This was my one of my cookbooks when I was little. I remember I would bring it out and ask mom to help me make things. I don't know that we ever made anything out of it (they are normal things with special names), but I do remember thinking it was so much fun to be in the kitchen. I let the boys look at it now, and they have yet to pick out anything that they want to help make, but we are working on it. They mostly help with cookies, since they are something easy, plus they know they get a bite of the dough if they are good helpers.