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The Family Cookbook Project Named Best Family App By Web Marketing Association

ipadvertical1The Family Cookbook Project has been named the Best Family App in the Web Marketing Association’s 2016 MobileWebAward Competition.  The Family Cookbook Project creates personalized cookbooks for individuals, families, church groups and schools. This is the fourth year that the Family Cookbook Project recognized with a best of industry honor. Designed for use on the Apple iPhone or iPad, the free app can be downloaded Apple iPhone or iPad or Android devices.

The Family Cookbook Project online recipe box allows users to browse and use their recipes. Tools include our blog at your fingertips, latest recipes from our recipe database, notes for in the kitchen, a tip calculator and more! Users can enter their recipes at www.familycookbookproject.com and have access anywhere!

“The Great Family Cookbook Project helps both individuals and families collect and preserve cherished recipes in a printed cookbook that can be passed down from one generation to the next,” says Chip Lowell, Co-Publisher and Technical Director of the Family Cookbook Project.  “However, many people also like to access their recipes on the go from their mobile device. iPhone and iPad users now have an easy to use option to access their family cookbook recipes”.

The Family Cookbook Project Website was started as a project in 2003 to help one family collect and organize a family cookbook. Overwhelming feedback from those who used the website led to its continued development and public launch.  Currently, more than 42,000 families and groups have started family cookbooks using the website and contributors have entered more than 1.2 million individual recipes.

The Family Cookbook Project website provides step by step instructions and tools to help cookbook editors invite others to participate and allow them to enter their favorite recipes directly into the online system.  The editor then simply reviews and edits the recipes, selects printing options, and sends the cookbook to be printed.  The finished printed cookbooks are then received by the editor in only a few weeks.

The Family Cookbook Project Website previously been recognized as the Best Publishing Website in 2013, 2011 and Best Family Website in 2005. It also was recognized in 2015 and 2014 with the Standard of Excellence WebAward. It’s Family Cookbook Recipes App was named Best Publishing App in 2015, 2014 and 2013 by the Web Marketing Association.

“We thank Web Marketing Association MobileWebAward judges for recognizing our work. We will continue to develop ways to help families, schools and church groups create both online and printed cookbooks that become treasured heirlooms,” continued Lowell.

Family Cookbook Project Highlighted in Cape Cod Home Magazine

CCHome Cover SMIn the Winter Issue of Cape Cod Home Magazine, FamilyCookbookProject.com is highlighted in a two page spread by reporter Haley Cote. Haley met with founders Bill Rice and Chip Lowell in Wellfleet this summer and learned how the Great Family Cookbook Project was started 12 years ago and how it has grown to be one of the most successful cookbook making websites on the Internet.

Here is the article if you’d like to read it. Click here if you’d like to subscribe to Cape Cod Home Magazine,

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Family Cookbook Project Launches New Cookbook Cover Selection Tool

Cover ToolFor more than a decade, Family Cookbook Project has helped families, churches, schools, community groups and individuals create personalized cookbooks to share with family and friends and to raise money for good causes. That process just got even easier!

Family Cookbook Project is pleased to announce its new Cookbook Cover Selection Tool. Part of the cookbook design section, this new tool displays images of each professionally designed cookbook cover that users can select with a single click.

The covers are divided into categories, including: Family, Farm, Food, Fundraising, General, Holiday, Kitchen, Religious, School, Wedding. There is also an option to see all of the covers at the same time. New categories and covers are already in the works and will be announced shortly.

Users also have the option to create their own custom cookbook cover and upload that to the Family Cookbook Project Website.

To view the Cookbook Cover Selection Tool, log in to your editor’s account and select “book options and design”. Here you will see the cover categories displayed with a “+” next to it. Click on the category label to expand the section and see the covers associated with that category. It’s that simple.

In addition to cookbook covers, divider options and recipe layout options have been upgraded to use the same technology to display options in a convenient, easy to use arrangement.

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Family Cookbook Project Wins Best Publishing WebAward From The Web Marketing Association

WMA_20th_iconThe Family Cookbook Project has been named the Best Publishing Website in the Web Marketing Association’s 20th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development.  The Family Cookbook Project creates personalized cookbooks for individuals, families, church groups and schools. This is the fifth year that Family Cookbook Project has been recognized for their Website excellence.

“The Great Family Cookbook Project is a website dedicated to helping families collect and preserve cherished recipes into a printed cookbook that can be passed down from one generation to the next,” says Chip Lowell, Co-Publisher and Technical Director of the Family Cookbook Project.  “We are proud that our efforts have been recognized by the Web Marketing Association with this Best Publishing WebAward.  We will continue to develop our site to help families, schools and church groups create both online and printed cookbooks that become treasured heirlooms.”

The Family Cookbook Project Website was started as a project in 2003 to help one family collect and organize a family cookbook. Overwhelming feedback from those who used the website led to its continued development and public launch.  Currently, more than 41,000 families and groups have started family cookbooks using the website and more than 100,000 active contributors have entered more than 1.2 million individual recipes.

“Personalized cookbooks have been around since the 1950s, however the process of collecting and organizing recipes has always been a labor intensive project for the cookbook editor,” says Lowell. “Now it’s easy and cost effective to have your very own cookbook printed.  The Family Cookbook Project website provides step by step instructions and tools to help cookbook editors invite others to participate and allow them to enter their favorite recipes directly into the online system.  The editor then simply reviews and edits the recipes, selects printing options, and sends the cookbook to be printed.  The finished printed cookbooks are then received by the editor in only a few weeks”.

The Family Cookbook Project Website previously been recognized as the Best Publishing Website in 2011 and 2013 and Best Family Website in 2005. It also was recognized in 2015, 2014, 2012 and 2009 with the Standard of Excellence WebAward.

More than 2,000 sites from 45 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year’s WebAward competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.  The competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.

Let’s Make A Family CookBook Deal!

LET'S MAKE A DEALOnce again Family Cookbook Project has been asked to provide one of the prizes for this favorite TV game show. One of the prizes that contestants will try to determine the value of will be a Lifetime membership to FamilyCookbookProject.com and 10 copies of their personalized cookbook.

Let’s Make a Deal is one of America’s best loved game shows and has been on the air since 1963. People in wacky costumes try to be selected to receive a gift and then are asked to trade for “what’s behind curtain number one!” or some other possible great prize or maybe get zonked.

Be sure to watch the Let’s Make a Deal on CBS on November 25 2015, the day before Thanksgiving. Enjoy the show and know that your Family Cookbook Project continues to receive national attention.

 

 

Family Cookbook Project Wins Best Publishing Mobile App From Web Marketing Association

The Family Cookbook Project (www.familycookbookproject.com) has been named the Best Publishing Website in the Web Marketing Association’s 2014 MobileWebAward Competition. The Family Cookbook Project creates personalized cookbooks for individuals, families, church groups and schools. This is the second year in a row that the Family Cookbook Project recognized with this honor. The free Family Cookbook Project app can be downloaded for iPhone and Ipads at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/family-cookbook-recipes/id503938411?mt=8 or Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_fcbrecipes.layoscreen480x4801ut

The Family Cookbook Project online recipe box allows users to browse and use their recipes. Tools include our blog at your fingertips, latest recipes from our recipe database, notes for in the kitchen, a tip calculator and more! Users can enter their recipes at www.familycookbookproject.com and have access anywhere!

“The Great Family Cookbook Project is a website dedicated to helping families collect and preserve cherished recipes into a printed cookbook that can be passed down from one generation to the next,” says Chip Lowell, Co-Publisher and Technical Director of the Family Cookbook Project. “However, many people also like to access their recipes on the go from their mobile device. iPhone and iPad users now have an easy to use option to access their recipes”.

The Family Cookbook Project Website was started as a project in 2003 to help one family collect and organize a family cookbook. Overwhelming feedback from those who used the website led to its continued development and public launch. Currently, more than 42,000 families and groups have started family cookbooks using the website and contributors have entered more than 836,000 individual recipes.

“Personalized cookbooks have been around since the 1950s, however the process of collecting and organizing recipes has always been a labor intensive project for the cookbook editor,” says Lowell. “Now it’s easy and cost effective to have your very own cookbook printed. The Family Cookbook Project website provides step by step instructions and tools to help cookbook editors invite others to participate and allow them to enter their favorite recipes directly into the online system. The editor then simply reviews and edits the recipes, selects printing options, and sends the cookbook to be printed. The finished printed cookbooks are then received by the editor in only a few weeks”.

The Family Cookbook Project Website previously been recognized as the Best Publishing Website in 2013 and 2011 and Best Family Website in 2005. It also was recognized in 2012 and 2009 with the Standard of Excellence WebAward. It’s Family Cookbook Recipes App was also named Best Publishing App in 2013 by the Web Marketing Association.

“We thank Web Marketing Association MobileWebAward judges for recognizing our work. We will continue to develop ways to help families, schools and church groups create both online and printed cookbooks that become treasured heirlooms,” continued Lowell.

About the Web Marketing Association

Since 1997, the annual WebAward Competition is conducted by the Web Marketing Association, an independent organization founded with the purpose of evaluating and recognizing the standard of excellence on the World Wide Web. Award programs run by the Web Marketing Association include the WebAward Competition for Website Development, the Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards.

About the Family Cookbook Project

The Family Cookbook Project is dedicated to helping individuals and families collect and preserve the time-honored recipes that are so important to our family traditions. The website at www.familycookbookproject.com provides step-by-step instructions and online tools to create a valuable family heirloom. Personalized cookbooks are also used by schools and church groups as important fundraisers. Groups looking to create cookbooks for fundraising efforts can also check out www.cookbookfundraiser.com.

Sweetest Family Secrets Contest

Lucky-LeafLucky Leaf, a fruit filling company, is sponsoring a “Sweetest Family Secrets” recipe contest.

To enter the first round, just submit your secret recipe (it must use 1 can of LUCKY LEAF pie filling) between November 16 and December 13. In the second round,they will choose 20 finalists and highlight them for popular vote from December 29 – January 24.  The top-voted finalist will win the grand prize package worth $3,000: $1,500 towards new kitchen gear – like baking sets, appliances and utensils – and $1,500 cash to sweeten up your holiday.!

10 finalists will also win a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, a lifetime membership to www.FamilyCookbookProject.com and a one-year supply of LUCKY LEAF pie filling.

To enter and see complete details, go to the Lucky Leaf Contest Page and fill submit your recipe using the form on the right side of the page.

 

 

A Real “Prize” Cookbook

lmadLet’s Make a Deal is one of America’s best loved game shows and has been on the air since 1963. People in wacky costumes try to be selected to receive a gift and then are asked to trade for “what’s behind curtain number one!” or some other possible great prize or maybe get zonked.

Family Cookbook Project has been asked to provide one of the prizes for this favorite game show and you know what – we did! Not only did we provide a free cookbook account for the prize winner, but we also provided one to everyone in the audience!

Be sure to watch the Let’s Make a Deal on CBS on November 26 2014, the day before Thanksgiving. Enjoy the show and know that your Family Cookbook Project continues to receive national attention.

 

 

We helped Mary V. Danielsen of Documented Legacy learn more about the ins and outs of creating a family cookbook project and she wrote a series of articles entitled “The Joy of Preserving Family Recipes” and “Organizing Your Family Cookbook Project” for the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner website.

“Determine who is going to contribute recipes. Make certain you invite everyone in the family to participate in the project”, says Chip Lowell, publisher of the Great Family Cookbook Project. “People will let you know if they feel over committed and want out.”

The articles are well written and provide some good tips editors can use to have their family cookbook move forward.

 

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Family Cookbook Project Wins Best Publishing Award From The Web Marketing Association


The Family Cookbook Project (http://www.familycookbookproject.com) has been named the Best Publishing Website in the Web Marketing Association’s 12th annual Internet Advertising Competition, which honors excellence in online advertising and to recognize the individuals and organizations responsible for the best in Internet marketing.  The Family Cookbook Project creates personalized cookbooks for individuals, families, church groups and schools. This is the six year that Family Cookbook Project has been recognized for their Website excellence.
 “We are proud that our efforts have been recognized by the Web Marketing Association with this award”, says Chip Lowell, Co-Publisher and Technical Director of the Family Cookbook Project.  “ The Great Family Cookbook Project is dedicated to helping families collect and preserve cherished recipes into a printed cookbook that can be passed down from one generation to the next. We will continue to develop our site to help families, schools and church groups create both online and printed cookbooks that become treasured heirlooms.”

The Family Cookbook Project Website was started as a project in 2003 to help one family collect and organize a family cookbook. Overwhelming feedback from those who used the website led to its continued development and public launch.  Currently, more than 52,000 families and groups have started family cookbooks using the website and contributors have entered nearly 900,000 individual recipes.
“Personalized cookbooks have been around since the 1950s, however the process of collecting and organizing recipes has always been a labor intensive project for the cookbook editor,” says Lowell. “Now it’s easy and cost effective to have your very own cookbook printed.  The Family Cookbook Project website provides step by step instructions and tools to help cookbook editors invite others to participate and allow them to enter their favorite recipes directly into the online system.  The editor then simply reviews and edits the recipes, selects printing options, and sends the cookbook to be printed.  The finished printed cookbooks are then received by the editor in only a few weeks”.
The Family Cookbook Project Website previously been recognized by the WebAward Competition for Website Development as the Best Publishing Website in 2013 and 2011 and Best Family Website in 2005. It also was recognized in 2012 and 2009 with the Standard of Excellence WebAward. The Family Cookbook Project was also named the Best Publishing App in the Web Marketing Association’s 2013 MobileWebAward Competition.  Designed for use on the Apple iPhone or iPad or Android mobile platforms, the free app can be downloaded by clicking the links above.
About the Web Marketing Association
Since 1997, the annual WebAward Competition is conducted by the Web Marketing Association, an independent organization founded with the purpose of evaluating and recognizing the standard of excellence on the World Wide Web. Award programs run by the Web Marketing Association include the WebAwardCompetition for Website Development, the Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards.
About the Family Cookbook Project
The Family Cookbook Project is dedicated to helping individuals and families collect and preserve the time-honored recipes that are so important to our family traditions. The website at http://www.familycookbookproject.comprovides step-by-step instructions and online tools to create a valuable family heirloom.  Personalized cookbooks are also used by schools and church groups as important fundraisers. Groups looking to create cookbooks for fundraising efforts, can also check out http://www.cookbookfundraiser.com.