I bought this book so that I can start cooking in hopes of reducing my monthly food bill. I’ve bought several cookbooks in the past and they are all in storage now gathering dust. The problem with them is that even their 30 minute meals end up taking 1.5 hours. The recipes in this book though seem to be more straightforward, less fussy and doable by even the worst of cooks. Now all I have to do is get into the habit of shopping for real ingredients and setting time aside to cook. It’s one of those things—the more you do it, the easier and more habitual it becomes, rather than buying stuff that’s already pre-cooked and expensive. Hopefully I can see the benefit of this in my September budget.