(Gloria here!) Pinterest and the internet have given us unlimited recipes! It is so much fun to pin all the yummy looking recipes in hope of getting them to your own table!
But what to do with all the recipes? It is hard to leave them on Pinterest or saved on your computer and actually use them.
The answer... a Recipe Notebook! You might already have one, but what better time to spruce it up with a reorganization and makeover? :D
|Some of my recipes I've had for years! They hold special memories.|
|This is my grandmother's recipe for Banket, a traditional Dutch pastry... in her own handwriting.|
- All your favorite and most used recipes all in ONE place.
- A special safe place for old, family recipes on the original paper.
- Recipes are organized and easily accessible.
- Easy to add new recipes or change out the unwanted recipes.
- Safe from moisture or sticky fingers!
- Plus, it just plain PRETTY!
You will need:
- Notebook or binder, preferably 3 ring.
- Clear page protectors.
- Our cute printable tabs
- Clear packing tape
- Your recipes
Place the recipes in the page protectors. You can type in your own categories before you print out the tabs if you want or use the preprinted tabs.
I used the clear packing tape to put the tabs on the page protectors. You could also tape them on cardstock, hole punch and make those the dividers.
If you have a pretty notebook, just add the recipes and dividers and you're done!
Some notebooks have the space to slide in a pretty scrapbooking paper or picture... or plain notebooks could be decorated with washi tape.
But I had a boring black binder so I covered mine with fabric. I used the self-adhesive laminating sheets found at the office supply store. I wanted it waterproof so I can wipe it off when it gets sticky.
I laid out the fabric and cut around the notebook. Be sure to close the notebook before you cut the final side as it takes more fabric to close it then when it is open. Carefully cover with the laminating sheets and tape down on the inside.
I have been using a notebook for many years and it was so nice to freshen it up with new page protectors and throw out old unwanted recipes! Now I can't wait to print some more recipes and get cooking!!
Here are the pretty free printable tabs for you to use. I printed mine at a 5" x 7" picture so I could use five tabs down the recipe binder edge. Make them any size you want by choosing the picture size when printing.
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