This book has combined all the recipes from Philip R Craig's books into one wonderful cookbook. I had forgotten about some of the recipes and this cookbook brings them altogether. The side comments with each recipe are helpful as well as amusing. The recipes are excellent. In particular, the Oriental Cole Slaw, Baked Shrimp with Sherry and Garlic and the Sesame Snow Peas. There is a good variety of easy, quick prepare/cook recipes and more complicated recipes. This is not a cookbook with just seafood recipes. It has a variety of salads, seafood, beef and chicken recipes which adults and children will enjoy. For those who have a vegetable garden, there are many recipes in which you can use your homegrown wares. I thoroughly enjoy reading through this book as though it were a novel.