Ever since I started cooking at age 13, I've been working on recipes. We were on a tight budget growing up, but if my sister or I made a list, dad would buy the ingredients. I learned young that the way to a man's heart was through his stomach. My daddy would indulge any spice request, specific cheese, or Italian noodle, as long as it was to hit his plate that night.
After I married and was cooking every night (yes it works that way in my house), I began amassing my recipes into a notebook.
Dh helped me think of the Dewey decimal system when creating the page numbers, so I can add recipes forever. I've created a Microsoft publisher version of the template I use and have uploaded it to Microsoft Office's website, just for you! Here it is: Angel's cookbook template. (Make certain that your search is unfiltered, located on the lefthand side of the page under Community Filter.)
I also looked for some other template options and found this one at HP. I even found some book publishers for your creations. I like being able to add, edit, and reprint at will, so I won't be going the hardback direction any time soon for my cookbook, but in case you're enchanted with that notion, I've included that link as well. Lastly, if you want a template and don't like mine (or don't have Publisher or Office) there is this one.
By the way, this photo is of the largest piece of meat I have ever had in my kitchen. We purchased beef from a friend who had raised it. It took us forever to eat it as we really don't eat that much red meat around here.