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Saving and Printing Recipes on Cards

When I find a recipe that sounds interesting and don't want to write it down and don't always have good luck at saving it or don't want to save the whole page, I found a compromise. I copy and paste what I want to keep and paste it into a blank e-mail and save it as a draft. Then when I have a chance to I open the draft, then save it to file in my documents.

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My print shop program is then opened. I find the best place to open and insert the recipe to and if that fails I copy and paste it instead. By trial and error you can find a form that enables you to place the recipe on and print out onto a 4x6 or 3x5 inch blank recipe card.

I found using the photo ones work great. I made small cookbooks for friends doing this. Some I typed in because they were my recipes in my head. You can edit, change type, etc if you care to. I found I get a lot more recipes this way and not skip over them because it was time consuming to write it down or deal with at the moment.

By Bev from Uvalde, TX

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I sit at my computer every morning while I am drinking my cup of coffee. I go through my Thrifty Fun emails and copy and paste recipes so that I can print them on 4x6 index cards. I can usually get the entire recipe on the front side. If it takes two, then I print one side first and then feed the card back into the printer and print the back.

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Therefore, I have it all on one card. I have a photo album that I put the cards into. The index cards fit perfectly and they are protected from spills. I have copied almost 200 recipes since I began this album. It will be time for another one VERY soon.

It is nice to know that other Thrifty Fun folks think like I do.

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I do something like this, too! I use microsoft's publisher program because I can "draw" a text box the size of the index card and then fill it in. I keep mine in a photo album box that fits my 4x6 index cards and if some recipes from magazines are small enough, I just tape them to an index card.

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I use index card dividers to separate into categories. I like the box because it is easy to pull out and put back cards. I am going to need another one very soon, as well!

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