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Old 04-23-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Keeping recipes organized

How do you do it? I seem to have so many different magazines, index cards, papers, etc...It is far from organized and I'm always having to jump on the computer to find a recipe, but we're going to shut off the internet() so I need a better solution. Thanks!

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I got a 3 ring binder and made dividers with the following titles
Appetizers
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Main Dishes
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I put all of the recipes in page protectors and filed them accordingly, I did it about 4 years ago and every year or so I go through and toss anything I've never attempted or even desired to make to make room for the new ones. The page protector keeps the recipe clean while cooking. I usually tape it to a cabinet door to keep it at eye level.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:49 AM   #3
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I am like that too always running to the computer to find them lol I guess that a recipe box may help if you have them on index cards.
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I also use binders organized by category. I have so many recipes I now have about 4 large binders full of them. I think it's time for me to go through and purge the one's I'm never going to make. I also have a smaller binder of all the recipes I make regularly so I can get to them quickly.
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I do a binder also. Once a month or so, I'll sit down and organize everything (I'm always printing or cutting out new recipes). It's very convenient and I have everything in those plastic sleeves so the pages don't get messy if my hands happen to be!
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Mine are all in a shoebox LOL, I plan on relocating them to a binder someday though, LOL
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I have a binder as well. Each recipe is in a plastic sleeve. I make notes on the back such as "Bill (DH) likes this one with hot sauce", or "mom makes this with a side of cornbread", etc. I also make note of where I got the recipe - a family member, magazine, etc. I am really anal about my recipes.
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Ditto on the binder. I also have a section of my grandma's that she left me before she passed. I like the plastic sleeve idea, mine are splattered with ingredients!
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I'm a binder girl, too!

Binders work! Create your own recipe book! And definitely use page protectors in case of spills...
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I got a 3 ring binder and made dividers with the following titles
Appetizers
Soups
Salads
Sauces
Sides
Main Dishes
Breads
Desserts

I put all of the recipes in page protectors and filed them accordingly, I did it about 4 years ago and every year or so I go through and toss anything I've never attempted or even desired to make to make room for the new ones. The page protector keeps the recipe clean while cooking. I usually tape it to a cabinet door to keep it at eye level.
I did something very similar for my USAF little brother at Christmas. I typed up all our family recipes on the MS Works recipe form, printed them off and put in page protectors with divider tabs for each category.
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