I, too, am a huge fan of Ina Garten, her books, and her program. As to the index, though, I simply downloaded it from the Internet last year, folded it, and tucked it into the front of "Back to Basics." This enables me to find what I'm looking for quickly, get the correct book, and go. I already use a spiral notebook for recipes that I've tried and any alterations. The whole process at my house certainly costs less than the charge for this index with pockets.