Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners: 5-Ingredient Recipes and Essential Techniques to Get You Started in the Kitchen

Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners: 5-Ingredient Recipes and Essential Techniques to Get You Started in the Kitchen

by Lisa Grant


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Super easy and super delicious recipes that will have beginners cooking with confidence.

The best way to learn how to cook is to actually start cooking. When you’re ready to set foot in the kitchen, the Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners offers the easiest, 5-ingredient recipes to teach you how to cook—while cooking!

Beyond basic cooking skills, this beginner’s cookbook gets you started by serving up simple, home-style recipes that require only 5 main ingredients or less. Alongside step-by-step guidance for kitchen techniques—plus useful tips like how to hold a knife—the Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners is the easiest recipe to make anyone a good cook.

From preparing ingredients to roasting a chicken, the Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners sets you up for success in the kitchen with:

  • 120 easy, 5-ingredient recipes that use commonly found ingredients for hassle-free cooking
  • Cooking skills that range from safety practices to storage rules, and explain key terms so that you know the difference between braising and caramelizing your food
  • Kitchen tips that outline essential appliances along with staple pantry products to keep on hand

Get started with recipes like Zucchini Au Gratin or Spinach Baked Tilapia, and learn how easy cooking can be with the Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641520331
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 78,933
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

LISA GRANT is the creator of the cooking blog Jersey Girl Cooks (www. While she loves to travel, her kitchen is her favorite place in the world. When she’s not in the kitchen, she can be found exploring cities with her college-age daughter or watching her teenage son’s soccer games with her husband. She lives in southern New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Set Up Your Kitchen

Welcome to the Kitchen 2

Gather Your Tools 3

Stock Your Pantry 7

Chapter 2 Get Cooking

Be Prepared 12

Master the Knife 12

Measure It Out 15

Cook It 15

About the Recipes 17

Chapter 3 Breakfasts

Raspberry Lemon Yogurt Parfaits 22

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies 23

Smoked Salmon Bagel Bites 24

Loaded Avocado Toast 25

Perfect Scrambled Eggs 26

Spinach Feta Quiche 27

Broccoli and Ham Frittata Muffins 28

French Toast with Caramelized Bananas 30

Mexican Breakfast Burritos 32

Easy-as-Apple-Pie Oatmeal 33

Chapter 4 Snacks

Chocolate-Cranberry Trail Mix 36

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas 37

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Almonds 38

Raspberry Ricotta Toast 39

Lemon Rosemary Spiced Olives 40

Cheesy Black Bean Nachos 41

Pepperoni Pizza Dip 42

Simple Cheddar Biscuits 43

Chapter 5 Salads and Sandwiches

Mediterranean Spinach Salad 46

Italian Wedge Salad 47

Tomato and White Bean Salad 48

Spicy Cucumber Salad 49

Strawberry Blue Cheese Arugula Salad 50

Cucumber Hummus Wraps 51

Bacon and Avocado Grilled Cheese 52

Easy Cuban Turkey Sammies 53

Pizza Quesadillas 54

Caprese Ham Panini 55

Chapter 6 Soups and Stews

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup 58

Potato Soup 59

Pastina Egg-Drop Soup with Spinach 60

Chicken Orzo Soup 61

Easy Beef Veggie Soup 62

Tortellini and Smoked Sausage Soup 63

Sausage, Beans, and Greens Soup 64

White Bean and Corn Chili 65

Slow Cooker Hunter-Style Chicken Stew 66

Slow Cooker Red Wine and Beef Stew 67

Chapter 7 Vegetables and Sides

Buttery Com on the Cob 70

Simply Roasted Asparagus 71

Honey Glazed Carrots 72

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts 73

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon, Garlic, and Parmesan 74

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash 75

Sweet and Spicy Pickled Vegetables 76

Saucy Tomato Green Beans 77

Sautéed Blue Cheese Mushrooms 78

Zucchini Au Gratin 79

Roasted Eggplant Veggie Medley 80

Herb-Roasted Red Potatoes 81

Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes 82

30-Minute Potato Hash 83

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans 84

Easy Tangy Cole Slaw 85

Chapter 8 Pasta and Grains

Baked Ziti Marinara 88

Easy-as-the-Box Mac and Cheese 89

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi 90

Fettuccine Parmesan Pasta 91

Spaghetti with Broccoli and Garlic 92

Tortellini Caprese 93

Caprese Pasta Salad 94

Penne and Chicken à la Vodka 95

Sausage and Broccoli Penne Skillet 96

Southwest Mac and Beef Skillet 97

Spicy Sesame Noodles 98

Cranberry and Feta Quinoa 99

Cheesy Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers 100

Salsa Verde Rice and Beans 102

Oven-Baked Mushroom Risotto 103

Chapter 9 Seafood and Fish

Lemon and White Wine Shrimp Cocktail 106

Sheet Pan Fajita Shrimp 107

Lemon Butter and Chive Pan-Seared Scallops 108

Sweet Chili and Soy Baked Salmon 109

Pan-Roasted Halibut Piccata 110

Crispy Panfried Cod 111

Spinach Baked Tilapia 112

Southwest Tilapia Tacos 113

Chapter 10 Chicken and Turkey

Harvest Chicken Salad 116

Simple Roasted Chicken 117

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings 118

Pan-Roasted Lemon and Thyme Chicken Thighs 120

One-Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu 121

Bruschetta Chicken Cutlets 122

Curry-Spiced Chicken Kabobs 123

Slow Cooker Lemon Roast Chicken 124

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken 126

Fajita Chicken Tacos 127

Spicy Turkey Sausage Marinara 128

Juicy Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast 129

Mini Mexican Turkey Meatloaves 130

Turkey Sloppy Joes 131

BBQ Turkey Meatballs 132

Chapter 11 Pork, Beef, and Lamb

Smoked Sausage and Sauerkraut Skillet 136

Sausage, Potato, and Pepper Sheet Pan Dinner 137

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Sliders 138

Hawaiian Ham Steaks 140

Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner 141

Blue Cheese and Bacon Burgers 142

Perfect Pan-Grilled Strip Steak 144

Slow Cooker Beef and Beer Mushroom Roast 146

Easy Beef Bolognese Sauce 148

Balsamic Rosemary Lamb Chops 149

Chapter 12 Desserts

Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake Dessert Dip 152

Microwave Peanut Butter S'mores 153

Best-Ever Brownies 154

Layered Brownie Sundaes 155

Funfetti Sugar Cookies 156

Concord Grape Thumbprint Cookies 158

Grilled Peaches and Cream 159

Apple Bread Pudding 160

Easy Key Lime Pie 161

Cinnamon Pear Cream Cheese Tart 162

Chapter 13 Sauces, Pressings, and Staples

Simple Italian Vinaigrette or Marinade 166

Spreadable Herbed Butter 167

Three-Minute Blender Salsa 168

Spicy Avocado Cream 170

Basic BBQ Sauce 171

10-Minute Gravy 172

Basic Marinara Sauce 173

Homemade Whipped Cream 174

Fuss-Free Chocolate Syrup 175

Measurements and Conversions 177

Glossary 178

Recipe Index 180

Index 183

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Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners: 5-Ingredient Recipes and Essential Techniques to Get You Started in the Kitchen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent cookbook for the beginner. Wonderful recipes!
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