Monday, August 21, 2006

Protect Your Favorite Recipes

This week on the Secret Ingredients blog...

RECIPE 101: How to Organize, Protect and Write Your Recipes!

Today we have several tricks to help you protect your recipes from kitchen spills and splatters.

1. Recipe Cards:
Guess what? Recipe cards fit perfectly into photo albums! You can arrange your cards according to category (desserts, salads, etc.), or you may want the recipes you cook most often in the front of the album.

This prevents your cards from looking like this-

My grandmother Lois' recipe above has been in my mother's collection for years.
Can you tell we got some mileage out of this card

2. Recipe Cut-Outs:
Do you clip recipes out of your favorite magazines and publications? If you are a clipper, the best way to protect your recipes is to laminate them. You can purchase lamination paper at any office supply store. This is a cheap (about $12 for a 50-sheet pack) and easy solution!

3. Cookbooks:
Are most of your favorite recipes in cookbooks? Protect your open cookbooks when you are cooking by using a cookbook stand with a clear shield.

Here’s one of our favorites:

Cookbook Users- We also suggest making a simple index of your favorite recipes and cookbooks. Simply write down or type the cookbook title, recipe title, and page number. This will make menu planning so much easier!

By the way, if you are creating a Secret Ingredients heirloom cookbook, don't worry! Each custom cookbook comes with 2 Splash Guards so that you can protect your recipe pages from "kitchen incidents"! Posted by Picasa


At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, these are great ideas! Thank you! You should see my recipes... what a mess. I look forward to finally tidying them up!

At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My recipe cards are a wreck! I am going to go buy a photo album this afternoon. What a perfect solution! Also, your cookbooks are gorgeous, and I am definately planning on one as a Christmas gift.


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