Step 1: What You Need to Know About Cooking/baking
You're first step to cooking would be to know how to follow a recipe. Follow, follow, and follow recipes. The only way you will be able to learn to cook is by doing it over and over again. If you come across a term you don't know, Google it, there are dozens of people out there who want to tell you what those terms mean.
Step 2: Basic Building Blocks
See, with the same basic "base", I can make any kind of bread I want!
Some bread that other intructables user have made:
Honey Maple Bread
Home Made Sourdough Bread
Rice Cooker Bread
Step 3: Enjoy It
Some deserts posted by instructablers are:
Micro Mud Pie
liquid nitrogen ice cream
Step 4: Be Creative!
Step 5: How to Do Some Basic Basics
Eggs- making eggs is a valuable skill is essential.
Hard boil them, Some one just posted about this! Here.
Scramble them, Spray a skillet with non-stick spray and turn the burner to medium. Crack 2 or 3 eggs in and still them just a little. Cut in some cheese if you like, or potatos or chicken, or anything that sounds good. Cook for a few minutes, stirring/flipping/moving them so it all gets cooked.
Plenty more ways to make eggs, you can make omelets, or poach them, or do any number of things to them.
Some othe egg ideas are,
The Easy 40 Second Egg
Vegetables- These are healthy, and good for you!
Fresh vegies, these are great. You can eat lots vegetables fresh, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, celery, etc. Just wash 'em, cut them up and eat them!
Cooked vegies, steam 'em! broccoli, beets, carrots, potatoes, you name it.
Some steamer/steamed food would be,
How to Cook and Eat an Artichoke
Quick Homemade Steamer Hack
-Cooking chicken: You can cook this so many ways. one of my favorite ways is to grill it. It's best to marinate it, the simplest marinade is to stir spices into plain yogurt, put some chicken breasts into this, and let it sit in the fridge for about an hour or two.
-Sandwich making skills: This is a handy skill to have. most people think they can make a sandwich, and usually they can, but load on the meat, cheese, tomatos, and lettuce on home made bread and you're golden.
-Rice: This is an essential part of many courses, and is good to know how to make. You don't need a rice cooker to make good rice. the water and rice is alway going to be a 2 to 1 ratio. 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice, boil it, cover it, and let it simmer for 20 minutes.