Click to preview Memories from the Kitchen photo book

This book is a collection of recipes from my great grandmother Mary Aikin, accompanied by my photographs taken of each recipe throughout the cooking process and of the finished product.

Through the process of creating this book three living generations of women in my family were brought together and we were reminded of the wonderful memories we had of my great grandparents, the Aikin's. It has provided us with a sense of honor and connection with our past and what was given to us from those who have gone before us. The integration of my great grandmothers recipe cards/dividers and old family photographs was an integral part of remembering our connection to them.

There are just under 40 recipes including bread, sides, main dishes, pies, cakes, and other desserts, for all to enjoy.


About the Author

LeAnn Bennett
leannbennett Billings, MT

I was born and raised on the front range in Colorado, but being a part of my father’s entrepreneurial business I have seen and experienced a great deal of the US from a very young age, and all of my family has added to those experiences. From my grandparents to my aunts, uncles, and cousins, they all have had, and continue to have a great influence in my day to day life. They have encouraged me to continue exploring this world and to never stop creating the things I dream about. From their influence I traveled north to Bozeman, MT where I began studying Architecture for two years; however God had different plans for my life beyond living and breathing urban design. I met the most encouraging man who became my husband in 2007, and encouraged me all the way through my graduation in 2009 from Montana State University with a degree in Photography and Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship. I now continue on that never ending journey exploring new ideas and ways to express my funct

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leannbennett says

Yes I scanned them then built and modified everything using Photoshop and InDesign software.

posted at 01:59pm Mar 12 PST


cuicchi says

So you scanned recipe cards and used them as your backdrop and then overlaid that with text (typed recipes) and photos?

posted at 12:31pm Mar 12 PST


leannbennett says

Sorry about the delay in responding. I created the recipe card backgrounds from actual card dividers that I scanned.


posted at 11:17am Oct 24 PST


teresarose says

I don't see the answer to the question: "How did you create the original recipe background?" I want to do the same and am working in Booksmart. Please reply, thanks

posted at 11:17am Oct 23 PST


kardomr says

I'm wondering-- How did you create the backgrounds of the original recipe cards? It's a lovely detail (that I'd like to replicate!)

posted at 06:42pm Aug 31 PST


kardomr says

I'm wondering--how did you create the backgrounds of the original recipe cards? It's a lovely detail.

posted at 06:41pm Aug 31 PST


WeddingHange says

@ccollins2 I saw this from the webinar too, that's what brought me here. So professional.

posted at 07:19pm Jul 16 PST


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