Recipes, Recipes, Everywhere!

18 Jan

I have a couple food related goals on this 101 list including meal planning, meal prepping with the girls, taking a cooking class, keeping a food journal, and trying new foods. I have a ton of inspiration for this:

  • Kristen is meal planning.
  • Meghan is renovating all kinds of recipes to make them healthier (along with making awesome cupcakes).
  • The MWC Girls are sharing their creations.
  • SimpliFried just launched and I can’t wait to see what they do.
  • Plus there are all sorts of awesome recipes popping up here, here, and here.

There is no lack of ideas for my food-related endeavors. There are recipes and techniques and ingredient ideas all over the place. Including all over my table.

I have cookbooks, I have a binder, I have loose magazine pages, I have e-mail printouts, I have notecards. Yikes! This “system” does not lend itself to organized meal planning.

So what’s the answer? There are so many awesome ideas and recipes and I want to keep track of them somehow for later use, since I figure trying to do them all at one time may not be such a good plan. How do you keep track of your recipes?


3 Responses to “Recipes, Recipes, Everywhere!”

  1. kdblogs January 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    I definitely have cookbooks, cards, internet printouts and magazine pages. Right now, I’m keeping the magazine pages in a binder. Most of those are dishes we haven’t made yet. If I print something out from the internet, I’m trying to copy those onto recipe cards if they are worthwhile. (Otherwise I can just get a different recipe from the internet.)

    The blog has been a nice supplement. Even if we don’t use it to cook from, I remember posting about things and will go to remind myself where that recipe is. Perhaps you could start keeping an indexed list of the successful recipes by main ingredient. So if you ever forgot that your smoky corn chicken cakes were Real Simple, you could look them up and see that.

    I can’t wait to see the system you come up with. I’m sure I will be copying portions of it.

  2. Sarah January 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    This is one of my goals too. Thanks for the recipe links!

  3. Meghan January 31, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    Ahhh!!! I just saw this!! Thanks so much!!

    So excited to see that you are cooking more!! It is so much fun and so relaxing! Can’t wait to see what you make!

    The Cupcake Cutie

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