I was pretty ruthless with what stayed and what was tossed in the recycle bin. If the recipe called for ingredients I knew I never have or would be difficult to find, it got tossed. If the recipe had terms I didn't understand, it was also tossed. I even had duplicate recipes; same dish, just with slight variations.
I don't have any good before pics but here's a look inside!
|Binder is from Target.|
I use dividers with pockets to break my recipe binder into categories such as Breakfast, Appetizers, Dinner, and Dessert. Recipes that I want to try go into the pocket of the corresponding section. Tried and true recipes go into clear plastic sheets, which keep them protected from spills. Those happen. A lot.
|Pocket = Stuff to try. Sheet protectors = Crowd pleasers to make again.|
|Four different recipes but only one sheet!|
And that's that! Easy peasy!
Do you have an easy method for keeping your recipes organized? Does it ever get out of control anyway?