My kids love to help me cook (especially Ayla). It is something about being in the kitchen and making a mess (yes, I am a messy cook) that enjoy. I LOVE to have their help. It is so much fun for me, but also they end up being excited to eat our dinner because they helped! I decided to make a cookbook for them for when they leave the house, go to college, get married, etc. I used two three ring binders I had from teaching, cleaned them up and added some clear sheets into them. I put dividers and labeled different sections bread, main dish, soup, salad, dessert, and holiday traditions. I hand wrote the recipe on a card for them and used double-sided tape to stick it to a sheet of white paper, along with a picture of them helping me make the recipe. It is obviously a work in progress, and I have to actually remember while I am cooking to take their pictures, but I think it will be a great present to them someday! I think there are a lot of variations you could do on this, making it into a scrapbook (I love scrapbooking, but taking on two more was not doable for me right now) or typing the recipes out, whatever works for you. I showed the kids the few pages I have done for each of them and they asked if they could decorate the binder. I pulled out some various cooking stickers along with ABC stickers for their names and let them be creative! I think this will be a great keepsake for them someday, if I can actually part with them!