Thursday, January 14, 2010

My "Favorite" Recipes

I absolutely love cooking. It is the ONE thing that can change every day in a mothers routine(these do not: laundry, dishes.....).
So as I have collected recipes I needed a way to hold "ones to try" & "favorites". I love my system and thought I would share.

My cabinet of beloved Cookbooks. I still try recipes from these and put a "yum-o" by them when I have. Then I transfer the recipe to my binder so it is easy access.

At the office supply store I found these dividers that have a pocket in the front and back. They are great. In the front pocket I put the "ones to try" and on the back pocket I put any tips for that section.

Then in sheet protectors I shrink down the recipe so I can fit 4 recipes on a page. I have labeled them "yum-o"{Rachel Ray's favorite saying} so then I know they are the best! Here is the link for the printable.

I have 4 binders: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert.
Breakfast Binder has tabs consisting of: Just Eggs, Muffins, Quick To Go, Pancakes/Waffles, Other.
Lunch Binder has tabs consisting of: Finger Food, Pizzas, Sandwich/Wraps, Other.
Dinner Binder has tabs consisting of: All Pig Dishes, Beef Dishes, Chicken/Turkey Dishes, Fish Dishes, Bread & Pasta, Drinks, Salads, Sauces/Spreads & Dips, Side Dishes, Soups, Dutch Oven, Other, Baking Tips.
Dessert Binder has tabs consisting of: Candy, Cakes & Cupcakes, Cookies, Finger Food, Frozen Dessert, Just Dessert, Pizza & Pies, Other, Baking Tips.

Hope your "Favorites" are just a fingertip away.

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  1. Great idea, I can't wait to put it together.

  2. I'm so glad you are going to try this idea. Thank you.

  3. i do the same thing. i have to eat gluten free so i just comprised my own cookbook of good recipes i come across but i do still love all of my cookbooks!

  4. I noticed the "worldwide wardcookbook" in your cupboard! I just got that for Christmas excited to start cooking from it!

  5. Thanks for all the great ideas! I am trying so hard to get organized this year. Thanks for the motivation!!!!

  6. Good idea! Wait...Does that mean I have to start cooking more?

  7. Jody- you are so funny. Good Luck in cooking MORE.

  8. This is genius! I have a recipe box set up somewhat like this but no place for the tips and the "yum-o"'s. I love this! Great job.

  9. Do you, by any chance, have a template for your four-to-a-page recipes? It's really cute and I'd love to use it!

  10. I have the link posted above for the printable.


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