This is an excellent choice for anyone who would like to learn more about basic cooking or is moving out on their own for the first time. Many very easy recipes, fully explained and a fun attitude towards food. Also some helpful hints on how to stretch your food dollar.

The chicken and dumplings are a family favourite and fish a la foil is now my standard way to cook fish. I deviate from the recipe by cooking all portions together in a small dish but it is just as good. Bran muffins and just tried the banana muffins last night. I made mini muffins and added raisins, moist and tasty.