Cookbook Makeover

We know that like us, you have recipes of all shapes and sizes floating around your kitchen.  And, like us, you sometimes have trouble finding a certain recipe when you want it.  Here is an easy and inexpensive way to organize your favorites so they will always be right at your fingertips.

Materials:

  • 3-ring binder (preferably with a clear plastic sleeve on the front)
  • clear page protectors
  • dividers
  • a pretty piece of scrapbooking paper
  • some pretty adhesive letters  First, decide on the sections that you want to have in your cookbook.  We think “Appetizers”, “Side Dishes”, “Main Courses”, “Desserts”, and “Miscellaneous” are all pretty mainstream.  But you may also want to add “Breakfast”, “Cocktails”, “Casseroles”, or a host of other options, depending on what kind of recipes you have.  Sort your recipes into the desired categories.

The recipes that are full page are easy to slip in.  For your recipes on smaller cards, you can put 3-4 in a sleeve. Now for the fun part.  Cut your scrapbook paper to fit into the clear sleeve on the front of your binder.  Apply the adhesive letters to the paper for your title.  “Good Eats”, “Family Faves”, and “The Cook’s Book” are some cute ideas.  Of course, “Recipes” also does the trick!  Get creative or go classic, as long as your recipes are now safely stored in one place.

 

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