Strawberry Spa Salad
Tuck any size recipe behind a tab in an accordion file. A three ring binder or photo album are both excellent options. They both allow flexibility for sizes of recipes and give you the ability to add in pages where you need them as your collection grows and changes. They will easily stay open while you cook and can be easily cleaned off if you spill food on your recipe. Electronic Recipes: Keeping our recipes on computers as oppose to on paper is becoming more and more common. When starting a home filing system for your electronic recipes you have two choices. Are you going to store them on your computer or online? You can follow a similar layout to your paper recipes by creating categories with folders on your computer.
Try out the recipe on your own first before allowing guests or friends to taste it. Cook the recipe from a small amount of ingredients and see if it really tastes the way it should. If not you can always tweak the recipe a bit or find another recipe completely. You should also check out the comments left by other people below the recipes that you enjoy. There are so many people who try those recipes and they will comment about how their experience was. If they have provided any helpful suggestions or tips you should heed them since they have tried it already. You should also leave your own comments and suggestions about the recipe once you have tried it to help out other people who try out the same recipes. If there are any tips that you want to leave for them you will be doing a great service in return for a free recipe. If you are someone that loves to cook your own meals then having an electronic recipe keeper may be the ideal tool for you. The problem that many individuals have when it comes to recipes is improper organization.
After all of your recipes are transferred to this new format the next step is to get a binder (three ring binders work well) and some tabbed dividers. Label each divider by the category you wish (ie: type of meal alphabetical order etc.) and get to work punching holes in your recipe sheets to accommodate the binders rings. If you prefer you can purchase plastic sleeves to keep your sheets spill-proof-which is highly recommended to counter those splatters of sauce batter or grease that always tend to smudge our favorite recipes. Whether you use a photo album or a binder dont be afraid to get creative with your recipe book. Get some construction paper and glue or clip clip pictures from magazines. Theres nothing wrong with adding a dash of imagination that might even inspire your cooking! eRecipe Catalog The Internet is not only a great place to search through millions of recipes but its also handy for storing the ones you already have. Sites like WeGottaEat and OneTSP are free to sign up and allow you to add your own recipes by simply typing them up. Yes this can be quite tedious if you have a lot of recipes but just imagine how easy it will be to find a recipe by simply typing in a keyword and clicking "search." You can also browse thorough members recipes and send recipes to friends and family. Online recipe storage sites are very user friendly so you dont have to be particularly computer savvy to utilize this great feature.
You could admit you arent really going to try it and recycle it or you can create a "recipes to try" category in your home filing system. This category is great when you are looking for something different or exciting! Then when you finally try them for the first time you can either file them into one of categories you created or recycle them! Storing Paper Recipes: If you have varying size pages a standard recipe box probably isnt your best choice for storage and now that you have your recipes sorted and alphabetized youll want just the right container. The good news is there are several economic choices for new containers to start your home filing system. A simple notebook can be used. Staple or tape your recipes to the pages and then use the space around them to make notes about them as you try them. Make sure to leave blank pages in each category so you can add additional recipes.