Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Family Cookbook Project

I have decided to create a little keepsake for my children,  a hardbound family cookbook of our favorite recipes, sprinkled with a few pictures and traditions.  As you know I post all my favorite recipes on my other website The Sisters Cafe, and between 4 sisters, there are a lot of great recipes, but I am creating a tab here on Melandboys for only our Christensen family favorites.  That way I can have our favorite recipes organized in one place when I put together my family cookbook.  I am imagining this will be a treasured book when my boys move away from home and start their own families.  I am really excited about this idea.  Have any of you done one of these?  I think I am going to use Blurb.
I am so excited about this cookbook!
So, to get started I am going to start reposting some of my family's favorite recipes here to get them organized for this project.  Of course, I will have a gluten free section too:)
If you have any experience doing a family cookbook like this, I would love to hear about it.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!


DeGooyer Family said...

I like Heritage Makers! They've got some great deals going on right now - email me if you want more details. alanadegooyer@gmail.com

The Nem's!! said...

I started Tastebook, but never finished... :)

Mink said...

You have the right idea...blurb.com
It was fantastic and will be a treasured heirloom for our family. It was a TON of work though, good luck!

Heather said...

I think it's a great idea! And you don't have a deadline.=)

Melanie Anne said...

Alana--what a great idea--i have heard Heritage Makers is great! When I get a chance--I will email you for more info. Thanks for the tip!!

Melanie Anne said...

Mink and The Nems--Thanks for the warning!! I am going to just have to roll up my sleeves and expect it to be a big project--

Heather--but you are right there is no deadline:) Yay!!

Brittany said...

I love it Sis!!!! What a great idea... I would love one too! :) Seriously I would treasure it too. You inspired me to do the same thing when my kids get older - once we have established some of our own traditions.

Katrina Clark said...

Hi Melanie, I started a family journal using a blog about 2 years ago. It has been fun! After year 1, I wanted to print it into a book and I did use blurb. It was easy to use. I was able to work on it when I could and save the project along the way. I have 4 kids and couldn't do it all in one day!! Once I was finished, I decided to print a copy for each of my kids and I plan on doing this every time so that when they move away they can each have the memories to take with them. Just wanted to let you know that I had no problems with blurb! Hope it works out for you and your boys and future daughter in laws will love this project!! What a fun idea!

Angela said...

I print my blog using blog2print.com, they turn out to be really nice great books and I do one for each year and then I plan to do one for each of my kids as a baby book with posts that our just about them. It is a little pricey but I get 15-20% off coupons all the time and usually wait to print my yearly book until I get a coupon.

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