It looks like this is an American board, however if you can get it over there - then try How to cook by Delia Smith (or Saint Delia as she is known in the UK!). There are a series of 3 books and she even tells you how to boil an egg! She got a lot of stick for that but I reckon there are plenty of people who do not know how to.
Here's a link.
All her recipes work. However she has updated her how to cheat at cooking and has gone too far I fear - tinned minced beef and frozen mash!! Horror!
But the above one starts at the basics.