photo source: GoodLifeEats
One of the beauties of the new year is that you get the illusion of a fresh start. True, nothing is truly different between December 31 and January 1, but it’s a wonderful encouragement to do new things, try new recipes, get good habits going.
In an effort to put a little more order in my home and in my kitchen, this month I’ve started organizing my recipes. I have a long way to go as I have books and books and posts and posts full of recipes. And rarely do I have the one I want right at my fingertips.
As a way to begin the recipe organization process, I’ve started a spreadsheet with the recipe name and post link to all my recipes that are hosted online. Eventually, I’m going to print out each one and get them in a binder. But, baby steps, baby steps. I’m not going to worry about doing it all in one day, but I’m starting the process, so that they will be in order by the end of the year.
I have to figure out what I have and what to do with them first!
Methods of Recipe Organization
I asked a few foodie friends how they keep track of their recipes, and here are some of their great ideas.
Katie has put together a recipe binder so that she has all her physical recipes right at her fingertips. She also keeps her laptop handy so she can access her online favorites quickly and easily.
Aimee uses several means for organizing her recipes, including Delicious and Gmail. Check out how she makes them work for her.
Lynn gets bold in writing notes into her cookbooks and even Xing out those that were dogs. Go, girl! Watch her vlog to see her methods for organizing cookbooks and recipes.
Put Your House in Order
I’m participating in a series, called “Put Your House in Order,” with a bunch of great bloggers. Each of us is tackling a different area of home management and sharing suggestions for organizing in the new year.
Check out how the others are tackling their New Beginnings:
- Children: Connie from Smockity Frocks
- Decorating: Myra from The Casabella Project and My Blessed Life
- Faith: Courtney from Women Living Well
- Finances: Alyssa from Kingdom First Mom
- Food: Jessica from Good Cheap Eats and Life as Mom