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Some categories may become very large if this happens consider breaking them into subcategories. Main courses could be broken into Hot and Cold or Vegetarian and Meat. Alphabetize your recipes within each category once you have them sorted. While youre sorting have you been coming across recipes that no one liked you never made or are something youve found a better recipe for? Now is the time to purge your collection. Dont put back recipes you arent going to use again now that you have everything spread out. Recipes you didnt like can just go into the recycling. If it is a recipe you still want to try I would suggest one of two options.
Recipe Book Instead of storing your recipes in the "haphazard shoebox" fashion how about converting them into a nice recipe book? If most of your recipes are on index or recipe cards a photo album with plastic sleeves may work particularly well for you as long as the card fits comfortably in the slot. If you have quite a large collection of recipes try obtaining a large family photo album that allows eight to twelve slots per sleeve (front and back). The order you put the cards in is totally up to you as your recipe book should reflect your preference. Some people prefer to sort based on main dishes desserts breads/pastries beverages etc. while others prefer alphabetical order. If you dont have your recipes on cards or if youre like most people you might have your recipes on papers and cards of all shapes and sizes. If this is the case you might want to think about typing them all up and printing them off.
Stop and read a card youre you remember now you were dying to try 6 months back. Somehow when it came to your home filing system you just never got to the kitchen. Now is the time to take action and get all those recipes organized! Paper Recipes: As Im sure you have found printed recipes come in many shapes and sizes. In order to begin your recipe home filing system collect all your recipes together in one place. You will then begin by sorting them into categories. For example: vegetables appetizers main course and desserts. You can either choose your categories before hand perhaps with the help of a cookbook or choose them as you begin to sort. Its possible your categories will become obvious while you sort as everyones recipe collections are a little different.