The Benefits and uses of a Blank Recipe Book Canvas in the Kitchen. A blank recipe book is like a canvas for the kitchen. You can add your own recipes that have been handed down through generations of your family. If you see something on the Internet, a blank book provides an easy way to record ingredients and a basic preparation so that you can make the dish your own later. Pictures can also be added to a blank book. You can paste pictures of the steps of preparation, or you can include pictures of how the dish is supposed to look after it is prepared. This type of book gives you a way to make your own recipes. You can then give the book to your children and grandchildren.