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Going through magazines you find recipes you want to try. What do you do? Save the whole magazine...Tear it out ...then what?

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After finding a recipe, I tear it out and put it into a 3-ring binder with page protectors. Sometimes, I cut it out and tape to a piece of copy paper then slip into page protectors. I number my pages like a cookbook so when I need to find something fast I can go to the correct page.

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  • I give myself a month to try it and if I haven't then I throw it away. If I like it I put it in a plastic sleeve and put it in a 3 ring binder for future use and the plastic sleeve keeps it from spills next time I use it. - by TKTMTA
  • I scan the recipe and include it in my online recipe collection. - by WEIGHTDIP
  • I try the recipe before I put it in my three ring binder. If I like it I keep it, if it is crap I throw the recipe away. I go threw my binder once a year to see what I have and if I haven't used the recipe in an year I get rid of it unless it is a seasonal recipe. emoticon - by RAHAFEEZ
  • I have a 3-ring binder, with lots of those plastic page holders, and tabs for categories (soups, salads, mains, etc.). I just take the magazine page(s) for the recipe, pop in a plastic page holder, and file in the right section of the binder. - by JLRFRANKLIN
  • I just stack them up in a plastic box. I don't have that many, and I can find what I want within a couple of minutes. I know it's not the best. Although I have a hard time keeping my home and myself and exercise, etc....organized so less is more for me. - by BUTTERFLYMARY
  • OMG you folks are soooo well organized. I recently put mine into categories (chicken, pork, beef, fish, vegetables and salads, desserts), and keep them in a drawer with the categories bound with elastics. And I thought that was organized!! - by BEHMOM
  • I place cut out recipes in a photo album with 4 x 6 slots. If I like the recipe when I try it, I will mark it as such. The recipes I don't like get tossed out of the album. The good ones will go in to an electronic recipe book and later get printed and shared with family members. - by 54JIMMY
  • My booklet has the main receipts that I make and like. When I go to FL for the winter I just take this one binder and of course the internet. - by CSDAYS
  • Ditto for me,, I have them in categories: I have two wild game albums, one fish album, I live in Michigan, hunting and fishing bring on the great healthy game foods!! I even sub-categorize teh wild game recipes into: venison, elk, bear, rabbit, squirrel, pheasant, etc..
    Fish are in family categories:perch, panfish, salmon, trout, pike, whitefish, walleye, smelt, steelhead.. - by PICKIE98
  • i just use a glue stick and place them on pieces of either construction paper or like computer paper. then i slide them into clear plastic sleeves and put them into a binder. - by MMHURST13
  • I actually bought photo allbums and I cut and place them in there. - by MARLIMOO

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