I live with a conundrum: I absolutely love cookbooks because of how pretty they are, but I rarely ever buy them because sometimes the recipes overwhelm me. There is rarely ever a time in which I pick up a cookbook, leaf through it, and don’t realise I am only going to make about half of the recipes. So, unfortunately, I rely much more often on online recipes than I do on cookbooks.
This, however, comes with another issue: I much prefer to follow a recipe that is written down than having to navigate a website page filled with ads, videos relevant to other recipes, pop-ups, and such. So when I find a recipe I like online, I always take note of it on paper.
A few weeks ago, I was looking for a proper recipe notebook to keep the many recipes I scribble down on random blank pages, and I found so many cute ones. I wanted to share them with those of you who may or may not like cookbooks but definitely would love a notebook to keep your favourite recipes organised and neat in one place.
Below, there are several options to choose from, and they are all gorgeous.
Let’s start with this beauty. A bunch of pages for all your recipes and a gorgeous cover. $59
Another leather bound, but this time with a leather strap closure. $53
There is no closure on this one, but the cover engravings make up for it. $27
This one is for those who prefer larger notebooks with more details. $43
Who can resist the flowers and those little three buttons? $23
This one also holds a lot of recipes but has a few more details in the clasp. $32
A spine bound together by springs makes it easier to write on. And this yellow colour is just beautiful. $24
For all lemon fans out there. It’s definitely my favourite scent. $24
Not only do I love the colour on this one, but I also love the measurement equivalents on the cover. $22
This one and the one below both fit in the same category. I find it very simple but pretty. $17
This is an option for those who like to splurge a bit. $50
The cover on these is completely made of wood and closes with an elastic. $39
Another that is generally simple but has a special touch to it. $54
I absolutely love the cover art on this one. $35
And this one is just extremely cute. $22
Darker wood works really well with this design. $53
A Pinch Of Everything (But Mostly Fabric)
This one is a special choice for everyone who prefers that classic, clean look. $95
This has a cute interior, and you can choose from so many colours! $39
Perhaps one of my favourites, simple but super neat. I’m in love with all the pastel colours, to be honest. $39
And to finalise: a variation of materials, with an exquisite cover. $50
Although all different, one thing these notebooks have in common is that they can be personalised to your taste and with your name! Good luck choosing just one!