When we moved I opened a cupboard to find it full of cooking magazines. Yes, I was once addicted to buying every cooking magazine each month. I decided, and my husband strongly suggested, that we weren't going to move all of these magazines. So for the last few weeks of my pregnancy and the first few weeks of Paddy's life I went through every magazine and came up with a basket full of torn out pages.
This basket has sat on my shelf for 4 months now. One of my ODI's was to organise them.
So I unloaded a pile of manilla folders and sorted all those recipes into category folders. Now when I want to cook something sweet I can go to the dessert or cake or biscuit or confectionery folders and find something to cook.
Whoever eats the food gives it a rating - "Do we really love it?" "Would we eat it again?" If the answer is "No" we turf the ripped out magazine page. If the answer is "Yes" it makes it to the Good Recipe Box which is slowly filling up with recipes we love.
Slowly but surely I will get through all of these recipes - the idea is kind of exciting. My husband always says that he never gets to eat the same thing twice. I think that's going to be the case for a lot longer.
How do you organise your recipes?