Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Works For Me Wednesday - Cook Book

What's a girl to do with all of those recipes printed off the Internet and found in magazines? I use an old school photo album to keep mine.

The plastic covered pages are easy to wipe down when you spill or splash. The three ring binder aspect of the photo book makes it easy to remove pages from the book when you are ready to cook or rearrange pages. If a recipe sucks and you never want to make it again, you can just pull back the plastic, trash the recipe and replace with a new one. When you are all done cooking you can shelve your cook book with the rest of the REAL cook books.

I have visions of re-organizing mine so that it is put together like a real cook book. I don't want to have to dig for the recipe I'm looking for. For now though, my cook book like everything else in my life remains half-assed.

Help me out and link up to a great recipe that you have on your blog below.


  1. Kaycee - I saw your idea after I linked up my Wanna Cook It Book. I thought it was funny that we had almost the same idea! It looks like we went about it a little differently but got the same end product.

    I've been cooking out of mine this week. I've had one recipe flop, one that was really good, and one that was so-so. I'm planning to toss the so-so one and make an adjustment to the flop. I think it was probably something I did! :)

    I have to say that I like your cover better. Mine's just a three ring binder. It has one of those covers where you slip in a printed page, but I haven't taken the time to make something kitchen-ish.

  2. What a great idea for saving those recipes! I do cook up a lot of things on my blog, but food isn't one of them! lol

  3. Love this idea. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  4. This is soooo much prettier than my three-ring binder with recipes in the page protectors!

  5. Keeping recipes you print in a binder like this is a great idea. I would definitely like to do that. Unfortunately my blog has no recipes...except for disaster...

  6. Cause what else are you going to do with those old photo boks, since they won't let you put pictures in them any more.


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