- Binder (start with a 1.5 or 2″) – with clear pockets on front and side
- 3×5 page sheets
- Hole Punch
- 8.5×11 “Fun” paper – one or two sheets (look at the scrapbooking paper at your local craft store)
- 8.5×11 “Plain” paper – two sheets (solid color cardstock is good)
- Glue Stick
- Craft Knife
Time – 2 hours
Difficulty – Easy – Kids can help too
- Remove stickers and any inserts from the binder
- On the computer (or draw or stencil it if you are artsy), open a “Word” type document and write “Recipes” twice. Play around with fonts until you find one you like
- Make one font as large as it will fit across the page on one line, make the other a width smaller than the spine of the binder. Put a extra line or two between these fonts. Print onto your solid color/plain paper.
- Cut the “Recipes” into two strips. I used a ruler to make it as straight as possible
- Get your “fun paper” and get creative! I trimmed the printed paper to fit within the green card stock and then glued the “recipe” label in the center.
- Slip paper into binder pockets (this is easiest if you unfold the binder)
- Use directions included in dividers to print labels. I chose: Appetizers, Breakfast, Meats, Poultry & Fish, Pasta & Grains, Salads & Dressings, Soups & Sandwiches, Vegetables & Fruit, Desserts
- Between each divider, place a 3×5 plastic sheet.
- Hole punch recipes, and place in appropriate sections. Slide 3/5 recipes into appropriate sections. Now you’ve got a great place to store all of your All Those Details recipes!
What my mom also did with her recipes (especially since we had picky eaters in our house) is to list the initials of who liked it and who didn’t (e.g. good-J.M.S, bad-L.). This made deciding what to make for dinner a bit easier. There aren’t enough initals in my house to do that yet, but I do make comments like, “great for potluck”, or “add 1/2 c more flour” as I make and improve them.
How do you organize your recipes?