In my Homeschool Thanksgiving post last Thursday, I promised to share my Thanksgiving nut loaf and cranberry salad recipes today. I’ll give you the downloads for the digital scrapbooking pages I created for our family recipe book.
Nut Loaf and Cranberry Salad Recipes
The nut loaf recipe was adapted from the 1973 edition of The Deaf Smith Country Cookbook. That was the first cookbook I used after I became a vegetarian at age 18. I still have the cookbook. The recipe can be adapted for vegans by using egg substitute, available from health food stores. Either butter or vegan spread can be added to the top of each serving.
I created 8½x11” digital scrapbooking pages for both recipes. Here are the digital scrapbooking freebies:
To download the nut loaf recipe, click here, then right click on the image and choose “Save Picture As . . .”
To download the cranberry salad recipe, click here, then right click on the image and choose “Save Picture As . . .”
How to Create Your Own Family Cookbook
Both my son, Will, and his wife, Chea, and my daughter, Christina, and her husband, Tom, have family cookbooks I created through digital scrapbooking. I also made a copy for myself.
To create a family cookbook, photos can be used for the page backgrounds, or you can purchase downloadable recipe backgrounds and elements. For ideas on how to get started with digital scrapbooking, see my post called Help Your Child Create Unforgettable Cards and Gifts through Digital Scrapbooking.
Here’s how I made the recipe books. I:
- made pages for each of my favorite family recipes
- printed the pages
- put the pages in sheet protectors
- added dividers for each recipe category
- placed the pages in a 3-ring binder with a cover that allowed a page insertion
- created a page for the cover
You could purchase a scrapbook, but I like the 3-ring binder for the ease of adding pages as I discover new recipes.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Photo Credit for Cranberry Salad Background: Photo by Liz West at Flickr