Wednesday, August 02, 2006
YSMYISYM: tried-and-true recipes
Cate over at Sweetnicks is hosting a You Show Me Yours, I'll Show You Mine event: where do you keep your tried-and-true recipes?
I've tried all kinds of ways to keep favorite recipes nearby, including using one of those photo albums with the lift-up plastic pages, an accordion file, and a file card box. What's ended up working for me is a three-ring binder with tabs. It's portable, the print is large, I can write on the pages, and if they get spilled on I can just print them again, because most of the recipes are printed from my recipe website. A few of them are ones that have made it to the tried-and-true stage but haven't been HTMLd yet.
The recipes that I've clipped or printed and haven't tried yet are in a humongous pile in a pretty stamped-tin "basket" given to me by my dear friend Jill. That pile is growing all the time, but especially in recent months as I've waited for my kitchen to become usable again. There's a pile of pent-up cooking demand that's going to be satisfied very soon!
Head on over to Sweetnicks to see how others store theirs, and add your entry if you can get the permalink to her soon.