The editors of Betty Crocker present the 100 recipes you most want to cook. Every recipe includes a color photo of the finished dish PLUS how-to photos, tips, and variations. Featured recipes include basic recipes like Fresh Tomato Salsa, Cheesy Baked Rigatoni, Grilled Beef Steaks, Meatloaf, Roasted Autumn Vegetables and Pumpkin Pie, as well as contemporary dishes like Cheese Enchiladas, Pad Thai, Salmon with Mango Salsa and Garlic Smashed Potatoes. There are 525 photos in total, including shots showing finished recipes, how-to photos illustrating preparation and cooking techniques, plus kitchen equipment and ingredients. The chapter on get-togethers includes a complete Thanksgiving dinner, do-ahead lasagna dinner, and weekend brunch. This book includes info on getting started in the kitchen, from brewing coffee to setting up a grill. It also gives you the scoop on essential ingredients, herbs, spices, food storage, food safety, setting up a buffet--everything you need to feel at home in the kitchen. With lots of "extras" aimed at how people eat today, including Vegetarian recipes flagged throughout, lighter variations for 20% of recipes, and special features like Know Your Steak Cuts, About Salads and About Pastas this book will be a favorite resource.