First I should explain that I collect cookbooks. I really do like this cookbook not as a collectable piece, but because there are so many good recipes in this book. Useable recipes, recipes that you would use daily, not just special occasions or for company or someday kind of recipes, but honest good everyday recipes that could be useful in a pinch or just for changing things up a bit. If you find someone willing to part with their copy, grab it. These are homestyle recipes not gourmet, nothing earth shattering, just everyday recipes!