Making a Scrapbook with Family Recipes


Recipe books and family recipes with secrets and tips in baking are always popular with everyone.   I can’t tell you how many times I have called my mother and said, “Mom , I just have to have your recipe for such and such…”   It’s been a slow collection of recipes, but she giggles each time I realize I need yet another recipe from her.

Now that I have an grown daughter of my own, I really cherished to pass the recipes on to her too.   Several of these recipes she has been eating since she stopped eating baby food  .  In addition to my recipes, my daughter has also been collecting them from her aunt on her father’s side of the family.  Family history is so important to keep track of and record your family rituals.

Recipe heirlooms can be given to aunts, uncles, cousins, children etc .   You can use 6×6 scrapbook works wonderfully .  They are big enough to hold a 3×5 index card.   Edit this text use an 8×8 scrapbook and have the recipes on paper,as an alternative of index cards.

Another great idea would be to combine photos with recipes.  For example , a a picture of the whole family at the beginning of the album is a great way to start off the album .  If you’ve asked for recipes from several family members, put a photo of the recipe submitter on one page and the recipe on the opposite page.

It’s also a great help to have a shopping list.  You might have the actual recipe on one page and a shopping list on the opposite page.  I also take a recipe to the grocery with me and shop off the recipe page.  When you add thislist , the recipe book holder just needs to remove the shopping list page and take it to the grocery store .

You could also add a bit of family history in your book .  If you’ve had several family members contribute recipes, consider having the recipe on page, photos on one page and a bit of information on the author on a 3rd page. Most scrapbooks are very easy to make bigger , so there is space for many pages in one album.

Of course, all of my scrapbooks have measurement charts and converters in them, so you may too want to add this in your recipe book , it’s great to add this information to either the back or the front of the book.

Recipe albums are a great gift for both the new bride– specially if the gift comes from her husband’s family with recipes for all of the dishes he grew up with– and for the college graduate setting up their first home. You can create them and give as Christmas gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, Valentine’s, the list is endless.  You will not only create a family heirloom, and a great cookbook,  you will also have fun doing it!

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