Make Your Own Cookbook & Empower Yourself

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When you make your own cookbook, you are all-powerful. You have no one to answer to but yourself. Of course, if you plan to make your own cookbook and give it away, others may offer a few words of “helpful advice.” My answer to them is what my favorite author once said to his critics: “Where were you when the page was blank?”

When you make your own cookbook, you can have high standards. Yours. You have the power to include whatever you wish. Or, not. If you think Aunt Bessie’s lemon pie doesn’t merit a page in your cookbook (because it’s too sweet and the meringue sweats and falls, every time), you don’t have to include it. (If Aunt Bessie wants to make her own cookbook, send her Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook Software.)

In fact, with Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook Software, you can easily enjoy the power of many roles all at once:

An Author!
Did you ever think you would make your own cookbook by writing down family recipes? With my easy-to-use recipe templates, all the guesswork is removed and you can concentrate on selecting the best family recipes to include in your family cookbook.

An Editor!
Did you ever think you would make your own cookbook and be able to edit all those collected family recipes into one coherent recipe book? With my cookbook software’s automatic Table of Contents capability, you can type recipes into the recipe template in any order, and they will be categorized and alphabetized for you. How fabulous is that!

A Proofreader!
Did you ever think you would make your own cookbook and catch all the mistakes? With my cookbook software’s “print this recipe” option, you can read individual printouts of every recipe so your margin for error is reduced.

A Publisher!

Did you ever think you would make your own cookbook and be its publisher? With my cookbook software’s variety of printing options, you can print one copy on your home computer and printer, or several copies. No costly book publishers are necessary. If you’re not sure how to go about binding your cookbook pages together, there are lots of easy solutions – on option is to take those pages and make your own recipe book using one of these great binders – or click on this link to find out how to make your own cookbook using one of my popular customizable cookbook binder kits.

A Family Heritage Conservationist!
Did you ever think you would make your own cookbook and at the same time preserve your family’s heritage and traditions? My software gives you the ability to create a family heirloom that will be cherished (and used) for years to come.

And lastly, when you make your own cookbook, you build self-esteem and empower yourself. You will have pride in your personal accomplishment and will say “I did that” (and you can check off one more item on your ‘Round Tuit list).

So get to it…I don’t want to see any blank pages. icon wink Make Your Own Cookbook & Empower Yourself

Matilda

My cookbook will include:

  • Recipes from my family, friends, neighbors, whatever! (58%, 227 Votes)
  • My entire family's recipes (25%, 97 Votes)
  • Mostly just my own recipes (15%, 57 Votes)
  • My recipes and one other person's (2%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 391

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7 thoughts on “Make Your Own Cookbook & Empower Yourself

  1. I’d like to learn more about making my own recipes book. Family and friends.

  2. Some of my families recipes are quite long. Is there a limit on the size of the recipe’s descriptions or directions?

  3. Hi Cindy-
    No, there’s no limit. You can go on for 30 pages on a single recipe if you’d like!
    Matilda

  4. I have a great spaghetti recipe that everyone who has tried, just loves it. My brother brought to my attention that I should publish my recipe. I though it was funny at the time, but when everyone could not guess my secret ingredient, that just proved it all.

  5. I have always loved to cook. Family , friends and neighbors have all asked for my recipes. So, I thought I would do my own cookbook and sell them. Can anyone help me ? Please email me at beginnerchef2012@gmail.com. Thanks so much !!

  6. Hi Amy-
    A great way to go about this is to buy our cookbook software, type up your cookbook, and have a local print shop print it out for you. Here’s a blog post we did about how to make the print shop do what you want. I also strongly recommend Docucopies.com for very low-cost spiral bound printing of homemade cookbooks (in coordination with our software).