Although I have many cookbooks, I find that the recipes I tend to make most often are those that I have clipped out of magazines and the newspaper.
These found a home in a kitchen cabinet, and many days I would spend precious minutes flipping through them, in search of one which was inevitably at the bottom of the stack.
During these searches, I would always think that I needed a method of recipe organization. I think the thing holding me back was the thought of typing them up or writing them out.
I found a method that works for me!
I took a recipe binder that I got as a wedding gift, in 1996. I noted that I had written ONE recipe in it. I decided that although it would be lovely to have hundreds of recipes neatly written or typed into the book, my real goal was just quick and easy access to recipes I liked.
So … I simply used a tape runner to attach the recipes into the book. Nothing fancy – some pages have the recipes horizontal, some vertical – some have one recipe, some have two or three.
I did sort the recipes – main dishes together, vegetables in another section, desserts another – but that’s about it.