Heirloom Recipe Scrapbooks

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What is a recipe scrapbook?

Heirloom Recipe Scrapbooks

Scrapbooking is not just for photographs. There are various types of scrapbooks and many items that can be included in your memory books. A keepsake cookbook is a scrapbook idea for cherished family recipes that have been passed down through the generations. In order to create recipe scrapbooks, you will need to do a few things ahead of time so you will have all the materials to assemble your cookbooks. There are many different themes that can be used when creating recipe scrapbooks. You can title it “Favorite Family Recipes”, “Grandmas Secret Recipes”, “Recipes Through the Generations”, etc. There can also be more specialized themes such as “Cake Recipes”, “Scrumptious Desserts”, “Christmas Recipes”, etc.

First, gather all the recipes and type them on your computer for easy access. Decide the size of your recipe scrapbooks; a 6 x 6 is a friendly size of book, but you can make any size work. Print the individual recipes onto white cardstock (acid-free/lignin-free). Then, decide how you are going to categorize your recipe scrapbooks. For example, group them under appetizers, breads, soups and salads, desserts, etc. Now, choose your paper and color combinations for your cookbook. It might be a good idea to use a different color for each category in order to separate the sections. Once you have decided how to divide your recipe scrapbooks, make sure to include a table of contents for easy access to certain recipe favorites.

After you have gathered the recipes, determined the size of your book, printed the recipes, picked your colors and bought your supplies then you are ready to assemble your book. It is a good idea to include pictures (family memories) in your book so it can be a personalized recipe scrapbook. You can make a two-page layout for each recipe and on one page include the recipe with some embellishments then on the other page have a special picture of a person, a family memory or special event



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