I decided to take the bull by the horns and get them organized. After all was said and done (and believe me, this is still a work in progress), I'm so happy I decided to work on this project. I find myself flipping through my food magazine recipe binder daily. Part of me is shocked that these recipes have been tucked away for so long. Another part of me is left very inspired and filled with new ideas for recipes.
Organizing Food Magazine Recipes
- Food magazines
- Glue stick
- 8.5x11 sheets of white paper
- Sheet protectors
- Collect small batches of your food magazines. I collected them in small batches because if I set pile after pile of food magazines next to me I knew I would become overwhelmed.
- Flip through the magazines and cut out the recipes that appeal to you. I made sure to include the photo (where applicable) and also the name of the magazine (for reference purposes).
- Glue one recipe (and its accompanying photo) onto one sheet of 8.5x11 white paper. Only glue one recipe per sheet of white paper.
- Insert sheet of paper into a sheet protector and place into a binder. The sheet protectors help to keep the paper clean and free of any splashes and spills. Plus, they are easy to clean.
- Continue with the remaining recipes.
- Divide the recipes how you see fit. In my binder, I currently have the following tabs: Breakfast/Brunch, Appetizers, Salads/Soups, Breads, Main Entrees, Side Dishes, Desserts, Beverages. I also collect tips and stuff them into the pockets of the binder.
- Add recipes as you receive the magazines to stay on top of this project...it's definitely a work in progress.
Have you done this project? If so, what are some tips that you can offer that have helped you organize your food magazine recipes?