Know someone who wants to preserve precious family recipes or should be writing a cookbook of their own?

Perhaps you've considered a cookbook of your own.

Or your group is looking at fund-raising ideas.

If so, give a friendly nudge or put your computer to work with easy, flexible software that makes home publishing accessible to all.

Matilda's Fantastic Cookbook Software ($29.95 at www.cookbookpeople.com or www.amazon.com) is a great gift for the family chef or food historian. Prepare keepsake family editions for reunions or weddings. Create volumes for charity or church fund-raisers.

Layout is automatic - just type in recipes, choose from 27 design options, and press "print" for one or more copies at little more than the cost of paper and toner.

A Cookbook Christmas Kit (software plus easy binding kit) is $37.90.

- Marilynn Marter