Do you have a giant stack of printed recipes in your kitchen? I did–they were all shoved in a folder and I’d have to sort through them every time I wanted to cook a favorite recipe. I’d then have the piece of paper in the midst of my cooking and the page would eventually become so stained that I’d have to reprint it.
I suppose the easy solution is to just look up the recipe online and use an iPad or other device, but sometimes it’s a pain to find the recipe again and I don’t like having my devices so close to my cooking…and my dirty hands.
A few years ago I shared my Recipe Scrapbook containing all of the recipe cut-outs from magazines. At first I thought about including the recipes I printed from online in this same scrapbook, but I didn’t really like the way that they looked with the magazine recipes–it was too hard to cut the recipes down to size to put the nice cardstock behind the recipe.
To streamline, I decided to make a separate Recipe Scrapbook for any recipes I print online, recipes that are emailed to me, and recipes that I’ve typed up myself (either from my creations or family recipes).
The process is simple. I used file folders for my section dividers, and I slip the recipes into page protectors. This way I can pull out the page when I’m cooking the recipe and not have to worry about spills and stained pages–the page protectors are so easy to wipe clean (though don’t ask me how I know that they also melt when too close to a burner…).
Because the recipes aren’t glued down, they’re easy to move around and I can pull the paper out of the protector to jot down my notes. When pulling up a recipe online, I can never remember what modifications I made the last time I cooked the recipe.
I love Target’s selection of bright and colorful binders and everything stays nice and neat within the binder.
Couldn’t be easier!! What is your method for organizing recipes you’ve printed from the Internet?
Inspiration on Monday
Welcome to the June 1 edition of Inspiration on Monday! Inspiration on Monday is a forum to share things that we’ve created and things that we are doing to help inspire others. Posts about projects in progress, finished projects, tutorials, and how-tos are all welcome. Feel free to share recipes, crafts, lifestyle, organizing, and DIY tips, and any other idea that can spark inspiration.
1. Link up your post(s) below. This can be a recent post or an old post, but please do not re-submit a post you’ve already submitted for Inspiration on Monday.
2. Please link back to Inspiration on Monday or my blog somewhere in the post you are submitting
3. If applicable, please share the source that inspired you in your post. Credit where credit is due.
4. Try to comment on at least one other participant’s post. Encouragement can be so inspiring!
The next Inspiration on Monday will be June 15. What inspiration has struck you lately?