I have been a bit busy putting together a cookbook for my niece. When my sister got married many years ago, I put together a family cookbook for her. It was filled with all the recipes we had growing up. It was useful and nostalgic all at once.
Now that my niece is married, she needs her own cookbook. My sister gave me a list of recipes to include, and I supplemented it a bit with a few more recipes.
The big issue was format. Should I have the book printed? Should I print and bind it myself?
In the end, I went the DIY route and settled on a really nice cookbook template that I found at All Things Simple. You might want to do a similar project, using the same template, so I am sharing how my cookbook came out.