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  1. #1
    Jinx Minx Guest

    Default Creating your own cookbook

    I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can sell
    for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that can offer up
    advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it printed inexpensively
    but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we can use to put it
    together, etc. I use Mastercook at home and it says you can "print your own
    cookbook", but I've never used it for that purpose so I'm not sure whether
    it's a good choice for a larger project like this. We're just getting
    started on this project so I'd like for us to start out on the right foot.
    Suggestions? Do's? Dont's?

    Jinx



  2. #2
    Brian Anasta Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    On Apr 22, 1:53*pm, "Jinx Minx" <jinxmi...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can sell
    > for a small profit. *Has anyone here does this before that can offer up
    > advice how best to go about it? *Places we can get it printed inexpensively
    > but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we can use to put it
    > together, etc. *I use Mastercook at home and it says you can "print your own
    > cookbook", but I've never used it for that purpose so I'm not sure whether
    > it's a good choice for a larger project like this. *We're just getting
    > started on this project so I'd like for us to start out on the right foot..
    > Suggestions? *Do's? *Dont's?
    >
    > Jinx



    Hi Jinx,

    I am not TOO sure if it is ok to list a company link here, so if I
    have done the incorrect thing, group moderators please feel free to
    let me know. When I published my book of family recipes, the following
    company were absolutely wonderful in helping me achieve MY goal -
    Morris Cookbooks.

    Please let me know if you need any further info as I can pass on
    details to you regarding the process I went through to have my book
    completed by Morris.

    Kind Regards,
    Brian Anasta


  3. #3
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can
    > sell for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that can
    > offer up advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it printed
    > inexpensively but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we
    > can use to put it together, etc. I use Mastercook at home and it says
    > you can "print your own cookbook", but I've never used it for that
    > purpose so I'm not sure whether it's a good choice for a larger
    > project like this. We're just getting started on this project so I'd
    > like for us to start out on the right foot. Suggestions? Do's?
    > Dont's?
    >
    > Jinx



    You're hopeful but honestly in over your head if you had to ask.

    Stop the committee idea. It's too costly and it will be confusing and
    time consuming for newbies without experience involved.

    Chickens without heads are what committees mostly amount to.

    Andy



  4. #4
    Brian Anasta Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    On Apr 22, 2:12*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:

    >
    > You're hopeful but honestly in over your head if you had to ask.
    >
    > Stop the committee idea. It's too costly and it will be confusing and
    > time consuming for newbies without experience involved.
    >
    > Chickens without heads are what committees mostly amount to.
    >
    > Andy


    Couldn't agree more Andy - projects such as this NEED expert guidance.
    The company I used were very supportive and were always more than
    happy to address any queries/issues I had. I would say you DO need to
    contact a group maybe close by in your local area who can sit down
    with you and your committee members to go through the process. Most
    important I believe is what YOU want the book to look like. Your input
    throughout the entire process IS essential and in the end, will make
    for a product you are all happy with.

    Heck, in the end, the company I dealt with were lcoated back home in
    The States while I was here in Australia, so even over the internet
    this type of thing IS possible to organize.

    Kind Regards,
    Brian

  5. #5
    Jinx Minx Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can
    >> sell for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that can
    >> offer up advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it printed
    >> inexpensively but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we
    >> can use to put it together, etc. I use Mastercook at home and it says
    >> you can "print your own cookbook", but I've never used it for that
    >> purpose so I'm not sure whether it's a good choice for a larger
    >> project like this. We're just getting started on this project so I'd
    >> like for us to start out on the right foot. Suggestions? Do's?
    >> Dont's?
    >>
    >> Jinx

    >
    >
    > You're hopeful but honestly in over your head if you had to ask.
    >
    > Stop the committee idea. It's too costly and it will be confusing and
    > time consuming for newbies without experience involved.
    >
    > Chickens without heads are what committees mostly amount to.
    >
    > Andy
    >
    >


    Speak for yourself. I never said we were a committtee of completely
    clueless newbies, and I wasn't asking on their behalf as a figurehead. I
    was asking in the hopes of getting more, different, or better ideas and
    printing company leads and referrals than the individuals on the committee
    can provide -- some of whom have done this exact same thing previously. I
    didn't ask because I "had to", I asked because I wanted to. If we need
    breakfast suggestions, I'll be sure and let you know.

    Jinx



  6. #6
    Ostap Bender Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    On Apr 21, 9:03*pm, Brian Anasta <brian.ana...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Apr 22, 1:53*pm, "Jinx Minx" <jinxmi...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can sell
    > > for a small profit. *Has anyone here does this before that can offer up
    > > advice how best to go about it? *Places we can get it printed inexpensively
    > > but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we can use to put it
    > > together, etc. *I use Mastercook at home and it says you can "print your own
    > > cookbook", but I've never used it for that purpose so I'm not sure whether
    > > it's a good choice for a larger project like this. *We're just getting
    > > started on this project so I'd like for us to start out on the right foot.
    > > Suggestions? *Do's? *Dont's?

    >
    > > Jinx

    >
    > Hi Jinx,
    >
    > I am not TOO sure if it is ok to list a company link here, so if I
    > have done the incorrect thing, group moderators please feel free to
    > let me know.


    What "moderators"? If we had moderators, we wouldn't be seeing spam
    and OT discussions, would we?

    > When I published my book of family recipes, the following
    > company were absolutely wonderful in helping me achieve MY goal -
    > Morris Cookbooks.
    >
    > Please let me know if you need any further info as I can pass on
    > details to you regarding the process I went through to have my book
    > completed by Morris.
    >
    > Kind Regards,
    > Brian Anasta



  7. #7
    Ostap Bender Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    On Apr 21, 9:12*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > "Jinx Minx" <jinxmi...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can
    > > sell for a small profit. *Has anyone here does this before that can
    > > offer up advice how best to go about it? *Places we can get it printed
    > > inexpensively but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we
    > > can use to put it together, etc. *I use Mastercook at home and it says
    > > you can "print your own cookbook", but I've never used it for that
    > > purpose so I'm not sure whether it's a good choice for a larger
    > > project like this. *We're just getting started on this project so I'd
    > > like for us to start out on the right foot. Suggestions? *Do's?
    > > Dont's?

    >
    > > Jinx

    >
    > You're hopeful but honestly in over your head if you had to ask.
    >
    > Stop the committee idea. It's too costly and it will be confusing and
    > time consuming for newbies without experience involved.
    >
    > Chickens without heads are what committees mostly amount to.


    I thought that "chickens without heads" is what most of the recipes
    list as the main ingredient, especially for kosher dishes. :-)

  8. #8
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it
    >>> can sell for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that
    >>> can offer up advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it
    >>> printed inexpensively but aren't cheaply made, free software or
    >>> websites we can use to put it together, etc. I use Mastercook at
    >>> home and it says you can "print your own cookbook", but I've never
    >>> used it for that purpose so I'm not sure whether it's a good choice
    >>> for a larger project like this. We're just getting started on this
    >>> project so I'd like for us to start out on the right foot.
    >>> Suggestions? Do's? Dont's?
    >>>
    >>> Jinx

    >>
    >>
    >> You're hopeful but honestly in over your head if you had to ask.
    >>
    >> Stop the committee idea. It's too costly and it will be confusing and
    >> time consuming for newbies without experience involved.
    >>
    >> Chickens without heads are what committees mostly amount to.
    >>
    >> Andy
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Speak for yourself. I never said we were a committtee of completely
    > clueless newbies, and I wasn't asking on their behalf as a figurehead.
    > I was asking in the hopes of getting more, different, or better ideas
    > and printing company leads and referrals than the individuals on the
    > committee can provide -- some of whom have done this exact same thing
    > previously. I didn't ask because I "had to", I asked because I wanted
    > to. If we need breakfast suggestions, I'll be sure and let you know.
    >
    > Jinx



    Jinx,

    I didn't mean to hurt your feelings!

    Production of professional printed texts that anybody else would want to
    read AND actually buy is something left to the pros and that talent
    doesn't come free!!!

    Believe me or not!

    Andy

  9. #9
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    In article <hqoh7c$ia3$[email protected]>,
    "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can sell
    > for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that can offer up
    > advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it printed inexpensively
    > but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we can use to put it
    > together, etc. I use Mastercook at home and it says you can "print your own
    > cookbook", but I've never used it for that purpose so I'm not sure whether
    > it's a good choice for a larger project like this. We're just getting
    > started on this project so I'd like for us to start out on the right foot.
    > Suggestions? Do's? Dont's?
    >
    > Jinx


    Oooh, fun! I've been thinking about one for a reunion but am not sure
    I've got the time in the next 2-1/2 months.

    Set standards and stick to them at risk of annoying someone;
    Insist that recipes be submitted in the format you want, ingredients
    listed in the order they are mentioned in the method;

    Use the same abbreviations (or no abbreviations) throughout;

    Make sure your proofreaders are literate good intentions are not
    enough;

    Have someone proofread what the proofreaders approved * you wouldn't
    believe the number of changes made to the rfc cookbook after **the
    proofread** version (galley proofs) came back from the printer. We were
    damned lucky that the guy didn't charge us a boatload of money for
    making the corrections that needed to be made;

    don't let anyone refer to No. 3, No. 303, etc. sizes for canned goods;

    Dummy up a cookbook with, say, 20 recipes in it, from your MC files.
    Follow their instructions and try out different layouts and paper sizes,
    etc.

    And I could go on and on and on.


    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Updated 4-17-2010

  10. #10
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article <hqoh7c$ia3$[email protected]>,
    > "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can sell
    >> for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that can offer up
    >> advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it printed inexpensively
    >> but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we can use to put it
    >> together, etc. I use Mastercook at home and it says you can "print your own
    >> cookbook", but I've never used it for that purpose so I'm not sure whether
    >> it's a good choice for a larger project like this. We're just getting
    >> started on this project so I'd like for us to start out on the right foot.
    >> Suggestions? Do's? Dont's?
    >>
    >> Jinx

    >
    > Oooh, fun! I've been thinking about one for a reunion but am not sure
    > I've got the time in the next 2-1/2 months.
    >
    > Set standards and stick to them at risk of annoying someone;
    > Insist that recipes be submitted in the format you want, ingredients
    > listed in the order they are mentioned in the method;
    >
    > Use the same abbreviations (or no abbreviations) throughout;
    >
    > Make sure your proofreaders are literate good intentions are not
    > enough;
    >
    > Have someone proofread what the proofreaders approved * you wouldn't
    > believe the number of changes made to the rfc cookbook after **the
    > proofread** version (galley proofs) came back from the printer. We were
    > damned lucky that the guy didn't charge us a boatload of money for
    > making the corrections that needed to be made;
    >
    > don't let anyone refer to No. 3, No. 303, etc. sizes for canned goods;
    >
    > Dummy up a cookbook with, say, 20 recipes in it, from your MC files.
    > Follow their instructions and try out different layouts and paper sizes,
    > etc.
    >
    > And I could go on and on and on.
    >
    >


    And make sure the ingredients appear in the directions! And that
    the ingredients mentioned in the directions are all in the list.

    --
    Jean B.

  11. #11
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:

    > Have someone proofread what the proofreaders approved * you wouldn't
    > believe the number of changes made to the rfc cookbook after **the
    > proofread** version (galley proofs) came back from the printer. We
    > were damned lucky that the guy didn't charge us a boatload of money
    > for making the corrections that needed to be made;


    I never understood how that happened. One of the recipes most
    messed up was one of yours. I have no doubt in my mind that you
    didn't submit it that way. I was one of the proofreaders, I didn't change
    anything beyond the spelling of some words, and the standardization
    of things like TBS.

    I really don't know how recipes became convoluted in sending them
    back and forth.

    nancy


  12. #12
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    Jinx Minx wrote:

    > I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can
    > sell
    > for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that can offer
    > up
    > advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it printed
    > inexpensively but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we
    > can use to put it
    > together, etc. I use Mastercook at home and it says you can "print
    > your own cookbook", but I've never used it for that purpose so I'm not
    > sure whether
    > it's a good choice for a larger project like this. We're just getting
    > started on this project so I'd like for us to start out on the right
    > foot.
    > Suggestions? Do's? Dont's?


    I agree with Barb, but some other points:

    I am fairly sure you can import recipes (or even cut 'n paste them) from
    word documents or just plain text documents into Mastercook ? If so,
    you can choose a simple layout that's easy to read and stick to that.

    How many recipes are you thinking of publishing? Are you going for color
    printing (on the pages, not covers) or black and white? Are you going
    to use graphics e.g. plated pictures of the food on the recipe pages,
    etc. How many copies are you hoping to print and/or sell?

    What kind of budget does the committee have for producing this (because
    you're going to have to cough up *some* money up-front in order to have
    them printed etc.)? Not that I want you to tell me the exact amount
    <lol> but that has to be a key factor for consideration in this
    venture...

    If you're not doing more than say, 100-150 recipes, pretty sure it would
    easy enough to use your Mastercook recipe manager software, print out a
    copy of the 'final' collection and then take that copy to one of those
    photocopier/print shops and let them copy and ring-bind them for you.
    However, if that's too costly - does anybody on the committee have a
    (fairly fast) laser printer? Might work out cheaper to print the
    (recipe) copies yourself and buy one of those 'punches' and do the
    binding yourselves. Covers might be more of an issue, if you want to
    use thick-ish cardboard (or whatever).

    Anyway, here's a link to give you some ideas as to what these on-line
    places charge for creating/printing recipe books such as yours (and
    what you have to provide):

    http://www.cookbookco.com/index.html
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  13. #13
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    On 4/22/2010 9:55 AM, Nancy Young wrote:
    > I never understood how that happened. One of the recipes most
    > messed up was one of yours. I have no doubt in my mind that you
    > didn't submit it that way. I was one of the proofreaders, I didn't
    > change
    > anything beyond the spelling of some words, and the standardization
    > of things like TBS.
    >
    > I really don't know how recipes became convoluted in sending them
    > back and forth.
    >
    > nancy


    One of my recipes had a glitch in it, but Damsel found it right off the
    bat. This was my fault for not making sure the recipe correct. It
    really does help to have proofreaders.

    Becca

  14. #14
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    Andy wrote:

    > "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it
    >>>> can sell for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that
    >>>> can offer up advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it
    >>>> printed inexpensively but aren't cheaply made, free software or
    >>>> websites we can use to put it together, etc. I use Mastercook at
    >>>> home and it says you can "print your own cookbook", but I've never
    >>>> used it for that purpose so I'm not sure whether it's a good choice
    >>>> for a larger project like this. We're just getting started on this
    >>>> project so I'd like for us to start out on the right foot.
    >>>> Suggestions? Do's? Dont's?
    >>>>
    >>>> Jinx
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> You're hopeful but honestly in over your head if you had to ask.
    >>>
    >>> Stop the committee idea. It's too costly and it will be confusing
    >>> and time consuming for newbies without experience involved.
    >>>
    >>> Chickens without heads are what committees mostly amount to.
    >>>
    >>> Andy
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Speak for yourself. I never said we were a committtee of completely
    >> clueless newbies, and I wasn't asking on their behalf as a
    >> figurehead.
    >> I was asking in the hopes of getting more, different, or better
    >> ideas
    >> and printing company leads and referrals than the individuals on the
    >> committee can provide -- some of whom have done this exact same thing
    >> previously. I didn't ask because I "had to", I asked because I
    >> wanted
    >> to. If we need breakfast suggestions, I'll be sure and let you
    >> know.
    >>
    >> Jinx

    >
    >
    > Jinx,
    >
    > I didn't mean to hurt your feelings!


    Sure you didn't...

    >
    > Production of professional printed texts that anybody else would want
    > to read AND actually buy is something left to the pros and that talent
    > doesn't come free!!!
    >
    > Believe me or not!


    Not. I've bought many a cookbook that was published (in ring-binders
    i.e. not glossy, expensive books) by local Church Groups, and various
    other groups, who were doing it to raise money for charity. (And FYI -
    you pratt - I actually worked as a DTP person - many years ago - in a
    place where a f***ing fortune was spent to produce 'professional
    printed texts'). And (another) FYI - the recipes in
    those 'non-professional' cookbooks were every bit as good as
    any 'professional' ones I've bought. The RFC Cookbook comes to mind;
    that was published (with a lot of blood, sweat and tears) by a bunch
    of 'non-professional' people and it turned out pretty
    darn 'professional', IMNSHO.

    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  15. #15
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <hqoh7c$ia3$[email protected]>,
    > "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can
    >> sell
    >> for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that can offer up
    >> advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it printed
    >> inexpensively
    >> but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we can use to put it
    >> together, etc. I use Mastercook at home and it says you can "print your
    >> own
    >> cookbook", but I've never used it for that purpose so I'm not sure
    >> whether
    >> it's a good choice for a larger project like this. We're just getting
    >> started on this project so I'd like for us to start out on the right
    >> foot.
    >> Suggestions? Do's? Dont's?
    >>
    >> Jinx

    >
    > Oooh, fun! I've been thinking about one for a reunion but am not sure
    > I've got the time in the next 2-1/2 months.
    >
    > Set standards and stick to them at risk of annoying someone;
    > Insist that recipes be submitted in the format you want, ingredients
    > listed in the order they are mentioned in the method;
    >
    > Use the same abbreviations (or no abbreviations) throughout;
    >
    > Make sure your proofreaders are literate good intentions are not
    > enough;
    >
    > Have someone proofread what the proofreaders approved * you wouldn't
    > believe the number of changes made to the rfc cookbook after **the
    > proofread** version (galley proofs) came back from the printer. We were
    > damned lucky that the guy didn't charge us a boatload of money for
    > making the corrections that needed to be made;
    >
    > don't let anyone refer to No. 3, No. 303, etc. sizes for canned goods;
    >
    > Dummy up a cookbook with, say, 20 recipes in it, from your MC files.
    > Follow their instructions and try out different layouts and paper sizes,
    > etc.
    >
    > And I could go on and on and on.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    > Updated 4-17-2010




    I might add - TEST all recipes to make sure.

    Dimitri


  16. #16
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    ChattyCathy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >
    >> "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it
    >>>>> can sell for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that
    >>>>> can offer up advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it
    >>>>> printed inexpensively but aren't cheaply made, free software or
    >>>>> websites we can use to put it together, etc. I use Mastercook at
    >>>>> home and it says you can "print your own cookbook", but I've never
    >>>>> used it for that purpose so I'm not sure whether it's a good choice
    >>>>> for a larger project like this. We're just getting started on this
    >>>>> project so I'd like for us to start out on the right foot.
    >>>>> Suggestions? Do's? Dont's?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jinx
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> You're hopeful but honestly in over your head if you had to ask.
    >>>>
    >>>> Stop the committee idea. It's too costly and it will be confusing
    >>>> and time consuming for newbies without experience involved.
    >>>>
    >>>> Chickens without heads are what committees mostly amount to.
    >>>>
    >>>> Andy
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Speak for yourself. I never said we were a committtee of completely
    >>> clueless newbies, and I wasn't asking on their behalf as a
    >>> figurehead.
    >>> I was asking in the hopes of getting more, different, or better
    >>> ideas
    >>> and printing company leads and referrals than the individuals on the
    >>> committee can provide -- some of whom have done this exact same thing
    >>> previously. I didn't ask because I "had to", I asked because I
    >>> wanted
    >>> to. If we need breakfast suggestions, I'll be sure and let you
    >>> know.
    >>>
    >>> Jinx

    >>
    >>
    >> Jinx,
    >>
    >> I didn't mean to hurt your feelings!

    >
    > Sure you didn't...
    >
    >>
    >> Production of professional printed texts that anybody else would want
    >> to read AND actually buy is something left to the pros and that talent
    >> doesn't come free!!!
    >>
    >> Believe me or not!

    >
    > Not. I've bought many a cookbook that was published (in ring-binders
    > i.e. not glossy, expensive books) by local Church Groups, and various
    > other groups, who were doing it to raise money for charity. (And FYI -
    > you pratt - I actually worked as a DTP person - many years ago - in a
    > place where a f***ing fortune was spent to produce 'professional
    > printed texts'). And (another) FYI - the recipes in
    > those 'non-professional' cookbooks were every bit as good as
    > any 'professional' ones I've bought. The RFC Cookbook comes to mind;
    > that was published (with a lot of blood, sweat and tears) by a bunch
    > of 'non-professional' people and it turned out pretty
    > darn 'professional', IMNSHO.



    Cathy,

    I'm NOT going to "toot my horn" over my accomplishments.

    STOP THE PRESSES.

    Shame on you!

    I'm insulted.

    Andy


  17. #17
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    Becca wrote:
    > On 4/22/2010 9:55 AM, Nancy Young wrote:
    >> I never understood how that happened. One of the recipes most
    >> messed up was one of yours. I have no doubt in my mind that you
    >> didn't submit it that way. I was one of the proofreaders, I didn't
    >> change
    >> anything beyond the spelling of some words, and the standardization
    >> of things like TBS.
    >>
    >> I really don't know how recipes became convoluted in sending them
    >> back and forth.


    > One of my recipes had a glitch in it, but Damsel found it right off
    > the bat. This was my fault for not making sure the recipe correct.
    > It really does help to have proofreaders.


    I'm reading through the list of corrections and this is the funniest one:

    Change 'tatas' to 'Tabasco' ... (laugh) Okay,then.

    I don't have a cookbook from the first printing, so even reading the
    corrections, I don't know what the recipe said before.

    nancy

  18. #18
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    Andy wrote:

    >
    > I'm insulted.


    That was the the intention.

    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  19. #19
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 23:12:35 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm on this committe that wants to put together a cookbook that it can
    >> sell for a small profit. Has anyone here does this before that can
    >> offer up advice how best to go about it? Places we can get it printed
    >> inexpensively but aren't cheaply made, free software or websites we
    >> can use to put it together, etc. I use Mastercook at home and it says
    >> you can "print your own cookbook", but I've never used it for that
    >> purpose so I'm not sure whether it's a good choice for a larger
    >> project like this. We're just getting started on this project so I'd
    >> like for us to start out on the right foot. Suggestions? Do's?
    >> Dont's?
    >>
    >> Jinx

    >
    > You're hopeful but honestly in over your head if you had to ask.
    >
    > Stop the committee idea. It's too costly and it will be confusing and
    > time consuming for newbies without experience involved.
    >
    > Chickens without heads are what committees mostly amount to.
    >
    > Andy


    any committee *you're* involved with, sure.

    blake

  20. #20
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Creating your own cookbook

    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >> "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> You're hopeful but honestly in over your head if you had to ask.
    >>
    >> Stop the committee idea. It's too costly and it will be confusing and
    >> time consuming for newbies without experience involved.
    >>
    >> Chickens without heads are what committees mostly amount to.
    >>
    >> Andy
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Speak for yourself. I never said we were a committtee of completely
    > clueless newbies, and I wasn't asking on their behalf as a figurehead. I
    > was asking in the hopes of getting more, different, or better ideas and
    > printing company leads and referrals than the individuals on the committee
    > can provide -- some of whom have done this exact same thing previously. I
    > didn't ask because I "had to", I asked because I wanted to. If we need
    > breakfast suggestions, I'll be sure and let you know.
    >
    > Jinx


    <snort>

    your pal,
    blake

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