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The Best Ways to Organize Your Recipes

Many of us like to keep track of our favorite recipes and cooking tips.  Whether it’s a pile of computer printouts or a digital desktop, many of our best recipes may be sitting around in a junk drawer or in a pile of mixed printed recipes.  Recipes can come from many different sources including cookbooks, cooking magazines, blogs, emails, conversations and even text messages! 

Having a pile of computer printouts and torn magazine pages in your kitchen is not the best way to find that favorite recipe when you need it.

Also, if you are on a special diet or looking to eat healthier, an organized recipe system is essential for maintaining a variety in your diet and making sure you stick to your plan while not getting bored with eating the same thing every day.  The more recipes you have in your recipe collection, the more variety and cooking ideas you will have.

Therefore, your first goal is to figure out where you want to keep all your recipes and then stick with it!  Here are some of the best ways to organize your recipes.

Best Ways to Organize Your Recipes

Google Drive:

There are plenty of ways to collect recipes digitally, and there are many great benefits to doing so.  If you want a system that is paperless and does not involve any effort, you can try storing your recipes on an online database platform like Google drive, without any fear of damage or loss. 

With the internet at your fingertips, you can find all sorts of new recipes to try.  You can easily copy/paste the recipes from various websites or type and save it in your phone.  Though this might seem like a better option, making notes and keeping track of recipe changes may create a problem.  For example, if you want to make a quick recipe update or change, it might be easier going with a more traditional way of storing a recipe box!

Traditional Recipe Box:

Keeping your recipes in the same place and format is the best practice for ease of use when it comes to your recipe collection.  An old-fashioned Recipe Card Box works great because you can hand write all your recipes on it and change it very quickly.

The Recipe Box is a traditional way of storing all your recipes in one convenient place.  All you need is a great recipe box like our Bamboo Recipe Box and Cards set.  Our Mint & Elm Recipe Box Set includes 100 Recipe Cards, 10 Dividers, and a Clear Acrylic Holder to protect your recipe cards.

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