with family and friends alike.
Actually, that's a bit of an understatement: I make, print,
and share cookbooks. And you can, too.
Follow these three steps to print and make your own cookbook
in 15 minutes or less.
Step 1: Grab recipes
from food blogs and websites. Use tried and true recipes from top food
blogs and culinary websites who freely share. Some of my favorites are listed
below. Just remember to respect their copyright and intellectual property
Step 2: Hit print
brilliantly. The best food blogs have gorgeous color photography and have
preformatted printer-friendly pages (usually designated with a little printer
icon). Be sure to click through to a printer-friendly
page (like this one from Simply Recipes) before you hit print, or use HP's
free Smart Web Printing software to grab only what you want from the web
and build your own recipe page to print. (Tip: I print my cookbooks using HP Brochure
and Flyer paper on an HP
Step 3: Bind and
share. You can make this step as fancy or as simple as you want. Use a
stapler or paper clip to hold pages together. Or use a hole puncher (one in the
top left corner, or two holes at the top, or traditional three holes on the
left side of the pages) and insert the pages into a binder. Even prettier -
hole punch and tie together with a ribbon. Or insert pages into a Photobook.
Favorite food blogs
Want to make a
cookbook using your own recipes and photos?
Making a personalized cookbook takes a bit more time and
effort, but the payoff is big -- especially if you want to give it as a gift to
friends and family. Spice up your recipe pages with photos -- of the preapred dish, of
the people who created and shared the recipe, of places, of things (like pots, pans, or an apron ).
Send me a link to your favorite food blog, and please ping me if you share your finished cookbook on the HP
When people hear that I work for HP, they often ask, "What can I do with a printer?"
The possibilities are endless, but I like to keep it simple. Here are 10 things you can do with a Wireless HP Printer:
Print from any room in the house. (I personally prefer to print from the sofa in my bunny slippers, but it's really up to you.)
Tell me what makes your Top 10 list (comment link is below).