My grandmother collected favorite recipes from family, friends, and other random sources for over 30 years. She printed out and stapled them all together in 1981.
In 2007, I took those printed out recipes and started my surprise Christmas project. I combined family photos (including some she hadn't seen in years) and the recipes, while adding some new ones, and created this family cook book/photo album.
It includes old and new photos of my family on both sides and lasting memories. I was going to keep it a personal project, but people who have seen it, adored it so much that they've convinced me to make available to the public (that or they just wanted it!).