Tuesday, May 11, 2010

~recipe organization~

My recipes are in a 3 ring binder and are not organized at all.
My OCD is getting to me.
I decided today would be a good day to
organize those recipes in a somewhat fashionable manner!
If you go here, you can create these fun recipe cards.
There will be a lot of typing involved,
but if your recipes come from an online source,
it's as easy as copying and pasting.
The fun thing is that you can personalize
these cards with a date, number, and special notes.
A few examples might be,
"from Grandmas kitchen"
"made these for grad party and they were a hit"
"reduce the sugar to 1/3 c" By the way, these cookies are to die for.
Made them last night and ate one too many....
I had to use 2 cards to fit all the instructions, but that's OK.
I copied them to a "word" document and enlarged them to 3x5.
You could do any size though.
I printed them out onto card stock and am going to put
them in protective sheets in a new 3 ring binder.
I can then categorize them by desserts, appetizers, entrees, etc.

I think these would make a great gift too.

My little sister just got her first apartment,
so I may make some family recipe cards up for her.
Have fun, and check back tomorrow
for another incredible giveaway!


Love the Decor! said...

What a great idea... My recipes are everywhere and I get tired of the "hunt" when I am wanting a certain one... I really must get organized!!

House and Garden Boutique said...

The cookies sound & look so good. I need to do that same thing....my recipes are all over the place! Hope you can stop by and say "hello" sometime and become a follower too! Enjoy your blog so much!

Diane said...

Hope you had a Wonderful Mothers Day! Stop On Over I'm having a Virtual Baby Shower for my daughter Breezy, games and prizes, would love to see you there! Let's Get This Party Started!! Hugs, Diane

Damaris said...

Great Idea!! Thank you for sharing!! XXOO

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wonderful idea!

You mean I'm not the only OCD person in blogland???
Say it ain't so. ;-)


Christine@Sally,Ry,andLaLa said...

What a great idea! Many of my recipes are in need of organization too. I'm sure your sister will love to have those recipes as well! For my bridal shower my mom included a blank recipe card with the invitation and asked each guest to share a favorite recipe with me. I love my recipe box!

Katie said...

Thanks for the link, I really need to organize my recipes!

Florence said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Florence

Cindy ~ Open Ended said...

I've been working at this for a while now. And this will make it so much easier! Thanks for the tip. Cookies look yummy!! I love cookies...

Destiny said...

This is so much fun! Thanks for sharing the website with us ; ) My recipe file is a mess too and I have TONS of recipes I've clipped out of magazines - something for me to do this weekend : )

Jennifer said...

I had everyone write their favorite recipes for my daughter in laws bridal shower - she was so happy - especially with the family ones - she's Cambodian and loves to try American recipes. She told my son HE needs to learn to make my cookie recipes - she's too busy with cullinary school, Jennifer

Simply LKJ said...

I typed all of my recipes into a word document and then printed them on 3x5 cards and they are in a three ring binder. I love they are all now saved, should something happen and I don't worry about losing them or getting something on them as the pages are acid free vinyl and I can wipe them off. And, it will be easy for me to now put together books for my daughters...one of whom is getting her 1st apartment off campus next fall.

Kiri said...

So cute! You always find the most adorable things! For Christmas a few years ago, my mom gathered family recipes and my favorite meals and wrote them all on recipe cards and put them in a cute recipe box. I love having these family recipes written in my grandma, great grandma, and mom's handwriting...One of my favorite gifts! Oh, and don't worry, I have OCD too! Have a great rest of the day!

Jasmin said...

Good Idea! I practically live on the computer but I still hand write all of my recipes for some reason, haha.

Melanie said...

I love this idea. I have a binder with the pages put in it but I like this idea.

I can't pass up a recipe either. I have a lot of them.

Jill said...


I would love, love, to win this giveaway! Your necklace is beautiful!

See you at Farm Chicks!

amber said...

my recipes are old and falling apart too~

cool idea! and those cookies look great.. i could eat one NOW. =)

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