Christmas Gift Head-Start
I thought you might be interested in my 2002 Christmas project which I couldn't have done without Cook'n Deluxe.
I gathered as many of the family recipes (traditional and current favorites) and keyed them into Cook'n Deluxe. I created their own "book," called Our Family Favorites.
Then I sorted, searched and scanned (which doesn't begin to capture the hours THIS took!) family photos into my photo editor program.
I then printed out the recipes and placed the photos in a Word document, ran the recipes through the printer and the photos printed out on the recipe pages. I realize that that last part is probably clear as mud, but it worked! I also added a few family stories in the comments section of the recipe screen.
The pages, inserted in plastic sleeves that had a three-holed tab, were then put in a three ring binder with a cover into which I could slip a cover photo.
The result: A truly personalized cookbook/photo album. My six kids (all adults now) were really delighted with the book and started talking about how we could e-mail new culinary delights and add to the book. This suggestion solved the problem of what to do for Christmas 2004--they will all get a copy of Cook'n Deluxe!!! Then we all REALLY will be on the same page!
Thanks for creating this opportunity for our family.
Nancy C. B.
Wow! This is great news!! I am so pleased to hear that Cook’n helped. It sounds like a great gift that you gave.
You inspired us to make the Cook'n Recipe Card Binders. Thank you for sharing this!!
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