I am in the process of making a family cookbook. It is an ongoing process and really much easier than you might think. I bought a three-ring binder during the back-to-school sales. I also purchased some clear sheet protectors at that time. I like to use these because I can take whatever recipe I am making right out of the cookbook to my work area. Then I started adding recipes. When I first started this several years ago, I just put my handwritten recipes in the protectors. Now I use a program that I down I downloaded for free: Regi Dean’s recipes. There are also several programs you can purchase to help print your recipes.
At first I just kept adding recipes to the back of the binder. As I started gathering more recipes, however, it took me longer and longer to find what I was looking for. I then purchased some index tab dividers to organize my recipes.
I am in the process of going through my mom’s recipe box and adding all my favorites to my cookbook. This has been a lot of fun for me and the kids. It has also brought back some great memories!
So, if you like to cook and want to organize your recipes, give it a try. Hopefully you will have as much fun as we have!