Do you love to cook? I do! And I have a habit of clipping delicious-looking recipes from magazines or printing them from online recipe sites.
Want a great way to organize them?
Here’s how you do it:
- Pick up 5, 4 x 6 in. photo albums at a drug or dollar store.
- Label them: Main Dishes, Vegetables & Sides, Fruits & Salads, Appetizers & Breads, and last but not least – Desserts!
I used a label writer to label mine, but you can easily use a permanent marker. I also printed some clip art, cut it out and pasted to the paper inside the the plastic cover.
There you go! A simple way to organize clipped recipes.
One of my favorite things about this is when I try the new recipe and it’s worth making again, I remove it from the album and enter it in my recipe organization program in my computer. If it’s not worth making again – just pitch it!
Rosa B. says
LOVE this idea!! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!
Glad you like it, Rosa! I checked out your blog, too. You have some amazing photos!
Love this, your 125 stocking stuffer ideas, and your accordion folder idea for important papers (that’s a really bad one at our house ;-). I did a similar thing with my magazine clippings, except I glued them into a composition book (those ones with the marble-y looking covers – I think they were 2 or 3 for $1 at back-to-school time). Voila!
And interestingly, most of the recipes I clipped are from Real Simple magazine. I recently saw a Real Simple Cookbook for sale that is nearly ALL the same recipes!!!! But for the cost of the subscription, and my time glueing, mine was free! 😉
Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you found some helpful things. That’s awesome about your cookbook!
You are Brillant. Love this idea.
Linda Burke says
Love it all 🙂
What is the recipe organization program that you use on your computer called? I find it hard to organize recipes on my computer… the idea of albums is awesome! Thank you so much for taking time to share! I love your site! So glad I found it