Creating a meal from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing "Stairway to Heaven" on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Unveil meal-melding secrets with today's Groupon for custom cookbooks from Picaboo, redeemable online. This Groupon expires on February 28, 2012. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $50 worth of cookbook orders. This option will cover one custom book, plus shipping.
- For $40, you get $100 worth of cookbook orders. This option will cover two custom books, plus shipping.
Picaboo lets patrons play the role of artistic designer, editor, and publisher as they compile an original cookbook complete with a glossy hardcover. Armed with Picaboo’s free software, which is both Mac- and PC-friendly, creators include photos of their own hot dishes and scan in ancestral recipes etched in granite tablets. The software’s easy drag-and-drop interface lets users take advantage of existing cookbook layouts or concoct one of their own, experimenting with fonts or incorporating short fantasy-fiction stories starring Julia Child. The 8.5”x11” Classic Custom hardcover tome binds epicurean spells on 20 pages of 100-pound, archival-quality paper ($39.99, $0.99/additional page up to 160 pages), all covered by a spill-resistant laminated exterior bearing a wrapped cover image. Pages can be upgraded to a lay-flat design (+$0.49/page for up to 90 pages) to prevent books from being noticed by kitchen predators.
This deal is also valid toward Priority Ground shipping for patrons in the contiguous U.S. ($9.99; $2.99/additional copy) and standard shipping for patrons in Canada ($9.99) and Alaska or Hawaii ($10.99). Impatient recipe anthologists can pay extra to upgrade their shipping method to express stork.
Picaboo's straightforward website makes it easy to emblazon cherished photographs upon the pages of a variety of customizable mementos. The program's 240 predesigned page layouts and thousands of themes allow customers to embellish images, while labeling them with quips and captions. Custom photo books chronicle milestones, vacations, and more. Their confluence of archival photo paper and professionally bound covers make them worthy of any customer's coffee table space. Customizable cards and calendars showcase a customer's chosen photographs and designs. Vibrant pictures materialize onto canvases and panels, or assemble into cheerful collage posters. The company's chipper support squad mans computers and phones seven days a week specifically to answer questions, address concerns, and exchange talking dog jokes.