Recipes: How Do You Organize?

The favorite recipe post got me thinking. How do you organize your recipes? I feel like the days of the cute recipe has gone out the window. I find recipes on the web, I tear them out of magazines, the get themfrom friends via email. I have pages of recipes stuck in a drawer and I can't decide the best way to organize them.


I'd also like to find a way to have my recipes on the fly. Is there a place to host them? Or a site that will take my format and make them all the same?


Just curious...I am a mess when it comes to this.

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 6:56 am
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GoingtobeGoff
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i stick em all in a recipe box type thing.. in my pantry.  :)

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 6:57 am
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Posted on January 12, 2009 at 7:10 am
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I swear someone just posted a website that you can upload notes too and organize them. Like an online scrapbook sort of. Does anyone else remember that?

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 7:15 am
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Usually, I print out my favorite recipes and then organize them by category, and then alphabetically, in a binder.  I also save my favs on www.allrecipes.com and www.epicurious.com.  Now that I've found Blurb, I'd really like to create a cookbook compilation of all these recipes - maybe with pics of the recipes I've made :)

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 7:15 am
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I print them all out and store them in a 3 ring binder. I don't have enough yet to organize by category : ( I should work on that

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 7:20 am
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I don't cook a ton, but I love allrecipes.com - you can save your favorite recipes in a "Recipe Book" online, and read over other people's reviews for recommendations on how to tweak things. You also can print out the recipes very easily on 3x5 or 4x6 cards if you want to keep a hard copy. I also really like the search option - you can search by description, ingredients, etc - so it makes it really easy to put together a dinner last minute!

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 7:22 am
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I have all of mine in sheet protectors in a 3-ring binder.  If I cut something out of a magazine or if it's not a full page size then I use a glue stick and stick it to a normal sheet of paper.  The sheet protectors are really nice b/c then I can take out the recipe and not have to worry about it getting wet or covered in batter or something.


www.cooks.com is one of my favorite recipe sites!

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 7:23 am
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i need a better way too....i have a Longaberger recipe box/basket thingee that was super expensive...and i end up just stuffing everything in there...it sucks because there are things of all sizes in there...printed out from computer, cards, mag tearouts, etc....i guess a 3ring binder would be the best way....with tabs for categories...like in page protectors....

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 7:23 am
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It's so funny you should bring this up!  I went on a big recipe-organizing kick about two years ago - I took all of the printouts from www.epicurious.com (my favorite!), magazine tear-outs, old handwritten recipes, etc. and typed them all up.  I then printed each category (e.g. dessert, salad, entree, etc.) on a different color of paper, and have them bound together with binder rings.  But my brother recently asked me to put them online somewhere so he didn't have to keep track of the paper copies, so just this weekend I tried posting a few on a site called www.scribd.com.  It's like Flickr, but for documents instead of photos.  It seems pretty good - I'll let you know how it goes!

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 7:55 am
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Marin that is perfect. I am crazy enough to type them all out :)

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 8:18 am
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I LOVE allrecipes.com. I don't even use my cookbooks...just that website!!!

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 8:19 am
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Wil, I know, I felt a little OCD when I was doing it - but it's so great now to have them all consistently formatted and organized.  Okay, I guess I am OCD!

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 8:22 am
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I type them up (or print them directly if online) and print them and threehole punch them in a binder

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 8:48 am
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I started doing my grandmas recipes and since then I was hooked. Do you have a fun template that you use?

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 8:49 am
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I wish I had spare drawers! =)


I'll email you my template, Wil - it's nothing special but it works for me...

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 10:27 am
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I print mine off the internet and put them all in a 3 ring binder

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 10:28 am
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I'm a divider and three ring binder girl as well.  It is the teacher in me!  I like the idea of the sheet protectors.  No spills!

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

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