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We start with a white 3-ring binder with "Recipes" printed elegantly on the front cover and spine. If you want to use a custom front and back cover (made by our software or on your own) simply slide it into the clear plastic cover protector.
We selected a white binder because it will go with any of our software templates, and we went with a 1.5" D-ring binder, so it can hold literally hundreds of pages of recipes. The binder is slightly oversized, so it will protect the included 10 index tabs from harm. This binder is manufactured in the United States, and it has a rugged D-Ring. It feels solid and reliable. Dimensions are 2.25" wide spine, and 9" x 8.5" height/width.
Next we include our handy Kitchen Conversion Cheat Sheet. It converts cups to ounces, tells you how to cook a steak, measures spaghetti, and a hundred other handy tidbits you'll want at your fingertips.
Our third clever idea was to include a label sheet of 80 different categories for your cookbook. Why should you lump all your cookies into "Desserts" just because a cookbook tells you to? Our software lets you categorize your recipes how you want, and with 80 different category labels, our binder does too! Just peel off the 10 categories you want to use and stick them right on to the tabs. Throw the rest of the labels away (or pick up some extra tabs and keep using them).
All told, if you order our optional page protectors, you can fit about 125 pages (remember--those page protectors are very high quality, but a little bulky). If you print double sided, with the page protectors that will give you about 250 recipe pages. If you go single sided, 125 pages.
If, however, you go without page protectors you can probably fit around 300-400 sheets of paper, depending on paper quality. It will look quite classy with as little as 60 sheets, though.
We could have made a more ornate binder, but then it would've been about us. Your family cookbook is for you, so we're just giving you the tool kit you need to easily make the recipe book that reflects your cooking.
P.S. If you want to use a full page cookbook binder with all these same goodies, click here.
Each kit includes:
|1 white binder sized for 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" (half-page) paper.|
|The Cookbook People's Kitchen Conversion Cheat Sheet printed on 2 color information cards, punched to include in your family cookbook.|
|Set of 10 tabbed page dividers designed to help you easily organize your cookbook.|
|Sheet of 80 high-quality printed cookbook category labels for use with tabbed dividers.|
Posted by A Happy Customer in Little Egg Harbor, NJ on 4th Sep 2013
I have been looking for a small recipe binder for quite some time and I've finally found exactly what I was looking for. I use with the plastic page sleeves to protect my recipes which fit on a folded 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper.
The order process was flawless and they were delivered very quickly. It was a pleasure dealing with The Cookbook People!
Posted by Gramma Snooks on 25th Jul 2013
I have purchased a total of eight half page recipe binders over the past few years. I have made recipe books for my family and now the grandchildren are wanting them as they grow up and leave home. Really like how I can personalize the binders.
Posted by S. Rokita on 19th Jan 2013
The kit was fantastic and especially inexpensive for the quality. Have been unable to find a 1-1/2" half size binder anywhere else. Would have preferred clear labels for the dividers, though. I have already forwarded a link to your site to many of my friends and relatives because I'm so impressed with your products!
Posted by Nancy Crites on 17th Dec 2012
This binder is so well made and holds more recipes than any other binder I have found. I love the D rings vs the circle rings. It is great for any recipe organization project.
Posted by sancalgal on 27th Nov 2012
My single recipe binder was overflowing--powered by my love of new cookie recipes. "Everyday staple" recipes were being stifled by so many clippings in wait of transfer to recipe cards. This binder is BIG, has a front cover pocket that can be filled with the artwork of choice (mine now has a chocolate covered strawberry on it that tells me dessert recipes are inside), and I have space for NEW cookie recipes! A second binder will soon be home to those beloved every day recipes. Nice binders!
Posted by Barb Klein, Newburgh, IN. Originally written on March 25, 2011. Transferred to new store system on 13th Aug 2012
I like the idea of being able to print my own covers and backs of my cookbook. The binders are large enough to accomodate many pages and I like the format. I will be ordering more as soon as I determine how many cookbooks I will be printing. I'm just in the recipe addition stage at this time.
Posted by Richard Revell, La Quinta, CA United States. Originally written on November 30, 2010. Transferred to on 13th Aug 2012
Received the binders today with the tabbed dividers and other goodies. Well done on the quality, design and manufacture of the binder and dividers.
Posted by Jane Howell, Massachusetts. Originally written on March 13, 2011. Transferred to new store system on 13th Aug 2012
I love the white binder that I purchased, but I noticed that they are not all alike. Some seem to have the hardware attached to the spine and others on the back.
The one I have is on the back and seems to be a modified D ring. I wouldn't change anything.
Posted by Anon, Apple Valley, MN. Originally written on April 8, 2011. Transferred to new store system on 13th Aug 2012
This was just what wanted - to start a collection of family recipes and encourage my granddaughters to store their favorites away. My daughter has a similar binder = getting a bit frayed by full of good recipes that we all want to use.
Now, I would love to be able to buy pages for the halfpage binder like those in my daughter's book. Similar to recipe cards with a line for the recipe, who it is from, a little design on the left and then double spaced lines down the rest of the front. So much nicer than just flimsy light weight blank paper. Any suggestions??
Posted by GW, NH. Originally written on May 15, 2012. Transferred to new store system on 13th Aug 2012
It was a huge success. It was the hit of the shower for sure.All guests were looking at it and enjoying it and the bride went on to other things and went back to it to look at the end. I had left, everyone was in awe. Lauren, bride, said, this is a labor of love and sent me a glowing thank you. Thanks for all your help