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:
Materials: 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.
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Cooking magazines are a great resource, but nobody wants to try every recipe in an issue or keep a bunch of issues cluttering their space. So head to the magazine section of the library with your notebook and write down your favorites to try throughout the month. Great, cheap way to get inspired!
My favorite magazines to check out for the recipes? Vegetarian Times, Real Simple, Health, and Eating Well.
Bored with the food you cook? Stuck in a rut? Check out the Sparkpeople recipes, buy a Healthy cooking magazine, post a request for recipes with one special ingredient, and suddenly you have HUNDREDS of new and exciting choices!
Online Cooking Magazines Through Your Public Library
My local public library has a database of electronic resources, including eBooks, digital audio files of books on tape, online newspapers, etc. I have recently discovered that in the periodical databases, issues of many popular cooking magazines are available in PDF format- for free!
I have free access to current and archived issues of magazines such as Vegetarian Times, Gourmet, Martha Stewart Living, etc. through the database called MasterFILE Premier. Ask your public librarian!
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