Create your own cookbook
Print a homemade cookbook with a free, easy-to-use template
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Organize your favorite recipes, photos, and keepsakes into a homemade cookbook. Whether you want to preserve family recipes, like Grandma’s icebox cake, or piece together your own collection of seasonal favorites, our templates and tips will help you make a personal cookbook for any occasion.
Choose a theme
Put your family’s favorite recipes together in a homemade cookbook.
Whether you choose Family Favorites to Cookies & Cupcakes, selecting a theme for your cookbook can help you choose recipes that work well together.
- Showcase family favorites: Preserve delicious family recipes that have been passed down through generations. Or, inspire young chefs with a collection of kid-friendly recipes.
- Celebrate seasonal cooking: Food tastes best in-season, so take advantage of vibrant summer produce or rich winter flavors by creating a seasonal cookbook.
- Highlight a cuisine: Try narrowing your focus to a specific food region, like Northeast Thailand or Southern Italy.
- Give something sweet: Cookbooks make great, personalized gifts. Give a collection of your most decadent dessert recipes to a friend with a sweet tooth.
Stock up on supplies
Printing on durable HP Inkjet Brochure Paper will help your cookbook last.
Before you create your cookbook, make sure to have plenty of printing supplies on-hand. Use high-quality products like an HP photo printer, HP inkjet brochure paper, and Original HP ink to get the best results.
Choose sturdy paper: For a cookbook that will last, print on HP Inkjet Brochure Paper with a matte finish (to prevent glare).
Save money on ink: Consider HP high-capacity (XL) ink cartridges, which print up to three times more pages than standard HP ink cartridges.1 You can also save 20% on ink and paper when you purchase supplies together in HP Photo Value Packs.2
Find and organize your recipes
Scan original recipe cards from relatives to add a commemorative touch to your cookbook.
Use these tips to find recipes for your cookbook.
- Family recipe cards: It’s time to sort through your pile of old recipe cards. Recipes passed down from family members are great starting points for a homemade cookbook.
- Browse your printer apps: Recipe apps on the HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One, such as Epicurious, Martha’s Everyday Food, and Pioneer Woman, house thousands of delicious recipes. Just print your favorites, test, and add your own spin.
- Create your own recipes: Start with a main ingredient and see where your creativity takes you! Try different toppings on your burger or add new spices to your curry—just be sure to write down your ingredient list and step-by-step instructions.
Photograph your food
To prevent unappetizing hues, use natural light when photographing food.
Use a digital camera to snap eye-catching food photos to enhance your cookbook.
Keep these simple tips in mind when photographing food:
- Use natural lighting: Turn off your camera flash to prevent discoloration and try taking the food outside for a more natural look. Find more lighting tips for taking better photos.
- Keep it fresh: Take a photo of your dish immediately after it has been prepared for the most mouth-watering photos.
- Use a simple background: Busy background and patterned plates can take away from the main subject—the food! Pick solid colored plates and a simple backdrop to make your main dish shine.
- Think in sequence: Documenting the cooking steps leading up to a finished product create a helpful visual in cookbooks. Snap a few photos mid-recipe.
- Zoom in: Focusing on details, like the stem of a tomato plant or a crystal of sugar on a piecrust, can add an artistic edge to your cookbook photographs.
Format your cookbook
Using these free, easy-to-use cookbook templates, you can create every page of your cookbook at home.
Create your own cookbook from cover-to-cover with these cookbook templates.
Print and bind your cookbook
With the HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-one, you can print high-quality cookbook pages at home.
Using the HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-one, you can print high-quality pages at home, and then bind your cookbook. Ideas for binding your cookbook:
- Use a three-hole punch to bind your cookbook. Tie pages together with sturdy string or twine, or secure with binder rings or brads.
- For a more professional look, take your cookbook to a copy store to have it bound.
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- 1 Compared with standard Original HP Black and color ink cartridges. Average based on ISO/IEC24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. Some ink from included cartridge is used to start up the printer. For details see: www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
- 2 Compared with purchasing ink and photo paper separately