I created my own Family Cookbook with Mixbook and received, free of charge in order to complete this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Create Your Own Family Cookbook With Mixbook
During COVID-19, many families have found cooking to be the #1 past-time in the house. Now that life is starting to go back to normal, don’t let those moments and recipes pass you by. Family recipes are some of the most treasured pieces of personal heritage found in any home. From a favorite meal to award-winning desserts and even cooking techniques, the recipe collection is a prized heirloom worthy of sharing. Creating a family cookbook complete with high-quality images of the food you’ve created is a wonderful way to pay tribute to some of the best bakers and home chefs in your family, and it’s a great way to preserve and share time-honored flavors. We recently also discovered Printed Memories – an online application that helps anyone create a personalized themed photo book in just a few clicks. Clearly, the age we live in today makes making memories even more worth it.
Love Or Hate, Cooking Is A Part Of Life!
I have a love / hate relationship with cooking. I do honestly usually enjoy it but I get in ruts and end up making the same 4 to 5 meals over and over again because I can’t think of what else to make. For years now, I’ve been wanting to create a cookbook with our tried and true recipes in it so I’d be able to grab one book and have dozens of options at my fingertips that I know will be good. Well, now I have it! Thanks to Mixbook, this dream is now a reality! My 16 year old daughter and I worked together to create our very own family favorites cookbook and we couldn’t be happier with the results!
The Process: Creating Our Mixbook Family Cookbook
It can help to begin the layout and design of your family cookbook NOW, even if you don’t have all the recipes and photos on hand. Sketch out a table of contents, listing all of the recipes you hope to include as a guide for yourself. Gather up the photos and recipes you do have and begin sourcing the others from your loved ones to build your collection of must-have recipes.
Once you have an idea of what you’re wanting your cookbook to look like, head over to Mixbook and choose a book design and size. (There are hundreds to choose from so you’ll be able to make the book that’s perfect for you!) They make it easy with step-by-step selections.
After you’ve done this, now you can get to work adding your recipes and photos! We took it slowly, page by page and added all our favorite recipes. With almost every single one, we made sure to include a photo too as I love seeing what recipes should look like when finished! Plus, adding a colorful photo to each page helps with the overall visual appeal.
Creating our custom Family Cookbook was extremely easy with Mixbook but it did take some time to get all our recipes added. We just did a couple a day over about a five week time span so it wasn’t too overwhelming. It was nice as we were able to customize each page, background, and information with just a couple clicks. Adding pages to expand our book was also a breeze.
Because I know we’ll continue finding great recipes over time, we did include some blank pages at the end so we can attach recipe cards or hand write new ones in.
By the time we finished, our Family Cookbook ended with 183 pages. All in all, we are thrilled with the entire process as well as results. This book will be cherished for years to come and I’m actually planning on ordering additional copies to gift each of our kids in the future!
So if you’re loving this idea, start your Mixbook Custom Cookbook today so you have lots of time to create. These books make great gifts and Christmas will be here before we know it!
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I’m a city girl turned country by my awesome husband and we have three busy boys and two darling daughters. I love spending time with my family, reading Karen Kingsbury novels, and catching up with friends while our kiddos have play dates. I’m blessed beyond measure and can’t wait to see what God has in store.
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