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Have You Ever Written a Cookbook for Your Family and, Maybe, for Friends?

herby | Jan 17, 201103:12 PM

This is a project that I started a few years ago at the request of my two grown daughters (both have families now) - write a cookbook of family favourites and any other recipes that will be useful to them. A few friends heard about the project, word kind of spread around and now there is an expectation of a fabulous cookbook that many of those who've eaten at my house want. And I am stuck...

I started by developing a format, then creating categories and writing out recipes. All was going well at first but then I do not know where to stop. I constantly "discover" great recipes that I make 2-3 times and then move onto something else. The second problem is how to make a book out of the little pages that I've created? I want it to have a hard cover so that it lasts, spiral bounding so that it opens flat, pages that could be whiped off if things spill and thing will spill if the book is used.

I've heard of two sotwares that could be helpful - Master Cook and Living Cookbook; have you used these or any other ones?

Please share your experience and tips on how to go about completing this project. Maybe the cookbook of this kind could be "evergreen" but I do not want an e-book, I want the real thing!

I am happy to post any elements of my cookbook - just ask for what you are interested in.

Looking forward to hear from many:))))

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