Organizing Recipes

Recipes have a way of coming on any number of different media of various sizes and shapes. Keeping them organized and easy to find can be a chore. This is a guide about organizing recipes.
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July 13, 2012 Flag
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Why on earth did I never think of this? Pop your recipe in a plastic sleeve to make it waterproof.

Source: A picture online.

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By Monique from Somerset, UK., Weston-super-Mare

July 24, 20120 found this helpful

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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November 23, 2010 Flag
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For years, I have taped my favorite recipes inside my cupboard doors. I know exactly which door to open to make my zucchini soup or my favorite party punch. This is normally wasted space and the insides of the doors are covered!

I also include handy tips, substitutions - almost anything I am bound to forget. I doubt myself too often not to have the recipe right in front of me. It's also handy for grocery shopping. If I want to make something special, I just glance at the recipe while making out my list so that I don't forget a needed ingredient. This saves time by not digging through my recipe boxes or any cookbooks.

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By omato3g1b from San Antonio, TX

November 28, 20110 found this helpful

I like this tip, too. I like it so much I've been doing it myself for over 40 years! :-)

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October 19, 2010 Flag
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Each time I try a recipe and it works, I type it out adding my own personal thoughts or tips on the dish, including what goes well with it, whether it be a certain wine or side dish.

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June 5, 2009 Flag

I have made a "recipe notebook" out of a 3-ring binder and clear insert pages to hold all my recipes that were loose in my kitchen drawer. I have also written down my recipes "from memory", that I know how to make, but never bothered to write down.

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November 10, 2012 Flag
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I start gathering all my favorite holiday recipes a month before Thanksgiving or Christmas. The recipes I plan to use are then placed into plastic page protectors, then those pages are placed into a plastic binder that can be wiped clean.

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May 7, 2013 Flag

I live in a foreign country and also love to cook. So, when I visit my family in the states, I usually say from 2-4 weeks and because airline tickets are expensive, I try to stay a decent amount of time.

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February 9, 2016 Flag

I have many recipes that I use an appliance for, such as a crockpot, pressure cooker, or bread machine.

recipes inside a crockpot

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August 27, 2015 Flag
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I have so many great recipes and have wanted to get them into some kind of fashionable order. I used scrapbooking paper to start my selected folders.

Scrapbook Pockets for Filing Recipes

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April 10, 2006 Flag
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I am notorious around my house for forgetting to make certain meals after a while. Since I try so many recipes, sometimes I lose track of some winners that my family loves.

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October 28, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about saving recipes. There are number of ways to keep recipes where you can keep them organized and find them easily.

Couple looking at recipes both online and using recipe box

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November 20, 2011 Flag
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You can take all your recipes and copy them with a scanner to a computer, print, or use copy machine at library and they become the same size page. Some pages will have more than one recipe, so make sure they are in the same category.

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February 1, 2007 Flag
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I have one email address that I use as my online cook book or archives. I send all of my recipe newsletters to that address and have created folders that I store all my recipes in.

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July 27, 2015 Flag

I am not a person who does any sort of cooking which requires intricate recipes, no cakes or anything fancy. I have my basic southern corn bread and my very basic instruction on how to cook white rice taped to the back of a cupboard door where they are kept clean for the next use.

recipes on door back

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January 21, 2016 Flag

Over a period of 50 years or more, I have collected many good recipes. Some I have written down and stuffed in a zip lock bag and some are on index cards in a small photo album. Plus, I have a large collection of recipe books and two recipe file boxes full. It can be a problem finding the one I want.

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February 20, 2006 Flag
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When I find a internet recipe I'd like to try, I copy it to a blank email and print it. I then cut it to size and scotch tape it to the inside of my kitchen cabinet, where I'm not likely to forget that I was going to try something new.

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February 4, 2011 Flag
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This is my idea for keeping track of good recipes; ones I find and modify, family recipes, and ones I make up myself. I buy those little hard-bound record books, Simplex Records, to write my recipes in.

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November 18, 2009 Flag
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Here's a quick, simple way to read your recipe cards without getting them dirty. Tape them on a kitchen cabinet door at eye level with scotch tape, a sticker, or an old address label. They are easier to read, and you can take the tape off when you're done.

By Laurie from Portland, OR

November 19, 20090 found this helpful

I do the same thing but never thought to post it here. Thanks, Laurie for sharing this great tip!

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November 20, 20090 found this helpful

January 6, 2009 Flag
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I try to plan dinners in advance by choosing recipes and listing needed ingredients on a shopping list. The shopping list is always written on a sticky note and attached to the first insert (card stock) of my mini binder (7" x 4.5") which is always with me in my purse.

Use A Mini Binder For Organizing Recipes

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