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Recipes. The eternal love songs to our soul. More than simple lists of ingredients, recipes share with the world cultural perspectives, economic stances, and often embrace the true essence of modern globalization. Afterall, where would humanity be without the basics of the recipe?
Which is why I love cookbooks. And I own an awful lot of them. Dozens of them. I always have. I’ve been enamored with cookbooks since childhood and spent many happy childhood afternoons perusing my grandmother’s endless selections of decades-old cooking relics.
My love for all things culinary runs deep. So deep, in fact, that for my fifth birthday I remember asking my grandmother for a copy of Julia Child’s The Art of French Cooking. If you’ve ever seen re-runs of Child’s famed PBS series The French Chef, you know why this present was one for the ages!
Over the years I’ve loved how cookbooks have provided me with an academic view of cooking. An anthropological view of gastronomy, if you will. Turn their pages and you’ll often see waxing and waning fashion trends, gender norms through the ages, evolutions within the home, and even the tiny cultural nuances that bring whole communities to life.
Now you may think, why would a minimalist own so many cookbooks when many recipes are instead available online?
For me, nothing replaces the ability to hold a recipe in your hand while cooking. I enjoy the ability to thumb through recipes, to look at ingredients, and read the clever anecdotes that only chefs can provide. To be a foodie is to love cookbooks.
One of my favorite reasons to read cookbooks? They provide foodies like me with proven systems of organization. Every home chef worth their salt in the kitchen has a system for saving their tried and true recipes.
Some use recipe cards. Some stick their clippings in those old-school photo albums with magnetic pages. Some a three-ring binder with plastic sleeves. Others turn to social media, like Pinterest boards.
For me, I like a more personalized means to save my recipes. Especially those listed on my blog. Which is why I have been over the moon with the CreateMyCookbook digital cookbooks.
CreateMyCookbook offers bloggers, foodies, and anyone who wants to create, gift, or fundraise using cookbooks the ability to easily create professional-quality printed cookbooks using the easy of a web-based book designer.
The process of making cookbooks on CreateMyCookbook is very simple:
You start by selecting a binding style. All of their books are constructed to provide you with a vast selection of personalization options that make your cookbook uniquely yours! You can select from a hardback casing, spiral bound books, or hardcover binder-style casings.
CreateMyCookbook prices start at only $19.95 and up for 100-page durable coiling spiral bound cookbooks, $34.95 for 100-page hardback bound cookbooks and $42.95 for 100-page hardback binder books.
With bulk discounts available for each styling and no minimum number of cookbooks required for each purchase, there’s something for everyone and every budget with CreateMyCookbook!
Once you’ve selected your binding style, you simply start creating your cookbook by designing your cover page. Then inscribe an optional dedication page. Next, add your own recipes and photos.
You’ll also be given the option of selecting a horizontal or vertical style layout for each recipe where you can also add your own tips for creating the best version of each dish right on each recipe page.
As you add your recipes to your customized books, the CreateMyCookbook software automatically populates each recipe into a table of contents page, located at the end of each book. This will help you to easily access your recipes and make any organizational or categorial changes that might be needed to your draft.
Once you’ve populated your recipes, you’ll be guided through a final review process. The CreateMyCookbook editing features help you to ensure that each photo has the correct look your after and necessary pixelations and sizing, that your spelling is correct for each recipe and that your page layouts are what you want in your final cookbook.
You can even play around and view your cookbook as a final layout This ensures that your cookbook is the cookbook you want to not only create for others but for yourself as well!
Satisfied with your CreateMyCookbook order? You’ll then be promoted to the sites easy-to-follow payment screen and will also be asked, of course, to supply your shipping information.
Once your order is complete you’ll be emailed an order confirmation as well as a digital pdf-version of your cookbook too!
Something else worth mentioning is CreateMyCookbook’s return policy. Should there be any defects in workmanship, printing errors or damage to your cookbook, they’ll gladly provide you with a replacement cookbook or refund your purchase price. And for future orders, you will be able to find your cookbooks both stores on your site dashboard as well as a handy ordering site reminder on the back page of each cookbook.
Now for those looking to give the experience of creating a cookbook this season and not actually making your own, CreateMyCookbook gift certificate is available as well. For fast and easy cookbook creating this holiday season, CreateMyCookbook is your best bet.
If you’re anything like me, then there have been dozens of times when you’ve said to yourself, “I need to get all these family recipes into a book.” Now’s the time to get your family recipes in print and preserve your family’s culinary hertiage before another season passes you by!
Now, say you’re a foodie like me, especially a blogging foodie, consider chronicling your own online culinary adventures with a CreateMyCookbook of your own!
This past month I used CreateMyCookbook to turn many of my blog’s recipes into a fun, fabulous family spiralbound cookbook. My book’s recipient? My husband Daniel.
Why have him search my blog or cookbook library when I can just give him the recipes I know he enjoys eating from week-to-week and season-to-season in a bound, preserved, and ready-to-use format?
When he is craving one of my best meals he can now go to his CreateMyCookbook cookbook and whip up any number of dishes to his heart’s content! As you can see, each recipe page is brightly printed and cleanly designed, perfect for fast, minimalist referencing. Making it the perfect husband-ready present this holiday season!
I was also impressed to see that my order came minimally packaged. While sturdy, my cookbook’s shipper ready for recycling nor contained excess plastic contents, and was protected with inner cardboard sheets which ensured my cookbook stayed pristine before gifting.
Better still? During checkout, I was given the option of gifting my cookbook in a gift sack, bow drawstring, and gift tag. Options available while checking out on their site.
Now don’t stop at simply ordering online alone! Spread the culinary love this holiday season by using CreateMyCookbook to theme your next girls-night-in, or make it a truly zero-waste event by taking the party digital and hosting a long-distance collaborative project for you and your besties this season. You’re just an e-vite, laptop, and a Google Hangout Group chat away from creating cookbooks like a pro!
Create My Cookbook is the perfect gift solution for foodie husband’s, family member gift exchanges, and even gifting for the hard-to-shop-for on your holiday list. Which is why I think you should check out the CreateMyCookbook site this season!
Now, if that isn’t enough to make you head on over to CreateMyCookbook and check things out, I may be able to persuade you with cookies. I have several recipes on my blog that I used in my new CreateMyCookbook that may inspire you to create your own cookbook, too!
Friends, have you tried your hand at creating online cookbooks in the past or do you have a favorite way to organize your family or blog recipes at home? I’d love to hear about them below!
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