Simply put, this is the best real world catering cookbook around. There are no hard-to-find ingredients or impossible-to-create recipes. You will only find budget-conscious, delicious foods that when combined with the helpful suggestions make the presentation look as great as the food tastes. This is a cookbook devoted to helping people cater any event, on their own, regardless of budget. I'm on a Budget...NOT A DIET! came from years of hosting everything from small get-togethers to dessert for 200. It was born out of necessity due to the high cost of professional catering. This book empowers even someone who has never prepared a full party menu to take charge, save money, and have a first-rate event that looks as though they have catered events for years. The book is full of terrific money- and time-saving ideas, and no one would ever know how little of either you have involved, unless you tell them.