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Sharing Your Favorite Recipes: Three Ways to Go

Magazine article Sunset

Sharing Your Favorite Recipes: Three Ways to Go

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Sharing your favorite recipes: three ways to go

Instead of bringing a poinsettia, baking a fruitcake, or buying a present, why not share some of your favorite recipes as gifts for relatives or friends?

Here we show three simple, easily managed ways to pass along treasured culinary secrets. With a photocopy machine, you can easily make several editions. A quick trip to a drugstore, photo shop, or stationery store will suggest many possible binding methods.

Binder full of personalized pages. You can fill a binder with recipes enclosed in transparent acetate sheets, as pictured at left. For less than $10, you can buy a handsome leather-look one; allow $2 more for a dozen acetate sleeves.

If you decide to pass along a large collection, you may want to add index tabs for food categories. And providing a few empty sleeves might encourage the recipient to add to this very personal cook book.

Accordion laden with recipes. A second way to go is to tuck index cards into a folded "frame' of cover stock or similar art paper, as shown above. …

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