How to organize recipes.

From casseroles to cocktails, keep all your recipes neat and organized with these simple techniques.

Anyone who loves cooking knows just how fast recipes can pile up. You’ll start finding stacks of recipe blogs you printed out stuffed into every nook and cranny in your kitchen, while your mom’s old favorites are written on yellowing index cards and packed into a cookie tin.

Of course, this makes it almost impossible to find the right recipe at the right time. So, we’re here to help you get organized so that you can cook more and search less.

The five best ways to organize recipes.

As with any method of organization, the way of organizing that works best for you will depend on your personal preferences. We’ve compiled five different approaches to organize recipes so you can find the one that works best for you and your kitchen.

  1. Create a recipe binder organized by sections such as “Meat” or “Quick Breakfasts” for easy reference.
  2. Buy an accordion folder and label each pocket with a different recipe category.
  3. Use sticky arrows or tabs to mark your favorite recipes inside recipe books.
  4. Buy plastic sleeve organizers for index cards and add them to an organized binder to organize older recipe cards.
  5. Scan your recipes and add them to a digital recipe organizer app or sorted PDF.

Having all your recipes sorted into easy-to-reference categories is the best way to eliminate some of the stress surrounding meal planning and makes it easier to mix up your weekly dining routine.

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