Until my wife began having some health problems a few years ago, my cooking expertise was limited to my college years when I learned how to warm up Campbell's soup and Van Camp's pork and beans. During the intervening years, I did learn how to make oatmeal, fry eggs, and run the toaster. When my wife began having difficulty staying on her feet very long, I realized I was going to have to learn to expand my repertoire of menu possibilities. My main two sources of recipes have been The Pioneer Woman and Mel's Kitchen Cafe.
Gradually, I've expanded to a few dozen items. I watch some of the cooking shows and have become addicted to video clips and cooking tutorials. I've learned that when the expert cooks say 15 minutes prep time, that means about an hour and a half, minimum, for me. Plus they leave out the misery of cleaning up the mess. As I go along my food preparation journey, I'll list here some of the recipes and their links. The last recipe I made was Mel's Kitchen Cafe's classic tomato soup since we're now drowning in fresh tomatos for a few wonderful weeks. Here is the link: Classic Tomato Soup (and Tuna Melts) Great recipe. I've made it a few times before. And you can make it with canned tomatos.