I have to tell you what pleasure we had creating our cookbook, as a tribute to our recently departed mother. We had some great laughs and giggles during the process of walking down memory lane through each recipe….. as well as a few tears. This whole project was nothing but joy for us.Your website was so clearly laid out and easily understood….and if you only knew how inept my sister and I are at all things technological, you would then realize what an amazing website you have!And to top it all off …. we knew you were ever present with us on this journey…someone we could turn to for answers and advice….. and actually receive that guidance within a few hours. (Hmmmmm….kind of sounds like another big man I often turn to for guidance……)Anyhow……thank you so much! We are already starting to plan our NEXT culinary cookbook!Best regards,Valerie N
Have you ever had a cake recipe that really needed a specific frosting? Or a meat recipe that required a special sauce? Wouldn’t it be great if a a recipe could have sub recipes attached to keep them together?
Now you can!
Many of our editors have asked for the ability to have multiple sections or steps in recipes. We like to listen and have added it! Now you can have up to 5 “sub” recipes or steps within a recipe, each with its own set of ingredients and directions. Example? You have Carrot Cake and you want a section for the “Cake” with its ingredients and directions, then “Cream Cheese Frosting” with another set of ingredients and directions.
To use this feature, simply go to Add Recipe or Edit an existing recipe. You will see a checkbox just above the Contributor field. Check the box and it will add a section title for the main recipe ingredients/directions and also a button below the first directions “Add New Sub Recipe.” Click that button to add additional sub title, ingredients and directions sections.
Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Creating a printed personal cookbook on FamilyCookbookProject.com can be a rewarding experience, but your interaction with the website does not have to stop there.
A majority of people who have created cookbooks continue to use the website as an online resource either from their desktop computer or by using our “award-winning” mobile app.
One fun thing to do is to rate the recipes you use from your cookbook.
Rating recipes is easy. Go to the “view recipes by contributor” and find the favorite recipe that you have added to the cookbook so far. Click on the title of the recipe to view it. Right under the title is something that says “Rate this recipe” and 5 gray stars. To rate this recipe, simply click on the last star of your score. So if you think it is a “5 star” recipe, click on the last star. If it is a “4 star” recipe, click on the fourth star and so on.
You can also click in between to stars to give it a 4.5 star rating!
The next person who views the recipe will see your rating (although they will not know it came from you) and will be able to leave their own rating.
Over time you will see how many people rated your recipes and how much they liked them. It is one more way FamilyCookbookProject.com helps to build a dialog around your recipes.
Give it a try today and invite the others in your cookbook to do the same!
In 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.
Read the article on creating a family cookbook at CapeCodLife.com
Here is the article if you’d like to read it. Click here if you’d like to subscribe to Cape Cod Home Magazine,
A great scouting fundraising idea is to create a Scouting Fundraiser Cookbook. While the Girl Scouts have their cookies to sell, most troops rely on other means to raise the funds for trip trips, Eagle projects, summer camp and upgrading camping gear.
The Family Cookbook Project knows how important a fun and easy fundraising project is for a troop to raise the funds to support the outstanding job at helping to develop our countries next generation of leaders. That’s why we help been helping troops raise money with Scouting Fundraising Cookbooks for years. Not only can it be profitable, but it is a fun project the scouting families can enjoy as well.
To help support the scouting community and make creating a Scouting Fundraiser Cookbook even easier, The Family Cookbook Project has introduced four new scouting-themed covers that can be used on a troop cookbook.
The 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.
Team sports are a great way to instill valuable life lessons to our youth. Teamwork, hard work, perseverance, how to both win and lose. These things are learned by being part of a team. However the cost for running team sport program can be more than what many families can afford. Team organizers often turn to fundraisers to help defray the costs of expenses like gear, travel, field and court time and more.
For many years, youth football programs, youth soccer programs, cheer squads, have used fundraising cookbooks as a way to bring the team and it’s community together. The team members share their family food traditions and at the same time create a lasting reminder of their membership on the team and even or raise funds for worthy causes.
Family Cookbook Project, using the power of the Internet, has been helping teams create team fundraiser cookbooks successfully and profitably. Our step by step guidance and simple online make creating a successful fundraising cookbook a breeze.
Family Cookbook Project recently added 5 new sports-themed cookbook cover option to our already extensive offerings. And more are on the way!
To start your own team fundraising cookbook project, go to our fundraising specific site www.CookbookFundraiser.com
With Back-to-School right around the corner, parents are throwing around school fundraising ideas in order to help schools with the funding they need to help students be successful.
To help support school fundraising efforts, Family Cookbook Project is please to announce two new school-themed cookbook covers that can be used for school cookbooks.
Back to School Bus is a simple cookbook cover that is personalized with your school cookbook’s name and a subtitle if you choose. It shows younger students getting on a bus and going off to school.
The second new cover is called School Notebook. It displays many common school supplies centered around a notebook. The title and subtitle of your school cookbook is printed onto the notebook image.
These covers join the other 39 professionally designed cookbook covers you can choose from when creating your school fundraising cookbook, including several other educational-themed covers. Of course you can always create a custom cover with photos and images of your specific school if you wish.
To learn more about making a profitable school fundraising cookbook for your school, visit CookbookFundraiser.com
The Family Cookbook Project (www.familycookbookproject.com) has recently updated it award winning Mobile Application for Apple iPhones and iPads.. The free app can be downloaded at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/family-cookbook-recipes/id503938411?mt=8
The app for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_fcbrecipes.layout
“While we are looking to add new features to our award-winning app in the future, this update was needed for the app to work on the new version 9.3.4 of the Apple iOS,” says Chip Lowell, Co-Publisher and Technical Director of the Family Cookbook Project. “If you have upgraded your iPhone to operating system 9.0 or greater, you will need to delete the current app and download the new one for all of the features to work correctly. It is very simple to do”.
Recipes are not effected by deleting the original application and installing the new app.
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 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 68,000 families and groups have started family cookbooks using the website and contributors have entered more than 1.14 million individual recipes.
The Family Cookbook Project Website and apps have been recognized for their ease of use and functionality by the Web Marketing Association for many years. In 2015, the mobile app was named Best Family Mobile Application in the 4th annual MobileWebAwards. The Family Cookbook Project website was recognized as the Best Publishing Website in 2013, and Best Family Website in 2005. It also was recognized in 2015, 2012 and 2009 with the Standard of Excellence WebAward.
About the Family Cookbook Project
The award-winning 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.
Pinterest is a great social sharing site that is very popular with people sharing recipes. The Family Cookbook Project has been sharing some of the best recipes from our editors for many years and recently we introduced two new boards for your enjoyment.
Let-us Eat Salads – This is a great collection of photos of every different kind of salad there is. From fruit salads, pasta salads to more traditional lettuce salads and salad dressings.
Crockpot Lovers – If you love the ease and great recipes that use a crockpot, this board is for you! Crockpots recipes can run the gambit, from interesting main courses to wonderful deserts.
Do you have a suggestion for a new Pinterest Board? Please let us know!
Bill Rice is Co-Publisher of the Great Family Cookbook Project, a website that helps families and individuals collect and share food memories.