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My Thanksgiving cooking book

Posted By Ann Abbott On December 19, 2010 @ 7:00 am In Family,Photo Book Ideas | 2 Comments

Sometime the simplest ideas are the best. Our family likes to do it ourselves, especially when it comes to food. My husband is a wonderful cook and I have to admit I am very spoiled by the fact he can do anything when it comes to food. His motto is “I can do it cheaper and better.” (And well he is right.) As a result, the kids have learned the art of cooking at home.

Thanksgiving is a very exciting holiday for the kids because they can help in every part of preparing the meal and now it has become a family tradition. This year is no exception.

Since Thanksgiving dinner is for us, meaning, just us, I never thought of photographing the day. Spending all day in the kitchen, cooking and cleaning, means my camera never gets picked up. But this year was different; I woke up with the idea of making a family recipe book. Not a traditional family recipe book with generations of handed down complicated tasty dishes, but a book about cooking [1] that shows off our kid friendly simple recipes and our kids.

I applied the simple technique to my photo book too. Stack up the ingredients, take a picture. Have the kids dice, slice and stir, take a picture. Show off the final product, and take a picture. That is all I did and of course with the help of Shutterfly’s layouts and backgrounds, I made the book with my photographs. It was a great day of food, family and fun and now I have the book to prove it.


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