Compiling recipes for a family cookbook - advice?

As a present for my brother when he graduates from college next year, I've decided to put together a family cookbook with all our favorite recipes, as well as a 'Basics' section to teach my brother some rudimentary techniques. I've already picked out the recipes I want to include, decided to organize it by season and want to have an index at the back. I would love some feedback from anyone out there who has undertaken a project like this. I'd like to print 4 copies - probably just spiral bound - and I'm going to be doing illustrations and including photos of some of the finished dishes. Is there a particular computer program or technique that I should employ or will Microsoft Word and a Kinko's location be my best bet? I don't really want to spend money on expensive software. Thanks for the feedback.


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