Friday, February 18, 2011

Recipe Binder

This week's weekly challenge from A bowl full of lemons was to create a recipe binder. I've desperately needed to do this for a while now. I get a lot of recipes through emails. When I find one that I like, I print it out and stick it in a basket in my kitchen/dining room with my cookbooks.

The basket is on the bottom shelf.

And yes, that is my kitty in the recipe basket.

I bought some cute file folders at Target, cut them in half, trimmed them to binder size, and then printed out labels for my recipes.

My categories are:
Appetizers, Dips, Dressings & Sauces
Soups & Salads
Main Dishes
Side Dishes
Breads & Pastas
Smoothies & Detox

I'm still going through my email stock-pile of recipes I want to try, but I've got most of the ones from the basket in the binder. I've already made huge improvements in this, and I rediscovered some recipes I really wanted to try!

Recipe storage before:

Recipe storage after:

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is a great idea! I am so bad about my recipes. I waver between what I REALLY want to try and then those "better for my body" recipes, ha! I should have sections for them. I need to think about this idea, I am so not an organized person, I need to work on that!
    Thanks for stoppin by my blog and about the hair, yeah lots of my friends say they have a hard time keepin curl in..that would be frustrating. You could probably do lots of the styles straight tho!! Anyways, have a great weekend!