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My Recipe Binder

It took me a long time to come up with a way to keep my recipes organized. I have a very simple method now that I stick to most of the time. If I don't stick to it, it's probably because I'm feeling lazy at the moment. 

I have a recipe binder. It's nothing fancy or high tech. But it works! And it's easy to keep up.

I apologize in advance for the poor lighting in these pictures.

Fancy, right?

I have my binder separated into different sections. 
Breakfast, Main Dish, Sides, Soups and Salads, Desserts and Misc.

Every two weeks I plan meals. I pull the recipes out of their sections and put them into this plastic page protector that is shown here. When I'm finished making a recipe, it goes back into it's designated section. I'll go over how I meal plan in another post.

When I come across a recipe in a magazine that I want to try, I tear it out and put it in the divider of the section it would go in. This helps me remember to try it and also helps me remember that I haven't tried it, so I better not make that recipe for company!

When I am meal planning, if I'm wanting to try a new recipe, I'll type it up or print it from online. 

Having a recipe binder makes meal planning so much easier! You can flip through it for ideas, and because it's only a binder, if a recipe is not good, it's easy to tear and throw away without messing anything up. 

As you can see, it really is easy! If you have trouble keeping up with your recipes, you should give something like this a try! 

How do you organize your recipes? Let me know in the comments


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