When I was younger I put up with a lot of ridicule for my, shall we call them, lack of cooking skills. In recent years I've improved, much to the relief of my husband. Several years ago my Mother-in-law gave me a homemade cookbook with all the recipes my husband grew up with. I re-typed all the recipes and added in all the ones I'd collected over the years. Now all my recipes can be found in one quick, easy, and convenient place. I add to it every year and the family favorite recipes (totaling about 100) can be found right in front.
Today I gave my book a fun cover.
Inside it's about as organized as I get...
All the new recipes I collect during the year go in the front pocket (unless it's a dessert, then it goes in the back) Behind the plastic flap starts the "family favorite section"
All the other recipes have been categorized into 8 different sections.
Each paper is in a plastic sheet protector and is labeled at the top right hand such as this:
Appetizers and Side Dishes 1
This allows me to remove the pages when I need them and put them back where they go when I'm done.
Now that I have my fancy smancy Silhouette I plan on re-making these pages, haven't had time yet.
So far I'm 4 1/2 years into being a wife, and 3 years into being a mom and my cookbook is making pretty good progress... There are roughly 85 pages and each page has an average of 5 recipes on it. So I have roughly 425 recipes in my book. Give or take.
I ♥ My Recipe Book
This thing's a lifesaver!