Tips for Creating a Cookbook

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

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, in preparing me for life, somehow missed the chapter on how to write a cookbook. Let’s see if we can shed light on this topic. 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 a cookbook. The cover is the first thing people see,

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