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By Kathy Maister

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Are you a busy person who just never got around to learning the basics of cooking? We built just for you. You'll learn how to make quick and tasty meals, plus learn the basic cooking skills you'll need. Get ready to start cooking! Many more episodes are available through our Start Cooking video feed, go to for details.

Episode Date
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Learn how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich with this new startcooking recipe video. Bread, cheese and butter is all you will need to make this delicious sandwich. Enjoy!
Dec 26, 2019
Rudolf’s Christmas Cookies
The holiday season is here - time for Christmas cookies. This recipe video shows you how to make these special treats. They remind me of Rudolf and so I thought I would call them Rudolf's Christmas Cookies. I hope you like them. Enjoy!
Dec 12, 2019
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms make a delicious hors-d'oeurve or an attractive side dish.
Nov 28, 2019
Roasted Chicken
It may seem daunting, but with this simple recipe, you CAN roast a chicken!
Nov 14, 2019
Chicken Salad with Wild Rice
Today's chicken salad is easy to prepare. It tastes great by itself or in sandwiches. Follow the instructions for the recipe and you'll have yourself a great, light meal in no time. Enjoy!
Oct 31, 2019
Chicken Fajitas
Chicken fajitas make for a quick and healthy meal. This video on making chicken fajitas will show you how to make them, one step at a time. Everyone will enjoy this easy chicken fajitas recipe!
Oct 17, 2019
Butternut Squash Soup
This butternut squash soup recipe is a delicious treat to serve on a cold day. This video recipe will show you everything you need, from peeling the butternut squash to seasoning the soup - and you'll have a delicious meal in no time! Enjoy!
Oct 03, 2019
Apple Crisp
Apple crisp is a classic recipe loved by all. Learn how to make your own apple crisp from scratch with this easy step-by-step video. Baking this delicious dessert has never been so simple!
Sep 19, 2019
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Sweet and sour meatballs are delicious and so easy to make. Learn how to make your own sweet and sour meatballs with these step-by-step instructions!
Sep 05, 2019
Tomato Sauce Recipe
Knowing how to make tomato sauce is essential. Are you making pizza or preparing pasta? This recipe video shows you how to combine tomatoes and other ingredients to make a versatile and tasteful tomato sauce. Enjoy!
Aug 22, 2019
Grilled Chicken – Indoors!
You can grill chicken indoors! This video on making grilled chicken will guide you every step of the way. No barbecue needed for this delicious grilled chicken recipe. Enjoy!
Aug 08, 2019
A cold soup is often what we need on a warm summer day. So join startcooking in preparing gazpacho. This cold soup is easy to make. Think of it as liquid salad. And it will make friends and family happy because everyone likes to enjoy a bowl of gazpacho.
Jul 25, 2019
Chili Peppers
Choosing the right hot pepper when preparing a Tex-Mex or chili recipe can be confusing. This startcooking video can help you. Learn how to handle and pick the right jalapeno, chili, or poblano pepper so you can impress your guests with a perfect recipe.
Jul 11, 2019
7 Layer Dip
This delicious tex-mex 7 layer dip is a great party dish that everyone will enjoy. Learn how to make your own 7 layer dip recipe with this simple step-by-step video guide.
Jul 01, 2019
Vegetable and Chef Salad
Make your own basic vegetable salad and then transform it into a chef salad with a just a few more ingredients.
Jun 13, 2019
Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Potato salad is a classic dish loved by all. This great video will show you how to make your own delicious potato salad with lemon vinaigrette!
May 30, 2019
Tex-Mex Cheeseburgers
Add some variations to your burger recipes with these fantastic and delicious tex-mex cheeseburgers! Anyone can cook tasty burgers by following those simple and easy steps to making tex-mex cheeseburgers.
May 16, 2019
Fruit Salad
A simple fruit salad or fruit kabob makes the prettiest dish and is easy to prepare.
May 02, 2019
Sausage and Egg Casserole
When you're expecting a group of hungry people for brunch, this scrumptous egg casserole dish will win you great big compliments.
Apr 18, 2019
The meatloaf is a staple of American cuisine. Learn how to make a delicious homemade meatloaf with the help of this step-by-step video. You'll be cooking a fantastic meatloaf in no time!
Apr 04, 2019
How to Make Fried Rice
Learn how to cook the perfect fried rice with this startcooking video. White rice and a few basic ingredients is all you need to make this delicious recipe. Fried rice is easy to make and a great way to use up leftovers. Enjoy!
Mar 25, 2019
Chicken Cutlets
This chicken cutlets recipe will be enjoyed by all! Just follow these easy step-by-step instructions that will show you how to make chicken cutlets from scratch. It's a quick and fun recipe!
Mar 18, 2019
Irish Bread
This traditional Irish bread done the American way is chock full of raisins and caraway seeds, and comes out almost like a cake. Yum!
Mar 07, 2019
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Learn how to make chocolate chip pancakes with this new startcooking video. No need to buy a box of pancake mix, making delicious pancakes from scratch is easy. Follow the instructions and get the maple syrup ready. Enjoy!
Feb 25, 2019
Beef Stew
Beef stew makes for a hearty and tasty meal. There's no need to be a chef with these tips and techniques on how to make beef stew - just follow my easy step-by-step video instructions and you'll be cooking like a pro!
Feb 18, 2019
French Onion Soup
Some say onions will make you cry ... but this is really a small price to pay for a delicious French onion soup. Enjoy!
Feb 04, 2019
Santa Fe Chili
Santa Fe chili is a classic recipe. Learn how to make your own Santa Fe chili with this simple step-by-step video.
Jan 21, 2019
Baked Cod and Microwave Salmon
Two great ways to make a tasty fish dinner with almost no preparation at all.
Jan 07, 2019
Nutella Crepes
Are you having people over for brunch? Watch this startcooking recipe video to learn how to make Nutella crepes. They are easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. You cannot go wrong with crepes and Nutella. Enjoy!
Dec 24, 2018
How to Cook Pasta
Are you still cooking pasta in the microwave? Learn the 6 important rules for any pasta recipe with this quick Tips and Techniques video - you'll have everything you need for your pasta dish in no time. Enjoy!
Nov 26, 2018
Microwave Baked Potatoes
Healthy and low in calories, baked potatoes are easy to prepare if you have the right techniques. With this quick microwave recipe, you'll have your baked potato ready in no time! Watch the video and let us know what you think. Enjoy!
Oct 15, 2018
Easy lasagna recipe video: Here is the secret on how to create the magic layers for an amazing pasta meal.
Oct 01, 2018
English Muffin Pizzas
English Muffin Pizzas are a great snack or a meal, and they're perfect for a party. They take no time to prepare and they cook up in just 10 minutes.
Sep 17, 2018
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! This step-by-step video on how to make chocolate chip cookies will give you all the tips and techniques you need to bake your own fantastic cookies. Enjoy!
Sep 03, 2018
Microwaving Bacon
Cooking bacon does not need to be difficult. Watch this startcooking video to learn a simple and easy way to microwave bacon. Enjoy!
Aug 20, 2018
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp scampi are delicious and can be cooked in minutes! They are perfect when you have no time to cook. You just have to follow a few simple steps and you'll be ready to eat a tasty, zesty meal!
Aug 04, 2018
Cooking White Rice
Before making any of your favorite rice dishes, you'll need the basics of cooking white rice. This is what this video provides. It prepares you for any recipe that includes white rice. Enjoy!
Jul 23, 2018
Guy Kawasaki’s Famous Teriyaki Sauce
Guy Kawasaki and team up to bring you this amazing BBQ marinade. Guy Kawasaki's famous teriyaki sauce is perfect for beef or chicken. You will be sure to impress your guests. Enjoy!
Jul 09, 2018
Chicken Stir Fry
You can make a delicious and tasty chicken stir-fry very quickly! This video will guide you each step of the way, and in no time you'll be cooking your very own chicken stir-fry! Enjoy!
Jun 25, 2018
Three Good Kitchen Knives
Learn how to use and sharpen kitchen knives with this Tips and Techniques video. Three good kitchen knives are what you need to start cooking.
Jun 11, 2018
Vegetable & Dip Platter
How to make a great vegetable and dip platter. This video will show all the steps to put together a great vegetable platter as well as accompanying dips.
May 28, 2018
Omelet with Cheese
Omelets are great for breakfast or lunch and only take two minutes to prepare. This recipe video will show you how to combine eggs and shredded cheese to make the best cheese omelets.
Apr 30, 2018
Pork Chops
Well it is time for another video and today I am going to prepare pork chops. They are easy to cook and taste great with mustard sauce. Add rice and steamed vegetables and you are guaranteed a tasteful and nutritious meal. Enjoy!
Apr 23, 2018
Preparing Garlic
Garlic is often the essential ingredient that is required to make a great recipe. Slice, mince, or crush garlic cloves with this Tips and Techniques video.
Apr 09, 2018
How to Boil an Egg
Making hard boiled eggs is not as difficult as it seems. My new Tips and Techniques video series will show you just that. In this first video, I focus on the basics and begin by showing you how to boil eggs. Enjoy!
Mar 26, 2018
Quiche With Ham And Cheese
For a dish that looks and tastes so sophisticated, quiche is surprisingly quick and easy to make. Who knew?
Mar 12, 2018
Scallops are delicious and can be cooked in minutes! They are perfect when you have no time to cook. You just have to follow a few simple steps and you'll be ready to eat a tasty, zesty meal!
Feb 26, 2018
How to Fry an Egg
Frying an egg is an essential cooking skill that will open doors to a delicious breakfast. How to fry an egg is actually quite easy, these step-by-step instructions will show you the best way to fry eggs.
Jan 18, 2018
Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Learn how to make chocolate fudge brownies with startcooking's new recipe video. Your friends and family will enjoy this delicious treat. Chocolate brownies are everyone's favorite. So get to work. Cheers!
May 12, 2016
How to Cut an Avocado
Have you ever wondered how to cut an avocado? Watch this tips and techniques video to find out how to best cut an avocado so you can begin work on your favorite recipe. Enjoy!
Dec 29, 2008
How To: Ginger
Fresh ginger is often the key ingredient to the perfect sauce, marinade or stir-fry. Watch this startcooking video to find out more about how to use ginger. Enjoy!
Dec 15, 2008
Super-foods Salads
Startcooking and Fresh Express believe that nutrition and taste go together. Phytonutrients and vitamins make salads super nutritious. Add mangos, tomatoes, berries or almonds and you have a delicious salad. It is that simple. Enjoy!
Sep 22, 2008
Apple Snack Attack
Startcooking and Chiquita have teamed up to show you that there are no limits to what you can do with apples and grapes. Fruit bites can be a lot of fun and they are great sources of phytonutrients and vitamins. Enjoy these healthy fruit snack ideas!
Aug 25, 2008
Cutting an Onion
Learn how to cut onions with Tips and Techniques at Chop, dice, and mince while watching this video and then start working on your favorite recipe. Enjoy!
Apr 07, 2008
Crack and Separate an Egg
Separating the yolk of an egg from the white can be a messy operation. This Tips and Techniques video will provide you with the essential tips to crack and separate an egg. Enjoy!
Feb 11, 2008
How to Measure Food
Measuring tools are essential in the kitchen. This video will help you to use your measuring cups and spoons the best possible way!
Jan 14, 2008
Juicing a Lemon
Juicing a lemon is one of those techniques that is essential to know, but rarely taught. This great video will show you step-by-step the proper way to juice a lemon!
Nov 26, 2007
Browning Ground Beef
Ground beef is the basis of many recipes, so this easy browning ground beef video will introduce you to everything you need. Whether it's to make casserole, stuffed chili, or taco, this great video will bring you up to speed. Enjoy!
Aug 06, 2007
Thawing Ground Beef
There are many ways to deal with frozen ground beef. This video guide on thawing ground beef will get you fast on track!
Jul 09, 2007
Mixed Bean and Vegetable Soup
This thick, creamy winter soup cooks up in just 35 minutes and makes a hearty main course.
Dec 25, 2006