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Cooking Lessons for Dad: Learn to Cook Food the Easy Way!

Cooking lessons for beginners. Learn how to cook healthy, delicious food the easy way! Simple instructions and recipes!
Karen Breyer
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Prepare a huge variety of simple, delicious, healthy recipes.
Make more than 30 great recipes!
Use many new cooking skills and methods.
Mix and match different recipes so you will have a never-ending variety of terrific meals and snacks.
Prepare an endless variety of wonderful, tasty, health-promoting meals and snacks for yourself and those you care about!

Cooking Lessons for Dad is for beginner cooks (like my dad) who want to enhance their health by learning how to cook simple healthy, delicious food. By the end of this course you will know how to cook an endless variety of delicious, healthy food and recipes. I also expect you will be eating lots of healthy, delicious meals, snacks, and desserts! You will be able to crowd out harmful processed and junk foods, and instead eat more health-promoting foods. Very soon your body will be happier, healthier, and more energetic! Those you cook for will get to enjoy the same benefits, as well. What a gift of love!

Would you like to cook more but you are so busy with life and have an overloaded brain? To top it off, you have no cooking experience? No problem! These cooking lessons are perfect for you! Learning to cook is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. These delicious recipes will help to enhance your health and easily fit into a busy schedule.

In this course you will receive more than 29 step-by-step cooking demonstrations to show you exactly how to prepare each recipe (and more to come!). I recommend that you try each recipe soon after you have watched the lesson. With these instructions, along with your free cookbook and kitchen reference chart, you can easily master the recipes and have excellent results.

I suggest that you complete two lessons and their recipes each week. Each recipe varies in the amount of time and preparation needed, but are all easy. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised when you see several recipes with only one, two or three ingredients! I predict that some of these super-simple recipes will become favorites in your home.

In this course you will learn:

    ·How to cook many easy, healthy, delicious recipes

    ·Many cooking techniques and methods

    ·How to measure ingredients and easily remember basic measurement terms

    ·How to mix and match many of these recipes and have a huge selection of meals!

    ·How to sneak chocolate in some already delicious recipes (for you mental health of course!)

    ·How to create new recipes by varying the ingredients

    ·Time-saving cooking methods and recipes

    ·How to be a great cook for yourself and others!

The first section of recipes is so-easy you will be amazed! They will help to build up your cooking confidence so you can progress to the more advanced but still simple recipes. As you progress through this course the recipes will include a few more ingredients, but not many. Even so, the last 2 recipes are still easy as pie! Really!!

So what about shopping for the ingredients? The ingredients are mostly:

    ·Easy to find


    ·Easy to pronounce (except quinoa!)



    ·Not chocolate (but some are!)

You will get to use a variety of cooking appliances such as:

    ·Slow cookers (Crockpot)

    ·Oven (or toaster oven)

    ·Microwave (optional)

    ·Blender (or food processor)

    ·Stove-top burners


Necessary materials:

    ·Recipe ingredients (some recipes have optional ingredients or possible substitutions)

    ·Cooking pots with lids

    ·Baking dishes

    ·Baking sheets (or cookie sheets)

    ·Bowls (various sizes)

    ·Measuring spoons and cups

    ·Serving, cooking, and eating utensils

    ·Hot pads

    ·Aluminum foil

    ·Wax paper or parchment paper

    ·Food storage containers or bags

    ·Paper towels or napkins

If you are a beginner, I think this will be the most valuable cooking course you will ever take. You can try it for 30 days and if you do not see its incredible value, you can get you money back with no questions asked.

I believe this course will change your food world! Many of the lessons will encourage you to try different variations of the same recipe. In addition, lots of these recipes can be mixed and matched together to make an unlimited variety of meals! By the time you are done with this course you will be able to cook so many different healthy, tasty recipes you will never run out of possibilities! You will be able to prepare an endless variety of delicious, healthy meals for yourself and others. As you easily fit these recipes into your life you will crowd out the junk and processed foods. As you replace worthless foods with simple, health-promoting foods you will be on your way to living a longer, healthier and happier life! Learn how to cook and sign up for this course now to start your exciting new cooking adventures!!

Introduction to Your Cooking Adventures!

Introduction to Cooking Lessons for Dad

In this introductory lecture you will learn what to expect from this course. If you have any more questions about this course feel free to ask me in the course discussion section.

Cooking Lessons for Dad Cookbook

Cooking Lessons for Dad Cookbook

Here you will find the downloadable Cooking Lessons for Dad Cookbook. I recommend that you print this cookbook and have it with you during the lectures. You will also need it when you cook the recipes. Please let me know if you have any questions about the cookbook or it's contents. Happy Cooking!

Easy Kitchen Measurements

Kitchen Reference Chart

Here you will find a helpful Kitchen Reference Chart. I recommend that you print this chart and hang it somewhere in your kitchen for easy reference while cooking. The refrigerator door and inside a cupboard door are convenient places to keep this chart. There is also a copy of this chart in the Cooking Lessons for Dad Cookbook. It may be handy while you are watching the cooking demonstrations. Please let me know if there is anything else that you would like to see on this chart.

Easy Kitchen Measurements with Dad

In this lecture we will review some basic kitchen and cooking measurements. You will learn some easy ways to remember these common measurements. You can find these and other cooking measurement terms and their abbreviations in the Kitchen Reference Chart.

Measurements and Abbreviations

In this quiz you will review what you have learned in the Easy Cooking Measurements with Dad and the supplimentary Kitchen Reference Chart.

Easy Oven Recipes

Easy Italian Meatballs
Roasted Chicken and Red Potatoes

In this cooking lesson you will learn how to make delicous Roasted Chicken and Red Potatoes!  Karen Breyer and her dad will show you step-by-step how to make this easy, healthy Roasted Chicken and Red Potatoes recipe. 

Have you been wanting an easy, healthy chicken and potatoes recipe? You found it with this Roasted Chicken and Red Potatoes dish! This chicken dinner recipe has only a few healthy ingredients and is very easy to make. I think it is extra nice that you are baking both the chicken and potatoes together in one pan in the oven. Add an extra veggie or salad to this chicken and potato dish and you have a healthy, satisfying meal sure to please everyone! 

If you have any questions about this recipe or any of the recipes in this cooking course just ask me. I am here to help you however I can. Watch this cooking lesson and make this easy, healthy delicious Roasted Chicken and Red Potatoes recipe for dinner tonight! 

Oatmeal Surprise Cookies

In this lecture you will learn how to prepare Oatmeal Surprise Cookies. These are a fun, delicious, healthy recipe (as long as your surprise ingredients are healthy). These cookies can be a surprise to others every time you make them! You will find out why when you complete this lecture!

Mexican Veggie Pizza

In this lecture you will learn how to make Mexican Veggie Pizzas. This is a recipe that is loved by everyone! It can be made for just one person or a crowd. There are lots of possible toppings for this recipe and each person can choose their favorites.

Apple-Oatmeal Muffins

In this lecture you will learn how to make Apple-Oatmeal Muffins. Although I used a Red Delicious apple in this cooking demonstration, I do not recommend using that type of apple for baking. Some good apples for baking include Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Jonathan. You can try different types of apples in this recipe to find out which ones you like the best!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries are so tasty and easy to make! In this lesson you will learn how to make amazing Baked Sweet Potato Fries! I will show you step by step how to make these delicious, healthy, crispy, oven baked sweet potato fries in the oven.

Are you tired of plain baked sweet potatoes? Change things up with this easy baked sweet potato recipe. These fries are healthy, crispy, and delicious. Kids and adults will love them! Watch this cooking lesson and make some tasty Sweet Potato Fries today!

Oven-cooked Brown Rice and Rice-cooker Rice

In this recipe you will learn how to make Oven-cooked Brown Rice and Rice-cooker Rice. Rice is a delicious accomplishment to many dishes. In another lecture you will learn how to cook Stove-top Long Grain Brown Rice. You can prepare rice using several different methods.

Easy Roasted Red Potatoes

In this lesson you will learn how to prepare Roasted Red Potatoes in the oven. They are so easy and delicious! 

Stove-top Recipes

Stove-top Cooking Tips

Cooking on an Electric or Gas Stove-top

For the next few lessons you will be cooking on a stove-top. I will be using a gas stove-top for these cooking lessons. If you have an electric stove-top you can use it too. Just be aware that gas and electric stove-tops do function differently. I have shared lots of tips and things to know about using an electric or gas stove-top in the downloadable material resource section. Please let me know if you have anymore questions about your stove-top. 

Black Bean Chili

In this lecture you will learn how to make Black Bean Chili. You can serve this chili alone or over rice, potatoes, or couscous. It is also great as a dip for tortilla chips and in a burrito!


In this lesson you will learn how to make this easy, healthy, delicious quesadilla recipe with Karen and her dad. Custom make your quesadilla with your choice of cheese and other savory ingredients for a quick, easy lunch or dinner. 

You can use ingredients like chicken, beef, scrambled eggs, green onions, chilies, black olives, green and red peppers, tomatoes, beans and more. There are a variety of cheeses to choose from including cheddar, Colby, Co-Jack, Jack, Pepper Jack, a Mexican blend and more. You can also try shredded vegan cheese. Customize your healthy quesadilla even further by choosing a whole wheat, flour, or corn tortilla. Top off your healthy quesadilla with fresh toppings like salsa, sour cream, diced tomatoes, and guacamole and you are ready to eat!

If you are looking for healthy meals on a budget, you will love this recipe because you can use up many ingredients you already have on hand. Healthy family meals do not need to cost a lot and your family will love that they can customize their own quesadilla. These healthy quesadillas can be served as a main course, appetizer, or snack.

This healthy quesadilla is a great recipe for kids. Try this healthy quesadilla for a quick, healthy after school snack. You could also add scrambled eggs to the quesadilla for a terrific, filling, easy, healthy breakfast. These quesadillas are fun, quick, easy, and are as healthy as the ingredients and toppings you choose. 

This healthy quesadilla recipe would be perfect for a fun, make-your-own quesadilla party! Your guests can make custom quesadillas and top them with a variety of delicious toppings. What ingredients are you going to put in your healthy quesadilla? Watch this cooking lesson and try this healthy quesadilla recipe today!

Indian Spiced Lentils

After this watching this cooking lesson you will be able to make this delicious Indian Spiced Lentil recipe. If you enjoy Indian spices and easy recipes, I think you are going to love this Indian Spiced Lentils recipe! 

Whole Wheat Couscous

In this lecture you will learn how to make Whole Wheat Couscous. It is super-fast and easy. Use it in place of rice in many recipes or as a side dish.


In this lecture you will learn how to prepare lentils. This is a delicious hearty, healthy dish. These lentils are great served over rice, couscous, quinoa, potatoes, and yams. You can also use these cooked lentils as a base for other lentil recipes such as lentil loaf or patties.

Mashed White Beans and Vegetables

In this lesson you will learn how to make this delicious Mashed White Beans and Vegetables recipe. It is like mashed potatoes only tastier and healthier! Mashed White Beans and Vegetables is a perfect side dish for lots of meals or you could even serve it as the main dish. Watch this cooking lesson and try this Mashed White Beans and Vegetables recipe today! 

Scrambled Egg Surprise

In this lesson you will learn how to make Scrambled Egg Surprise. This is a healthy breakfast (or lunch or dinner) that can include a variety of ingredients. You can make scrambled egg surprise different every time you make it! Have fun!

Stove-top Long Grain Brown Rice

In this lecture you will learn how to cook Stove-top Long Grain Brown Rice. This is one of several methods to prepare brown rice. Brown rice is a healthy addition to many meals.

Steamed Green Beans

In this lecture you will learn how to prepare Steamed Green Beans. Steaming vegetables is a easy, healthy method to prepare green beans and other vegetables.


In this lecture you will learn how to prepare Quinoa on the stove-top. You can also cook quinoa in a rice cooker by adding two parts water to one part quinoa. I sometimes make half brown rice and half quinoa in the rice cooker.


In this lesson you will learn how to cook an "Egg in a Frame"! I will show you how to make this fun, easy, quick, healthy egg recipe that adults and kids will love. An Egg in a Frame is an egg cooked in toast. Sometimes this Egg in a Frame recipe is called Egg in the Hole, Egg in Toast, Egg in the Hole Toast, or Egg in the Basket. Use a griddle to make lots of Egg in the Frames at once.

This is a fun breakfast idea for those who are looking for simple egg recipes for kids. You will even love this easy egg Egg in a Frame (Egg in a Hole) recipe for lunch or dinner! Serve Egg in a Frame alone or with a side of breakfast meat and fruit. Maybe some ketchup for some? If you are looking for new simple egg recipes, watch this cooking lesson and make this Egg in a Frame recipe today!

Lentil Tacos

Trying to eat healthier but don't want to sacrifice taste? If so, you will be happy you found this Lentil Tacos recipe to satisfy even picky eaters! These tacos are perfect when you need to feed a group of hungry eaters with different tastes. Set out a variety of healthy toppings and everyone can make a specialty taco they will love!

I like to serve an assortment of toppings with these Lentil Tacos. Often, I will set out lettuce, tomatoes, onions (green, red or yellow!), avocados, salsa, guacamole, chopped black olives, shredded cheese, and sour cream. For the vegans you can serve vegan sour cream and vegan cheese!

I think these Lentil Tacos will be one of your favorite recipes for both small and large gatherings. If you have a small group, you can save the extra Lentil Tacos mixture in the fridge. Reheat it later for more tasty tacos! If you have a large crowd you can double this recipe and buy lots of tacos shells! What a perfect, healthy, tasty meal recipe that everyone will love! Watch this cooking lesson and serve these delicious Lentil Tacos for dinner tonight!

The Easiest and Best Pie You Will Ever Make!

Raspberry Pie

In this lecture you will learn how to make an amazing Raspberry Pie. This is the pie filling that I pour into the No-bake Almond Coconut Pie Crust in the preceding lecture but you can use other pie crusts too. When you try it it is hard to believe it does not have any sugar. If you add whipped topping and chocolate I suggest you eat it in moderation. Without any toppings I think it is healthy enough to eat for breakfast (and I have)!

No-bake Almond Coconut Pie Crust

In this lecture you will learn how to make a No-bake Almond Pie Crust. This is the crust that I use for the Raspberry Pie in the next lecture. You can use this recipe with any pie filling where the whole pie does not need to be baked.

Super-simple Recipes

Microwave Popcorn in a Paper Bag

Make your own healthy, delicious popcorn in a paper bag! In this lesson Karen Breyer will show you step-by-step how to make Microwave Popcorn in a Paper Bag. This is such a fast, easy, inexpensive way to make popcorn anytime! Make this easy, healthy, tasty popcorn for your next game night, movie night or any night! Grab a paper bag, some popping corn and pop some delicious, crispy, fresh popcorn tonight! 

Apricot-Orange Balls

In this lecture you will learn how to make Apricot-Orange Balls. Box these candies in a fancy box for a special, inexpensive gift that anyone will love. I suggest you eat these in moderation if you can.

Frozen Grapes with Dad

In this lecture you will learn how to make Frozen Grapes. I think it is the most simple lesson in this course!

Toasted Nuts

In this lecture you will learn how to make a variety of Toasted Nuts. It is important to complete this lesson early in this course as you will need the toasted nuts in several of the upcoming lessons. I suggest you choose at least one type of nut to try this week! You can use the toasted nuts in many recipes or just eat them plain. This recipe is very easy and delicious!

The Art of Trail Mix

In this lecture you will learn the special art of making Trail Mix! After completing this lesson you will be a pro! This is a very fun and creative recipe as you can choose from a variety of your favorite ingredients. Trail mix can be enjoyed at any occasion and the possibilities are endless! The next time you are invited to someone's house take some of your personally made trail mix to give to your host. They will love it!

Adventures with Peanut Butter!

Peanut Butter

In this lecture you will learn how to make delicious homemade Peanut Butter. You can make it in a blender or food processor. If you use a blender, make sure it is a sturdy blender that is strong enough to grind nuts. Once you try this homemade peanut butter you will never want to go back to the store bought variety!

Toast with Peanut Butter and Applesauce

In this lecture you will learn how to make Toast with Peanut Butter and Applesauce. This is one of the easiest, fastest, and most delicious, recipes in this course. You can enjoy this recipe for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack. This will become one of your favorite go-to recipes when you are in a hurry.

Peanut Butter and Grape Sandwich

In this lecture you will learn how to make a Peanut Butter and Grape Sandwich. This is a super-simple, healthy sandwich that is loved by everyone. It is a very convenient sandwich that is easy to take on the go!

Easy Blender Recipes


In this lecture you will learn how to make Hummus. This recipe is made in a blender but you can also make it is a food processor. Hummus is a versatile recipe to keep on hand to use as a dip for vegetables, crackers, or bread. It is especially good as a spread in sandwiches and pita bread!

Tofu Sour Cream with Dad

In this lecture you will learn how to make Tofu Sour Cream. You will love this healthy sour cream more that the real things! It is a great topping for potatoes, beans, Mexican food and as a spread in sandwiches. You will want to keep this handy in your refridgerator at all times.

Avocado Salad Dressing

In this lecture you will learn how to prepare a very fresh and flavorful Avocado Salad Dressing. It is great as a dressing on salads, a vegetable dip or a tasty addition to your sandwiches. This recipe will be prepared in a blender but you could also use a food processor.

Tahini Dressing

In this lecture you will learn how to make Tahini Dressing. You will use this dressing later in the Quinoa Salad recipe.

Fresh and Colorful Recipes

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

In this lecture you will learn how to make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. This is a very versatile recipe as you can use many different types of chocolate and toppings. The finished product is so beautiful you could consider it art (and you will be an artist!) This is one recipe that you should probably eat in moderation if you can. Make this simple dessert for your guests and they will love it!

Colorful Salad

In this lecture you will learn how to make an endless variety of different Colorful Salads. Here is an opportunity for you to be as creative as you want. Salads are the perfect opportunity to get more healthy, colorful foods in your diet.

Fruit Salad

In this lecture you will learn how to make and endless variety of beautiful, healthy and delicious fruit salads. You can decide what ingredients you want to add and how much time you want to spend making it. I will demonstrate several different types of fruit salads and show you one that you can make in one minute or less!

Quinoa Salad

In this lecture you will learn how to make Quinoa Salad. You will need to prepare the Quinoa and Tahini Dressing recipes for this salad. These recipes can be found in the two lectures right before this one. This is an amazing salad and worth the effort!

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

By the end of this lesson you will be able to make this easy, healthy Tomato Basil Bruschetta recipe! In this cooking video Karen Breyer will show you step-by-step how to make Tomato Basil Bruschetta. It is so delicious and good for you too! 

Serve this Tomato Basil Bruschetta on toast, grilled bread, fresh bread or crackers. Choose whole grain bread and you have a very healthy snack or appetizer! Bruschetta and bread would be wonderful with any meal and especially good with an Italian dish. I served my leftover bruschetta on my salad and that was delicious too! Let me know if you have any questions about this lesson or recipe. I would love to learn how your Tomato Basil Bruschetta turns out and what you served it on. Happy Cooking! 

Easy Crockpot Recipes

Dad's Favorite Chicken Stew

This is my Dad's Favorite Chicken Stew recipe. It is the first crockpot recipe I taught him and he makes it often. He likes that it is easy, healthy, and delicious. This stew has a variety of vegetables cooked with the chicken. He also likes to make a big batch so he has leftovers that he can easily re-heat for a fast, healthy meal. This recipe can be modified for a vegetarian stew. I have made this recipe both with chicken and with vegetarian chicken and it is very delicious both ways. This chicken stew can be a meal in itself or you can add a salad and bread or crackers. Let me know how your chicken stew turns out.

Crockpot Pinto Beans

In this lecture you will learn how to make Crockpot Pinto Beans. Making beans in a Crockpot or slow-cooker is super easy! These beans are delicious over rice, couscous, potatoes, or in a taco salad. They are a great side dish, filling for burritos, and on tostadas.

Crockpot Potatoes

In this lecture you will learn how to make Crockpot Potatoes. This is a super-easy way to make baked potatoes. You can cook a variety of different types of potatoes at the same time, including sweet potatoes and yams! Baking potatoes has never been easier!

Crockpot Potatoes

A review of Crockpot Potato tips.


Congratulations! You Are Now an Experienced Cook!

I just want to congratulate you for completing the Cooking Lessons for Dad course! Let me know if you have any questions or comments. I will be here to answer them anytime. Happy Cooking!

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