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If you’re anything like me, you love looking at/collecting recipes. It can be tough to keep track of it all, huh? It’s overwhelming! Today I want to show you how I organize mine. I’ve got myself a little system. Here’s how I keep track.
I use a Moleskine journal first of all. Then I have a recipe folder where I keep all of my magazine cut-outs.
You can see more about the Recipe Folder on my website. I’ve been using it for awhile.
In my journal I’ve made a few sections for food. I’ll talk about that more later. But this is the food section.
I have a list of Recipes To Make:
On the top you can see the ones that I have yet to post on Shutterbean.
You can see my list of what I want to make.
I write down the magazine the recipe came from & the name of the recipe.
If it’s from a cookbook, I include the page #
I usually keep the recipes I want to make right away folded in my journal for safe keeping.
The other ones I want to make live in the RECIPE FOLDER. And when I am done typing up the recipe, the cut-out gets put in the recycling. Done.
OK. Let’s talk cookbooks!
There are so many recipes in a cookbook, how do you narrow down what you want to make?
It’s easy. You use a big post-it. Lemme show you.
I go through a cookbook and write down all of the recipes I have my eye on.
Ummm this cookbook had too many things I wanted to make. This is just my first round!
I write down the recipe name and put the page number next to it for quick reference.
Things that particularly entice/excite me get the all CAPS treatment.
So then I put the sticky notes in the front page of the cookbook so I can open it up and see all of the recipes I want to make.
Sometimes I put the sticky note on the outside cover.
Sometimes I use a highlighter so a recipe can stand out more. I live dangerously.
And when I’m online looking at good recipes, I pin them on Pinterest.
This is my board called NOM WORTHY. Cuz everything there is…well…
Worthy of nom.
And I also have a Board on Pinterest where I post my recipes. It’s called
Because they have.
It’s nice to be able to look at thumbnails of my recipes. It helps when I’m meal planning.
I have a bunch more to pin!
And if there’s something I see in a cookbook that I see in a bookstore, I take a picture with my camera phone and send it to an Evernote folder on my phone.
More on Evernote soon! I’m still navigating my way through it.
Do you have any recipe organizing tips? Do share!