I always say I can cook but I don't which is true. I can follow a recipe with the best of them, but a chef I am not. This cookbook was made for people like yours truly! The recipes are sooooo easy, but look a lot harder when they're done (do NOT tell me you don't like that!). I love the Almond Steamer as the perfect late night treat. And it seriously costs next to nothing to make anything in here. I can't wait to try more!