I am working on compiling some of the favorite family recipes into a book. My mom's recipes are mostly written on 30-40 year old sheets of paper or torn from newspapers from the '60s and '70s and a modern upgrade is definitely in order. I downloaded a Word recipe card template that I am using. My plan is to get it all printed when done on nice paper at Kinko's or some place like that and then put each page in a page protector and in a 3-ring binder and give copies to members of the family, along with a CD of the file so they can edit and make changes and add pages over time.
I thought perhaps some of you in blogland might have recipes that might be included in the book.
The basic criteria are as follows:
1. The simpler the better - fast, few ingredients, nothing hard to find, etc.
2. Generally avoiding things that include pork, alcohol, etc.
3. "American" fare - but basic oriental, mexican, Italian common on American tables are fine
4. Dinner main courses or holiday fare or desserts are the primary recipe types