Homemade Recipe Book using Document Life Workshop Recipe Template Set by Megan Anderson

Today’s challenge on Document Life Workshop is to document what you eat. For this challenge, I made my own recipe book using the new recipe book template set!

Homemade Recipe Book using Document Life Workshop Recipe Template Set by Megan Anderson

Having a family recipe book is something that means a lot to me. Family meals are a big part of bonding for my family, and I love the idea of having something that I can hand to my kids when they go off on their own that can bring them a taste of home!

Homemade Recipe Book using Document Life Workshop Recipe Template Set by Megan Anderson

Most of the wonderful things my mother and grandmother made often were not written down. They may have been based on some recipe in their recipe box, but that original recipe was tweaked and twisted beyond recognition by the time the dishes reached my taste buds! I’ve had so many conversations with my mom during which she tells me recipe instructions like, “add in the next ingredient until it’s the right color.” It’s wonderful and amazing to get to a point where you can cook by taste, appearance, and feel, but it’s hard to pass on knowledge to budding cooks that way! So I’m setting out to record my recipes in what I hope becomes a treasured family heirloom.

Homemade Recipe Book using Document Life Workshop Recipe Template Set by Megan Anderson

I don’t have a ton of recipes to fill the book with yet (this project will be a labor of love), but I do have plenty of recipes printed from the internet or clipped from magazines to add in too. Eventually, I’ll separate these out into two separate binders, but for now I’m glad to have my recipes sorted instead of in a gigantic pile.

Homemade Recipe Book using Document Life Workshop Recipe Template Set by Megan Anderson

Head over to get challenged and to see takes from the team and come back later today for a post on how I put the book together!


Supplies: Album: We R Memory Keepers Classic Leather 3-Ring Binder Album, 8.5 by 11-Inch, Orange Soda; Template: Recipe Template Set from Document Life Workshop; Washi: My Mind’s Eye; Page Protectors: Office Max; Adhesive: Scotch Adhesive Dot Roller, Scor-Tape; Printer: HP Photosmart 7510 All-in-One Printer; Photo Paper: Office Max; Tools: Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer; Software: Photoshop.