Creating a Fabulous Recipe Scrapbook

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Creating A Recipe Scrapbook : The Basics

If you’re looking for a way to save your favorite recipes in a manner that’s fun and creative, yet still easy to use, then a recipe scrapbook might just be the thing for you! Like a conventional recipe book, it acts as a collection of favorite recipes and instructions. Unlike a conventional recipe book, however, you can also add a whole lot more to it, making it a creative memory keepsake as well.

Many people are using a recipe scrapbook as a way to preserve memories and not just recipes themselves. For instance, if you have a stack of recipe cards that were written by your mother or grandmother, then putting them on display in a recipe scrapbook can be a great way of preserving these heirlooms in a manner that is special and useful. They’ll also be much easier to access than if they were simply gathering dust in a kitchen drawer.

When designing such a scrapbook, you don’t have to stick exclusively to recipes, either. In fact, the scrapbooks can be a lot more fun if you add anecdotes, memories, photographs, or other mementos to them. For example, if you have a recipe for your grandmother’s apple pie then including a photograph of the pie, or of your grandmother, on the page can be a fun way to remember the recipe as well as a favorite memory, too.

Of course, you don’t have to use old family recipes in your recipe scrapbook. You might want to make a “theme book” instead. Perhaps you do a lot of traveling and you want to remember recipes from places that you have visited. In this instance, adding receipts from restaurants where you have dined, photographs from that destination, or any other small memento to the page can add some extra flair to it.

Maybe you simply want to use your scrapbook as a bonafide cookbook that you will be relying upon during your forays into the kitchen. If you’re going this route, and not necessarily using it as a “memory book” then you may want to consider leaving off a lot of embellishments. Instead, you might want to focus on making it simple with clean lines and few adornments.

That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t decorate your pages! You can still use scrapbook punches, decorative borders, bright colors, and other details to liven up your pages. You just want to ensure that you can still read the directions, too!

The purpose of your recipe scrapbook will probably dictate the size of the album that you use. If you’re going to use it for recipes then you’ll probably want a larger size. An 8 ½ X 11 album is large enough that you can read the print, but not too large that it’s bulky and difficult to store in the kitchen. On the other hand, if you’re using it to store memorabilia and photographs as well then a larger size, such as a 12 X 12 might be more suitable because you’ll have more space to work with on the actual pages.

Regardless of what type of scrapbook you are making, using a “theme” can be helpful in tying the pages together. A recipe scrapbook of desserts, of your family’s recipes, of your favorite soups, and other assorted meals can help your album be much more cohesive.

Final Thoughts About Your Recipe Scrapbook

If you often get asked for your own recipes then creating a digital scrapbook for your friends and family members can be a brilliant gift that’s both practical and special at the same time. When you create your recipe scrapbook digitally then it’s very easy to make multiple copies of it that can be handed out from time to time.