Post # 1
Hi all… I need some advice. I was thinking about putting together my grandma’s recipes and assembling a cookbook and giving it out as Christmas gifts. I only need like 10 or so printed. I want it to be slightly better quality than printing from my home computer and a slightly durable binding. Can anyone recommend any online companies that won’t break the bank?
Post # 3
OMG!!! I wanted to gift my neices my top ten cookie recipes for christmas and am looking for the same thing!! I thought as a last resort I will put it together with my cricuit and good card stock then have it laminated and spiral bound at Kinkos.
Post # 4
I put together a cookbook of people’s family recipes for a friend for her shower (had every guest bring me a recipe to the shower and then I put together the cookbook afterwards) and I decided to go the route of the old-style cookbook where you have the handwritten recipe cards that slide into plastic slots like a photo album. I loved the hand-written look and it really made it look a book of old family recipes (while still looking lovely and put together). my mom has a cookbook like that that was started by her mother when my mom got married and came with lots of extra recipe cards that my mom has filled with her own recipes over the years, and I really hope she puts together something similar for me. also it’s really helpful when you’re making a recipe to just slide that one card out and not have a whole big cookbook out in the way.
Post # 5
Mypublisher.com does a lot of this. I am not sure of their prices, but if you are on their lost, they will occasionally send out coupons like “buy one, get one free.”
Post # 6
I’m pretty sure shutterfly has cookbook layouts and they email out coupons ALL THE TIME. Depending on the coupon discount it might be pretty affordable.
Post # 7
Thank you all for your suggestions!
Post # 8
I second Shutterfly! They have the option for photos and full text pages, and their quality seems to be pretty good. I just ordered a honeymoon book from them so I’ll let you know how it goes when it gets here in a couple days.
Post # 9
Tastebook is great! The books are really nice quality and they are three-ring binders so you can add recipes in the future. http://www.tastebook.com