Organized: Recipe Binder

by Lara on September 18, 2011

I don’t think I am alone when I admit that I have a million recipes lying around my house.  These are not the kinds of recipes found in pretty cookbooks (though I have those too).  These have been ripped from magazines, photocopied from cookbooks that don’t belong to me, and hastily scrawled onto napkin corners.

If you can relate to this, do yourself a favor.

First, read this post from IHeart Organizing.  Then, if you have one, grab your label maker.  Lastly, spend $15 on a binder and some sheet protectors.


How do you organize your recipes?  I also have a digital collection on my computer and a recipe box, in addition to my cookbook collection!

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lindsay September 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm

i think i should just hire you next. That would work better.


Lara September 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm



Andrea@WellnessNotes September 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm

You know those blogs that make you feel really badly about yourself??? 😉 Yeah. Yours is getting there. Just kidding!!!!

Seriously, I LOVE all your organizing!!! My recipes are a mess! And a lot of other stuff around here, too. So instead of feeling badly, I’ll make a plan right now and will work on it! 🙂


Lara September 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm

LOL! Oh no! I don’t want to be on of those blogs EVER 😛

I actually thought of you when I bought those binders and binder tabs–they’re all pink, brown, and green! Seemed like something you’d like, and all made from recycled material at Office Depot. You should check it out!


Andrea@WellnessNotes September 18, 2011 at 9:00 pm

And you never ever will be! 🙂

Yes, I love those binders. I actually bought a few of them for my fall classes. They are so “me!” 😉 Now I just have to get some to organize my recipes and other loose papers…


Erika - The Teenage Taste September 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Great idea, Lara! I can totally relate to the whole recipes laying all over the place thinggg.


Roz@weightingfor50 September 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm

HI Lara. OMG, I SOOO need to do this! I have clippings, copies and recipes printed from online ALL over. BTw…just catching up on the last few days blogs, LOVED your Friday funnies!!! I’m still laughing at the someecard. Have a great Tuesday!!!


janetha September 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm

LOVE this. I have been meaning to do something similar for years.. so lazy.


Pure2raw twins September 20, 2011 at 5:57 pm

girl we have a TON of recipes lying around our places. it gets a little crazy sometimes when we can not find that sheet of paper with that one recipe one it 😉 we really need to invest in a binder like you!!


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