I try to write blog entries with recipes of my favorite dishes. These can generally be found on my website in the recipe section. I've made these recipes many times. Generally speaking they are simple and forgiving. If you're particularly scared of cooking, start with the tacos or the apple crisp. Many of these recipes are family favorites. Some are slight modifications of the Fannie Farmer Cookbook. I have a copy of the Eleventh Edition (1965), and several of these recipes are from there.
Here is an ePub of My Favorite Recipes.
I keep this file on my phone. When I'm shopping and after that cooking, it's convenient to glance at the phone rather than print out a copy. You have to take care not to drop your phone in the mixing bowl, though. If you have a tablet, that's even more convenient, because it's larger and easier to read.