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Monday, July 7, 2008

Family Cookbook

Are your family's favorite recipes scattered all over the place? When my older daughter moved into an apartment in college, I decided to computerize our family favorites, so she could have a copy of the recipes she loved eating at home. And I was happy to have the recipes I used most often in one place!

I organized the recipes in different categories, just like in real cookbooks. At the top of each recipe, I wrote where and when I got the recipe and from whom. I was also careful to write in little tips she might not know from lack of experience cooking.

I printed up the pages and slipped two pages back-to-back into each page protector and placed them in a 3-ring binder. I even made a cover sheet and slipped it into the front cover.

I gave one to my future son-in-law at the time when he moved into his apartment, and later to my younger daughter. The beauty of having your recipes computerized is that you can update them, add to them, and copy them for friends who want your recipes!

If you want to create a more involved family cookbook complete with stories and pictures, check out Cooking Up A Family Cookbook by Ann Champeau (http://1-2-3getorganized.com./funstuff.html).