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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:
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.
What I do about the many recipes I find in magazines....
I've decided that, altho, I want to try several of the magazine recipe's I find, I don't have to clip it out and save in a pile of clipped recipe's. What a mess! Plus, I discovered that the pile of clippings frequently gets forgotten about, anyway. This is how I "organize" AND discipline myself in not continually fixing the fancy dessert recipe I may've found, etc. If it's NOT a dessert and the recipe ends up being a keeper...I will copy it to my file of recipes.
Many of the magazines feature some tantelizing dessert recipe. SO, when I've found a recipe I want to fix...I fix it only once. I DON'T clip it out & save it. I sure don't need yet another dessert recipe, anyway. Fixing it once, satisfies my curiousity.
[This is what worked for me; customize to suit your life & family.] I'm a collector, so have a pile of all kinds of recipes, printed out, clipped out of Sunday's coupon section, and yes on cards. All shapes and sizes. Electronic does not work for me.
But when I want to fix something, it usually is based on food type. So what worked for me is buying sheet protectors, putting the recipes inside, mounting them with tape or staples on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper when necessary, and (cont'd below)
putting 2 back to back inside a sheet protector. You can make tabs to separate the sections (chicken, beef, etc) from regular paper or cardboard and tape them on the edges; I used Post-it durable hanging file folder tabs that self-stick. Will put them in an empty binder and voila!
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