Setting Up A Family Cookbook

Want that special something for the next


family reunion? Try a family cookbook,


involve the entire family and collect the


recipes they each like the best. This is


a great way to get your Aunt Marges


recipe for Apple Pie!


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If the family reunion is to be a pot-luck,


have them bring a recipe card for the


dish they will be providing. This method


has several advantages; a picture of the


person can be added to the recipe


when the book is compiled.


Computers are great for this project,


and using a regular notebook allows


people to add to the recipe book at a


later date. (You can even email the book


to those who have a computer and are


online to help save on postage.)


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In addition this can be used as a great


memory for the family reunion, and a


way to get pictures to all of the family


members who forgot to bring their


cameras! Just add photos to the book


and it will bring funny and happy


memories for years to come.


If there is a problem of the cost of


materials, have each member who


wants one donate a small fee to cover


the costs of the paper, ink, notebooks


and postage. I dont know how many


times I have gone to a pot-luck and


spent lots of time asking for the recipes!


I have never been to where I didnt find


several dishes I really liked and wanted


to make for my family later.


If you would rather have the recipe book


on hand at the reunion, just request, in


advance, everyone provide their favorite


recipe, put an old picture of them with it,


this can present even more fun by not


identifying the person in the picture!


You may want to put an index in the


back so they can tell in the years to


come, who is in the picture.


Whatever means you use, this is a great


memento of a special day for your


family, enjoy it, and remember to send


one to the family members who couldnt


be there for whatever reason.


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About The Author, Carmen Sandago
C. SanDago used to be an office and motel cleaner earning minimum wage on a contract by contract basis, working very hard to make ends meet. Being forced to stay at home after her baby, she says it was like a "visit from an angel"... She had to find a way to earn a living from home... with no pedigree, a high school dropout it was like a live changing event!