Hi Brenda, I have no idea of a software program or template, but I would love to know when you are ready to sell your cookbooks! Bless you. (08/03/2006)
It offers an excellent program that is a database for organizing all your recipes. It comes with a lot of recipes but you can add, delete and sort. It sounds like it would be a big help to you or anyone who wants to organize their recipes, and even make a cookbook. (08/03/2006)
I use www.lulu.com to self publish my books. They have a spiral coil bound option that is perfect for cookbooks. Email me at alex_and_michelle AT yahoo.com if you need more info or help formatting your book, if you choose to use lulu to make it :) (08/03/2006)
How about making a cookbook cd instead of a printed book. Just an idea. This is free software for your own recipe collection. I love this, I have over 1000 recipes on this now. And you can download it to a cd.
If not, here's something that might help:
Information on creating your own personalized cookbook for fun or profit. Visit Fundcraft for your free information and check out Their Recipe of the Day. (08/03/2006)
Here is a good link!
This is just what I have been searching all day to find. A group of girls that I work with would like to put together a neighborhood cookbook, for free, as a service project, so I want to find a free template, or help somewhere, everything so far charges, any more ideas?
Just a hint, microsoft.com templates has a cookbook template and so does better homes and gardens, BHG.com I'm not sure these are what I'm looking for so I'm still searching....
Try The Living Cookbook?
I bought Matilda's Fantastic Cookbook Software from the Cookbook People and I absolutely love it. It comes with something like 25 different design templates, including 5 or 6 church themed ones. I used the Stained Glass template for our church. Very easy to use.
They have a birthday calendar, address book and biography thing built into it too that you can use without any hassle.
Go check it out at http://cookbookpeople.com/ (07/10/2007)
I wound up buying the software Linda recommended here from the Cookbook People. Gosh, it's got a lot of templates. I'm sticking one of the templates in this post to give you an idea. (11/06/2007)
or check the back of a better homes and gardens magazine, for cookbook printers (12/11/2007)
I am also looking at templates for a Church Fellowship Meal Cookbook. I would have liked it to be free but the ones I found are not very good. I would like to insert pictures and also have a nutritional information calculator. Is there any at an inexpensive price?
Reading all the posts, I am ready to buy the Matilda software and binding kit from the Cookbook People also. However I discovered this link http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/templates/TC010768851033.aspx?pid=CT101445101033 when I was on a Microsoft Canada website and was able to download and open in my MS Word 2003 Professional. I saved this and a few other downloads in My Documents folder and am anxious to start my own cookbook. Happy holidays to all! (12/21/2007)
I tried using MS Word to create a fund raising cookbook and it was such a chore. Also, the bad thing about doing it in Word is that printers don't like word. I ended up having to put the whole thing in a publishing software, Quark I think it was. Recently I found the Matilda's Fantastic Cookbook Software and it not only formats automatically and makes your table of contents for you, it can be turned into a format that printers like. A truly fantastic find! (07/31/2008)
Here's one great for family cookbooks - add your family names and emails, they can each log in and add recipes. Saves the editor tons of work. Tons of covers and divider options, too. http://www.FamilyCookbookProject.com (08/26/2008)
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