If you have ever made banana bread, you can bake the recipes in this book. For the novice, Karoff gives advice for getting it right. She also offers the more adventurous a basic recipe with guidelines for successful experimentation. Most of these recipes also make excellent muffins (and other shapes) with cooking time adjustments.
Quick breads rise using baking powder or soda (meaning no kneading and rising) and they offer some of the easiest baking out there. They need not be relegated to breakfast or dessert, either. There is a section on savory quick breads that would be appropriate alongside soups or entrees. Take a quick bread to your next gathering and you may well receive more credit than is due!
If you've never had a Storey cooking bulletin, you will find them brief, but focused and well-done.