Making a CookBook for My Daughter


For the past two years or so my eldest daughter had been asking me to make her a cookbook of all my recipes so that she can cook them for her family and then hand them down to her children. 

Of course it takes a major occurrence for me to sit down long enough to even start this project. Well I just had surgery and that is my major occurrence. I don’t feel well enough to sew and I am tired of sitting here watching the news and court tv.

I decided that today would be the day that I would start this project.  Being the thrifty, tight-wad really, person that I am, I perused the internet for free recipe page downloads. I found quite a few recipe card downloads, but being that I want to create a cookbook they wont work for my project. I did find a few full-page templates, but again they just weren’t me.

I came upon this great tutorial   Oh how I love a good tutorial.  In a short time I had a great recipe page template created and of course it’s adorned with aprons.

Paired with one of my apron creations this is going to be a wonderful Christmas gift for her.   A gift that she can use and enjoy for many years to come.

Considering that I’ve only typed out one recipe, I’m feeling pretty accomplished about right now. 


One response »

  1. what a great idea! we (husband’s family mostly) tried to get together recipes for a family cookbook and it went pretty much nowhere. And that means many recipes are lost – as my mother in law has dementia…and her daughters don’t have many of her “favorites” memorized. Keep at it!

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