.....my husband, my church, my family and friends all call me an Iron Chef and keep suggesting I should either open a restaurant (grew up in one, too much hard work!) or write a cookbook.
Twice I've turned hobbies into responsibilities. All it did was ruin my hobbies and take away the fun. I won't do that with cooking, which I love to do, consider a hobby, and find creative and relaxing.
Now the cookbook idea, that's been fun. I've done that but not to publish. First time I did one was a fundraiser for a co-worker battling cancer. The cookbook I have now I've worked on for more than two years, regularly updating it with recipes to pass to family and friends. I use an inexpensive and easy-to-use software called "The Living Cookbook." $35 Amazon. It is filled with recipes when you receive it but you just create a new cookbook and insert your own recipes, easily building chapters. It is fun to use. I just checked "Ray's Cookbook" and found the current count is 355 recipes and 15 main chapters, one of which is dedicated to smoking, BBQ'ing, and grilling. That chapter alone is 108 of my 355 recipes. Check with me next week and it will probably have changed.
I don't have the Traeger or their cookbook, but only two hours for BB's? Makes me wonder what their author may they been smokin'?