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#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:25:28 PM(UTC)
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I'm wanting to make some recipe books for my family but I don't know how I'm going to do them yet any sugestions or can help me get started. Thanks
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:06:38 PM(UTC)
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Here is what I did for the kids. I took small photo albums (the kind that has 2 photos per page) and gently removed the plastic, leaving just the paper portion. I then printed up recipes and pasted the pages in the book. You can embellish what ever way you want. Unfortunately the kids have them so I don't have an example to share. The kids loved them and they hold about 100 recipes.

The other option is to use binders...but I really like the way the picture albums turned out...it was like getting a bound book. I did this for my recipes and for my MIL as the kids begged for years for to make them since they were calling me all the time for the recipes.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:29:37 AM(UTC)
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I made both of my daughters recipe books. Actually it turned out to be a gigantic process but worth it. I used a small manila scrapbook and covered the front. Then I found recipes from my family ( like one that my sister gave me, ones from my mom, ones Bills mom had given me .) Then I found pictures of each person trying to find pictures that had the child with the person if I could. I wrote a small info about each person or what we used the recipe for. Like there are some recipes from my mom that are family Christmas traditions. Then I scrapped it all together. It turned out really darling but took forever. Hopefully they will have them long past when I'm around.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:20:09 PM(UTC)
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I made both of my daughters recipe books. Actually it turned out to be a gigantic process but worth it. I used a small manila scrapbook and covered the front. Then I found recipes from my family ( like one that my sister gave me, ones from my mom, ones Bills mom had given me .) Then I found pictures of each person trying to find pictures that had the child with the person if I could. I wrote a small info about each person or what we used the recipe for. Like there are some recipes from my mom that are family Christmas traditions. Then I scrapped it all together. It turned out really darling but took forever. Hopefully they will have them long past when I'm around.


My cookbook project was not a quick project either. I made two books each for the kids...one of their grandmother's recipes and one of their favorites of mine. All in all it took me close to a year to complete the project with well over 200 recipes that had been passed downed or collected from friends and family over the years. While it was a big project to complete and took quite a bit of time to produce...it was well worth the effort. It was probably one of the best presents that they have received and it keeps on giving. Who knows I may decide to do it one more time in another 20 years to add any new recipes they ask me for.
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