Making a Recipe Book for Online Recipes

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September 27, 2019

Recipe Book for ThriftyFun Recipes - three ring binder displaying two recipe pagesAbout 25 years ago, my aunt made me a photocopy of the photo album of family pictures that were taken in the early 1900s. Photographs back then were black and white; therefore, color was not needed. I made an album by inserting the pictures into heavyweight sheet protectors that are made to put into a notebook. I now have a thick notebook with those pictures she made for me and others that I have added. They are just as clear today as when she first made them.


I had some extra sheet protectors and decided to use them to start a book of recipes I see on Thriftyfun. These are some that I have submitted and others that I have tried and wanted a copy.

This project may become expensive, however, I believe I can hand it down to my grandchildren. The plastic sleeves protect the recipes.


  • heavyweight sheet protectors made for notebooks
  • 3 hole notebook
  • computer
  • printer
  • printer paper
  • scissors
  • Scotch tape
Recipe Book for ThriftyFun Recipes - sheet protectors
Recipe Book for ThriftyFun Recipes - scissors and roll of tape


  1. When you find a recipe on Thriftyfun that you like, click on print and make a copy. I love that it comes out in large print which makes it so easy for me to read.
  2. Recipe Book for ThriftyFun Recipes
  3. If needed, cut off information that you can do without so it will fit onto one page.
  4. Recipe Book for ThriftyFun Recipes - two pages for the recipe
    Recipe Book for ThriftyFun Recipes - cut to create a layout and tape

  5. Tape it together and trim to fit the sleeve. Trim the side of the paper so it will be easy to slide into the plastic sleeve.
  6. Recipe Book for ThriftyFun Recipes - ingredients section created side by side
    Recipe Book for ThriftyFun Recipes - trim final taped together recipe to fit in protector
  7. When you want to cook, it's easy to remove the plastic sheet and hang the recipe on a cabinet door handle using a clothes hanger. This puts the recipe at eye level and easy to read.
  8. Recipe Book for ThriftyFun Recipes - recipe in sheet protector hanging on a cabinet handle from a clip style clothes hanger
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