cooking up organization

{A guest post by Jackie Norris}

A few months ago I found myself buried in recipes! 

It seems I find so many great ones online and in magazines. 

I would print or clip them out but they were just a mess. 

So... I devised a little organizational system for myself, and maybe it will help you out!

First I went to my local craft store and picked up an album that holds 4x6 photos. I designed some of my own recipe cards and had LOTS printed! 

Now when I find a recipe I'd like to try, I print or clip it out and put it in the clip in the back of my binder. When I'm planning meals I'll go through and choose a few I'd like to try that week. Those recipes move to the front where I can easily access them... because as you can see the pile under that clip is huge!

If the recipe is a winner, then I copy it down onto one of my recipe cards and file it away by type {appetizer, bread, main dish, salad, dessert, etc.}

As a little treat for you, I'd like to share the recipe card I created. It's nothing fancy, but it works!
{click to enlarge...prints a 4x6 card}

How do you organize your recipes? I'd love to hear your ideas, too!


{postscripted} designs said...

I could just hug you right now! Thank you for the cute print- just what I needed.

I was just discussing this with my friend the other day- how embarrassed I am that my recipes are all written in this ugly spiral bound notebook from college...that will soon be amended! :)

Madeline said...

What a cute idea! I love the book and 4x6 template.

Mandy said...

I was just going to type all my recipes up and stick them in a binder but this is a much more fun/cute idea!

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