Personal Recipe Book

I’ve been planning this project for quite some time. I had a grand idea: I wanted a recipe book full of recipes that we regularly cook, all with pictures so the kids could flip through and see what to make. I typed out the recipes long ago, but was waiting to put my picture idea into motion. Lofty goal. I still want to add pictures, but I thought the other day, as my recipe cards were spilling out of my cabinet – I should just print those recipes and get on with that book. And so I did.
For a personal touch, each recipe names who it’s from. Then under that I tried to add a couple lines of commentary about each recipe – who loved it, when we ate it, etc. I am hoping to bring memories along with the how-to-make-it.
At first I searched book stores for a recipe book I could write in. Then I thought, why! Just use a three-ring binder. Trevor got me all the supplies as I gift I had been begging for. I love the page divider things he got – they have pockets, so in the pockets I put recipes that I want to try – ones that sound yummy, but I wasn’t sure they would be worthy enough to be typed up and added as a page.

My categories are: Desserts, Main Dish, Breakfast, Appetizers, Breads, Side Dish. These work for me, but obviously you need to tailor your book to your family. I love how it can grow with time. Organizing recipes seems like such a daunting task, but this is soooo doable. Go grab a binder and start typing!

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Comments

  1. says

    Good for you. I’m glad you got this put together. I made one a long time ago but it is in such disarray now. You have inspired me to reorganize it and make it as cute as yours.

  2. says

    I have a couple of recipe binders – regular recipes, freezer recipes, pantry recipes, and bread recipes. But, my regular recipes needs the most help. I haven’t completely transitioned from my old, falling apart binder. I LOVE the idea of dividers with pockets. I think that will be the solution I needed.

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