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Sep. 20th, 2012

How do you guys organize your recipes? Old school recipe cards? Fancypants computer-type program? Post-its stuck all over your kitchen?


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Sep. 21st, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
I've been wishing I had them all digital, such as on a tablet. Instead, I have old school 3x5 cards including some in my grandmother's handwriting, printouts, and a bookmarked folder of online recipes. I print the online ones as I make them, then tuck them into my recipe box. In other words, my recipes are a HOT MESS.
Sep. 21st, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)
Post its and old, grease and oil splattered papers lovingly stuffed into a drawer next to the oven.
Sep. 21st, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
I have them in a purple 3 ring binder sorted by type (desserts, sides, entrees, etc). But it doesn't always stay that way. It's fairly jumbled up right now...
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Sep. 21st, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
i tend to stick scraps into my cookbooks (and the cookbooks are dog-eared) ... i do have a binder for my halloween cookie recipes :)
Oct. 4th, 2012 12:24 am (UTC)
I created a document file a number of years ago, and every time we find a new recipe we like, either Kira or I types it up and adds it to the document. I'll e-mail it to myself periodically, so that it's accessible from any computer (since I have Gmail), and that's saved it from being lost in a few hard drive crashes.

I used to keep a box of hanging folders with recipes torn out of magazines or handwritten or typed & printed, sorted by type of food ("chicken," "pork", "vegetarian," "dessert", etc.) I still have it somewhere, but most of our favorite recipes have since been transcribed into our document file, which is a lot more handy.

I also have a battered 1950's-era edition of "The Joy of Cooking", which was my grandmother's, and which I refer to for things like my apple pie recipe :D

(We have multiple shelves full of cookbooks on the world's cuisines, but that's the one I haul out most often, when I can't remember how long it takes to boil an egg -- LOL! I'm used to doing a lot of complex recipes by memory, but if it's something really simple that I haven't done for a while, I tend to forget the timing . . .)

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