Stone Soup blog is really good for beginners too, most of the recipes have <5 ingredients and all (of the ones I have tried) are delicious. She also has some nice video recipes and how-tos. She is where I learnt about banana "icecream"!
Or get an Aeropress, you guys! We use them for filter coffee at the cafe I work in and they are so cheap to buy, quicker than french press, and also pretty much clean themselves (for real). Plus they make delicious coffee. A++ would buy again.