The pictures and little write ups (by William Anderson) are wonderful, and we've liked the recipes I've made.This is more a "Depression-era to the 1950s" cookbook than one of frontier recipes, which I think disappoints some readers.It's what Laura was cooking as an adult, not what she grew up on.Even the compiler finds some of the recipes a bit plain, suggesting the cook add seasoning to a couple, and anyone who collects cookbooks will have plenty of other (and possibly better) versions of a fair percentage of the recipes.OTOH, some of them have a unique twist — I have a number of recipes for Chicken and Dumplings, but don't believe any of the rest of them use mace, for instance.

A worthy book for a Laura fan or a cook who likes recipes of that era.I'm both, so I loved it.