It’s the season right now when a whole lot of cooking and baking is going on in many homes–which means great opportunities for photos and for recording traditions. Get your cooking and baking activities onto the page and see how the Get It Scrapped Creative Team does it with these ideas.
Capture your general love of making food.
Meghann Andrew says, “This layout records my absolute obsession with food and how I think I missed my calling by not becoming a chef. I often photograph my food with Instagram, so I had plenty of photos to choose from. I just chose the best meals from the past few months.”
Document your favorite things to make.
Terry Billman says, “This is a page about my husband and me making Chinese Sweet Bread, an all time favorite food of my family. I’m making a cookbook for my children, which has all of their favorite foods. Most of the dishes they do not know how to cook. Besides including the recipe, I’m including photos of their dad and me, close up shots of the preparation, and journaling about the fun time we have together in the kitchen.”
Ashley Horton says, “I wanted to create a layout, telling the story of my dislike for seafood in my earlier days, but shifting to loving it and cooking it once I reached my mid 20’s. The photos I selected are of two of the different types of fish that I enjoy cooking. I used my phone to snap a quick photo of each of the dishes before setting down to eat dinner. Using Instagram, makes it quick and easy to have access to daily photos. I didn’t use themed papers or embellishments, instead using a collection that could be used for everyday photos and repeated the “home/house” pattern, to reference that I enjoy cooking these meals at home.”
Showcase your treasured cookbooks and utensils.
Chris Asbury says, “My retro collection of cookie cutters, Pillsbury Doughboy figures and Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook always puts me in the mood for holiday baking.”
Scrapbook your family recipes.
Adryane Driscoll says, “This page has the recipe for my grandmother’s Spanish rice. The photo is of the Dutch oven my grandmother gave me many years ago so that I could make rice like hers. My grandmother was an excellent cook who was not ‘exact’ when it came to cooking or writing down her recipes. I tried to create a free-form page that would mirror her style in the kitchen while, at the same time, writing down all the ingredients needed to make rice like hers.”
Amanda Jones says, “I made this page to document a secret family recipe, including the recipe in a hidden spot.The pictures show the meal in progress. I didn’t want to show everything in the pictures, just give a hint! I made a pocket with a glassine bag and tucked the “secret” inside, behind patterned paper.”
Marie-Pierre Capistran says, “This is a recipe that I have in my “Family Favorite Recipe Book. On one side I record the recipe and a photo of the cooked meal and then on the facing side I tell the story behind each recipe. The story that accompanies my stir fry recipe is of the friend who introduced me to this recipe.”
Record baking traditions your family has adopted over the years.
Sue Althouse says, “This page is about our traditional family recipe for breakfast cookies. The picture was taken two years ago and filed in the Food Category of my photo organization system, waiting to be scrapped. This close-up shot is a fitting illustration of the easy slice-and-bake preparation of these favorite cookies.”
Record cooking and baking with your children.
Amy Kingsford says, “My oldest son loves to cook. Though I don’t personally love it, I do enjoy cooking with him, and that is what this page is about. I love to take pictures of my son and me baking together, so I had a lot of photos to choose from. I think this one shows how absolutely content and relaxed he is when he’s helping me to cook. I used a kitchen-themed kit and soft colors to compliment my page topic and photo treatment.”
Tara McKernin says, “This is for my December Daily last year – (yes last year, haha!) and it highlights my youngest son baking gingerbread with his Nana. The page is about the process of baking for Jake, so I shot him making these cookies just for this project in mind. With so many photos I kept it focused on the photos by keeping it clean and simple.”
Debbie Hodge says, “This is an old layout, that I love all these years later. Cooking and baking with my kids when they were younger was sometimes more work than it would have been if done alone, but having this record shows me how much they enjoyed the extra effort. What’s more, it makes me think that while they don’t have the same interest in pitching in now, I need to corral them into this kitchen this holiday season.”
“I photographed and scrapbooked the entire process of making matzo balls — including the extensive veggie chopping that we do for the broth all the way through to the stack of dishes afterward. I used kitchen themed papers and embellishments on the page.