This is a super easy to use cookbook without a lot of fuss and easy to find ingredients. I tried one of the Italian roasts and it came out just perfect! I already had several of the spices (rosemary and thyme) growing in the garden so it was easy to incorporate those fresh ingredients as well as dried. I love using my slow cooker and this book really helped expand my horizons. I have to try out one of the chicken recipes as well since these look delicious!