Speaking as a cook, are you set on the idea of an album and a larger page size and an album?
I just ask because my favourite format for storing recipes is on cards in a box, so that I can just pull out the card I need. Easier to keep clean too, as a card can go on a shelf up out of the way while I'm using it. You could do something like 6x6 pages (which is quite a common standard for recipe cards (and by the way, we even have a galler
y for recipe cards
) and then beautifully decorate a tin to store them in. Just my thoughts, I'm no scrapper!