I have mentioned it before but I am a planner. I like to have calendars and to-do lists and a schedule. I hate grocery shopping without a list and meals planned. When my plans go array I try to roll with the punches but sometimes it can get stressful. This week is a prime example of this. At the beginning of the month I planned out all my blog posts. Lemonade week, S’mores week (YES it is still coming) and the Magazine of the month. Recipes were scheduled to be made and blogged about. Things were going good and then life got busy!! So look for those recipes to come!
In the meantime I thought I would share an idea for a nice, creative, and fun Christmas gift, Yes you read right, I’m talking Christmas gifts today. Like I said, never too early to plan ahead! Lol! Yes I am already trying to get a jumpstart on Christmas!
Since this is cooking blog I thought that a fun creative gift would be a family cookbook. Back in May I featured a whole slew of my Mom’s recipes that I grew up eating. Since my siblings and I are all ‘growing up’ and having families of our own, having a cookbook with each of these recipes (and family memories) would be fun and useful.
Sure I could go and have these recipes printed and bound in a basic book but why not include photos too? So I am not only going to include recipes, family stories and memories, but photos of the recipes and family photos over the years. Also including the recipes and pictures of both my sister’s wedding cakes and groom’s cakes!
There are a lot of programs and companies that can accommodate my family cookbook vision but Kodak Gallery has been so easy to use to make this special Christmas gift come true. With many different book formats available, multiple picture upload and the ability to add text, Kodak Gallery photo books are perfect for preserving a variety of memories.
And good news from now until August 31, 2011 Kodak is offering Kitchen Concoctions readers 40% off any medium photo book orders. Click here to find out more.
My book is still on the way but in the meantime check out some of the personal family recipes I will be including in my book:
Disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a Kodak Gallery Photo book of my own.