All the different types of pies just blow me away. I never knew there was so many different types. I had been trying to find a Chess Pie recipe for a long time. This book has several different types of Chess Pies to choose from. The illustrations are good and the pictures are great. I only wish that there was a little "hint" section that said something like "increase the temperature for this pie to this degree and base it on the altitude, if that makes a difference in the outcome of the pie. We live in Denver CO and no matter how many different Chess Pie recipes I have tried I cant seem to get the middle of this pie to become firm. Other than that, I think the book is excellent.