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The past week all the trouble getting into and staying on this site has made me feel better about my printed recipes.  If I kept my favorites only on here, how would I get to them? For the past
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Filing/keeping recipes

posted at 11/9/2013 4:14 PM EST
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The past week all the trouble getting into and staying on this site has made me feel better about my printed recipes.  If I kept my favorites only on here, how would I get to them?

For the past couple days I've been working on sorting all my printed recipes, putting each one  in a clear, plastic sheet protector and filing them in 3-ring notebooks.  Whew - this is a lot of work but it's fun too --- I keep finding recipes I can't wait to try.

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posted at 11/10/2013 12:09 AM EST
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I started doing that a while ago and have not progressed very far. 
I keep thinking it will be a good project when I get all my other paperwork done but I seem to keep putting that off as well. 
(maybe I am one of the adults that are now just getting diagnosed with ADD)

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posted at 11/10/2013 8:24 AM EST
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I too have many printed recipes sorted in paper file folders according to categories.

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posted at 11/10/2013 8:28 AM EST
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I'm really tickled about how this is turning out. 
I now have TWO notebooks labeled "Cookies" and all the recipes are roughly filed in the order of precious recipes, then the ones I want very much to try , then the ones I hope to try some day, then the ones I doubt if I try.
One labeled "Candy" --- hee hee -- I want to try every one of those.
One labeled "Brownies"
One labeled ""Cake, Pie. Bread"
One labeled "Food, Soup.?

Re: Filing/keeping recipes

posted at 11/10/2013 9:34 AM EST
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I have a box with 4 x 6 card recipes 

Re: Filing/keeping recipes

posted at 11/10/2013 11:58 AM EST
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I have been slowly adding my recipes to an online database that I started subscribing to about 12 years ago, called Now Your Cooking. All my faves and family recipes are on and now I am going through my recipe cards and cookbooks and adding those favorites, plus the ones everyone has shared here. I didn't anticipate it would take THIS long, but I don't work on it a lot either. lol My sons can access the recipes and/or I can print them out for them, when they need something. It's been a good exercise.

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posted at 11/10/2013 1:57 PM EST
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good job  nancy        that was fast
I had mine in a computer file called master cooks that I got for Christmas one year
it would allow you to make cookbooks
it even supplied data on calories etc for your recipes
or times , halves
since I have my new computer    I haven't found it

Re: Filing/keeping recipes

posted at 11/10/2013 2:05 PM EST
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A long time ago I bought software called "Master Cook".  I had it installed on my old laptop.  I really worked at putting a lot of my recipes on it.  I could print out copies for friends and family.  I even made a family cookbook for my daughter and daughter in law.  Then, I got a new improved laptop.  Somehow my husband couldn't transfer all my recipes, but I still have the old laptop so when I need to print out a recipe, I just plug it in and all is fine.
 I bought a large loose leaf binder, and prints of all my recipes are categorized in that.  I have reinstalled the Master Cook software in my new laptop, but it doesn't work as well, but I have entered some new recipes.  I also print out a lot of recipes that I find on the internet.  As a result I have loads of papers stacked in my cookbook cabinet. 
 I really need to organize, or at least put the recipes that I have tried and really like on my computer.  It is a tedious job though, so I avoid it.  Nancy, I feel for you I'm in a mess too!!!

Re: Filing/keeping recipes

posted at 11/10/2013 6:03 PM EST
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Nancy I also have binders.  Only one has "food" and that one is not even filled.  
Funny where the priorities are!

Re: Filing/keeping recipes

posted at 11/10/2013 10:36 PM EST
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I'm so proud of me for doing this Tongue out
Now I have SIX lovely, shiny 3-ring notebooks all full, all straight, all ready to go.
And I cleaned out a crammed bookcase in my bedroom to make space for them.

Re: Filing/keeping recipes

posted at 11/10/2013 10:39 PM EST
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Oh ..........
and each notebook has several extra empty clear plastic page protectors - ready to go.

Re: Filing/keeping recipes

posted at 11/11/2013 10:29 PM EST
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I have way more recipes than I'll ever have time to make.  When I had my first hip done I started doing the notebook thing with the plastic sleeves, since I couldn't do much else.  I also have 6 of those metal recipe boxes that hold 3x5 cards.  One is just cakes and one is just cookies.  Both are very full.  I think I have boxes of odd recipes tucked away in the sewing room.  One of these days.......

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posted at 11/12/2013 6:51 AM EST
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 I make sure to print out the recipe that we need.

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posted at 11/12/2013 9:22 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Filing/keeping recipes:
Oh .......... and each notebook has several extra  empty clear plastic page protectors - ready to go.
Posted by Nancy G

Nancy, does your church have a laminater?  It might be easier to lay out all your recipes and have them run through the laminater then trim to fit the binder.  No page protector needed and they are a bit stiffer so they do stand a bit easier when propping them up.  Or easy to hang from a skirt hanger on the cabinet door. 

Re: Filing/keeping recipes

posted at 11/12/2013 3:59 PM EST
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I like to keep paper copies also.

Re: Filing/keeping recipes

posted at 11/13/2013 3:26 AM EST
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Recipes everywhere

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