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Keeping Your Favorite Recipes Handy

I don't like using my favorite cookbooks in the kitchen. They get messy and don't last as long. I also don't like having to look for them when I need them. To solve this problem, I made up a list of recipes that I make often, then I bought 2 of the wire-bound index card pads. I didn't put the entire recipe in the pad most of the time. I put in whatever I needed to be reminded of when I make the recipe, such as an ingredient list, oven temperatures, and cooking or baking times. This allowed me to keep each recipe confined to one card.


When I was done, I used one peel and stick magnet on the back cover of each pad (the kind that are used to make business cards into magnets, you can buy them at Wal-Mart). I put them on the front of my refrigerator. I also bought two clips with magnets on the backs that I put above the pads. They hold the pads open to whatever recipe I am making, so I can refer to it hands free and without taking up precious counter space.

I now have an easy to access "cheat sheet" for all my favorite recipes.

By Denise

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September 8, 20050 found this helpful

I use an expensive music stand to hold my cook book away from the counter top, yet close enough to read the recipe. I keep the books open with large chip clips. Saves counter space and less spills on the pages.

The music stand is from the time when my son played a trombone in high school. Didn't know what to do with the stand, yet couldn't get rid of it. Glad I kept it.

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September 9, 20050 found this helpful

Place a piece of glass from picture frame or plexiglass over recipe than all you have to do is wipe it off,and cook book is protected

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September 13, 20050 found this helpful

One thing I learned from my elderly friend Mary, is to put recipes in a photo's album with the sleeves or adhesive. It's great...cut-outs from magazines, recipes cards, etc...all stay clean. If something spills, well, just wipe it off. When I saw her recipe book, I was really impressed, and went home and organized my loose recipes in a photo album.

Laura in NH

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March 7, 20120 found this helpful

I bought 5 x 7 magnetic flat picture magnets and I write my frequently used recipes on an index card and slip it in the frame. It hangs flat on the inconspicuous side of the fridge. Stays handy and clean. I bought these frames at Walmart and Dollar tree. The front is clear plastic and the back is black thin magnetic material.

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