In case you didn’t know already, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like to stay between the lines. So it was a real eye-opener for me to learn that most people like to have lines to stay between. So, when we started designing Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook Software, I began to understand why easy-to-use recipe templates are the key to creating cookbooks.
Using a recipe template to create a cookbook is really an idea that was borrowed from the crafting world. For example, sewing hobbyists use patterns. Interior decorators use stencils. Painters and muralists use outlines. Thus, using a recipe template to automatically produce a professional-looking family recipe cookbook made sense. (At least that’s what I thought when I imagined a recipe template that I would use.)
When choosing a cookbook software to make your own family cookbook, look for a few smart features that can make your cookbooking experience a more pleasant one. Some smart features to consider are a recipe template that:
- Won’t let you duplicate a recipe name.
- Allows you to select a frequent contributor’s name in a drop-down choice to avoid having to type it again.
- Enables you to choose which category the recipe fits in, such as a standard “Soup” or “Bread” category, or to customize the recipe template to your own personal tastes and preferences, such as “Arabic” or “Japanese” dishes.
- Allows you to add family history and control the design and printing.
- Thinks for you and automatically formats pages behind the scenes.
Like I said, I’m not real good with staying within the lines, but I do like having a recipe template that is smart and easy to use. Would you expect anything less from a family recipe cookbook software designed by a woman? (Tee-Hee)