It turned out to be just that - it didn't require a lot of ingredients or prep & tasted good. Alex loved it, too. He's gotten a little pickier as he's gotten older, so this is definitely something I'll make again. It is pretty sweet but not overpowering. It didn't take as long to thicken up as in her recipe but it probably depends on the teriyaki sauce. Mine also was a different color - more honey colored than darker brown like in the picture.