12.03.2008

Treasure Tip #2... Homemade Recipe Book

Every year for birthdays and Christmas, I go through the same thing. I find that for certain people that I shop for, I always know exactly what to get for them. And then for others, I am at a loss.

So.... whenever I find something unique or different that would make a nice gift, I'll let you know about it. I'll try to keep these Treasure Tips going for the next several weeks. And in turn, you can post in the comments any special gift ideas that you have. This way, no one will be getting the old stand by gift... coffee mug with cute teddy bears on it.... ever again.


It's been a few weeks since I posted a Treasure Tip, but I have a great, inexpensive gift idea for this one! Make your very own Recipe Book filled with all your own self-tested favorites. This could include dinners, snacks, appetizers, drinks and desserts.

I would looove one of these, so I'm sure many others would as well. I mean anyone can go buy a cookbook off the shelves, but it's so much more personal to get a handmade book filled with recipes. And not just any old recipes, these are recipes that a friend or family member has already tested out numerous times and found to be great! So there's no worry about how something may turn out!

Simply write or type up your favorite recipes, hole punch them and add them to a binder. Organize the recipes according to type and maybe include a table of contents with page numbers to make it user-friendly. Then you can add a cute cover and voila... Recipe Book!

Take your Recipe Book a step further, and maybe take pictures of some or all of the dishes that are included. I dunno about you, but I love when I have a picture... so I know what it's supposed to look like and it also helps me decide what I feel like cooking that night.

Like the Recipe Book idea, but don't want to actually create your own from scratch? Check out this blank recipe book that you can fill in yourself! And only $6.95 too! Purchase it through Ebates and you'll get 4% cash back! If you're new with Ebates, they'll give you a $5 sign-up bonus as well! So the book will end up being super cheap after your cash back!

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