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Do You Have a Recipe Binder?

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fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
no - but i only recently started collecting recipes (still trying to polish up my cooking skills) so thinking of getting a recipe box and notecards - old school style! :)
wunami wunami 8 years
I keep all my recipes as .txt files. Small filesize. Loads fast. Every computer and many other devices can handle the file format. Portable. Can create multiple copies easily for backup.
Advah Advah 8 years
I have a notebook, and a folder that's about to explode. I thought of using a ring binder, but I'm so obsessed with not using unnecessary paper that I print everything booklet+double-sided style, which makes it tricky to put in a ring binder. :/
muse2323 muse2323 8 years
I have several binders of recipes, all tabbed & organized... and back in Ohio (4000 miles away) with a bunch of other stuff my parents are graciously storing for me. Here, I have a pile of paper, shoved in with my cookbooks and cooking magazines.
andij1967 andij1967 8 years
I use a software program called Cook'N that allows me to enter all of my recipes and it stores them on my hard drive. It utilizes auto-complete so entering ingredients is super easy (for instance, if I want to enter one teaspoon of vanilla, all I end up typing is "1 [tab] t [tab] va" and it fills in the rest. You can also attach pictures and when you need to print a recipe, you can choose full-page recipes or different sized recipe cards. I absolutely love it! You can find info on
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I keep some recipes in my old-school recipe box on the counter and the rest of them are in my cookbooks or in my folder on my hard-drive. Some of the ones I make a lot are memorized in my head and I don't even need the actual recipes anymore.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
No, but I really need one!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
not a binder but ive got 2 notebooks full of pasted recipes i clipped from everywhere
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm a little Type A about my binder. It's all nicely tabbed, and I retype all the recipes to make sure they look uniform.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
I, too, am obsessed with my recipe binder. It's a huge binder all decorated with cutesy foodie stickers and such. I keep all my cooking secrets in there - hubby even uses it.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
Ugh. No. One of the many things I need to do. My kitchen has these cute little baskets, each of which is stuffed to the brim with cookbooks, photocopies of things I've found, print outs from the interwebz and random index cards with ingredients scrawled on them. It's seriously sad. Some aren't even labeled by dish name and I just have to sift through them until I recognize the ingredients. I LOVE how The Pioneer Woman lays out recipes as PDFs though, so I might start organizing mine like that before I plop them in a binder.
Erika-Giselle Erika-Giselle 8 years
no, i think i'm going to start one ASAP!
courtneyd courtneyd 8 years
I have a folder on my hard drive with menus and recipes organized by course. I generally just plop the laptop down in the kitchen away from the mess and read off of the screen, but occasionally I will print out the instructions instead. Having them all digitized makes it tremendously easy to send to friends if they want the recipe, and it's easier to search for a specific recipe if I've forgotten the name or where I placed it in my organization system.
FrannyA FrannyA 8 years
I have a recipe binder of recipes that I think I'd like to try. Its organized by sections and as I find new recipes, I print them out and file accordingly. Once I've tried a recipe, if it was good, it goes on a note card in my recipe box. I wound up making cute little tabs for that because I couldn't find any dividers that I liked available commercially.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I have a special email folder since most recipes I find are online (thanks, YumSugar!! :) ) so I just format it with the name of the recipe as the subject of the email and put the link or text of the recipe in the body. its great on gmail because I can search for ingredients and all "asparagus" recipes, for example, will pop up
islandchic islandchic 8 years
My recipe files are on my computer and I tend to stack old recipes on folder paper and typing sheets and stick them in a drawer not really organized but it works for me.
iriegurl23 iriegurl23 8 years
They're kind of just thrown in there right now but I keep promising myself that I am going to organize it!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
I don't have a binder, but I've been meaning to start one. Maybe I'll start this weekend.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I keep all my recipes on a jump drive.
hex913 hex913 8 years
I don't have a binder because I don't really cook. I have multiple cookbooks that I've bought from the bookstore, but I have yet to crack open even one!
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