A few years ago, I started buying inexpensive photo albums to keep my recipes in. They are perfect for 4x6 recipe cards, but they are also great for recipes cut out of the paper, off a box, or printed off the computer. If the recipes are too big, I either trim them or fold them to fit.
I like the ones that have space for two photos per page (4 photos in the 2 page spread). They are super easy to flip through and see what you have, the recipes stay in place better than they do in a box for me, and they act as page protectors if the recipes are small enough. If the recipe is one I have to fold, it is still easy to slip in and out and unfold. If you are very organized, you could organize them by type and put a couple of index cards with a list of recipes in the front page slots
I like to improvise in the kitchen a lot, so this year I also got a blank journal, and started writing my successful improvisations in that. I left 3-4 pages blank in the front so I can number the pages, then record the recipe in a table of contents at the front of the book.
I also really like keeping recipes on the SP website. If you record your recipes on the site, it makes it so it figures out the calories for you, and you can use the pull down list to add them to your tracker. Because you have to type the ingredients in twice, it takes a bit of time, but once they are in, they are super simple to print off to share with friends, and easy to access.
Edited by: LARKSONGRUTH at: 1/16/2012 (02:48)
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