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:
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.