These remind me of church potluck dinners from when I was a kid. Easy one pot dinners, none of which require any fancy ingredients. Things like Country Ham & Potato Pie or Dad's Cajun Dinner (clearly not *my* dad, who is hard pressed to handle microwave popcorn) are easy crowd pleasers. This is def comfort food, both for the maker and the eater. My only complaint is that there isn't a table of contents, so you just have to go through a page at a time to figure out what is in here, and where it is.