I thought these terms might help the novice cooks. I will be adding additional ones as time permits.
Bake - to cook by dry heat, usually in the oven.
Barbecue - to roast meat slowly on a spit over coals, or on a grill over coals or in the oven, basting frequently with a seasoned sauce (BBQ sauce).
Baste - to moisten foods with a sauce, oil, melted butter, or pan drippings during cooking.
Beat - to rapidly combine ingredients with a mixer or spoon until smooth or to add air by such motion.
Blanch - to pour boiling water over food to loosen skin, remove color or set color.
Blend - to mix two or more ingredients until smooth and uniform in color or texture.
Boil - to cook in liquid at boiling temperature (212*)
Braise - to brown in a small amount of hot fat, then add a small amount of liquid and cook slowly in tightly covered pan on top of range or in oven.