This is a great cookbook of basic mixes that are made with healthier ingredients than the store-bought versions and are cheaper to make. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of recipes in this book with chapters for breakfast (cereal and pancake mixes), baking mixes for all kinds of breads and cakes, pantry and refrigerator mixes that include mustards and dairy based products, main meal meat mixes, sauces, salad dressings and dips; mixes for soups, beans, rice, and pasta; beverages, seasonings, and a chapter of ideas for packaging mixes for gifts.
A recipe for a basic mix is given, followed by recipes that use the mix. For example, the dry master cream sauce mix can be used to make alfredo sauce, cheese sauce, or a meat gravy. The master baking mix is used for doughnuts, biscuits, pizza crust, and coffee cake; while the quick bread mix serves as a base for pumpkin, cranberry, carrot, apple, and banana breads. This is the only mix I've made so far and used it for pumpkin bread with good results.
Having mixes on hand to bake some brownies, make a homemade salad dressing, or put together some chai tea mix in a pretty jar for a gift is something I will appreciate not only for the convenience but also to save money and control the quality of ingredients.
I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited nor required. If I didn't like the book I would say so.