Well that's a good question....
I started out saving them in binders. I prefer to sort them out by what type of food they are (i.e. cookies vs. pork etc...) so ended up this fall putting them in separate binders so they size would be smaller (like a 2 inch) and more manageable.
I also get recipes from magazines, pick up cards, have printouts so I put them in different types of sleeves depending on their size. The sleeves I use are the ones for storing photos (and why I prefer 2x5 or 4x6 printouts) or the full 8 1/2 x 11 printouts.
I have a journal entry about it here www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
Then I started putting them over at Spark recipes so I could get my own calorie calculation - I often do a lot of substitutions - even if the recipe is on Spark if I sub out a lot I revise it and put in amy version so I have an accurate calorie count.
I have more on paper then on SR because there are a lot of recipes that I don't use that often or just simply aren't that many calories (i.e. meat marinade).
My eventual goal though is to get them all stored eleectronically with the Living Cookbook software. www.livingcookbook.com/
One thing I like about this cookbook software is that you can import from anything on the internet. Just copy and paste and it figures the recipe into the new format. It's not perfect but the times I've used it, it gets like 90 percent of the recipe correct.
Because I have so many recipes, I've started getting ruthless about them. If I don't try it within a year, I throw it away. If we tried it and didn't like it or it was so-so, I throw it away.
If we liked it and it was easy to put together, I put a red sticky dot on the recipe that lets me know that it is a favorite and the family likes it - this just helps me out when I am desperate for something for dinner.
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