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Get your Recipes Together!
By Monica Resinger
Here a few methods I have found to organize recipes:
Your can place clipped recipes and recipe cards in a any type of photo album
(hint: go to the thrift stores and pick up inexpensive albums) although the
type of albums that you can add pages to would be best because this will help
you organize the album better. You can place tabs on pages to divide the
album into categories then simply place your clipped recipes into the
appropriate category. This method is a great way to keep all loose recipes
The plastic protection will help keep your recipes clean.
A RECIPE FILE
Get an accordion-type file to organize clipped recipes and recipe cards.
Label each section with a different recipe category then simply file your
recipes. This method will at least keep them all together and is quick, but
will have to sort through all the recipes in a certain category when trying to
find a particular recipe.
A RECIPE BOX
With a recipe box, you can put different categories onto tabbed dividers and
you can buy more dividers if necessary. You can file clipped recipes but it
is neater if you write them onto recipe cards which is time consuming. As
with the accordion file, you'll have to sort through recipes in a category to
A COMPUTER RECIPE PROGRAM
If you have a little spare time this is a great way to compile all of your
favorite recipes--including ones in your recipe books. These programs are
pre-formatted so you just fill in the blanks. It can get time consuming
in all your recipes, but if you stick to entering in 1 or 2 recipes a day,
you'll make some progress.
There's a number of benefits using this method, one being that you can
easily find recipes and print them out. You can print out recipes and make
homemade cookbooks to give to your friends and relatives. The program will
the nutrition information for your recipes. Some programs offer a menu maker
and a shopping list. It's also easy to locate certain recipes with certain
ingredients. For example, if I have ground beef on hand, I can do a search for
ground beef’ and the program will bring up all recipes with ground beef in it.
Also, these programs come with recipes--so if you don't want to enter your
own, you'll still have a great cookbook to use all these features on.
A THREE-RING BINDER
I use the three-ring binder in conjunction with my recipe programs. I have
put tabbed page dividers into it and labeled each divider with its own recipe
category. Whenever I print out a recipe to use from my recipe programs, I
punch holes in it and place it into the appropriate category in the three-ring
binder. This eliminates the need for me to re-print the recipe later.
I hope this article gives you some ideas for organizing your recipes. Recipe
collecting can be a fun hobby especially if it is organized!
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