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Subscribe to the New Family Cookbook YouTube Channel

Our job at Family Cookbook Project is to make the process of creating your own personal cookbook as easy as possible for you, our editors.

That’s why we recently added the new “How-To” section of FamilyCookbookProject.com with step-by-step directions to some of your most common requests. You’ll find it the second option in the black navigation bar along the top of every page of the site.

However we also know that seeing can be easier to understand  that reading. That is why we have started the new Family Cookbook Project YouTube Channel.

We have started creating a series of video walk throughs to help you see how some of the tools are used in FamilyCookbookProject.com.  Here are the first videos in the How To playlist:

  • How to get started  – This tutorial walks you through the steps needed to create your FamilyCookbookProject.com account and takes a quick look at your editors account.
  • Editor Homepage Intro – Take an introductory video tour of the family Cookbook Project editor’s homepage and see all of the options available to create your own personal cookbook.
  • How to select a cookbook cover – Family Cookbook Project has an entire library of professionally designed cookbook covers that you can use on your custom cookbook. This tutorial show you have to select the cover that is right for you. Future tutorials will cover how to create a custom cover for your personal cookbook.
  • How To Use Custom Categories – Custom Categories allow Family Cookbook Project editors to change the default recipe categories in their cookbook to be personalized for their needs. It offers the flexibility to create your own custom recipe book the way you want it to appear.

In addition to the How To videos, we also have a Features and Benefits Playlist which will show videos we use to promote FamilyCookbookProject.com and show why creating a custom recipe books is a great idea. Here are the first videos in the Features and Benefits playlist:

Please let us know how you like these videos and what topics you’d like to see covered. Also you can help us by subscribing to the FamilyCookbookProject.com YouTube Channel and have any new videos delivered directly to your video feed.

 

 

 

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!

How Profitable is a Cookbook Fundraiser?

One of the hardest things about creating a cookbook fundraiser is planning for how big your cookbook needs to be to generate the profit you wish to raise. Our Cookbook Fundraiser Profit Calculator at CookbookFundraiser.com lets you change variables to help you determine the scope of your project.
Cookbook Fundraiser Profit Calculator
Click on the Green bars and enter the details for your Cookbook Fundraising project and see how much potential profit your fundraiser. Click the link above and give it a try.   Bill Rice is the Co-Publisher of Family Cookbook Project and it’s sister site CookbookFundraiser.com,  websites that helps people create personalized cookbooks for families, friends and fundraising efforts.

Follow Family Cookbook Project on Social Media

Family Cookbook Project is not simply a cookbook Publisher, it’s a community where individuals and families gather and share recipes and food memories. We have created a system that makes it easy to gather and publish your family food traditions. However we also try to give valuable advice on how to make your cookbook better, how to create better recipes and even how to better understand cooking. There are many ways to learn how to build a better cookbook. Here are just some of the ways you can follow us on social media. Facebook Follow us on Facebook to get interesting recipes from our editors, ideas to improve your cookbook and general cooking tips. We also have specific pages created for barbecue recipes and cookie recipes, be sure to follow those pages if they are of interest. Pinterest Cooking and recipes are one of the largest categories being shared on Pinterest today and Family Cookbook Project has 18 different boards filled with great recipes and cooking tips and ways to improve your cookbook. Some of the more interesting recipe categories include Food Guys Like, Recipes from Around the World, Let-us Eat Salad, Big Shrimp Recipes and even What’s for Breakfast. Instagram Family Cookbook Project on Instagram is new to Instagram and will be sharing recipes and tips on this platform as well. Twitter If you don’t follow any of the other social media platforms then you will find us at Twitter with the same great information. Follow the hashtag #familycookbookproject YouTube Our newest entrance into social media is on YouTube where we post interesting videos on how to use Family Cookbook Project’s various online tools to create the perfect family recipe book that you can be proud of.   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!

Recipe Search Tool Update

One aspect of our FamilyCookbookProject.com website that always gets a lot of traffic is our Recipe Search Tool. This allows anyone to search for interesting recipes from thousands of family cookbooks that have not not been marked private.

We are currently reworking the programming behind our recipe search. The database has grown to more than 2 million recipes and was effecting the  entire publishing system as editors were getting their cookbooks ready to print for Christmas.

We hope to have the search tool back online shortly.

In the mean time, you can use Google to search our recipes Here is an article How to Use Google to Search Within a Specific Website showing with easy to follow pictures on how to do it.

https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Google-to-Search-Within-a-Specific-Website

 

Foodie Gifts You Can Still Get in Time for Christmas

The website Smart Traveler has named Family Cookbook Project software to it’s 40 Best Foodie Gifts You Can Still Get in Time for Christmas. Not only do family cookbooks filled with personal recipes make a great gift, but giving someone you love the gift of Family Cookbook Project allows them to create their own treasured cookbook!

 

Easy Cookbooks For The Kids In Your Family

Have you ever thought it would be great to get your child or grandchild cooking at an early age?  One of the reasons we works so hard on a family cookbook is to preserve our favorite recipes for future generations. It is equally important to help that next generation develop a love of good food and cooking at an early age. That is why Family Cookbook Project created a simple personalized cookbook just for the kids in your life.

Kids Cookbook Project lets you create your own customized cookbook for the special little one in your life. Simply enter your  child’s name and choose boy or girl and immediately preview them in their own special personalized Cookbook! We will then print your full color customized, personalized kids cookbook. It’s just $24.95.

Keep Kids Interested in Reading …put them in the story! Every child loves a story. A good story helps them to explore their imagination. A great story has them as the main character and holds their interest in reading. That’s what we do! …Kids Cookbook Project makes great stories about children with your child as the main character. And we make it easy and simple to do …as simple as 1-2-3.

This would make a great personalized gift for the youngsters in your life and help them learn their way around the kitchen. To learn more and to order. visit Kids Cookbook Project.

Family Cookbook Project Expands to the UK

Family Cookbook Project is pleased to announce that our personal cookbook making software is now available to individuals living in the United Kingdom at FamilyCookbookProject.co.uk Since 2004, our ever-expanding website has helped more than 90,000 individuals and families in the USA and Canada create beautiful lasting personal cookbooks. Now individuals in the UK have the ability to enter their best recipes into their online recipe box and create a beautiful printed customized cookbook that they can share with family and friends. The website has been modified specifically for the needs of our new UK customers. It has the same functionality that will allow them to collect and enter their favorite recipes into the online program. The communication tools that allow them to Invite others to contribute online are available as well. The cookbooks will be printed in Oxfordshire, north west of London, using The latest digital print equipment for fast turn-a-round. Our printer uses 100% renewable energy and works to recycle 99% of their waste. Design your own cookbook has never been easier than by using Family Cookbook Project’s professionally developed covers, dividers and layouts to design your on personal recipe book.  Add your recipes, write an introduction and add photos if you wish. Our program will automatically create the table of contents and indexes for you and you’re ready to go. Order as many cookbooks as you’d like and download our award-winning app to conveniently access your recipes from your mobile device. For more information, visit FamilyCookbookProject.co.uk.   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!

Here are some of the Top Cookbooks of 2019 according to Amazon.com that we really like. Click on the Amazon image to learn more about the cookbook on Amazon and give a try.

Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated

The Joy of Cooking is a staple cookbook for most kitchens and for many of us it was our first cookbook. This is the newest edition and makes a great wedding gift.

 

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition: 650 Recipes for Everything You’ll Ever Want to Make

If your like my family, The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook is just what you need when the kids are off on their own. Our recipes normally feed 6 or more. This cookbook helps you to create meals when there are just the two of you.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking is such a good cookbook that they made a TV show about it. You can watch it on Netflix. However, if you are on a low salt diet, this cookbook is not for you.

 

Appetites: A Cookbook

Created from famous chef Anthony Bourdain the recipes of Appetites: A Cookbook boils down forty-plus years of professional cooking and globe-trotting to a tight repertoire of personal favorites—dishes that everyone should (at least in Mr. Bourdain’s opinion) know how to cook.

 

The Healthy Family Cookbook: 100 Fast and Easy Recipes for the Whole Family

Many busy families don’t have time for meals together. In our house it was the one time we all sat together and enjoyed each other. The Healthy Family Cookbook: 100 Fast and Easy Recipes for the Whole Family helps create quick, satisfying meals the whole family will love, and tips for raising adventurous eaters.

This cookbook is also available for free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion

Many family gathering start with cheese and crackers. How ever a charcuterie can be so much more.  Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion shows you what you can include and how to arraign it for maximum impact.

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over

Having people over for dinner does not always have to be a major event. Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over provides some outstanding recipes is a great guide to low-stress feeding friends and family.

Best of the Family Cookbook Project Cookbook

While it was not on Amazon’s Best Cookbooks of 2019, it’s one our our favorite s. Best of the Family Cookbook Project Cookbook is a collection of recipes from our family cookbook editors that are tried and true recipes for you to enjoy introducing to your own family.

 

Top Blog Posts of 2019

Family Cookbook Project is very proud of our blog Creating A Family Cookbook Project. Each week we post articles on what’s new for Family Cookbook Editors, recipe writing hints, How to make a better family cookbook articles and general cooking tips for our readers.

Here are the  most read articles of 2019:

1) 4 Family Cookbook Mistakes to Avoid 
2) How To Scan Recipe Cards into a Family Cookbook
3) Top Cookbook Covers of 2018 
4) How To Make A Bridal Shower Cookbook
5) Anatomy of a Great Recipe
6) The Easiest Way to Preserve Family Recipes
7) Highlighting recipes with recipe symbols
8) Common Peppers at your Grocery Store

 

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!

Family Cookbook Project included on Amazing Christmas Gifts To Impress Your Older Parents

Family Cookbook Project was highlighted in an article on the publishing platform Fubbing Website entitled 20 Amazing Christmas Gifts To Impress Your Older Parents

According to , the article author, It can be difficult to keep digging up gift ideas each year for your parents. They’ve have had decades of Christmases and nothing seems to surprise them anymore. He found 20 great ideas that will put this tortuous time behind you. There are great gifts to foster healthy living, taking up a hobby and generally enjoying life. With this catalog of ideas, you can just keeping coming back!

Family Cookbook Project software was listed as #4 on the list!