I love this bread maker - nothing like the smell of fresh bread! It makes a 2 pound loaf and all you have to do is dump the ingredients into the hopper. (It also makes dough for pizza!) The recipe booklet is handy, but I took the regular white bread recipe and made lots of changes, such as substituting some oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, and other grains for a cup of flour, used olive oil instead of vegetable oil, and sea salt instead of table salt! I can't keep a loaf of this bread longer than 3 days in my house -- everybody loves it.