Managing Recipes

I have a favorite recipe web site,, which I get daily recipes emailed to me. If I want to try the recipe, I print it out. I have a small pile of untried recipes in my kitchen. Each week when I am planning my grocery list, I pull out the printed recipes and pick one or two to try. If the recipe sits in the pile too long, without being tried, it means that I probably never will use it, so I toss it out.

For dishes that make it to the dinner table, the family votes on whether the dish is a keeper or not. If not the recipe goes in the trash. If it’s a keeper, it earns the right to make it into my recipe box. I cherish my recipe box, (it was my late mother-in-laws) and it holds only my favorite recipes. I feel that in a small way, I honor her and what a good cook she was, by using her box for just what she would want.

Are you a recipe collector? How do you manage them?


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3 Responses to Managing Recipes

  1. I’m not a big recipe collector, but the ones I do keep, I keep in Evernote. I have a special “recipe” tag that I use. Since I can get to my notes from phone, tablet or computer, I have them everywhere I might need them. I’ve also gotten a couple of free ebook cook books, and we use the recipes from them. Found a really good slow cooker recipe from the last ebook.

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