Monday, April 30, 2012

Recipe book

a few years ago, my mom had given me a small recipe book/album.  it was from one of those school fundraiser things.  well, it has been my go to recipe book ever since.  i have even taken it on trips to see my cousin HEIDI for those much needed recipes we love to make for the holidays.

did you know that you can get the neatest recipe cards in the dollar isle at michaels?   the "albums/books" i love using are those $1 photo albums.  its perfect because you can spill on them :).  they are small and can be kept right near your cooking area in your kitchen. 

here is a book i made for a swap im participating in. 



i then decided to make myself another one because my first one is full.  i also made a christmas recipes album for me too :)


what i do is remove the cover.  although it is lovely, it needed to be kitcheny.  (is that a word?)
i found some fun kitchen scrapbook paper and just cut it to size.  using the other cover as a template.

recipe card collection obtained over the past few years.  im going to make a few of these as xmas presents this year.  i need to get more cards!!!  (each album takes around 40 cards)


here is my christmas book.  my parents have some FANTASTIC xmas "goodie" recipes.  each year they make up a ton of goodies and give baskets as gifts to people.  ive been slowly copying those recipes.   im talking homemade fudge, peanut brittle, norwegian things i cant spell-lol-, cookies, spritz.  im talking about some yummy treats!!!


xmas recipe cards.  TOO CUTE!



it would be a great little bridal shower gift also with some family recipes inside.  you could really jaz up that cover with stickers, paper, embellishments etc.  im not super savvy on the scrapper lingo.  im just a crafter who dabbles with paper.  :)




8 comments:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a great idea! I love to have my recipes handy too~ and they are all getting splattered! :-o I'm going to keep my eyes open at Michaels! Thanks!

A.J. Dub. said...

I use these as well and if they start to fall apart it is inexpensive to replace them. I only have one "cute" one though. The rest I just made a cover with whatever is in it, ie sides, desserts, miscellaneous etc. Great that you shared this fab idea!

Cheryl said...

So clever...I have never seen these. I'll be on the hunt also.

Heidi said...

I need a christmas one with all the christmas recipes of my Godparents.. just sayin!

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Oh my goodness, what a cleaver idea! I love how it keeps the cards clean and organized. I foresee a trip to Michael's in my future. ;)

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Oh my goodness, what a cleaver idea! I love how it keeps the cards clean and organized. I foresee a trip to Michael's in my future. ;)

denise naum said...

This is a great idea. I have so many recipes on index cards just sitting around. I too am going to have to take a trip to Michaels and do this. Love this idea.

Amanda Sumner said...

Where can I get the album/book?