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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 Updates Mobile App for iPhone and iPad

screenshot31The 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.

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Recipes on the Internet

 

Young and beautiful housewife woman cooking in a kitchen

One of the benefits of having your recipes on family cookbook project is that they become available to you from any computer.

Google and other search engines regularly crawl our site looking for new recipes. When they find them, they make them available to the entire Internet. That way you can access a recipe simply by typing in The title of a recipe and your cookbook name into any browser.

This is useful for when your family cookbook is not available, like at a grocery store buying ingredients for recipe, or wanting to share a dish with a friend.

You also can have access to all your recipes if you download our award-winning mobile app for iPhone and android devices.

Not only are the recipes made available to you online, but many other people around the world can enjoy them as well.

Currently the most popular recipe on family cookbook project.com is Saskatoon Berry Crisp, by John and Verna Heinrichs, is from The Heinrichs Family Cookbook . This recipe has had almost 50 people view the recipe in the past month.

Be all time most viewed recipe on family cookbook project.com is Camp Fire Pizza Roll, by Danyeil Reed, is from 40 Something Cowgirls Restless Riders Cookbook, which has been seen by more than 7000 people since 2013!

Of course if you don’t want to share your recipes with the public then simply mark them private when you post them. This keeps them out of the public domain.

Since our founding 10 years ago, family cookbook project has helped more than 63,000 families and fundraising groups collect more than 1 million recipes.

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.

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Make your own eCookbooks



iPad Cookbooks

Family Cookbook Project makes it easy for you to access your personalized cookbook or custom family cookbook on an iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook or any other eReader. You can have a digital recipe book for your very own.
This is available to everyone who wants to create a family cookbook and opens an account on www.FamilyCookbookProject.com. Creating cookbooks has never been easier using our online cookbook software.
Once you have entered your recipes, selected a cookbook cover (or created your own using a cookbook cover template), added photos of the food or family members you will be ready to publish your cookbook.
Kindle Cookbook
To create an eCookbook, simply create a high Resolution PDF of your cookbook and save the file to your computer. This file is designed to adapt to the screen size of any eReader you may use. Many people use PDFs on their Kindle or Nook eReaders.
If you want to convert your PDF to the widely accepted ePub format used by most readers, you can simply go to a website like Online-Convert.comand upload your cookbook PDF. In seconds, they will convert the cookbook to ePub format at no additional cost.
Family Cookbook Mobile App
Family Cookbook App
Another way to access your family recipes on your mobile device is with the Family Cookbook Recipe App.
The Family Cookbook Project online recipe box makes it easy for Family Cookbook Project users to browse and use their recipes in their mobile device. Tools include our blog at your fingertips, latest recipes from our recipe database, notes for in the kitchen, articles on how to create a recipe,  and cookbook making, a tip calculator and more! Users can enter their recipes at www.familycookbookproject.comand have access anywhere!
The Family Cookbook Recipes was named the Best Publishing Mobile App in the Web Marketing Association’s 2013 MobileWebAward Competition.  
Designed for use on the Apple iPhone or iPad, the free app can be downloaded at the iTunes App Store
Designed for use on the Android mobile devices, the free app can be downloaded at the Google Play Store.

Bill Rice is Co-Publisher of the Great Family Cookbook Project, a website that helps families and individuals collect and share food memories. Follow us on Facebook and Pinterest!

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Valentine’s Day is for Recipe Lovers!


While the end of year holidays are a great time to give out your cookbooks, there are lots of fun events coming up that make for perfect gift giving.   Whether you’re creating a cookbook with our cookbook and recipe organizing software at FamilyCookbookProject.com or a fund raising project at CookbookFundraiser.com we make it easy and fun!

Valentine’s Day is in a couple weeks. How about giving your family some food love! You’ll need to order in the next day or two to ensure delivery.

Mother’s Day is coming quickly – May 12th – and it also is one of the best times to have your family cookbook published. Family cookbooks make a great Mother’s Day gift both for the mothers in our lives and even from a mother to her children.

Wedding season is coming, too! How about a family & friends cookbook for a shower or bridal party gift?



Editor Ideas – how to improve your recipes

One of the keys to a great family cookbook is to have great recipes that your family and friends have come to love. Here are some simple tips to help you capture the magic of the food you make.

1. Use catchy titles. Using a catchy title will make your recipe sound more interesting. It is more interesting to people when they see the title “Gooey Triple Chocolate Cake” rather than just “Chocolate Cake”. When you are writing a title for a recipe, try to think of not only what the final dish will be, but what makes it special as well.


2. Include photos. Using images in your recipes can allow the person reading your cookbook to see what the final dish will look like and give then a guidepost to follow. Next time you make one of your special dishes, snap a quick photo and add it to your recipe the next time you log in.

3. Be specific with your Ingredients. For many cooks, include a can of crushed tomatoes in your recipe and they know exactly what you mean or maybe not. Tell them to include a 12oz can of crushed tomatoes and everyone will know exactly what your recipe needs.

4. Use step by step instructions. You might have made this recipe a thousand times, but someone new will need detailed directions for how to do it. Remember to include pan sizes, cooking times, the order that ingredients are added and how to tell when a dish is done. Also adding how many servings a recipe can make will help with meal planning.

5. Add personal notes. One of the things that make a family cooks so important is that it helps to capture the family traditions. Include a note with each recipe about how you first were introduced to the recipe and when it is typically served in your household. It makes the recipe more interesting and more meaningful to later generations.





Featured recipe from the database

The Great Family Cookbook Project has a huge amount of public recipes in the system thanks to you! If you need a fun recipe idea that’s not in your own cookbook, go to our home page and use the search function to see what’s available – lots of good eats!

Here is a recipe we tried recently:

Valentine Truffles

This recipe for Valentine Truffles, by Susan Aitken, is from The Aitken Family Cookbook Project. Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Ingredients:

1 1/2 lb semisweet chocolate
3 lbs unsalted butter
1 1/2 c. heavy ream
3 tbsp. coffee liquor or vanilla
dark chocolate and/ or rolling powders as needed


Directions:

Cut the semisweet chocolate and butter into the smallest pieces you can manage. Place them in a large stainless-steel bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream to boil, stirring to avoid burning. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate and butter. Stir until they melt. If they do not quite melt, place 1 inch of water in a frying pan, bring to a boil turn burner off, and place the chocolate bowl in the pan, being careful not to wet the chocolate. Stir until melted. When chocolate is melted whisk in the vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture into a shallow pan, and chill until firm enough to shape. Using hands and a spoon or a melon baller; shape chocolate into small balls. This process may get messy and chocolate tends to melt. Sprinkle hands with cocoa powder or confectioner’s sugar to minimize mess. when balls are shaped, roll some in cocoa powder or in a sifted mixture of instant coffee and confectioner’s sugar and set aside. Pace remaining balls on a butter surface in the freezer to firm for dipping. When balls have firmed, prepare dark chocolate by melting a small amount in the microwave or a double boiler. Dip each ball in chocolate. To be extra festive, melt a bit of white chocolate as well and decorate the tops of the coated truffles.


Number Of Servings:

60 truffles


Chip Lowell is Co-Publisher of the Great Family Cookbook Project, a website that helps families and individuals collect and share food memories. Follow us on Facebook and Pinterest!

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Personal Cookbook Software FREE!

Exciting new announcement from our family site, FamilyCookbookProject.com – we are now offering our award winning cookbook software for FREE for personal use!  You can now sign up and use the system for free on your own personal cookbook of up to 50 recipes.  Most every tool is available to you – except the option to invite others to help out.  Choose covers, layout, etc. and print to your PC, a local printer or order from us – only 10 copies minimum.  Try today – or refer a friend!

Another new exciting item you may not have thought about, but you can upload your whole cookbook PDF to your Kindle or iPad!  We even have an extra large font option for easy reading.  Try it!