My personal purpose in making a recipe book for our staff was to create a memory book of special recipes and some how tie together our special opportunity and blessing of working in the temple. I did this by adding temple quotes through out the book.
This to me, is more special than the recipes. I added these quotes at the front of each category divider, and at the bottom of a page where I didn't have enough room to add another recipe, but still had plenty of room. So the quotes are not on every page. I actually love just sitting and reading the quotes and being uplifted. If you wanted to make a recipe book like this,you could also do temple quotes. Why not?! Or you could add special family memories. Be creative with your purpose of making a recipe book.
Here are the steps of making a recipe book:
- Collect recipes. This may take a few months, so give yourself time to have a good collection.
- Make Decisions! Decide on the categories, book title, and how you want to make it special.
- Create your recipe book on your computer using a document program. I used Microsoft Office 2013, but any document program should work. I chose to make my recipe book in a book form (half sheet, back to back) Many recipe books are this size and it works well. The instructions I am giving you, are for that size of a book. BEFORE you type in your recipes, set up the page.
Go to your document and open up a new page.
Click PAGE LAYOUT. A Tab at the top of the page.
Then select the tiny arrow in the lower right corner of
This will open up a box titled Page Setup. Click Landscape, Book Fold, Select All (in the book fold selection, not shown in picture), then OK at the bottom. You can also adjust the margins at the top.
Now you are ready to type in your recipes.
If you were interested in the temple quotes, here is the link to my Google Doc file
You can find other temple quotes by just googling LDS Temple Quotes or go to lds.org and go to the Resources /Temples/Purposes of Temples