Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ORGANIZATION: Recipe Binder Weekly Challenge #3

Week #3 in the Weekly Challenge is the Recipe Binder.

I have had a recipe binder in my household for over 5 years now. It is where I keep clip its and torn out magazine recipes, recipes from the web, as well as all my tried & true recipes. It is full of recipes from all different sources.

For this challenge, I decided to make it look a bit more pretty. For years it has just been a large white binder. Nothing special. Here is what it looks like now.
I got the scrapbook paper at Target for a pack of coordinating sheets for 99 cents.
The spine.

My dividers are just decorative manila folders cut in half and 3 hole punched.

My dividers that make up my binder are:
Meats/Main Dishes
Side Dishes
Desserts (pies, cookies, cakes)
This N That (spice mixes, misc)
Kids (Foods that are catered for kids)
Parties (Food for parties & decorating ideas)
Birds (I make homemade wild bird treats)
Food Gifts (jar mixes)
Cleaning (handmade cleaners)

A close up.

Here is a peek at what it looks like inside.

Here's another page.

Here is what I use for recipe cards to make them into printer friendly versions to include in my binder.
Over at Skip to my Lou's she has a AWESOME "Recipe Card Maker". I made these over there! Aren't they are SOOO Cute! 
Go check it out now.

Here are all three of my binders: The Recipe Binder, Meal Planning Binder & a Cookbook I made up several years ago with my Mom's family recipes.


I am linking up to these FABULOUS Parties:


  1. You did fantastic!!!!!!

    Toni ;)

  2. Wow so organised and colourful. I love these. Sam (www.anorganisedmum.blogspot.com)

  3. Wow...this is a great binder. I'm a little more behind on this project than I thought I would be. I love how you organized it and I will check out the site about recipe cards...thanks.

  4. How ironic! I'm updating our family recipe book which I first published for our family about 15 years ago. Looking for a new binder, and I came across your site. The interesting part... We are Groth's too. :) I bet we are related if you are from MN. I could rattle off some names, but privately. kimberlietx@gmail.com


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