I love to cook and I love to try new recipes.
If you are like me, then you have to find a way to keep your recipes organized.
For years (before digital organizing was possible) I used to cut recipes out of magazines or copy them on my printer. Then, I had a spot in my kitchen where they’d sit until I’d try each recipe. We used to have a ritual at my house. After trying a new recipe, we would vote, was it (recipe) box worthy or not. If yes, then it would be cut and taped onto a 3 X 5 card and filed into my dear Mother-in-Law’s recipe box. Time consuming – yes, but before the going digital it worked. Don’t worry I didn’t spend all my time doing this. We were brutal when voting a recipe IN or OUT. Also, I use new recipes rather often, so if a magazine clipping spent more than a few months in my kitchen spot waiting for it’s turn, I’d figure that I was never going to try it and it got tossed.
Since then, internet sites specializing in recipe sharing have arrived. I now save everything on the web. I like AllRecipes.com, but there are several – Epicurious.com, FoodNetwork.com, etc. You can register for a free account, so you can save all your favorites to find them later. I also love to read the reviews of other user – something you can’t get from a magazine.
I also use Pinterest to save recipes these days. People post such great photos, it makes I want to try them. When using Pinterest for this you have to organize your pins yourself, so it’s important to have a system. When I started I didn’t think much about a system and soon I had a lot of recipes pinned on one board. What a mess! So I spent a little time “organizing” my pins onto specific boards. I need to do this again. Just like any other organizing project, it’s not a one-time thing. A few minutes, once in a while will maintain order. You can see my boards here.
How do you save recipes? I’d love to hear.