"If you fit cooking meals into an already-crowded lifestyle, the name of the game is "ahead of time". And this is the book that fills the bill, with its emphasis on do-in-advance cooking". "The idea behind the recipes is ahead-of-time, you prepare food at less-busy times, then store it in your freezer or refrigerator until it's needed". "For long-range planning, there are recipes for the freezer; for short-term planning, the refrigerator stores the food". This wonderful cook book is the First Printing and it has 160 pages. It is in excellent condition with no stains, tears, or markings. There is some light creasing on the first few pages on the lower right. There is minimal shelf wear. There is some light wrinkling in the upper left of the front cover and a couple small smudges (see picture). "So if preparing meals is just one of the many things you do everyday, let Betty Crocker's Do-Ahead Cook book help make that part of your life a little bit better, and a whole lot easier"!.