If you follow my Facebook page updates, you might remember that last week I was asking for ideas for a new way to store my most used recipes. I wanted something a bit prettier than my plain gray plastic recipe box, and something that the kids wouldn’t be able to make a mess of as easily.
I originally had been looking for DIY recipe boxes, but several of you ladies said that a regular binder with the recipes stores in plastic sheet protectors worked best for you. Practically overcame my desire for something just pretty and girly, so I decided to go with a binder.
This also ended up being cheaper (free, in fact) since I already had everything I needed on hand. Frugal is good!
This is what I came up with.
That’s about it! The rest is slowly filling up with recipes we use often and enjoy. I’ve been putting recipes that I want to try first in the front pocket of the binder. I put plain white paper in each page protector, and either tape recipe cards to it, or write the recipes directly onto the paper. I thought about using a pretty paper for this instead, but realized that eventually I would run out and couldn’t be sure of finding the same papers again. I thought it would look neater and more uniform if I just used white paper.
So, there you have it! A DIY Recipe Binder.
How do you organize your recipes?