Books offer us words, yes, stories of fiction or non, and they offer us information that we use like how to plant a garden or how to invest. They entertain us, teach us, and tell us about our past. We take for granted the colorful photographs, different types of curvy fonts, or even a catchy title like Beekeeping for Dummies, but I, personally, will never look at a book the same way again.
Recently, I taught myself how to use Adobe InDesign, which is a program people use to design posters, magazines, menus, and books. The program is not cheap and very difficult to learn and use, but I created a product, a real product; my first cookbook, and it will be for sale soon on my site.
Originally, the book was going to be a Christmas gift for my sons, but the more I worked on it, the more I realized it could turn out to be a product that others may actually want to buy. Then, I thought it would be a cool service to add to my list; to help others create an actual cookbook, a bank for their memories and cherished family recipes.
Imagine having a book of recipes that your mother used to make for you as a child, or a book of your uncle’s spicy chili recipes. Food is a centerpiece to a family, something we all gather around, and also a staple on holidays, birthdays, and special family and friend events. The recipes are treasures, family heirlooms, and they should be displayed and protected.
Together, we can come up with a plan to create a cookbook of your favorite memories from your most beloved home chef, or we can create a collection of your own recipes, a gift for your loved-ones. Contact me today. I would love to hear from you!
Published by Teresa Forester Adams
Hello, my friend. I am Teresa Adams. Currently, I live in Western Massachusetts, but I spent twenty years in Eastern North Carolina near Camp Lejeune and Topsail Island, so I call two places home. The beach with the warm salted air and the New England woods with crunchy brown leaves each call to me, so I answer to both.
My name is also Jack and I have just a few trades. Writing is what I do best, but I also love to play songs on my red piano, walk barefoot in the woods that surround my house, and bake sweet treats like cream puffs and crème brûlée. There’s something about opening up a soft vanilla bean and scraping out the delicacies inside. I found a knack for using old items like quilts and jars to decorate new spaces, and I can knit anything with four rightish angles.
The old me is someone who used to fight fire with the coolest group of people, and a girl who was married to a hero. I now attend Westfield State University as a non-traditional student with the most loving and talented group of professors and other English majors.
When I have a moment, I play a card game called pitch with my four sons, sit with my many chickens who all have their own names like Norma Jean, Peow, and Djin Jarin, and the doors on my Jeep will be off from May until September. It is all wonderful therapy for some difficult writing I sometimes do.
In the past year I began my memoir about my life as a war widow and committed to finishing it before summer opens her arms and buds. I will finish the book in order to clear my mind and make room for the next big venture, some freelance work, and upcoming important blog projects, which I’ll do at home.
I currently live in an old white farmhouse next to a red barn with three of my four sons. My oldest graduated from North Carolina State and lives at the beach in North Carolina. We are kept company by three German shepherds, two cats who wear tuxedos, sixteen chickens, a few mice who live in the basement, and a bearded dragon, Ringo.
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