If you enjoy cooking from scratch with simple wholesome ingredients, then this is the right cookbook for you! I love how the layout of the book takes you through the ingredients necessary for a “perfect pantry” and then straight into a chapter on Everyday Basics, including my two favorites, Perillo's All-Purpose Baking Mix and her Whole Grain Baking Mix. With these two recipes alone you have a third of the work for so many other delicious homemade foods already complete. My family loved the Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes(using the All-Purpose Baking Mix) and they were simple enough to make that even my husband mixed them up...now that's a success story! Throughout the book Perillo offers recipe variations and handy "technique tips". This is a recipe book for the everyday cook. Jennifer Perillo has been blogging what she cooks for years now and knows how to present instructions in an easy to understand manner. This cookbook does not require you to be a master chef or be knowledgeable about gourmet cooking techniques, but you will get rave reviews as if you did when you serve up one of its delicious recipes.