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Recently I've started going through my cooking magazines and saving the recipes that I honestly think I would cook for myself or my family. So far I've managed to clear off a shelf in my office of old magazines into a neatly organized recipe box using this method:

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Cooking Magazines
Stick Glue
Note Cards (I use 4x6 cards)

1. Cut out all important information regarding the recipe, including a picture, if you want.
2. Glue all important information onto the note card.
Voila! Now you have a recipe card and less clutter on your shelf.
- Submitted by STORMCHASERNIK 11/8/2010 in Organization | 6 Comments
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JEANNERR 11/8/2010 2:27:00 PM

    I went a step farther... Most of the magazines have the recipes online. I look through the magazine, go online and do a search for the recipes I want to try. Cut and paste the recipe to a document in a "Recipes to Try" folder.
When I try the recipe, I move it to a folder called " My Favorite Recipes". If it is not a keeper, just delete.
Then I recycle the magazine.

Jeanne emoticon
IOWADEB 11/12/2010 10:55:00 PM

    I liked this idea --- I have been ripping thru and recycling the trash. I have found a shelf. emoticon
CATIEMARIE 11/10/2010 7:25:00 AM

    I have just done this! Great minds think alike. After I finished, I sent the magazines to a school so they could use them for arts, crafts etc.
SKINNY341 11/10/2010 3:32:00 AM

    I have four shelves and baskets of mags with recipes in them but they also have other articles as well I need to organize my filing cabinets so it is easy to find this stuff as it seems now my paper work for school is just piling up. what to do. emoticon
HANNAH_CALM 11/9/2010 9:52:00 PM

    That's a great idea, I'm thinking of going through all my cookbooks in a similar way. I'm trying out what looks good, and making recipe cards for what I want to use again. Then I can get the books out of the house, unless it has more recipes than I want to write down. I think I'll be keeping my smoothie books.
SQUASH@34 11/8/2010 8:34:00 PM

    Excellent plan of action ... magazines take up a lot of room. I have taken it a step further and found websites for some of the magazines. They archive all their recipes and there is no need to store them at home. You can just create files on the computer and back it up to ensure against loss.

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