View Full Version : making your own cookbook?

04-18-2008, 02:12 PM
I'd like to make a cookbook of my own recipes. This isn't for professional or publishing reasons, but rather for my DH since he'll be out of town for work this summer. Does anyone have a software/template/program they'd recommend using?

I tried using the HP activity center template, but the template boxes are so small its only good for short recipes with few ingredients. Any help would be appreciated!

04-18-2008, 02:17 PM
I haven't used this one, but I have been meaning to give it a try to see how it works.


04-18-2008, 02:46 PM
This one is fun.


I've been playing around with it quite a bit and it gets better and better as they update the software.

04-18-2008, 04:28 PM
Have you thought about just typing them into Word? Rather than binding into an actual book, you could slide each recipe into a page protector (I like Staples medium weight 200 count pack). I don't know how you would do page numbers and an index, but you could still do a table of contents.

Sounds like a great project! :)

04-19-2008, 03:16 PM
I use Mastercook. I have done cookbooks as holiday gifts a number of years. Mastercook makes it pretty easy.