Time to Collect Recipes The holidays are perfect for collecting recipes for a cookbook project. So many great foods are cooked and baked for holiday meals and parties. For busy families, easy-to-make quick meals help make time for holiday activities. With so many great recipes in use, it’s easy to collect favorites for a cookbook. A Few Tips for Recipe Collection Have recipe forms handy to copy recipes onto. Snap a photo with your phone of recipes you don’t have time to write down. Email interactive recipe forms to friends and family so they can easily send you their favorite recipes.