Yesterday I showed you my many recipe books and how I used a basket to sort and store my personal recipes and also how I store recipes that I am wanting to try. Today I am showing my favorite system for sorting and storing recipes that I switched to from the basket a few years ago when my tried and true recipes began to outgrow the small basket they were in. Click here to read yesterday's post.
I bought a one inch three ring binder, tabbed dividers and sheet protectors. Using sheet protectors or laminating your recipes is very helpful in helping them to stay clean and last a long time.
I used this website here to make my front and back covers.
My tabs are as follows: Cakes, Cookies, Candy, Bars, Pies, Fruit, Sweet Bread, Misc.
In the very front of my recipe binder I have an index page that tells what my dividers are through out the book.
These pictures are of my recipe binder that holds all things sweet. I have another binder that holds the following: Appetisers, Snacks, Casseroles, Veggies, Salads, Sides, Main Dishes, Mexican, Italian, Soups, Sauces, Misc.
I was able to easily convert all of the 4x6 note cards with recipes on them to fit in this book. I simply placed 2 at a time on my printer and made a copy of them and then slid the copied paper down inside of a sheet protector. My recipe binder is a work in progress as I am adding new ones often.
I must make a note here. The only recipes that I put in my basket or binder are ones that I have made, tweaked and that my family LOVES! If I make something that we do not care for I pitch the recipe immediatley.
What about you? How do you sort and store your recipes?