Every recipe tried has been the BEST. Even 'plain old' pot roast and stews come out the best I've ever had. German Chocolate Cake is to DIE for! Love the descriptions from the Test Kitchen on what ingredients were used, why certain ingredients excelled over others. Recipes are easy to follow, not too many ingredients, making for a most excellent dish on all occasions that I've tried. Best cookbook I've ever bought, and believe me, I've bought more than my share!