Newsletter March 08, 2014

Welcome to our Cookbook Company Newsletter. We hope you enjoy our news of this and that.

Recipe of the Week

Here's a recipe from one of our customers. I don't know. We just love the combination of cuisines.

Tex Mex Won Tons

1/2 lb ground Beef
1/4 cup onions, chopped
2 T chopped green pepper
1 T ketchup
1/2 of a 15 oz can refried beans
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 tsp ground cumin
4 dozen wonton wrappers
cooking oil
taco sauce or salsa

In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion & green pepper. Drain out the fat. Mix in beans, cheese, ketchup, chili powder and cumin. Spoon a generous teaspoon of meat mixture onto the wonton wrapper. Fold one point of wrapper over filling and tuck under. Fold two side corners over, forming a shape of an envelope. Moisten the remaining point with water and seal. Heat oil to 375 degrees and fry about 1 minute each side. Serve with taco sauce or salsa.

Cooking Tip

Here's a good tip for those of us that are watching our waistline. Not you personally, of course!

To absorb fat from soup, place a piece of tissue paper or lettuce on top of the soup, then remove and discard it.

Food Trivia

We saw this on Twitter. We believe it!

Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second!

Memorable Quote

We love the wit of Julia Child

Julia Child - "The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."

Thank-you for reading our newsletter. The Cookbook Company lets families and organizations create their own personalized cookbook. You can enter recipes totally free. Just click here.

Making Company Cookbooks

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Company Cookbooks is Another Popular Idea for Personalized Cookbooks

Though we make many cookbooks for families, weddings, and fundraisers, another very popular cookbook we have done is for companies.

This can be a fun activity for a company. You can get all the employees to submit recipes and make the company cookbook. This is great as a Christmas gift for example. You can list the contributor and the branch or department.

You can set up your account here. Then you can invite within the program employees to start entering recipes.

They can add a picture of themselves or office pictures with the recipe also.

We charge the same whether a recipe or a picture.

So add some fun to your company and get started on your company cookbook!

Family Cookbooks for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Cookbooks

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for creating personal cookbooks. Families love putting them together and giving them out over the holidays. There are 2 big days for us: Thanksgiving and Christmas. Traditionally Thanksgiving is one of the big days of the year that families get together. In fact, some families might have bigger gatherings on this day than on Christmas.

Now is the Time to Start

Frankly, it can take a while to enter recipes while making a cookbook. But you don't have to do it alone. After you sign up you can invite anyone you want to help share in entering recipes. As I've mentioned many times before, this is a special family project that will make this year's Thanksgiving even more special.

A Plug for our Company

Your custom cookbook is going to look very professional. We use book weight paper, a plastic coil binding and give your front cover a special coating. You can include a personal picture on the front cover at no additional cost. Our pricing is very simple and if you do 50 or more books shipping is free. Otherwise just pay a $15 shipping charge. No hidden prices.

We Have One of the Fastest Cookbook Online Entry Systems Around

Really we do. We don't talk about it much, but we put a lot of thought into the whole entering process. We know it can be very time involved. It's very snappy. Also in most cases if you already have things typed somewhere, you can copy and paste. Things like fractions and degree symbols should copy and paste just fine. You'll notice with other companies this is not always the case.

Our Thanksgiving Deadline

We can take cookbook orders right up through the end of October and have them to you by Thanksgiving. But now is the time to get started on your Thanksgiving family cookbook!

Have Others Help Make Cookbook

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Could you use a hand making your cookbook?

Having a personalized cookbook is wonderful. But it's also a bit of a project.

You need recipes and you have to type them in. This can be a bit time consuming. However, this doesn't have to be a solo project.

The way we get your recipes is you enter them online, but the neat thing is that others can help you and they can enter at the same time.

Inviting others to help.

When you log in you can invite people you know to enter recipes for your cookbook.

This is great for families for example. Other family members can enter recipes. This then becomes a family project which is pretty cool. But not just families. If its a fundraising cookbook or a community cookbook, same thing. Get others to help as well.

You'll also be able to see when you view recipes who entered that recipe.

So not only will you be making a cookbook, but you can have a fun group activity at the same time!

Nothing Like a Family Cookbook

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We've made family cookbooks for so many years now, that I can't help but realize the value of this type of cookbook. Personalized cookbooks have been around for a long time. Probably two of the biggest categories are for fundraising and family cookbooks.

For family these types of books are truly unique. Though we get a lot of people coming to our website that already know of this creative idea I am well aware that many people have never heard of this concept.

All families have favorite recipes. Usually a family cookbook is for the extended family, meaning all the relatives.

But the thing is these books aren't just collections of meals to make. Just the recipes all by themselves stir up memories from various family gatherings. But then you add some notes to the individual recipes or somewhere else in the book and you have something special.

My grandmother was Norwegian. For example, I always think of her Lefsa (kind of a Norwegian tortilla). This always reminds me of dinners at her house.

You can add photos to your cookbook as well which just adds to a cookbook being a memory book as well.

So there's the cookbook itself. But what about having different family members contribute to the cookbook? That's a family project in itself. So just making the cookbook can be good family fun (and a new memory for that matter).

Anyway those are just my thoughts on the value of a family cookbook.

Thanks! -Jeff