Ever dreamed of learning to create a digital cookbook, filled to the brim with your unique and delicious recipes? 

There's never been a better time to do it! With over 60% of people preferring to cook meals at home instead of eating out, it's a great time to grow your food blog!

So, we'll go through the exciting process of creating your own digital cookbook. You'll learn how to showcase your mouthwatering recipes in a way that's not only visually appealing but also user-friendly.

And thanks to the magic of Tasty Recipes, this task is easier than ever!

Ready to share your love for food with the world?

Great, let's begin!

What is a digital cookbook?

So, what exactly is a digital cookbook?

Well, picture this: all your favorite recipes, beautifully displayed and organized in one place, accessible from anywhere.

It's easy to create a digital cookbook for your website

Sounds pretty great, right? Well, that's exactly what a digital cookbook offers! 

A digital cookbook is essentially an online version of a traditional print cookbook. It's an innovative way to showcase your culinary creations, and not just for the pros! Even amateur food bloggers can create stunning and user-friendly digital cookbooks on their own websites.

And the best part?

It's easy to update and customize, plus it's environmentally friendly too. 

Why create a digital cookbook?

Why create a digital cookbook, you ask?

Well, there are plenty of benefits to creating your very own digital cookbook, especially if you're an amateur food blogger!

Let's dive into this a few, shall we?

  • It's innovative: Going digital is the new norm. It's innovative, it's exciting, it's the future! And who doesn't want to be a part of the future? 
  • Easy accessibility: A digital cookbook on your website means your recipes are just a click away for your followers. They don't have to scramble around for that lost recipe card or worry about spilling sauce on their favorite recipe in a traditional cookbook. It's all there, safe and sound, on your website. 
  • Eco-friendly: No trees are harmed in the making of a digital cookbook. You'll be doing your part in saving the planet, one digital page at a time. 

Remember, as an amateur food blogger, you're not just sharing recipes. You're creating an experience for your followers. And a digital cookbook can elevate that experience to a whole new level!

But how do you create a beautiful, easy-to-use digital cookbook?

That's where Tasty Recipes comes into play. This fantastic tool can help you display your recipes in a visually appealing way that's also user-friendly.

But more on that in a second! 

So, are you ready to create your own digital cookbook? Let's dive right in!

How to create a digital cookbook

Alright, now that we're on the same page about what a digital cookbook is, let's dive into how you can create your own!

First things first, you need the right tool to display your recipes in a beautiful and user-friendly way.

Have you heard of Tasty Recipes?

This WordPress recipe plugin is a lifesaver for any food blogger. It's designed specifically for displaying recipes, and it has a super easy-to-use recipe template to make your online recipes shine.

From there, you can create posts on your website to be your cookbook “pages”. Then, it's as simple as grouping them together to create your cookbook sections. Holiday cookbooks like for Thanksgiving, Granny's collection of recipes, and your top secret family recipe book — all in one place.

But enough talk, let's dive in!

1. Install and activate Tasty Recipes

To get started, you need a subscription to Tasty Recipes.

So head over to our pricing page and pick it up to start creating beautiful recipes now.

Then it's a few simple steps:

  • Log into your WP Tasty account.
  • Go to “Downloads” and click on the button for Tasty Recipes.
  • Go to your WordPress dashboard to “Plugins” and click “Add New” then “Upload Plugin”.
  • Choose the Tasty Recipes file you downloaded and install, then activate it.
  • Go to “Installed Plugins” and paste your license number into the field and click “Save license key”.

Now Tasty Recipes is ready to go on your website!

2. Add your recipes 

Once you've installed Tasty Recipes, it's time to start adding your recipes by adding recipe cards

Don't worry, it's simpler than you might think!

  • Open a new post in WordPress and add a new block.
  • Select the Tasty Recipes icon (it looks like a carrot).
  • Fill in the details of your recipe: the title, author name, description, ingredients, instructions, and any other information you want to include.
  • Add an image for your recipe card.
  • Click Insert when you're done.

Once you're done, you'll have something like this:

Tasty Recipes helps you display beautiful recipes

Amazing, right? A quick recipe done just like that!

3. Organize your recipes 

Now, let's talk about organization.

A great digital cookbook isn't just a list of recipes — it's a well-organized collection that's easy to navigate.

So, how can you achieve this on your website?: a

  • Create categories: Group your recipes into categories, such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and so on. This helps your readers find what they're looking for quickly.
  • Use tags: Tags are another great way to organize your recipes. You can tag recipes by ingredient, cooking method, dietary restrictions, and more.

These will help you create a recipe organizer and also help visitors browse your digital recipes easily.

For example, if they're looking for a plant-based cookbook online, you can make it easy by creating a specific category or tag for it.

Ready to create a digital cookbook for your website today?

You are now equipped with all the knowledge you need to create your very own digital cookbook.

Isn't it exciting to think about the potential reach of your recipes? Just remember, the aim is not only to share your culinary masterpieces but also to engage, inspire, and connect with your audience in a way that is both visually appealing and easy to use. 

Remember, creating a digital cookbook isn’t just about compiling recipes, it's about expressing your love for food and sharing it with others. It's about creating a space where food lovers can explore, experiment, and feed their curiosity. It's about inspiring others to cook, eat, and enjoy food as much as you do.

That’s it! So go ahead, create your digital cookbook, share your love for food with the world, and let us know how it goes!

We believe in you and can't wait to see what you cook up!