A couple years I took on a huge task of organizing my favorite recipes into my own cookbook. (You can read about the process here.) I gathered our tried and true recipes, loaded them into pages using templates from Blurb, and had the book printed out.
I love this cook book and use it almost every day, and would love to make another if I get the urge. Next time, I will not be so picky about photos-I worked too hard to find just the right photo to put in each section, and in the end, I realize it doesn't matter. When I open it up (almost every day) to make something, seeing those little faces is all that matters. If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times-the days fly by and kids grow so quickly!
It is a special little keepsake and useful just the same.