I own many cookbooks but find myself using this one the most. The recipes are easy to follow and taste so good, even an average cook will shine and win compliments from the family. I especially like that many of the recipes are easily doubled or tripled and freeze well for later use. Additionally this book is so well thought out. It lies flat for easy recipe reading, has lovely pictures and even has space for me to write notes for future reference. Plus, the foodie bar concept allows for everyone in my family to get their meal to their liking! I highly recommend this recipe book, it is like no other. In fact, buy several, they are great gifts too!