Each recipe in Every Kitchen Tells Its Stories - Recipes to Warm the Heart is organized for ease of use:
The upper right corner has hands-on and cooking times so you know before you even start to cook, exactly how long each recipe will take.
The left hand column has all the ingredients.
The instructions are clearly stepped out in the center, specific enough for the least experienced cook.
The right hand column is full of tips and variations - you'll see lots of **s for more detailed explanations of ingredients or critical steps (some of my mother and my own secrets to success in the kitchen).