Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year Resolution

Like most people, I made some New Year resolutions, and the one that I felt I should blog about was my resolution to collect all the recipes I have into one cookbook. I know that I have quite a few, so I've decided that it's going to be a year-long project. There are many ways to go about this, one being to buy a blank cookbook at a bookstore and write them in yourself. This can be time-consuming but at the same time, it can be a pastime and a wonderful thing to pass on to your children. Another option would be to make a scrapbook of all the recipes. Again, this is time-consuming, and I've found that it's better for those recipes that have a story behind them. For example, maybe you have the same meal at one event every year, or some story with friends inspired you to create a recipe.
While these are both wonderful options, I don't really have the time to do either one of these. But this will not stop me from fulfilling my resolution because I have found a website to help me in my endeavors. It's Tastebook.com. I believe I read about it at Culinate.com, a website that joins a lot of blogs about food. So, I decided to check it out and, to my delight, I found that not only can you buy cookbooks, but you can also create your own! Once you creat an account, you can immediately start typing in all of your own recipes and then you save them in a folder, which contains all the recipes for your cookbook. Each book can hold up to 100 recipes giving you plenty of room, and then you simply order is from the site, and it's mailed to your door. Another wonderful aspect is that fact that you have access to thousands of recipes from their website, many of which came from Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines.
With this site I hope to create my own cookbook with a little more ease and a little more time. Check it out, I think you'll love the website and it will inspire you to create your own cookbook.

1 comment:

Dana said...

After dropping my recipe box on the floor this past summer, I cant easily find any of my favorites. At least they are all in a cardboard box now.

Sounds like a good resolution.

I'll join you in this organizational endeavor :)