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Recipe Organization

How Do You Organize Recipes?

Yesterday Julia and I got into a lively discussion about storing recipes. We both enjoy browsing recipes, and I sent her a few casserole suggestions for an upcoming potluck she's attending. She keeps and organizes recipes in Google drafts, but I have a different method. If I see a recipe I want to make, I print it out and put it in my "to-make" folder. Then when it comes time to cook, I browse the folder and select a recipe from there. How about you? What's your method for organizing recipes?

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GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
@RoaringSilence...I know I am being reckless with electronics in the same area where a chance of something being spilled on the keyboard *lol*.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I have a folder in my Yahoo Mail that I keep "to-try" and "must-make-again" recipes. But I always end up writing them down on paper so that I can reference them in the kitchen.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
I do exactly what amaebi does. I thought it sounded complicated, but I guess it's a common practice!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I save them in categories in my bookmarks if they're online, until I've tried them. Then if I really like them, I hand write them onto pretty recipe cards. Also sorted by categories, of course. I don't have a smart phone or anything, and I don't think it's a good idea to have my laptop in the kitchen, so I like having them on paper.
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
I am lazy so what I do is bookmark them in my web browser, which is saved in a folder called recipes. I usually have notes to make the search easier. When I am ready to cook, my laptop is in the kitchen table, away from the ingredients of course. I have the bookmark backed up via google.
vizslalvr vizslalvr 6 years
I e-mail them to myself in gmail. That way, I can make use of the search function and just click the link back to the original recipe.
amaebi519 amaebi519 6 years
Anon, using One Note is a good idea! For recipes found online, I copy them into Word on my laptop and then put them in folders according to category. For stuff ripped out of magazines, etc. I put them in sheet protectors and organize them in a binder - though I should probably just look those up online, too!
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