Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recipe Binder-Finally!

After much, much, much too long, I finally started a recipe binder. This was my goal for Project of the Week this week. I needed to at least build the back bones of this puppy. So here's what I've done so far.
Cover- cute little (free) printable from
Dividers- just had some of those lame yellow dividers with colored tabs laying around, so that's what I used!
Page protectors- also had those on hand. They're perfect because you can slide anything in there! Esp. all those annoying scraps I've torn out of magazines and shoved into a folder over the years. Yikes!

This project was pretty straight forward. I took some pics of what I've done so far, which was organize any printed recipes or magazine pages. It will take a while to print the recipes from various online sources. But this was a GOOD start. Oh, and I'll tell ya, once I got the page protectors in, they stuck out longer than the dividers with the tabs. So my tabs are basically obsolete right now. I'll probably try using a page protector as a divider and stick a tab on there.

Also, here's how I categorized the dividers:
Appetizers/Party Food
Soups and Stews
Main Dishes (within this I'm trying to keep meats first, then pastas, then veg, etc...)
Salads and Sides
Breakfast Food (totally deserves a category of its own in my opinion!)

Anyone have any handy tips they've heard or used for recipe binders? I'd love to know!


our backyard homestead said...

I love it! I have been trying to get the same type of project going around here :)

I may use that printable too...super cute!

Shana L. Edinger said...

I have been using a binder like thsi for a couple of years. Recently I revamped mine with a cute new notebook and dividers I made from scrapbook paper. I love it. Makes life so much easier especially when cooking with littles.

Amber said...

sweet! i use a 4x6 photo book. real simple's recipes conveniently can be cut out as 4x6s! but i also have lots of magazine scraps!