Why A Family Cookbook Is Better Than A Recipe Box

Old recipe box, with sections for cakes, meats, etc.

I love my grandmothers recipe box. I have been able to find many, many family recipes that I remember from my childhood and now can introduced to my own kids. For many years a recipe box on 3 x 5 index cards was the way people collected their written recipes. However this form has many drawback.

  • Recipe cards are easy to lose.
  • Recipe boxes often have categories but cards are often miss filed and hard to find.
  • If you want to share a recipe you have to write out another recipe card.
  • Old handwriting is often hard to read
  • Old handwriting fades over time
  • A single recipe box can only be passed down to one member of the next generation.

However, FamilyCookbookProject.com makes it easy to turn your recipe box into a beautiful printed cookbook that is easy to share, organized, and can be passed down to future generations.



Bill Rice is founder and Co-Publisher of the Great Family Cookbook Project, a website that helps families and individuals collect and share food memories through customized printed cookbooks filled with treasured recipes. Follow us on Facebook and Pinterest!