Custom Coloring Books

ColorBlogImageG&R Publishing is pleased to announce their new line of Custom Coloring Books! These high-quality, fun-to-color books are perfect for a variety of occasions. Simply select one of our popular collections of coloring pages and pick one of our colorful covers or submit a custom one. Next, create a custom title page or select the pre-designed, and select your quantity of books.

With six coloring page collections that vary from fun to inspirational, custom coloring books are perfect for…

Fundraising:  Tired of the same old fundraisers? Coloring is a hot hobby these days making coloring books an easy sell. With a low cost, you can easily have a profit of $240 with an order of as little as 24 books!

Donations: Give a church, library or nursing home a profitable boost with the addition of these customized coloring books in their gift shop/bookstore

Hospital Gift Shops: The perfect gift for someone stuck in bed. These easy to sell coloring books can be customized with the gift shop’s information on the cover.

Bazaars & Craft Sales: The perfect item to earn extra profits.

School Events, Clubs, Groups and Organizations: The list here is endless. From raising money for prom activities to funding field trips or other outings, these coloring books are such great gifts that they are easy-to-sell.(Such great gifts, they practically sell themselves).

Animal Shelters:  A great way to raise extra money for animal care.

Coloring Clubs: Get everyone on the same page! Order a box of coloring books for your coloring club.

Retreats: Relax and meditate with coloring books.

Employee & Customer Gifts: Give a gift that is fun. Use the customizable title page to thank the people who make your business great.

Visit our website today at for a FREE sample coloring page download and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

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What is the G&R Sample Cookbook

Our sample cookbook is designed to show you the standard layout of our cookbooks along with the many features you can select from when designing your own custom cookbook.Guide Packet 2015 A

Covers: Front and back covers are the same weight of paper that will be used on your book and are coated with UV coating which will protect your cookbooks for years to come.

Paper: The paper used for the recipe pages is our standard white bond paper.

Plastic Coil Binding: It also features our plastic coil binding option.

Title Page: When you open the front cover the first page identifies itself as the title page. A standard title page is the title of your cookbook and the subtitle. Title pages can be customized. Custom text is free. If you would like to include an image there is a $.05 charge per book for full-color and $.03 per book for black and white.

Publication Number: Your publication number is placed on the back side of the title page. This is the number that identifies your book.

Table of Contents: We will provide you with a table of contents for your book.

Dividers: Samples of some of our dividers and the weight of paper we use for those are included in the book and 8 standard categories are represented.

General Recipe Format: There are 165 recipes in the cookbook and samples of each of our 6 recipe designs and 11 typestyles including standard 10 point and large print in 12 point. To explore the recipe designs and typestyles look for the grey shaded corners on the upper right hand of the pages. They will identify the recipe design and font used. Note that you can use any font with any recipe design.  

Value Added Sections: We provide our 5 value added sections in their entirety for you to review. Value added sections cannot be altered. They can be added to your cookbook for $.20 each or choose 3 or more sections for $.15 each. Prices are per book.

Indexes: Sample of our alphabetical and contributor indexes are provided.

Merchant Ads: Samples of merchant ads are provided showing full-sized and quarter-sized ads.

Sales Page: Promoting your book can be as easy as providing information for a free sales page at the back of your book. This sample shows the information people typically provide on a sales page.

Customizing: G&R Publishing offers other customizations that are featured in the book as well. Within the recipe designs you will see samples of continued recipes and non-continued recipes. Samples of our non-religious and religious fillers on pages IV and V in the front of the cookbook. Fillers are a free option that can be used when non-continued recipes are used. Line art fillers are shown on pages 38 and 39. You can also view our Notes page and Favorite Recipes page options that can be placed in the personal pages and at the end of categories that end on a blank page. Your sample cookbook also shows a custom back cover, free with orders of 500 or more.

Uses for Your Sample Cookbook

Show and Vote: Using the sample cookbook when presenting a fundraising cookbook to a committee is an excellent way for them to see a visual of what G&R Publishing has to offer.

We recommend if you are working with a group and want their opinion on recipe design and typestyle  to pass the sample cookbook around and ask people to vote on their favorite. You can also use the cookbook to view the difference between standard font size and large print.

Flip Through the Book: What catches your eye? Do the full-color dividers catch your attention better or the single color? This is the opportunity to see how well the binding holds up (our nylon coated wire is very similar to the plastic coil).

Indexes: See how the index is set up. This may affect how you enter recipe titles. Note that we alphabetize by the first word so “Gluten Free Monster Cookies” will place it differently than listing it as “Monster Cookies – Gluten Free.”

If you are considering adding a contributor index then take a look at the one included in the sample cookbook. It is important to keep people’s names consistent within the book when adding a contributor index.

Sizing: Our sample cookbook is the standard 5 ½” x 8 ½” size that we offer. It provides a great visual when trying to judge how much text or photos will fit on a personal page. You can also use the merchant ads in the back to show people how large their ad will be to encourage them to give you an appropriately sized image.

Once you have had a chance to review the sample cookbook, if you have questions about our cookbook format give us a call and we will be happy to answer your questions. G&R uses a standard cookbook formatting system to keep your per book cost down. If you would like to customize your cookbook outside of our normal format, call and speak to one of our customer service representatives about your project.

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Capture Family Holiday Memories in a Cookbook

Capture Holiday Family MemoriesThe holidays are full of memories in the making! There is food (lots of food), decorations, family (for some, LOTS of family) and fun. Memories are an important part of who we are and what makes our holidays special. And, often memories and holidays revolve around food. When we talk about a holiday, an image of a table stacked with dishes may come to mind, for others it may be a particular dish only served at that time of year. There are traditional cookies, candies, cakes and pies that only appear when that date rolls around.

There are people we think of when these foods are made, the grandparents with recipes handed down from generation to generation and the top secret ingredients that make dishes memorable. There are stories like the time Pumpkin the cat at the pumpkin pie while everyone was at the table or the one about mom burning the turkey to a well-done charcoal flavor so pizza was served instead.

Memories give us something to hold and cherish in our hearts. They remind us of the people who are no longer with us and keep them as part of our lives. Now that I have a son, I find myself wishing he could meet my grandparents. Oh what a time they would have together baking cookies, staying up late, and eating popcorn made with grandma’s chocolate topping.

My son may not be able to meet my grandparents, but I can give him memories of them. A photo of my grandparents, the recipe for the cookies and the chocolate popcorn topping can be placed in a cookbook. I’ll add recipes from my mom, of course, and the one dish dad makes. I’ll have to round up the casserole recipe that my aunt is known for. I’ll tuck in a few stories to make everyone smile (the one about the cat is a true story from my family!).

Of course, family cookbooks are about families so I’ll need a copy for my brother and one for each of his kids. Mom will want one and then each of the aunts. I have an uncle or two that will need a copy and my best friend will want one too. There’s my grandma’s friend we visit and I’m sure she will like one. Then when I get to the cousins … well I’ll need about 100 to 150 copies by the time I’m done.

This holiday I’m going to start getting this project together. I’ll be ready with recipe collection forms downloaded from the website and with everyone working on her, I’m sure my aunt will finally write down that secret ingredient. I’ll write down and record stories and memories. I’m going to take photos of the dining room table when it is set for the big meal. I’ll write down notes to the recipes being created in the kitchen. I’ll peek at cookbooks left out on the counter and ask lots of questions. I’m going to take time to watch Mom make her famous goulash, and I will observe and measure what she dumps and dashes so I can write it down for my son to have.

In January, I will find a quiet place to spread out all the recipes, the cookbooks, and photos. I’ll log onto G&R’s website and create an account then start entering recipes. With the long winter nights of January, I’ll find the time to put the pieces together and then when the holidays roll around again … well, let’s just say the packages under the tree may all be the same size … a 5 ½ x 8 ½” book full to the brim and overflowing with family, history, food and memories.

Ready to create your cookbook?  Request FREE Guide or Sign-up for FREE Account.

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And the Winner is…Cheesy Grilled Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

The Urban Farm “Grilling from Your Garden Recipe Contest” had a clear winner when they found the Cheesy Grilled Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms recipe. Submitted by Kristen Heigl from Staten Island, New York this is sure to be a summer appetizer family and friends will remember. Congratulations to Heigl on winning a gift card for $500 towards creating a custom cookbook.

Cheesy Grilled Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms
Serves 4
A delicious appetizer from the grill.
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373 calories
41 g
28 g
15 g
19 g
6 g
178 g
641 g
4 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
178g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373
Calories from Fat 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
24%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 28mg
9%
Sodium 641mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 41g
14%
Dietary Fiber 6g
26%
Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
40%
Iron
40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 portobella mushrooms, stems removed and cleaned
  2. 1 C. cooked quinoa
  3. 3 T. olive oil
  4. 1/2 C. marinara sauce
  5. 3/4 C. cherry tomatoes, diced
  6. 1/4 C. seasoned breadcrumbs
  7. 1/2 C. grated Parmesan cheese
  8. 1 tsp. garlic powder
  9. 1/4 C. chopped basil
  10. Salt and pepper to taste
  11. 3/4 C. grated mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Spray mushrooms with cooking spray and set aside. In bowl, add the quinoa, oil, marinara sauce, tomatoes, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, basil, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside. Grill mushrooms bottom side down about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and spread the mixture evenly onto the bottom side of the mushrooms. Top mushrooms with mozzarella cheese. Grill another 5 to 6 minutes.
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  1. To find out more about creating a custom cookbook visit G&R Publishing at: http://bit.ly/1i34Ulq
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And the Winner is…Grilled Chilled Salsa Soup

The winner of the Hobby Farms “Grilling from Your Garden Recipe Contest” knocked the socks off the judges with this Grilled Chilled Salsa Soup! Check out this veggie packed recipe full of garden-fresh ingredients. Congratulations to Roxanne Chan of Albany, California on her win of a $500 gift card toward creating a custom cookbook.

Grilled Chilled Salsa Soup
Serves 4
A tasty summer soup.
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464 calories
61 g
30 g
23 g
10 g
8 g
776 g
640 g
18 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
776g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464
Calories from Fat 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
36%
Saturated Fat 8g
42%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 640mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 61g
20%
Dietary Fiber 24g
95%
Sugars 18g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
45%
Vitamin C
233%
Calcium
14%
Iron
21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 ears corn, husked, silks removed
  2. 1 red bell pepper, halved, seeded
  3. 2 peeled jicama, slices cut 1/2 inch thick
  4. 2 green onions, dark green parts removed
  5. 2 medium red tomatoes, halved horizontally
  6. 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  7. 2 T. olive oil
  8. 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) vegetable broth
  9. 2 T. snipped cilantro
  10. 1/2 C. salsa verde (green salsa)
  11. 1 T. lime juice
  12. garnish - sour cream and lime zest
Instructions
  1. Rub the corn, pepper halves, jicama slices, green onion, tomato halves and avocado slices with the oil. Place the corn, peppers and jicama on a gas grill rack. Close the lid and cook on high heat for 8 minutes. Add the onions, tomato and avocado. Cook 2 to 4 minutes more or until all vegetables are tender. Then cut the corn kernels from the cobs and chop the rest of the vegetables. Place half of the corn kernels, half of the broth, cilantro and green onions in a blender container. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl; stir in the remaining broth, salsa verde, lime juice and remaining corn kernels, chopped vegetables and any remaining olive oil. Cover the soup and chill until cold, at least 1 hour or overnight. At serving time garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream and lime zest.
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Organizing Recipes in Your Cookbook

Organizing Recipes ImageWhen creating a custom cookbook one thing to consider is what order to place recipes. This is a personal preference that doesn’t have a wrong or a right way so let’s take a look at some options. 

 Random: Once your recipes are sorted into their categories leaving them in a random order is a way to encourage people to flip through the entire category to discover new recipes.

 Sub-Sorting: By sorting recipes into sub-categories a cookbook has an organized feel. An example of this would be sorting recipes in the Soups & Salads category so that all the soups come first and then the salads. You can further sort them to keep chicken soups together or Jell-O salads combined.

 Alphabetizing: When recipes are alphabetized in each category, it makes it easier for people that are looking for a specific title.

 Considerations for organizing your recipes

 G&R does not have a standard format for organizing recipes. If you do not tell us any different we will place the recipes in the order you submit them in.

 G&R provides a free alphabetical index at the back of your cookbook so no matter what format you choose the index provides an easy reference for people looking for a recipe.

 When sub-sorting, G&R can help you with sub headers in the cookbook simply contact us, so we can help you properly set them up.

 Sorting your Recipes

For Web Submitted Books:

 If you want to sub-sort your recipes, visit the Sort Recipes subtab under the Recipes tab on your web account. Select the category you want to organize and simply hover the cursor over the recipe titles and click/drag them in the order you would like as shown below.

Image of the Sort Recipes page.

Image of the Sort Recipes page.

If you would like to alphabetize, simply click on Alphabetize This Category. Note you will have to alphabetize each category individually. Once you click to alphabetize there is not an undo option, but you can resotore the recipes manually.

For G&R Types or Typed Files: Simply place recipes in the order you would like them to appear in the book. If you would like G&R to alphabetize them then check the alphabetize box on the bottom of the first page of your order form or if you are submitting your design options online, mark it there.

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A Cookbook Success Story – Stolen Recipes

Stolen RecipesCheck out how the thought, “I should do a cookbook” from someone who doesn’t cook turned into the popular Stolen Recipes cookbook. Mary Sue Koontz Nelson has printed more than 20,000 copies with G&R Publishing. Here she tells how the book came to be.

“I should do a cookbook.” – Mary Sue Koontz Nelson

As a member of The National Speakers Association and speaking across the country, I discovered it was an accepted practice to have available something to sell as a token from your appearance. I first began selling tapes of my speeches. Soon I realized I was selling my performance, basically giving my talks away! One evening the idea just came to me to “do” a cookbook. I wanted this cookbook to be different, accurate and, most importantly, upbeat and fun! I wanted my cookbook to be one that would be thoroughly enjoyed as well as used.

The greatest joy in compiling my cookbook was contacting different women friends from across the entire state of Texas. I had been a member of The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association for years and had developed many friendships from all over the state. I decided to write every single female member that I knew, telling them my plan and asking them to send me their most favorite ranch recipe. The only requisite for these recipes was that these ladies had to live on the land 24-7. Not just be “Weekend’ ranchers. The response was overwhelming and the recipes sent in were basic and delicious. As a result, the Stolen Recipes cookbook became an accumulation of friends sharing with friends. It is simple and uncomplicated like true friendships should be.

I have often been asked how to write a cookbook and I hesitate to answer. Different people see and have different goals for their cookbooks, and that is how it should be. What started out to be an item sold in the back of the room following my talks, simply got ‘out there’ by all kind of methods. I never overlooked an opportunity. At first I even had local stores I traded with have a book signing party. I signed -and sold- even in a hardware store and a dress shop. My goal: Make it visible AND available!

Now here is the ‘kicker’, I DO NOT COOK. I don’t boil water. The terms “braise” or “sear” don’t mean a thing to me. I remember the old adage that stoves can kill. However, a blessing in my life is my dearest friend, Jeanne Byerly, who tested and tasted, cooked and cooked every single recipe that was sent. Without her there would be no Stolen Recipe cookbook. However, between us, we believe we had more pleasure getting this book together than those reading it can ever say!

You simply have to see the joy in putting a cookbook together. It’s there, between lemon pie notes from a Lampasas cook to deer chili from El Paso. With almost every recipe that arrived there was a message, a scribbled note at the bottom saying ‘this was my Aunt’s favorite’. Some could even be quite saucy! That was the special part. Often we would print these personal notes under their contributed recipe. This added greatly to the ‘personality’ of the book.

Not knowing how to cook was not anything I set out not to do. As a child we were blessed to have a wonderful cook in our kitchen. However, this kitchen was ‘hers’ and we three children were not allowed behind that swinging kitchen door. From not being allowed in the kitchen, going off to school I had meals in a dining hall, so I never really was “in” a kitchen. I have never regretted it and still do not.

Stolen Recipes has fortunately crossed the country. Shortly after the book came out, Neiman Marcus took an interest and had me go to their California and Chicago stores to sell and sign books.

This, of course, got the cookbooks ‘out there’ (although it was not a hit in the East at all). Unfortunately, Neiman’s soon canceled their book departments nationwide and along with it, Stolen Recipes. However, it was still ‘out there’ and that is what I wanted!

There have been many e-mails, letters, telephone calls, text messages, cell calls and on and on from all kind of people -both men and women- who have liked these very delicious recipes. And, some 15 (!!) years later, the accolades have not stopped! I have not hesitated to give full credit for the success of Stolen Recipes to these fabulous ranch ladies that generously shared their beloved recipes! I wanted it to be different and a little sassy, so I used all kind of wording on the cover. The recipes were not stolen as I had to get written permission to use them. The eye catching cover was taken by David Langford. It is a great shot of my husband Tom’s well-worn boot and the title emblazoned in bright yellow were a great help in attracting buyers. Covers ARE important!

Stolen Recipes Cookbook

Mary Sue Koontz Nelson

To me, one of the most enjoyable things about the book is when I receive telephone calls or emails asking about a recipe or even telling me how to improve one. They come in from all across the South. The caller usually starts off with “on page 200 there is a recipe that I think has too much sugar. What do you think?” I ask them if they’ve read Chapter 1 or not, because it tells you loud and clear, I don’t boil water. So no, I can’t help you! The call ends up with both of us in hysterics! As for me, I still do not, will not, cook!

When asked whether or not to write a cookbook, my very first reply is “yes, do it”. My second is to get G&R Publishing Co. to do it! They are personable and are experienced. They have the know-how and, most importantly, they share their expertise. Stolen Recipes could not have been the major success it is without them. G&R takes time to listen, advise and then implement a quality product. Make your cookbook project one of your most fun times. Do not turn gathering recipes or typing into the night a chore. If it’s not going to be a happy task, don’t even start. It takes time-time-time. Leave it and forget it, then come back more enthused than ever. Make it a labor of love. You will be giving others a piece of your recipe collection that hopefully, with each bite, they will smile – and enjoy!

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Custom Covers for Cookbooks

Custom Cookbook CoversSet your cookbook apart with a custom cover. When you choose to have a custom cover, be assured that you will preview the cover on your choice of a PDF or hard copy proof before your book is sent to press. This allows you to check it and make sure it looks the way you want it. Below, we will talk about the different ways to approach a custom cover.

Please note, when submitting images or finished covers on our website, you will only be uploading the image(s) and will not be able to view the final cover until the order is submitted and you receive your proof.

G&R Creates Your Custom Cover for You

Having G&R Publishing create your cover is easy. Most people have an idea of what they would like the cover to look like. Often, it is created around a photo, image or logo. By sending us your images and ideas, our team can create the cover.

There are three ways to submit images.

  • Upload them to your web account. Our upload center can be found in your web account under Cookbook Design. There you can upload images and any instructions or notes.
  • Email them. Emailing images may be easier for some people. Make sure to include your web account number on all emails. Wait until the day you submit then email us at books@gandrpublishing.com or mail your order.
  • Mail them to be scanned. The final way to submit images is to mail them in for us to scan. Original photos and artwork create the best quality scan. We will return your originals at the completion of your order.

Keep in mind that images should follow the submission guidelines found on page 35 of our guidebook as far as quality of the image, size, and type of file.

A brief note letting us know what you have in mind for your cover will give the design team guidance in creating your cover. If a photo is submitted, you can tell us if you want it left in full-color or changed to black and white and note if it is to be cropped. Tell us if your organization has specific colors that it uses and providing samples of those colors can help as well. Notes about covers can be placed with the images when they are uploaded, emailed to us or placed in the finalized notes section on your web account.

Creating a Custom Cookbook Cover Yourself

By creating your custom cookbook cover yourself, you have complete control over every aspect of the design. Simply use our template for correct sizing and create your cover in your favorite design program.

Start by pulling up the correct template size for your book project. Templates can be found in the download section of the G&R home page. There is a 5.5 x 8.5 standard size and 7 x 8.5 big book size template.

You can use a variety of programs from Microsoft Word to Adobe Photoshop to create your cover. The important thing is to have a program you are comfortable with and allows you to set the correct size and margins.

Some things to keep in mind when creating a 5.5 x 8.5 standard size cover

  • Set the overall size of the document/image to 5.75 x 8.75″. This will allow for ‘bleed’. When the book is cut after printing, a portion of the bleed is cut off allowing for the background image or color to fill the entire cover.
  • Artwork and text look best when placed within a 4.25 x 7.5 box. Allow for a .75 margin + .125 bleed on the left hand side of the box (to allow for binding) and on all other sides .5 margin + .125 bleed. To properly center text or images, provide a wider margin on the side where the binding is.
  • Save images as a PDF or JPEG. Sending covers in an editable format means that text and images could shift or not appear correctly when we open the file. By sending read only files, like PDF or JPEG, the images are set and do not shift
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Guess the Holiday Treats!

The holidays are filled with food and fun and we couldn’t resist capturing just a little of each and sharing it as our gift to you this season. Guess which holiday treat each of the following images represents.Comment and let us know how many you guessed right! 

Below you will find a PDF of the answers and a printable PDF of these images to share with family and friends at your holiday gathering.

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Click here for a PDF Copy of – Guess the Holiday Treat Worksheet

Click here for a PDF Copy of – Guess the Holiday Treat – Worksheet Answers

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Updating Old Recipes

Grandma’s recipe is a family favorite and a must have at every reunion, but as time goes by many family recipes are lost. Preserving recipes by placing them in a family cookbook is a great way to ensure that they will be around for generations to come. However, making sure a recipe can be recreated from the original is another thing altogether.Updating Old Recipes GR Blog

 A generation or two back, many cooks measured ingredients with eyes and hands rather than measuring cups and spoons, and baking times were judged by smell and a quick peek rather than setting a timer. Today’s young cooks and those of tomorrow will be more reliant on exact instructions when cooking or baking. Figuring out grandma’s formula now will take the guess work out for people who never had the chance to taste the dish first hand.

Take time to recreate important heirloom recipes in the kitchen while making notes. This is a great way to make sure all steps are recorded. Ensure that all ingredients have measurements and there is a clear description of what they are. For brand name items, you may want to include a brief description of what the item is as some products may be discontinued or changed. Note the sizes of packages or cans as they may change over time so include the number of ounces a container contains.

Be descriptive in the directions. Include information like the size of baking pan needed and how items should be combined. Include a brief description on how long to stir or whip something and what it should look like when done. Finally, make sure baking and cooking times/temperatures are listed along with a description of what the final product looks like and how it should be served/stored.

There will always be some factors that can’t be controlled in recreating a recipe to make it perfectly like grandma’s. Ingredients may change over time and even the difference between farm fresh and store bought can change the flavor, but by updating grandma’s recipe now you will ensure it will be enjoyed for generations to come.

When including grandma’s recipe in a cookbook consider placing a scanned image of the hand written version on the front or back of a divider then start that category off with the recipe printed out. Including handwritten recipes in a cookbook is a great way to preserve a loved one’s handwriting. With many schools no longer teaching cursive writing, providing a printed version of the recipe is a great way to ensure it will be readable in the future.

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