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Do You Collect Recipes?

Over the weekend I moved into a new apartment. Since I had to pack up everything in the kitchen, I decided to use the opportunity to organize my recipes. It took me several hours to sort three years worth of recipes that I had printed or ripped from magazines. I only then realized, I'm a recipe collector! How about you?

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Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 7 years
Instead, you should should chronicle all the food you cook electronically ... oh wait. ;) I don't cook enough, but my mom has always pasted recipes she has either cut out or written out into a binder. I believe it's in alphabetical order, too ...I wish I got more of her culinary and organizational skills!
Advah Advah 7 years
^BLASPHEMY! Never throw out a recipe! :P
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 7 years
I have a binder full!! My husband insists I throw them out!
Advah Advah 7 years
Oh yep yep yep! About two shelves worth of cookbooks, notebooks and recipes! And since I'm obsessed with saving paper I print everything doublesided, which makes it impossible to organise in a folder. Talking about notebooks I just got Shirley Corriher's Bakewise yesterday and I'm OBSESSED! :P I was actually reading it in bed last night cause I couldn't stop!
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
I have all of mine neatly organized in a notebook based on what it is (appetizer, side dish, dessert, etc.) I keep them all in clear file pages so that they are easy to clean when cooking. I also have a little address book where I write down great recipe locations (ie: under c I have my ginger CHICKEN with peaches recipe, located in foodrus oct. 2007) This is especially helpful when a recipe comes from one of my many cooking magazines that I just can't bear to get rid of. Has anyone tried the Demy, a digital recipe reader? It came out last May and is supposed to house these loose recipes for us.
Food Food 7 years
I can't believe nobody has commented on how crazy a stack of recipes that is above. I have collected a lot of loose recipes, but nowhere near that many!
summerjams summerjams 7 years
i think i have a word doc with all the recipes, but the harcopy ones.. maybe say 2? and one was written too!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
i absolutely do; whenever i find a recipe i like, i cut and paste it into word (or cut it out of a magazine) and i print out the recipes after some time. before i was cuting each recipe out and pasting it in a marble notebook but i think im going to just compile them from now on and staple 'books' of recipes lol. its hard work organizing and pasting! not to mention how thick the book gets and you can never find your fave recipe after that
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
i have a three ring binder with those plastic page holders and my recipes are organized by the vague ethnicity of the food: Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, Mexican, American, and other. PS I'm completely shocked that I'm one of the more organized recipe collectors!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I've just started up my own collection, already it's a mess. XD I'm terrible at organising myself so I've got desserts shoved in next to meats shoved in next to seafoods next to a wine guide. I do however also hoard recipe books.
mylifeasateacup mylifeasateacup 7 years
I've started doing so recently, and most end up as a folder full of bookmarks on my computer or printed and strewn about. Only the tried and true ones I've just started keeping together online through
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 7 years
Guilty as charged on all counts. :) I have roughly 200 cookbooks, several website files, email folders, and an obscene amount of trees has probably been destroyed by the sheer volume of recipes I have printed from my computer.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I collect them in a kitchen cabinet with my cookbooks. My problem is getting them all organized so I can actually find something when I need it.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't have a HUGE collection of them, but I have a ton of cookbooks and cooking magazines in my library as my cooking reference go-to spot.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I keep a few around but not a big box of them.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
I have three main places where I hoard them: an online bookmark folder labeled recipes, a desktop folder labeled recipes, and with about 8 magnet man clips on my refrigerator. The fridge is the worst: instead of putting them on recipe cards, I just buy more magnet men!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I am not so organized. I print them and put them into a recipe drawer in the kitchen. There's probably at least 100 recipes in there.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
Not only recipes, but cooking related information especially technique tips and eqiupment tips (like how to maintain a cast iron pan) and I organise all of these if fabulous little folders according to theme; although I shouldn't I also take recipes from magazines in waiting rooms, especially those I don't buy myself, like Good Housekeeping
JessiShez JessiShez 7 years
My nogin is my recipe roll-o-dex!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Yep. I recipe hoard and I soooooo need to organize them. My godmother has a kick *ss recipe collection which is extremely organized by meats, veggies, diabetic, lactose etc. Color coded and everything. One of these days, when I have the time. . .
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
Guilty, guilty, guilty. I hoard them even when I know I won't even try/look at them again!
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
I do. I have several notebooks stuffed with recipes and the number of recipes I have book marked is almost shameful.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I do collect them, but I am pretty good at keeping up with copying them onto pretty recipe cards.
Pampire Pampire 7 years
Yes I have tons and I really need to organize mine too! I hate searching for a recipe because I have so many! I have so many I haven't tried because I don't want to have to search through them, but I still keep collecting them! LOL! Organizing them is definitely on my to do list. ;)
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