More than 1,800 photos, 1000 time-tested recipes, and the backing of Americas most trusted authority on food: The Good Housekeeping Institute. What more could a beginning cook want? How about hundreds of techniques, all invitingly illustrated? From stuffing a beef tenderloin to fluting a pie crust, this welcoming cookbook shows you in detail how to make perfect meals. Try American favorites like chili meat loaf; Mediter-ranean dishes like couscous stuffed artichokes; Asian gourmet like Salmon Teriyaki; holiday feasts and delicious dessertsincluding baklava, biscotti, and sweet crepes.