**I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my unbiased review**
This is a comprehensive recipe collection of baked goods. For those just starting out, it will be a baking bible of sorts. Included are some of the most basic recipes for cakes, cookies, etc. Nothing intimidating, nothing wild and crazy, just good recipes.
Love that there are little hints and tricks included...very helpful!
For those who are a little more experienced, one might find this book a little mundane. I bake all the time, but am more than pleased to have a basic collection on my shelf!
Don't be discouraged if some of the recipes have what seems to be a long ingredient list...upon closer inspection, most are items one would already have on hand.
Also, pay close attention to the "Baking for any Occasion" sections: It helps lead you to what recipes may be best for different occasions.
This book is heavily about baking, but there are some savory options included as well. They have pizza dough and flat breads that are worth taking a look at too!