Thursday, February 24, 2011

kitchen organization: part 1

One of the craziest things to keep track of in my kitchen are recipes. I have several cookbooks, a recipe folder, a book of recipes my mom put together for me, a recipe box, and a super cute holder that was given to me as a gift. I have a collection of copies, ripped-out-of magazine snippets, and hand-scribbled pieces of paper, not to mention all the bookmarks I have in my "recipe" folder on my MacBook.

Awhile ago, I found this handy gadget at Skip to my Lou. It's a recipe card generator! And it's free! And oh my goodness, they turn out really great. You type in the name of the recipe, the name of the place you got it from, all the ingredients, and directions. Hit "print" and have some card stock ready. I have decided to use these to record my family's favorite, tried-and-true recipes. I do a few at a time, print them out, punch holes in them, and stick them in that super cute recipe holder I mentioned. It's going to take awhile--but don't you think it'll be worth it once I can be more organized? 

How do you keep your recipes organized? 

1 comment:

  1. What a great tool! I keep the recipes that I have printed or torn out of magazines filed in binders, sorted by type (appetizers, soups, salads, etc.). This would be great to use for printing out my recipes that I give to other people though!