Wednesday, March 10, 2010
In 2005, I composed a family cookbook and gave it away for Christmas. I added recipes from family as well as close family friends. I thought it was a special gift. I would like to get one! My friend Chris really seemed to appreciate it, her recipe for Lasagna Bake was included in the book.
Now would be a great time to begin to prepare one to have ready to give for Christmas this year!
Here is what I did:
1. I emailed friends and family and asked them for one of their most special recipes. I did not tell them what it would be for!
2. After I got them all in (Which required making a couple of phone calls and sending 2 or 3 emails. Some never even responded but do not let that discourage you.) I typed them into Word and added a picture of the person who gave it on the page with the recipe. Then, I composed the book in alphabetical order by recipe.
3. Next, I printed out the pages on my printer (4x6 pages), created a cute cover, printed it on a glossy cover stock and then punched them and bound the books with plastic ring binding.
* You can buy a hole punch/binding machine at a local office supply store for about $20. I already had one!
If you have old recipes from your parents/ grandparents, you can also add those with their picture to the book! It truly makes a cookbook that will be treasured for years to come :)