For Christmas this year, I decided to make a family recipe book. They were pretty time consuming to make but it was worth it in the end and I think I'm going to make more each year to add to the collection. I made the recipe cards using photoshop and a digital scrapbooking kit I found online. They are 4" x 6" and I printed them as pictures and ordered them through Costco so they were only 10 cents a print.
I did 50 recipes and color coordinated so that each color represented a different category. So the blue ones are main dishes, green are appetizers...etc. You could just put these in your recipe box OR you could do what I did and punched a small hole in the corner and put them all on a metal ring to make it more like a book. You could also find one of those really inexpensive picture albums and use those as well. Anything would work!
I know Christmas is over now, but I think that this would be a great gift for anyone. I love getting new cookbooks and I love to share recipes so it worked perfect for me.
Here are a couple of the recipes and what they look like as images. I saved them all as JPEG's so that I could easily download them as pictures.