Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An Inspirational Recipe Book ~ Free Printables

Would you like to create an "Inspirational Recipe Book"?

Scroll down to view the reason for the "inspiration"...

A set of free printables are available below should you like to try this.

The cover page is shown above and is included in the collection.

 However, you can modify it and make it your very own.

A special thank you is given to the The Graphics Fairy for 
many of the pictures are gleaned from her site.

There is a spine insert on the second page of the printables so

that you know what contents are inside when resting on the shelf.

Just cut to appropriate width and insert into spine of binder.

I place the recipes along with the subject dividers inside plastic page protectors

so that the recipes can be wiped after in case you have specks of flour,

pasta sauce, etc., which tend to splatter on your pages.

Of course, you can add any other categories you think useful.

I have included main dishes, side dishes, salads, appetizers, breakfast, yeast dough/breads,

desserts and food preservation in my free printables.

The stick on tabs make it easier to find a recipe.

Just attach them to the proper category page.

I also included a back cover page to insert inside your binder for

extra decoration and divine inspiration.

Running a household with purpose and skill requires planning and organization. One of the main tasks of the keeper at home is meal making.  In order to make this an easy operation in your future home life or current household, it helps to have a storage of supplies. In this case, a selection of tried and true recipes along with some inspiration. I used food and hospitality inspired Scripture (hence the name "Inspirational Recipe Book") to personalize my collection into a binder which is a great reminder that when we prepare a meal for our loved ones, the fellowship around that table should be in remembrance of our Lord.

And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of Me.”
 ~ Luke 22:19

Dear maidens, now is the perfect time to glean all those good recipes that have been useful in your current household and prepare it for your own home one day. This will be a priceless treasure to possess in your future home.

Dear mothers, you may want to create such a book for yourselves or start now with your younger daughters. Every time they learn a new recipe, add it into the book and they will have a repertoire to use for dinner making practice.

Print out your favorite recipes, place them inside plastic page protectors, attach subject tabs to title pages provided and place them in a three ring binder, filed in the proper categories.

List of recommended supplies:

Simply download and print. Please let me know if you have any problems printing.


  1. These are beautiful! Thank you. I love using the Graphics Fairy for projects. The way you put them together is lovely.

    1. Thank you Michelle! I am glad you may be able to use them :)

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this! I've been wanting to put together a recipe book for our family but really wasn't sure how to make it neat & organized. I'm definately going to do it like this. Simple & pretty. Thanks again!

    1. You are so welcome! :)

      It makes kitchen duty so much funner!

  3. JES, I always LOVE to visit your blog! It is a refreshing change of pace and helps me focus on important things. You are such a blessing.
    Have a wonderful first day of spring!

    1. Thank you Jacqueline ~ for the feelings are mutual!!!

  4. This is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

    1. You are most welcome and thanks for visiting :)

  5. This is wonderful, thank you so much! Its the perfect touch to my recipe binder I'm working on putting together!

    1. I am so glad it is getting use ~ thanks for sharing that with me :)

  6. These are precious. I am going to put one together for a wedding gift for my son and his fiance. I may even update my own, which will eventually be my daughter's cook book. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  7. Excellent, thank you for sharing your plans!


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