This book is a beast in itself, HEAVY, but filled with so many things ! I remember being in my freshman year of High school and bought a copy of this for myself and for my cooking teacher! (i wonder if she still has hers) From pasta and pizza dough recipes, lasagna, appetizers, soups, you name it, its in here! Organized by food genre and a full alphabetized index in the back, it makes what you are searching for a breeze. Even tho the book itself was published more than 20 yrs ago, you'll still find many things you can make today that you can find you own ways to update to make more "2007" Full color photos for some of the recipes, not the new hi digitized like we are accustomed to today, but still very appetizing. Get it, you'll definitely keep it on your shelf for years and incorporate it into your kitchen meals.