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INDIGOPANTHRESS's Photo INDIGOPANTHRESS Posts: 10
12/27/13 9:33 A

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I use pinterest, and sort by my needs. They all go in 'recipes' until I want to make something, then I look at the nutrition facts and sort them into categories like 'low fat' or 'high fiber'. I have high cholesterol and I just had gall bladder removal surgery, so these are the areas I need to focus on. For paper recipes, I have a 3 ring binder with dividers labelled by protein (chicken, pork, beef etc) and other categories like beverages, vegetarian, deserts. I usually cut them out of magazines and glue then to card stock and put in a sheet protector. It's not the prettiest system but it is the cheapest.

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12/3/13 5:27 P

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Thanks for the top

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12/3/13 5:10 P

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I bought Master Cook for my PC and keep ones I like in that. If I have a power failure I'm on my own, but my electric stove probably wouldn't work anyway...

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11/9/13 11:30 A

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Thanks for all the tips. When I make something good, I will forget about it, then try to figure out where I got it from!

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PEGGIE0203's Photo PEGGIE0203 Posts: 351
11/6/13 2:28 P

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Good point, Steph. I have had the Evernote app for a long time, but have only used it a little bit. Knowing that it syncs across my devices makes me want to try it again.
Thanks, everyone, for all the tips!

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STEPH057's Photo STEPH057 Posts: 244
11/6/13 1:27 P

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Evernote sounds like a great idea! I've just been pinning things to my Pinterest boards, but that's probably a bad idea. If sites get deleted, my recipes will be gone too :(



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11/5/13 11:06 A

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I keep a binder divided by meal type (soups, poultry, main dish, etc.), but lately I'm pinning to Pinterest. I love the tip about Evernote - I'm going to try that, sounds perfect.

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11/5/13 9:59 A

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Evernote has been my hero when it comes to recipe organization... It's a free app you can load on computer, phone, iPad, etc. (and it will synch data across all devices). You can "clip" and save recipes from the web w/out any retyping. I organize by folders and add keywords, but even if you don't have the patience for that, it's searchable, so I can search on "chicken" and it pulls up all my chicken recipes. It did take a little time investment to get it going, but well worth it! Now I can even access my recipes at the store on my phone!

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7/14/13 11:27 P

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Organize? Really?

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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7/14/13 10:07 P

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I have two notebooks: 1 is for 8 x 10 printed recipes that I printed off from SP. The other is for recipe cards that I have copied from other people. The only problem is that I am such a procrastinator. My 8 x 10 recipes are in a pile waiting to be organized, and my recipe cards are in an envelope waiting to be put in the book.

Someone Help!! Give me a shot of ambition! LOL

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7/14/13 4:41 P

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I print them up and keep them in sheet protectors in a binder.

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PEGGIE0203's Photo PEGGIE0203 Posts: 351
7/14/13 2:34 P

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I have printed off many recipes featured online and put them in a binder with dividers. I think I have too many by now, and want to go through and weed out the ones I won't use, leaving room for new recipes.
I also use sticky notes at the top of the page on my printed recipe books to help me quickly find recipes I have tried and want to make again. I used to dog-ear the pages, but sticky notes are much nicer. ;)

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7/14/13 1:19 P

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I one day bought a recipe book which has Index cards, after the meal we like I take a few minutes & write it on the card & place it back in the recipe book.

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7/14/13 12:24 P

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omg me too and when I use a note book one of the kids gets a hold of it and there it goes, so I make notes in the book after all it's mine right I bought it I'm going to keep it forever. I use the back to write the recipe, page number, and good great or so so. I also use lots of sticky notes at the top of the pages. Maybe you could make a list on your fridg with recipe, book name and page number. emoticon

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7/14/13 9:06 A

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There are a few things I've made either from the cookbook or a community recipe that turned out really well, but then I seem to forget about it. I'm trying to figure out a way to put the ones I like in a notebook or something. Short of writing it on an index card and sticking them in a box old school has anyone found a way to do this?

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