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Cookbook Template

Cookbook Template

A cookbook template helps you design your own cookbook and also compile your favorite recipes together. This article suggests some template designs that you can use.
Rimlee Bhuyan
Many times, you may come across recipes in newspapers and magazines, which you cut out and save for future reference. Most of these cuttings end up in big books or folders, and you can't find them when needed.
The best way to compile all these recipes together is to turn it into your very own cookbook. For this, you will need a cookbook template that gives you the basic layout and design of a recipe book. Such a template is not just for compiling old recipes that you have cut out or written on scraps of paper. You can also use it for making a recipe book of your own. An ideal recipe book template is one that allows you plenty of flexibility, and quick and easy access to the recipes.
Cookbook Template #1
Italian Home Cooking
cook book
My Favorite Italian Recipes
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Fried Calamari
  • Caesar Salad
  • Tomato Bruschetta
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Garden Minestrone
Main course
  • Herbed Chicken Parmesan
  • Pasta with Prosciutto and Spinach
  • Seared Scallops with Fresh Linguine and Romano Cheese
  • Wild Mushroom-and-Red Wine Risotto
  • Italian Ribeye Steak
  • Pan-Roasted Pork Loin With Leeks
Side Dishes
  • Baked Fennel with Parmesan
  • Baked Tomatoes Oregano
  • Lentils braised in Red Wine
  • Italian meatballs
  • Ricotta Semifreddo
  • Double-Chocolate Biscotti
  • Tiramisu
  • Lemon Polenta Cake with Winter Fruit Compote
  • Lemon-Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce
  • Italian Salad Dressing
  • Pesto
  • Tomato Pasta Sauce
  • Infused Olive Oil
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Bolognese Sauce
Pan-Roasted Pork Loin with Leeks
  • 2-pound boneless pork loin, trimmed
  • 4 large leeks
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped

Clean the leeks, and remove their coarse outer covering. Cut them into half-inch batons. Place them in a bowl, and pour water over them to loosen any dirt.

Next, sauté the leeks with ½ teaspoon of butter, and add some salt and black pepper to them, to taste. When the leeks are softened by the butter, add ½ cup of water to them. Cook them for another 10 minutes, and transfer the mixture to a bowl. Melt ½ teaspoon of butter in a pan, and sear the pork loin in it, making sure that you cook all the sides evenly brown. Add ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper to it. Pour the dry white wine over it, and allow it to simmer. Add the leek mixture to the pan. Place the pan in a moderately hot oven for 1½ hours, until the pork becomes tender. Remove the pork pieces from the pan. Cut them into ¼ inch thick slices, and place them on a plate. Serve 1 or 2 tablespoons of the leek sauce with them. Garnish the dish with chopped parsley.
Cookbook Template #2
My Family Cookbook
My Family Cookbook
A Guide to Our Family's Favorite Recipes
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Vegetables
  • Bread
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Desserts
  • Beverages
Baked Flounder with Dill and Caper Cream
  • 4 flounder fillets
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Sprinkle the flounder fillets with salt and pepper, and grill them in the oven for 3-4 minutes, on each side. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream with the capers, and add the chopped dill to it. Arrange each fish fillet on a plate, and put 2 tablespoons of the sour cream on top of it.
These were some templates that you can use for compiling your cookbook. There are no hard-and-fast rules that you need to follow. Just ensure that the instructions are easy to read, and that you can find any recipe easily.