I am aware that the days of cute recipe boxes and cards are starting to be a thing of the past. A lot of people my age don't have a "recipe box" to speak of, and that's fine. Maybe they don't have many recipes to store, or maybe the ones they use they have memorized.
Today, though, I get a lot of my recipes online. Whether they are from food blogs, websites, or the Food Network, digital recipes are where it's at right now. In fact, I know that a lot of people started blogging to organize and catalog their recipes.
After a few too many close calls with my computer and flour explosions in the kitchen, I decided that it was time to stop using my computer as an oversized recipe card and get organized.
So, I got out my school supplies and made myself a little recipe binder. I know it's not too creative, or very streamlined, but it works for me. I haven't ruined my computer and my recipes are safe and easy to get to.
|As you can see here, this recipe had been loved. Now it is safe in its own protective cover.|
|I organized the recipes by category. I also added a category called "entertaining" for out of the ordinary things, like choosing cheeses for a party.|
|Gotta use up those dividers that my lovely eighth grade students left behind. It's amazing what they think of as trash!!|