Family reunions are a time when generations come together and celebrate being a family. A homemade cookbook is not only a useful gift, the memories of all who contributed will be treasured every time the cookbook is used. There's no better way to capture treasured heirloom recipes for all generations to enjoy and commemorate the reunion. Best of all, you and your family can create your cookbook for free.
Invite Everyone To Submit Recipes
After you create your account on AddMyRecipes.com, use the Facebook link under the My Account to invite family and friends to connect with you on AddMyRecipes.com. You can even include a link directly to your public profile page in an email or on the reunion invitation. Make sure to also give everyone a deadline for submitting recipes. Tip: When you hover over your name on the My Account menu, you'll see the link to your public profile page.
Add Recipes To Your Cookbook
After you approve everyone that requested to connect with you on AddMyRecipes.com, you will be able to view the recipes they submit under the Family and Friends' Recipes link (also located on the My Account menu). Simply click Add on the recipes you want to include in the cookbook. You can add and remove recipes at any time.
Print Your Cookbook
When you're ready to print the recipes in your cookbook, click on the My Cookbook link (located on the My Account menu) and select Print. This will take you to a page that will give you the option to print your cookbook, print your table of contents, add supplemental pages, and choose a cookbook binder cover design.
If you aren't able to print a copy of the cookbook for everyone attending the reunion, you can always print a PDF version then email it to everyone later.
Assemble Your Cookbook
- Use a 1" 3-ring binder that has clear exterior sleeves for inserting your cookbook cover design.
- Edit the cookbook cover design to include your cookbook title, print the cookbook cover, then slide the front, back and spine pages into the exterior sleeves of the binder.
- Place each page inside a page protector, or use a hole punch on the recipe pages, then add them to the binder.
More Ways To Personalize Your Cookbook
- Add an introduction page to the cookbook and acknowledge everyone that contributed recipes.
- Add extra pages with family photos.