Momento Musings

Recipe Book Gifts – Feast For The Soul


Turn your food obsession or cultural heritage into a Christmas gift with the help of the Recipe Quickbooks in Momento’s software.  The readymade and graphically themed templates make designing a cookbook as simple as pie!  Consider collecting favourite recipes from your siblings, scanning in Nanna’s handwritten notes, or indulge in some food styling and photography to create a cookbook that your family will savour. To get you started, here’s some seriously good cookbook examples from our customers.


From The Kitchen
by Sarah Tuck
View Recipe book here

Sarah started the From The Kitchen blog when her boys left home and she wanted to share recipes with them. The blog has grown into a fabulous resource and she has now made a recipe book based on the Classic Recipe Quickbook design in Momento’s software. She also inspired our Christmas Recipe card design profiled in last week’s blog.

Dads-Recipe-BookDad’s Recipes
by Christina Hornby-Waring
View Recipe Book here

This cookbook is not quite ‘Donna Hay’ but it’s a perfect tribute for Christina’s father-chef on his passing.  It perfectly incorporates photos of him enjoying his job and playing Mr Hospitality, along with dockets from food purchases, a very entertaining story about Baked Beans and recipe templates at the back.  The design is based on the Classic Recipe Quickbook.


CalculusCoffee, Cakes & Calculus
by Anthea Wood
View Recipe Book here

It is fair to say that this recipe book is brilliant! It proves that magic happens when you mix our Watercolour: Delish Quickbook template with a batch of foodie mathematicians and a big pinch of creativity. Treat yourself to a flick through this and congrats to everyone involved, your book has made a lot of us here at Momento smile 🙂


IMG_1400A Little Bit Of Dirt Never Hurt
by Cindy Power
View Recipe Book here

Now to some free range designs using the Recipe Book option in Momento’s software but  a custom layout. Cindy Power is a professional photographer.  She also seems to be a joker and a fabulous storyteller.  This is a perfect family keepsake as it combines child portraits with family recipes, furniture and crockery. The gloss laminate paper and cover was a wise choice to keep it clear of sticky little fingers!



Whole-FoodsWhole Foods At Home
by Rebecca MacDonald
View Recipe Book here

This recipe book was a gift from mother to daughter, and it is a personal work of art. The food styling is immaculate, with carefully selected background textures that complement the dishes and allow for recipe text to sit over the top. Treat yourself to a flick through and you’ll get some great design ideas. Our thick Art stock is the perfect paper for this one!



Sky-As-Your-RoofThe Sky as Your Roof
by Dru Maasepp
View Recipe Book here

This visual feast is the creation of Queensland photographer Dru Maasepp, who also appears on one of the pages in the book. The design is clean, consistent and contemporary and was printed beautifully on Satin 250 paper with a gloss laminated cover.  We thinks it’s so good that Dru could self-publish it.  Want a copy?



15% off Hardcover Spiral Recipe Book Special Offer – Christmas 2015

We think the process of creating a personalised recipe book, combined with the response you get from those who receive a copy is like a feast for the soul, so now’s your chance to get 15% off hardcover spiral Recipe Books*.  The offer applies only to books made using the Recipe Books tool in the Momento Software, not to standard hardcover photo books presenting recipes. Offer ends 2 December 2015 and *conditions apply.

For more information see our recipe book tutorial and find more inspiration here.


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