
    FROZEN PEANUT BUTTER PIE-no bake
    8 oz. cream cheese
    1 c. crunchy peanut butter
    2 c. powdered sugar
    1 c. milk
    1 lg. carton Cool Whip
    Mix all ingredients. Add Cool Whip last. Pour into 2 baked pie shells and freeze. Serve frozen.

    11. Tossed Salad (video):
    http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-make-the-perfect-green-salad-5330

    Caesar Salad – chef style (video):
    http://www.ifoods.tv/site/video.jsp?video=91

    Quick five minute Caesar Salad (video):
    http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-make-a-Caesar-Salad-5311

    12. Guacamole Dip video (peppers can be left out if you wish):
    http://www.5min.com/Video/how-to-make-guacamole-3880

    14. Chef Wan’s Recipes-Malaysia…in south east asia – pictures:
    (Categories on the left hand side of the screen)
    http://www.chef-wan.com.my/index.php?page=recipes

    15. Video On How To Cook A Rib Eye Steak (turn on your sound), click this link:
    http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-rib-eye-steak

    16. Ramen noodles recipes:
    http://www.budget101.com/ramen_noodle_recipes.htm

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