A friend of ours gave us this cookbook as a wedding gift. (Thanks, again Becky!) I've been using it about once a month lately. I used it on Monday night. I like it. The recipes are simple, and call for easy to find ingredients. It has recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, and desserts. Most of the ones we have tried have been really yummy. It has little notes in the margins that give facts about women of historical interest. So you get to learn a little history while you are preparing a meal.