Toasted Almond Pancakes Cinnamon Banana Syrup
First the recipe box or book can get lost. This is especially true after moving from one residence to the next. Also a recipe box or book can be destroyed due to fire or water. And once its gone its gone forever. But there is another method of safe-guarding your recipes for the long term: an electronic recipe keeper. And when I say "electronic recipe keeper" I am not referring to the cheap poor quality ones that you can buy for a few bucks. Those are like the personal organizers that were popular a few years back. Modern electronic recipe keepers are far superior. One major difference from the previous versions (and the main benefit over recipe boxes and books) is the ability to store a back up copy of all of your recipes online. So even if your electronic recipe keeper were to get destroyed or stolen all of your recipes would still be safe. Sure youd have to purchase a new electronic recipe keeper but youd have access to all of your beloved recipes. But having all of your recipes backed up isnt the only benefit.
Have you ever tried to make something just like your favorite restaurant and while it turned out ok it just didnt quite taste the same as what TGIF or Olive Garden serves? I know I have and it seemed like all the effort was fine but the result on a scale of 1 to 10 was maybe a 6 at best. To get a 9 or 10 just seems impossible and you are better off giving up and just go to the restaurant instead. Well guess what? As there is with anything worth while there are those few people who do try to imitate these restaurant recipes to the Nth degree. You could almost refer to them as recipe hackers. They can be moms dads or professionals and no matter who these people have a goal and will put in the time and effort to break a recipe down.
Food is a big part of our lives and recipes are a natural page element for scrapbooks. Think about creating a recipe album as craft project or add a recipe to your next page layout. Be a part of latest scrapbooking trend and pull out your recipe cards. People who love to cook and Im one of them are always on the lookout for recipes. We clip them from magazines troll the Internet and keeping buying cookbooks. Tantalizing recipes always seem to be calling us. Relatives and friends have asked me for recipes and I share them willingly. Chinese almond cookies are one of my best recipes. A friend gave me the recipe years ago and I modified it to suit my tastes. From the first bite to the last crumb these cookies are a winner. My grandson thinks they are so good I could sell them at street fairs. Your favorite recipes could become a welcome gift. Answer these questions before you get started. Are you going to share general recipes or limit choices to one category? Choose recipes that represent you such as homemade yeast and quick breads. Think of the gift recipient as well. A friend who doesnt bake wont appreciate cookie recipes for example. On the other hand this same friend may appreciate five-ingredient recipes. How many will you share? One Christmas I made cookbooks for relatives. The collection came from Nanas recipe boxes. I printed out the recipes on holiday stationery put them in plastic sleeves assembled them in three-ring binders and put Nanas photo on the cover. Since this was a labor intensive process I limited the number to 25. You may also want to include a photo with each recipe. What printing method will you use? You may put recipes on 3" x 5" cards or enter them in your computer and print them out on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. The file card method requires handwriting whereas the computer method allows you to create multiple gifts.
You can find albums with a recipe theme as well as stickers paper and embellishments to complement the scrapbook. The main thought behind scrapbooking recipes is the same as using photos and memories. We want to preserve the recipes for future generations. However recipe albums are very popular as gift items as well. Some scrapbookers are even using them in their kitchens as cookbooks. To begin designing a recipe scrapbook you need to think about your purpose for creating it. Will this be an album documenting family recipes handed down from generation to generation? Or are you creating an album to give as a gift? If this is a recipe album meant to be used in the kitchen you also may approach the design differently and choose a scrapbook that will be more durable. Albums come in a variety of sizes including 4x6 5x7 and 12x12 inches. Choose the one that will best fit your goal for scrapbooking recipes. Decide whether or not this will be a gift album. You may not want to use the original recipe card written by your great-grandmother in a gift recipe scrapbook. You still could make the recipes personal by writing the ingredients and instructions in your own handwriting instead of a computer font. Recipe albums make welcome gifts for weddings graduations Christmas or housewarming gifts. Which recipes to choose will depend on your goal for the album. You may want to use quick and easy recipes for a graduation gift. Holiday favorites would be ideal for a Christmas gift. You could also narrow down the recipe choices to just desserts soups main dishes or family favorites. When you begin to design your recipe album decide if you want to keep the same layout format for each page and if you will coordinate the embellishments on each page.