How do I Organize My Recipes?

I am that person who has been collecting recipes for years. I like to take magazines in the car (when Bruce is driving of course!) and use that time to go through them. They have piled up. Although I had great intentions, I never really used them.  Let's be honest, I have been doing that for over 20 years. I just threw them in a photo box and that is pretty much where they lived. One weekend I was at my friend Gina's house in San Antonio. She is a great cook and uses recipes all the time.  I noticed she had hers organized in white 3 ring binders, so I took a picture with my phone.  

O. K.  That was three years ago. But, organizing my recipes was a definite Bucket List item for me in my continued quest of discovering how to LIVE WELL.  

So my friends......this is what I did this week.

Supplies (many of which I took from the kids' old school supplies):

  • Sparkling Water (a must)
  • Music to keep you entertained
  • Scissors
  • 3 ring Binders of differing sizes
  • Plastic Sheets
  • Labels for Notebooks
  • Dividers
  • Pencil & Marker

It was time consuming and a little messy, but very easy! I even took some cookbooks that I only use a few recipes out of and tore them out.

I have learned to be full of grace for myself, so I don't need to be impressed with my handwriting, spelling, or precise technique in putting labels on notebooks. I am so glad I did it. Yeah!!

I hope you find this helpful and I would love to hear any of your thoughts or suggestions!  

Tracy Levinson - www.outsidethenest.net

 

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