If you struggle in the kitchen, it can be hard to even know where to start when you’re trying to learn how to be a better cook and baker. I have some suggestions for what you should and shouldn’t do as you work toward more kitchen proficiency in this week’s six minute episode of the Real Life at Home podcast.
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During the podcast, I talked about some finding some good cookbooks for beginning cooks and bakers. Here are some of my top suggestions:
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If you think that something like the standard Betty Crocker cookbook (which I think everyone should have) or Better Homes & Gardens cookbook might be over your ability level (although I doubt it, because there are a huge amount of recipes for every skill level in those), then consider something like:
- Anyone Can Cook
- Anyone Can Bake
- How to Boil Water
- Betty Crocker Cooking Basics: Recipes and Tips to Cook with Confidence
- Taste of Home Kid Approved Cookbook (This is meant for kids to be able to join along with the preparations, this is a good source for kid friendly recipes that also don’t take extensive cooking skills. Of course, this would also be a great gift idea for kid learning to cook.)
- Pillsbury Fast and Easy Meals for Kids (again – with a focus on kid friendly foods, it tends to bring down the need for extensive cooking skills)
- Good Housekeeping Step by Step Cookbook
(I have found that cookbooks that denote that they’re for college students or those just freshly out on their own are usually a good resource for the kitchen hopeless.)
Now, here are those Pinterest boards that I mentioned, but that you should hold out on getting recipes from, if you’re not ready for that step yet:
- Lunch and Dinner
- Lunch on the Go
- Side Dishes
- Sweets and Desserts
- Food Tips, Tricks, and Ideas
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|Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home. Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBooks, podcasts, loves Pinterest, documents the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.|
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