Hi Tom, Welcome.
I like the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. The one with the red plaid cover, ring binder and divided into sections. It will tell you how to hard boil an egg, bake a potato.... simple stuff until you get your times and temps down, plus all kinds of recipes on all kinds of foods. Any recipe that I have followed has come out perfect. You can Google all that info, too, but sometimes it's nice to have it at your fingertips in book form, and I recommend this book.
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