Author: Cook Book Specialists

Collecting Recipes for a Cookbook From a Group – Tips & Resources

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Have a plan for collecting recipes from a group to create your family or a fundraising cookbook. We have paper, digital, and online recipe collection options! Before You Start Collecting Recipes for Your Cookbook… Decide what categories you would like in your book. For some groups, having specific types of recipes makes your cookbook stand out more.  You can ask people to submit recipes they use on a daily basis, for special holidays, potlucks, etc. Selecting categories gives you direction on what to ask for. Examples may include appetizers, breads, main dishes, and desserts. The number of recipes will determine

Here Comes the Bride…With a Cookbook!

Cookbooks as Wedding Favors

After the engagement ring slips onto the finger, planning for the big day begins. Picking the day, place, venue, flowers, music… the list goes on. Making the day special with personal touches is what guests will remember for years to come. Personalized wedding favors for guests to take home are a perfect memento from a beautiful day. Creating a cookbook gives you the chance to bring pieces of both families together and allows you to introduce the different flavors of your families. A family cookbook may include recipes from ancestors brought from the old world. It may also have recipes

Create a Cookbook – Anatomy of a Cookbook

Create a Cookbook - Anatomy of a Cookbook Blog

Create a Cookbook – A Look at the Anatomy of a Cookbook.  All books have a beginning, middle and end. That’s what we learned in school but what about cookbooks? My English teachers somehow missed the chapter on how to write a cookbook. Let’s see if we can shed light on how to create a cookbook. Cookbook Specialists has a recommended “standard” cookbook layout that fits well for most cookbook projects. Front Cover Title Page Table of Contents Personal Pages Dividers & Recipes Value Added Sections Index Sales Page Back Cover Covers Covers are the window to the soul of

Updating Old Recipes

Vintage Recipes

Grandma’s recipe is a family favorite and a must have at every reunion, but as time goes by many family recipes are lost. Preserving recipes by placing them in a family cookbook is a great way to ensure that they will be around for generations to come. However, making sure a recipe can be recreated from the original is another thing altogether. A generation or two back, many cooks measured ingredients with eyes and hands rather than measuring cups and spoons, and baking times were judged by smell and a quick peek rather than setting a timer. Today’s young cooks

Preventing and Finding Typos When Typing Recipes

proofreading recipes

Typos can easily hide in recipes. Spell check catches misspelled words, but sometimes our subconscious or auto-correct alters our attempt at typing ‘bake’ to ‘back’. Then there are those words that no matter how hard we try, we always type them wrong. Here are some tips to help find these errors and get them corrected before submitting your cookbook order. Read everything out loud. – When reading recipes out loud we are forced to really read the words that are there. It is easy to overlook mistakes when skimming through a recipe because our mind reads the word as it