There is something about holding a physical cookbook in your hands that gives you all the feels, right? Thankfully Snapfish has multiple customizable options to creating your very own book. I created my first cookbook for my kids and featured a tasty rhubarb mocktail.
Flipping through pages of yummy recipes is my favorite past time. My daughter Franchesca and I spend one day a week going through pages of the cookbooks that I own and plan a few new meal ideas together. Now she can grab my book as well and add something new to have for any meal.
So many times when I share a recipe on my blog or social media people ask me when I would be creating my very own cookbook? My answer has always been sometime in the future. Or one day. I decided to change that answer and say now I can create my very own cookbook with a few of my recipes. Can’t wait to create more mini cookbooks and other books for my kids and family.
I’m excited to partner with my favorite photo printing website, Snapfish, to show you how you can also create your very own Cookbook at home. This would make the perfect keepsake for your family. I created a Farm to Table Cookbook and customized it to be more simple in design. You can use the template that Snapfish provides and customize it to your liking. They have so many fun tidbits bits to add to each page along with text and different layouts.
In my first cookbook I added 8 recipes from my blog and chose one to photograph with my new cookbook. For my recipe, I recreated my PRETTY PINK RHUBARB + ELDERFLOWER COCKTAILS into a mocktail for my kids to enjoy. Served it up with my ultimate favorite snack, charcuterie board. They loved flipping through the pages of the cookbook with me while snacking on the cheese and sipping on their mocktails.
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Snapfish also has different “themes” you can choose from when designing your photo book/cookbook, depending on what the occasion is. They have a specific Farm To Table Cookbook theme that includes fun foodie embellishments and backgrounds make gifts special for adult and kid chefs alike. Imagine adding your favorite family recipes in a book to pass down to your kids or grandkids? Wouldn’t that be so fun and special?
Here are some details on their books :
- Easy to import photos from Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos
- Perfect for everyday occasions, family gifts, and vacation keepsakes
- Glossy finish cover customizable with photos, text, and embellishments
- Archival-quality paper with a semi-gloss finish
- Perfect bound and printed in the U.S., up to 150 pages
- Available in five sizes
Here is how easy it is to create your very own book and a few examples of how I did mine :
- Photos: Upload pictures from your device, Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos, or Snapfish album.
- Layout: Choose a single photo or multi-photo layout.
- Design Variations/More Designs: Pre-designed themed templates make it easy to create.
- Note: Play with this early on. If you place all images, then update design, photos may get switched or deleted based on layout.
- Backgrounds: Trendy patterns for all occasions.
- Embellishments: Hundreds of cute embellishments, sassy sayings, & themed collections to add.
- Text: Add a name, initials, or personalized phrases that help caption the moment.
- Size: Change product size here, if applicable.
The recipe for the mocktail is so easy to create with your kids. Plus with the abundance of rhubarb in my garden and farm stands, this makes it the perfect ingredient for this recipe. You can also interchange the main ingredient to anything that is in season too. I make the simple syrup with or without them for the week and kids mix their own mocktails when they want a lightly sweet fizzy drink.
Try the recipe with your favorite in season stone fruit or berry as well. The perfect staple to have in the fridge to add a little special flavor to any drink.
Let’s get cooking and mixing and creating something fun with your kids.
This post is sponsored by Snapfish.
RHUBARB + ELDERFLOWER SIMPLE SURUP (makes 4 cups)
- 3 cups rhubarb, chopped into 2" pieces
- 4 cups water
- 4 cups granulated sugar
COCKTAILS (makes 4)
- 1.5 oz vodka or gin, per serving
- 6 tbsp simple syrup divided per glass
- sparkling water, top off each glass
- 4 tsp lemon, juiced
- 6 pieces rhubarb, peeled into long strips, optional
FOR THE SYRUP
- In a small saucepan, bring rhubarb, sugar and water to a slow boil. Let cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely before straining into a glass jar. Syrup can be stored in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
FOR THE MOCKTAIL
- Fill glasses with ice. Add 1-2 tbsp simple syrup per glass and top with sparkling water. Garnish with rhubarb ribbons and enjoy!
- Add 1.5 oz liquor of choice per glass. Fill glasses with ice. Add 1-2 tbsp simple syrup per glass and top with sparkling water. Garnish with rhubarb ribbons and enjoy!
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?
If you give my MY FIRST COOKBOOK with RHUBARB MOCKTAIL a try? Let me know what you think, rate this recipe in comments below, share it on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram. Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture, tag it with #lenaskitchenblog on Instagram or tag me on my Facebook page! I love seeing what you come up with! Happy cooking.