I gave this to my mother as a christmas gift and she LOVES it. We used it to make many wonderful things while I was visiting (mac & cheese, tomato soup, cookies... ) I made a turkey for the first time in my life using the "for a crowd" recipe and it was so moist and flavorful. Everyone raved! I'll be buying this book for myself. My mom is an experienced cook, and I'm a novice, but we both had great success with every recipe and didn't want to tweak a thing.