This is a wonderful book. We spent quite some time browsing through the beautiful pages and deciding which recipes to try first. Our first attempt of the mocha whoopie pie did not quite work, but not to be discouraged, we tried the cardamon and clove whoopie pie second. We realized that the author's background is from Europe, so we decided to work with a scale and use metric measurements for the ingredients. It worked perfectly! We also thought that the size of one whoopie pie (the recipe was for 12 of them) was quite large, so we made each a little smaller such that we ended up with 18. We are looking forward to exploring other recipes, the whoopies so far are a big hit with everybody in our family!