No matter how many diets are invented, one thing never changes: people still want dessert. But many home cooks are intimidated by the thought of making something from scratch. Knack Fabulous Desserts includes simple recipes as well as more challenging ones that allow anyone to turn out beautiful pies, tarts, cakes, and even candies and ice cream with ease. Many of the main recipes are easy, with variations offered for those seeking to further explore. The author, Linda Johnson Larsen, wrote several other Knack cookbooks and is the Guide for Busy Cooks at About.com.