I rarely give a book five stars, but this one deserves it. Every recipe I've tried has been excellent and received raves from guests as well as my family.
The recipes are generally simple, store well, and require only normal ingredients you'll find at your grocery store. Most of the mixes can be used in a variety of ways to save time and money, and allow you (and your family) to eat better on busy days.
Most of the mixes are for "home-style" cooking. You can always add special touches -- extra ingredients or fancier presentations -- but the mixes make good, reliable meals and snacks, with no frills. If your husband (like mine) prefers meals like mom made, far removed from "nouvelle cuisine," this is the basic cookbook for your kitchen.
I think this is the third time I've bought this book, because I gave the other two copies to friends or family members, when they absolutely had to know where my recipes came from.
If you're a busy person, and especially if you'd like to save money by cooking from scratch (instead of using expensive, prepared mixes, etc.), this is one of the best cookbooks I've tried. It's ideal if you like once-a-month cooking, or you're cooking for a large family or gathering.