I feel your pain, OP. I was a wretched cook (I have quite literally burned water and exploded eggs onto the ceiling). But now I'm pretty darn good, if I may toot my horn. But the bad cooking/no cooking thing was also my biggest obstacle when I first became Primal, no doubt about it.
I learned to cook, at 40, by watching Racheal Ray on The Food Channel. I didn't even know how to cut an onion, but Rachael taught me how.
First thing I did was buy a crockpot. I had a lot of crock'd meals in the beginning, because that was all I could make and not destroy. I remember quizzing someone here on this board about how to make a curry (easiest thing ever!) ::: blush ::: Fortunately, the woman I asked was gracious and helped me as one would a Kindergartener.
Then I graduated up to a Dutch oven, and learned to brown meat. LOVE my Dutchie!
1. Watch The Food Channel.
3. Move up to a Dutchie once you've got the hang of #2.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates