Doris!!!!! You go girl . . . I knew that you would move along (become obsessed LOL) with this book once you got started, and Cathy's template series is just the ticket for you. Now, I must make gnocchi . . . I've never tasted any and need to give it a try. After I make a recipe page for my book so I won't seem such a slug. (I love the friendship story which you celebrate in your journaling.).
I love that you are doing this. I made a recipe book with photos of each dish for my boys for when they moved out and they LOVED it. YOUR book is going to be soooooo loved with these photos of your little ones helping out. I just love this. :O)