In 2007 I set about putting together a family cookbook. After phone calls, emails, and scans of many very loved recipes I typed them all up only to be horribly disappointed in options for printing up a family cookbook—that’s right, they were all way too EXPENSIVE.

I spent five years feeling quite defeated looking for a better option that would suit my family. Then came the “Aha!” moment; why not put all these wonderful recipes in one place that is accessible to my family out of state, the teens growing into adulthood, and those looking to scale back on kitchen clutter.