This handy reference guide was compiled by a 72 year old great-grandmother for her great grandchildren as they begin their culinary journey. Questions from famiy over many years was the catalyst for the content. This book is great for kitchen beginners, but serves as a reminder and quick reference for the experienced cook as well. It is chock full of basic measuring techniques, different pan sizes, and substitutions for those occasions when you don't have a particular item or ingredient in your pantry. A cooking vocabulary, and description of certain recipe instruction methods are of great help. This book includes charts for freezer and refrigerator storage, a chart to convert a regular recipe to a crock-pot recipe, and a conversion chart for metric. This book will be must have in every kitchen. It will be a well used addition to the kitchens of those who own it.