5.11.2011

My recipe binder

Happy Thursday Y'all!
A big thanks to all who participated in {semi} wordless wednesday yesterday:)
I step away from the computer, come back, have a ton of link up's and hit over 800 followers! wow, thanks! 
If you're new, please say hello & let me know so I can come visit your bloggy home! I'm still trying to get through the list & see all the great images.

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I have had several people ask about how I organize my recipes so I thought I'd share.
With pics ofcourse. 
A post without pictures is like Dog the Bounty Hunter buttoning up his shirt....Ain't gonna happen!

This is a 4 part process:
you know i am ocd to the 9th degree

First: I collect my recipes. I tear out pages from magazines so I can immediately throw the mags away. Hate clutter. HATE. If I find any on the internet, I print them. Make a stack to file. I am on a Mac, what I like to do is copy the recipe and paste it into "pages" til I am ready to print.


Second: About once a week I punch holes in them with a 3 hole, hole punch :p


Third: You will need a cute & preppy  handy dandy 3 ring binder...... with labels. Now, file away!!! Stick your recipe in the best fitting tab.  This is when us crazy people who love their label makers start to have fun!


I have several categories, although I need more pages b/c I have a few that just don't seem to "fit" anywhere. It's just nice having them separated & being able to flip through to find what I am looking for.


Fouth: Once I make a recipe out of my binder and it passes the picky peoples taste test, then next stop if my recipe box. It goes from a torn out magazine page/printed page to a recipe card, hand written :)


Tomorrow, I will have a discount for ya...if you like my ca-uuute recipe card below, you will love this - I'm so excited to share!!


Don't forget to link up your recipes y'all!
I'll post the link later this evening for all you crazies like me who like to link early!
*there may be a recipe book swap in the future; stay tuned for details!

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Today's question: What type of cookware do you use to keep your scrambled eggs from sticking? Special spray?

40 comments :

  1. Your organization has me pink and green with envy! I have a folder, that's abou it
    xoxo
    SC

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  2. Love it! Your recipe card is as cute as any recipe card I have seen!! Adorable.

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  3. I love your binder and your receipe box! Most of all I love that you actually put the recipes in the binder once per week! You're my hero!

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  4. I do a binder as well, but yours is WAYYYY cuter! I'm inspired to go find me a new home for my recipes!

    I have this pan for making scrambled eggs, and it is absolutely heaven-sent! Eggs never stick, and I've even stopped adding butter to the pan before I put the eggs in. Those extra calories aren't needed anymore! Non-stick *and* diet-friendly? Yes, please!

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  5. Oops. Forgot the link. Here it is: http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.tpl.csweb.cm_scid.cswb.item.K26278.cc.574

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  6. Yes, I LOVE your recipe card.

    I'm in the process of trying to organize all my recipes, too (Man, it's a lot of work. LOL...). I am organizing similar to the way you did yours. Three-ring binder and all.

    Happy Thursday, Daph.

    I have my recipe for tomorrow all ready to go! :)

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  7. You know what's the best about those handwritten recipes? You're future grandchildren will one day cherish them....Everyone loves g-mas cookin'! My granny hand wrote some recipes for me long ago and they are such a treasure. just pullig them out of my binder and seeing her writing brings back floods of great memories :)
    and to answer your sticky egg question, does a 1/2 a stick of butter count as cookware? lol I honestly haven't found any cookware that doesn't stick. i have a wolfgang puck set and hate it! I think my next purchase will be paula deen

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  8. What???? You mean not everyone shares my special technique? I throw all of my recipes in the top drawer of my pantry cabinet, they fall down to the next drawer because the top drawer is soooo full, and if I even completed the recipe on what ever scrap paper I wrote it on, and it sounds good when I find it in the second drawer, I cook it.
    And here I was thinking I was organized until all of you little organizing chics came into my life. LOL have a great one Daph!

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  9. Wow!!! You are organized!!! I love it!!

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  10. I have that same monogrammed recipe holder. Love my monogrammed goodies. :) And the binder is such a cute idea, especially since you made it so fun. I always print out ideas or take from magazines, but they end up getting folded and stashed in my box. Your idea is much cleaner and easier to find. You are so organized - it's cute! Thanks for sharing, and can't wait for the details on tomorrow's post.

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  11. I've done one binder, not near as cute as yours, & I so need to go through my BOX of recipes & do another. Thanks for the inspiration.

    One year for Christmas, my mother made my brother & I a binder of her favorite recipes, some family faves & some from our childhood. What a wonderful Christmas gift.

    Sorry I've been such a bad blog friend lately. Spring is sooo busy around here.

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  12. Yoursis so much cuter than mine. I have two 3 inch binders full of recipes. I put mine in the plastic covers so I don't ruin the paper copies.

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  13. Love the recipe binder!!!!

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  14. I love how you organize your recipes - such a great idea! Scrambled eggs from sticking - hmmm - thats a toughy - i just use olive oil spray {adds a touch of flavor} and use a nonstick skillet to begin with.

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  15. I've had a recipe binder very similar to this one for years! It's actully getting a little TOO thick, which is funny considering I really don't cook. I also ordered two new cook books. I love to read them. Strange, I know.

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  16. I've been waiting for this!!!! I haven't started a binder of my own :(
    but I'm still cracking up over the Dog the Bounty Hunter buttoning his shirt comment!

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  17. Girl, who are you? You make me look like the worst house wifey in the world!! Haha...you rock!!! I love it :) I used to do the same thing with exercises from all my mags...I'd rip out pages and file them under cardio, abs, legs, etc...then I stopped working out ;) oops!!

    xoxo
    Jess

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  18. I have a recipe binder, but it isn't nearly as precious as yours! Perhaps that is what I can work on tomorrow on my day off :)

    I was going to link up with a recipe, but I'm off tomorrow and will NOT turn my computer on at all. So, I'm posting it today. One of these days I'll get back on track!! Look forward to seeing all of the tasty recipes Monday morning!

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  19. Girl, you have inspired me to get my recipes in order!!! =)

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  20. hey Daph! I love your binder! I have all my recipes in my outlook contacts. Only good thing about it is that they're easily accessable at the store. But- a binder would probably be better as my contacts are huge! Hope you're having a great day!

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  21. I love the binder idea Dahpne. I organized my recipe's in a photo box, but I may just change it to the binder, looks cuter!

    Susan

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  22. New follower here! I've always heard about Daphne from Flip Flops and Pearls, so I had to come see what all the fuss is about! :) I love your blog and that recipe card is adorable!

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  23. So organized and such a great way to keep these recipes. I've not written my post yet, but I"m linking up tomorrow. I'm finding that blogging is hard with an 18 month old who is with me all day except for right now....nap.

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  24. I saw your blog button on another blog and because I went to an all female college (where we prided ourselves in wearing our pearls with EVERYTHING, including our flipflops!)I just had to stop by...and I'm glad I did! What a cute blog :) I can't wait to read more!


    (Oh, and I'm glad I'm not the only OCD person who labels everything specifically in their cookbook!)

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  25. You are so organized! Lately, I find most of my new recipes online and just bookmark them. I post my favorites on my blog.

    I use a non-stick skillet - mine's a Dansk.

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  26. You're comment on my blog made me smile, you are so thoughtful. If you want to do a giveaway the week of the release let me know and I'll e-mail you a pdf copy. I like how organized your recipe binder is, I need to do something like this, if only I had the dedication to keep it tidy lol. I use a non-stick skillet to cook with but I've heard great things about the spray butter.

    Happy Thursday,
    Julie

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  27. I seriously need to do this, love it!!!!

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  28. What great tips! I'm good about ripping them out of the mag, but then they just get folded up and put in my recipe box. Thank you!!

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  29. organization is amazing....your skills in this department might go beyond mine!

    enjoying an amazing day weather wise here :)

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  30. If you would like we can start it the 20th (the Friday before it comes out) or whatever day is most convenient for you. When you want to announce the winner or how you pick the winner is completely up to you :) . I'll email you a copy next week, so you have everything you need.

    Thank you so much for doing this,
    Julie

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  31. I am loving this idea Daphne!! I have been meaning to do it and just haven't. But now you have inspired me and I am going to sort and file the stack of recipes I have sitting in my cabinet!! Have a great weekend girl!

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  32. Oh, Daphne, I think we could be "two peas in a pod." I'm a "neat freak" too, can't stand clutter and have a recipe binder almost identical to this one. How funny!

    Blessings!

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  33. This is an idea I've been wanting to actually go through with for a long time, but your post is pretty fabulous motivation :) Love it!

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  34. WOW....sorry if you left a comment on this post....
    seems that blogger is DELETING my comments! I have had several emails with the comments....but where are they?? GRRRR

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  35. I use a non-stick pan and a little olive oil spray from Trader Joes. I find that if you cook the eggs on low heat it keeps them nice and soft so they don't stick to the pan.
    Of if you don't mind a little fat, cook up some bacon and then use the leftover bacon fat to cook your eggs.

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  36. Yeah! Those cards are absolutely adorable. I have to get her on my site! Too perfect not to share with everyone. I love the ones she made for you. Elegant, chic and fun!

    Linking up my bread pudding with bourbon creme anglaise! It was so good!

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  37. Those cards are adorable and I just love your binder!!! I really need to make a cute one I have recipes everywhere. I also love how you monogram everything!
    xo

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  38. Love this idea! I think monogrammed recipe cards with a cute box is one of the best gifts for a bridal shower. ;)

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  39. That binder is exactly what I need. Can't believe this Type A hadn't thought of it. I have recipes stuck EVERYWHERE!

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  40. Where did you get that binder?? I can only find one that looks like it in a one inch and need a three inch!

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