I tried to find recipes that I thought each of them would like. Then I printed the recipes and added pictures to each recipe. I used sheet protectors for each recipe and inserted them into a binder (colored accordingly….pink for my granddaughter and purple for my niece). This way as they try the recipes they can keep them in the book or take them out. They can also add new ones or I can give them new ones on their birthdays.
This is what my granddaughter's book looks like:
The index and coded for each category:
And just a few of her recipes:
On the weekends when I pick up Ella we take her book to the grocery store to buy ingredients for a recipe or two. She has been working her way through the book and can now make some good recipes on her own.
When I go up to NY I will do the same for my niece. We take over my mother in law's kitchen every time I visit.
I know I would have loved to have a recipe book like this when I was young…heck I'm in the process of making one for myself right now. It took me awhile to make the books and I told both girls don't ever throw them out. I will take them back and use them before that happens, lol.
I thought this was a good idea for two girls who really like learning to cook. Now I have future gifts for them that I know they will like. It's also a great way to make a book of your favorites or tried and true recipes.
Until next week…...