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Subject: Creating your own cookbook
Date Posted: 11/6/2008 1:46 AM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2008
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With the economy tanking more and more every day, people are looking for ideas for thoughtful, inexpensive gifts for the holiday season. One way is create your own cookbook.

I have a website that will help you. Go to RecipeCircus.com and sign up. Give your archive a name (which gives you your own unique web address for sharing with friends & family members). The system is quick & easy, letting you select your preferred text & background colors, graphics, etc., and you can then input as many recipes as you like.

When you're ready, you can print out your recipes, go to www.recipecircus.com/cookbook.html for simple instructions . Use specially decorated papers for some or all of your pages, create a unique cover, add whatever niceties that makes it your own.

And the best part...it's 100% FREE!




Date Posted: 11/7/2008 1:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2006
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Thanks Mimi,

Do you mind if I share your wording? always looking for a "cheap" way to make a cookbook.

Subject: cookbook
Date Posted: 11/25/2008 10:13 AM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2007
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Thanks for the info. We had a family reunion and the subject came up for us all to do this!!

Date Posted: 11/27/2008 5:24 PM ET
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Mimi, thanks for posting the link to that site. :-)

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 7:28 AM ET
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This is truely a wonderful gift for a family reunion.

 As the book is handed down to next generations, it's nice to include in the book some info on the recipe contributors and how the recipes came to be.

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 9:36 AM ET
Member Since: 6/6/2008
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We have done this-its ongoing. Its really a lovely way to keep recipes in the family.

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 5:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
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Wow, this is much better than scotch-taping clippings onto three-hole punch paper and putting them in a three-ring binder.  And I thought I was being so clever.  Totally last-century.

Date Posted: 1/21/2009 10:22 PM ET
Member Since: 12/20/2005
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Great idea...Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/23/2009 9:02 PM ET
Member Since: 5/20/2007
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I love this page!  I am so glad you shared the link.  I have a website that has my recipes on it but it is not organized like this one.

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 2:24 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2008
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Wow! I forgot I had posted this...sorry I didn't respond to the replies.


Yes, RecipeCircus is one of our most popular sites. We have a couple of others. One is Mimi's Cyber Kitchen at www.cyber-kitchen.com. Unfortunately, a lot of the links are out of date, and I really haven't had time to add new ones, but the other features are still good. The most popular area is our very active message board...it's a very friendly food community of people with varying levels of cooking abilities, from beginners to professional chefs.

We also have www.CookbooksPlus.com, where we sell cookbooks and other mostly non-fiction books, along with a bunch of kitchen goodies.


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