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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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!
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!
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.
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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. ;)
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.
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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