The picture is very small so you probably didn't notice the exciting new addition splashed across the bottom right corner: a MICROWAVE COOKING CHAPTER!! Yes, I was definitely entering an exciting new time in my life. (Does anyone actually do anything in a microwave other than warm or melt things? Oh yes, popcorn.) Then my roommate 'borrowed' my new cookbook and spilled some unknown dark liquid that leaked through pages 1-47. So sad.
All that rambling to say that this summer, one of my projects has been to collect many of my favorite recipes and print them onto cards for my girls so they'll each have a recipe file that will get them started in their culinary pursuits but which they can add to as well.