Friday, February 5

Recipe Book

I have a love/hate relationship with how I store my handwritten recipes. I used to have them written on 4"x6" cards and kept them in a box. But then I would add in pieces of paper with recipes scribbled on them, pages torn out of magazines with recipes to try and after awhile, the box was stuffed and unmanageable.

So, I came up with this idea.

I bought inexpensive 5"x8" index cards that are blank and also the dividers. I covered the dividers with different colored cardstock, trimming the excess with an x-acto knife. Then I covered the front with a patterned paper. I punched two holes so that I could use big binder rings to hold it together.

Inside I added a bit of rubber stamping to the fronts of each divider and also to each blank recipe page.

So far, so good with this system. Quick, easy and inexpensive.

2 comments:

  1. Sheila,
    What a great idea! Simple and inexpensive. Do you plan to hand write the recipe cards or print them from the computer? I could see this easily making multiple recipe book gifts if you print out the recipe cards. Cool idea!

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  2. OH! Please hand write... you would not believe what a wonderful treat it is to have your children, grand children... next generation and so on... read your hand-written notes! Please use your own hand-writing. Please? It means so much to read my Moms recipes now that she is gone. I know, sad, but I love them dearly!

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