When I was in primary school in the late 1980's, I created my first recipe book. It was a "reporters notebook", ringbound, with a model posing as a cowgirl on the cover (I cut it out of a magazine). It had an index, featuring basic recipes like meringues, cheese scones, pecan nut cookies and fudge.
inspiration for collaborative piece. could be drawings of eyes or mouths. frame could be drawn around the edge with black marker. pieces can be glued together as a collage or pinned separately to a wall.