Tuesday, January 20, 2009

plenty full of recipes!

For this week's Tackle it Tuesday, I finally accomplished something I had been putting off, and chipping away at a little bit over time.

I love finding a new recipe and most of them I find off the internet on recipe sites or through blogs and various other sites. When I find a recipe I like, I usually copy and paste it into a Word document on the computer to use for later (most likely I forget about it) or if I want to use it that day, I print it off and when I'm done with it, tuck it away in a folder for later. I like to make notes on my recipes, so many times it looks like chicken scratch.

Here's the folder of hodge podge recipes (although this is after I had already typed up at least 20 recipes)...


...transformed into 4x6 note cards in a recipe box...


I already had many of my recipes printed off on 4x6 note cards (something I started at least 4 years ago) thanks to the help of my husband who created a template where I could easily and efficiently type up the recipe and it would format it for me in the correct form. Then all I had to do was print them off on index cards.


So, I'm officially up-to-date with my box of recipes, and they are not only organized by categories on the computer, but also in the recipe box. Now, I can easily find "that-one-recipe-I-wanted-to-fix-and-was-sure-it-was-right-here". It feels so good to know that I've tackled this project and I plan to keep it up.

However, after printing off these recipes, I realize how full my recipe box is getting, so I have a plan brewing for a special way to organize my dessert recipes. You'll have to come back to see!

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Although, I suppose I should have been tackling the play room instead...

So much for my organized efforts I shared last week.

I guess every day can't be organizationally perfect!

14 comments:

Gabrielle said...

That recipe box looks great!!!

Susie said...

Great tackle!! That's another one that I need to get done.

Sally said...

Very nice! I'm tempted to do the same. :) But I'm tempted to do most all your great ideas so what else is new?

Tanya said...

Ahh, I'll bet that was a relief to get done. Wish my recipes were already organized. That's a future tackle waiting for me. Good tackle, good post!

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

Great idea. My recipes are far from organized and maybe that's why I rarely use any of them.

Faith said...

Your recipe box looks great! Bet it'll be nice to have everything in once place!

Carey said...

I am insanely jealous! I desperately need to organize my recipes. VERY nice tackle!

Anonymous said...

Nice job Heidi!! Kim

Organizing Mommy said...

O.K. can we have the template?? Maybe you can share that template for a guest tackle for Tackle it Tuesday?? Don't worry about the playroom. It will just get messed up tomorrow.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That is so impressive! Now you will be making lots and lots of new recipes! :)
Carrie

Laura said...

Wow, that looks great!! I am the same way about finding recipes online and I never can get them organized. Great job!!

Elisabeth said...

Your recipe box look so neat and tidy. Great tackle! I also have a lot of recipes that are printed off from the Internet. I guess I better get busy cooking to find out if I really want to keep them.

I love the name of your blog. So sweet.

Jeanette "Frogster" said...

wow - I want the template! Guess I'll have to talk to the resident nerd... :)

Angie said...

Fantastic work! I love the look of the recipe box! I have my recipes in all kinds of binders and whatnot. I could use some more organization!

 
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