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Cooking for the End of the World: DIY Cookbook

I am probably being paranoid about the end times coming sooner. At any rate, I need to get my recipes copied from Pinterest before society totally crumbles and takes the Internet with it.

So I’m just sharing a few ideas that I came across while researching options for recipe books. I realize that it is April Fool’s Day but this post and the links are real. The guy in the picture is my boyfriend. The kids and I would starve without him. He is essential. Also, no joke. 🙂

  1. Make a Bullet Journal/Recipe Book
https://justbrightideas.com/bullet-journal-meal-planning-ideas/


This would be a good option if you have tons of time and are artistic. You would only need the journal of your choice, pens, markers and time. It would not cost very much, just the cost of the journal and art supplies.




2. Binder and Printables

https://www.craftylifemom.com/diy-recipe-binder-and-free-printable/

Decorating your own binder is a way to make your recipe book more personal. You could type the recipes onto the cards if your handwriting is not great. It’s still a cost effective option.

3. Use an online program to print a cookbook

So if you are short on time or artistic ability, you could visit Create My Cookbook and make your own cookbook. I just started cutting and pasting recipes this week.

I have finally figured out how to use my Instagram photos. If you share them to Facebook from Instagram, it should work. Maybe . . .

4. DIY. The old fashioned way.

Buy some recipe cards and a binder at the store. You should probably get some pens. If you have kids or grandkids with decent handwriting, they could help you write.

a to z bucket list: Squid at Sushi Bar

Octopus on left, Squid on the right. Butterfly roll in the back.

The squid was kind of plain. The octopus was almost impossible to eat without shark teeth or a sharp knife. I didn’t have either of those things. 

The butterfly roll has eel, shrimp, avocado and cucumber. It was delicious. 

In this one plate, I crossed three things off of the bucket list. 

a to z bucket list: falafel

It was a struggle to find a falafel near me. We live in a small town near other small towns. So we found a place that serves falafels when we went to Cleveland. Actually, there were several places that had falafels on the menu.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the falafel. It turns out that I love falafels. I would even buy a restaurant just to be closer to falafels.

Wonder Woman Wednesday: Banana Pancakes

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It’s a new year. It’s not necessarily a new me. However, I have been in the kitchen more . . . on purpose.

Since it is the last day of the kid’s Christmas vacation and we all survived, I made banana pancakes. The first batch didn’t look very good. It took a lot of convincing to get the kid to eat.

She said something that I’ve never heard from any of my children. She said, “These are really good mommy. You should make some more.”

It was a New Year’s miracle.

I feel like I could be Wonder Woman in the kitchen. It could happen, right?! I could wear my tiara next time.

 

 

The Best and Lightest: #bookreview

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The editors at Food Network Magazine are seriously good at what they do: making food look delicious and approachable. I mean, most of the recipes look fairly easy to make even for a non-cook like me.

The table of contents has a picture of every dish. So you can look at all of the recipes and see what they look like before you even get to the first page.

My favorite part of the books, besides the photographs, are the snack time sections. Who doesn’t love snack time? The snacks are healthy – At least these snacks are healthier than what we eat for snacks at my house. Honestly, when no one is home, I eat snacks for dinner. However, now I could make one of the snacks from “The Best and Lightest” and not feel guilty the next morning.

If I wasn’t giving this to someone who really loves to cook, I would keep it for my own kitchen.

 

*I did receive this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for doing a review.