When cooking, I prefer to use recipes that are written down or onto something, rather than from a computer tablet or phone. I like to be able to see a recipe simply and clearly and it's important that I can access it very quickly. I still like to use the internet as a source for finding great recipes, but if it becomes a regular favorite I will write it down eventually.
|My mother-in-law gave me this recipe box with family recipes inside as a wedding gift :)|
I will say I find it easiest when I see a recipe online to save it to my Pinterest board first so that I don't forget about it and at least I have it saved.
|recipes from magazines to try out by season|
I also use a lot of recipes from cookbooks. It's tough to remember to try new recipes from my cookbooks, because we tend to get into a habit of making certain dishes and forget about Below is a picture of our cookbook collection.
|an open shelf in our kitchen holds all our cookbooks in one place|
|Some of my favorite cookbooks I'm using right now...|
Only the best recipes in the folders that I continually come back to again and again make it into the wooden recipe box. My recipe box mostly holds family recipes, but every now and then I add some new favorites that we tend to make often. I do this by reprinting the recipe on an index card and then placing it in the box according to the type of dish. I just hope I don't run out of room!
I'm thinking about finding another little antique box for favorite recipes that are real-food based organized by season and leaving the smaller one simply for family recipes. Do you have any tips on how you organize recipes?