Published cookbooks are made of original recipes. Your cookbook can be new recipes you invented, but does not have to be. Many kid-made cookbooks are collections of recipes gathered from family, friends, and other books. You can use as many or as few recipes as you wish.
Think about the theme for your cookbook. Is it a book of favorite recipes for you or your family? Are all the recipes connected in some way, such as: all are healthy, all are from Puerto Rico, all are gluten-free, or all are desserts?
Many cookbooks have illustrations to make them more interesting. Your cookbook can use illustrations, for example, of the different dishes you feature, or pictures of the people who contributed them, or of the countries the dishes are from.
Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school. We do not give you lessons or directions. We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have. Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models. If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag: #ProjectsAtHome.