You heard me….little ole me made a cookbook! I am so excited!!! What’s even better is that it was so fun and easy to do with FamilyCookbookProject.com. My mind is now racing with so many great ideas for gift giving, fund raisers, church or family projects, or even for the neighborhood. I am just super pumped about this new fun project! Guys! I made a cookbook…and you can too!
This cookbook is a compilation of recipes I have blogged about. As a bonus, there are a few extra recipes that have yet to be added to my blog. You will be able to save it to your computer and print out recipes as needed…or you can print the whole book.
The Family Cookbook Project ~
In a nutshell, this is a software program that lets you bring your recipes to life in a shareable form through print or save online. I have been truly amazed at just how easy it was to put this together. Now we have a keepsake of the beginning of our recipe blogging journey. I have no doubt that there will be much more time spent on creating a much more indepth Pappy on the Penarve Cookbook – Version 2!
What about you? Have you considered putting a cookbook together with all of your family favorites? Are there treasured recipes that have been passed down through the generations? Maybe there have been some church potlucks that everyone brings copies to share of the recipe they made. Wouldn’t it be so much easier to hop online and let each of those people type in their famous recipes? That’s right…you can set this up so that each person can be considered a “contributor.”
How It Works ~
- Create an account.
- Give your cookbook a title (that can be changed anytime throughout the process)
- Invite friends and family to contribute – optional! You can also create the recipes by yourself.
- Follow along with the simple layout to enter your recipes…you can even copy and paste or import if you have them saved somewhere else on your computer.
- Select your cover, dividers and layouts to your personal preference.
- The table of contents, recipe index and list of contributors (optional) is automatically created for you.
- Order your cookbook. They have a calculator to make the final setup and purchase process so easy.
- You can go back and add recipes to your online version at any point.
*Sample of Family Cookbook Project final copy
Have You Ever Misplaced a Special Recipe? ~
Isn’t this the worst?!?! Ugh! If only I had a nickel for every time I went frantically searching for that special recipe! Another problem I encounter quite often…does your recipe card look like it’s been to h*ll and back? Stains and tears all over it. I always say you can tell those are the most loved! Wouldn’t it be so much easier to have them in a nice little cookbook (luckily you can choose to have any pages/covers you want laminated!)
Maybe you are not as scatter brained as I am and your recipes are already nicely organized. (Oh, how I try to be that person!) This is still such a timeless treasure to create and gift to others!
Better yet, maybe you have some very special recipes you won’t share because they become even more special when you bring them to the party! I have a VERY loved sister-in-law that does just this! We give her grief over it all the time. I’m thinking this would be such a great idea to make and have back for gifts when the right time comes along! (You know who you are sweet …you know I love ya!)
Recipes from Sites Online ~
This is another way that many of us save recipes. Pinterest is obviously a favorite go to. However, have you saved a recipe and gone back to it later and it was GONE? Yes….GONE! This has happened to me on a few occasions. What I have learned in my blogging journey is that Pinterest drives so many different blogs. If a person is paying for their blog site and then quits blogging….guess what happens? The blog goes down as do many of the sites it is linked to.
While the internet is a truly amazing way to create and store information, it is never a foolproof option. It may be old school, but it is always a good idea to have those favorite recipes stored in a printed book!
Dedication Page ~
Below is the picture and dedication words I chose for Pappy on the Penarve. It’s been so much fun deciding how I wanted to display everything from the pictures to the wording…
Welcome to Pappy on the Penarve! The love of family is our number one priority. We have discovered that good food keeps family members coming back for more. Thus we are lucky to have lots of family gatherings!
This is our first edition of a compilation of recipes we have shared on Mimiblog.org (plus a few bonus extras!). Our hope is that you and your family and friends will enjoy these wonderful recipes as much as us.
The main focus is on Pappy’s amazing grilling with a few appetizers, appetizers/sides and desserts to compliment the savory dishes that come off of Pappy’s magical grill!
We dedicate this first edition to Lauren, Karleigh and Eli…our amazing children and all who are a part of their world!
To see the above picture and dedication in book layout is a dream come true for me! As stated earlier, you get to create the cover and dividers, choose from multiple recipe layouts, add your own dedication and introduction…the list goes on and on!
Drumroll Please ~
So without further adieu, I bring you the final version of Pappy on the Penarve. Click on the link below to view or to download and print a free copy yourself. I will be making a laminated binder version for our family. If you are interested in purchasing one, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you the details.
Guys! I Made a Cookbook…AND YOU CAN TOO!
Are you excited about getting started on your own personal cookbook? I haven’t seen an easier way to create such a special family treasure! Get started on your personal cookbook right here!
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