I have been using this book since 1995 and it is WONDERFUL!!! I am looking to buy it for my newly married daughter. I have tweaked some of the recipes to fit my family's tastes, but most importantly it has taught me how to make a monthly menu. When you make a monthly menu you save money on your grocery bill. You save time thinking about what to make for dinner that night and you are organize in the kitchen. At first it seemed like I couldn't possible figure out what I wanted to cook for my family for a WHOLE MONTH, but once I did it, I have never gone back to "winging" it for dinner. This book gives you step by step instructions that you can understand amd a grocery list to purchase the ingredients for the whole month. You may want to go out and invest in 9x13 pans and freezer space to store everything, but if you don't have the means to do that...STILL make your menu, but cook the dinner once a week or every other week so you have the room in your freezer to store everything. I cannot say enough about how great this book is to organize your kitchen and your family's dinners will be on a menu that you can show to your family so they can see 'WHAT's for Supper" !!!! Buy this book....you will not regret it!!!