I find the BBC website is quite good for recipes - and you can bring it up on your phone so no need to be buying books / printing off reams of paper!
I was the same as you about two years ago re cooking, but then for health reasons I had to lose weight! So I started branching out and trying the easy things. An omlette is probably going to be the easiest dinner you will ever make, eggs, dash of milk and whatever fillings you want in it. Dinner in less than ten minutes. Just try out different things - pasta, mexican, roasts etc and in no time you'll be making amazing dishes