Wednesday, September 19, 2007

WFMW--Personal Cookbook

One of the best things I have done for the organization of my kitchen is create my personal cookbook. I am sure there are plenty of people out there who do the same thing, but I love it so much that I just had to share. As I read magazines and I see recipes I want to try, I will rip those recipes out and put them in their own little paper protectors and clip them into my own cookbook. It sure beats having a bunch of magazines with dog-eared pages. (Don't tell anyone, but I have some 'hot' recipes too. I took them from a magazine in a doctor's office.)

When it comes to my cooking abilities I would call myself a "Dreamer." I look at recipes and dream about them and I have visions of actually making it in my very own kitchen. Sometimes if I dream long enough I will get the guts up to really making it. I have had great successes and a bit more failures. But, I am learning. My personal cookbook has gotten so big lately because of all my dreaming. It is especially getting fat on my bread recipes. (Ha ha! Catch that carb joke?) Anyway, check out the picture below. The cake recipe on the right is one of those "dream" recipes." I think I might have enough nerve around Christmas.

My Personal Cookbook Works For Me!

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Kara said...

I keep meaning to make my own recipe book with all the recipes I use, but I never get around to it :) Maybe I'll work on that today.

His Doorkeeper said...

I had to laugh when I viewed your blog today. I had the very same idea a few years ago and I have the VERY SAME cake recipe in my cookbook waiting to be made!! It makes collecting recipes from magazine much easier to just slip them into a plastic sleeve and file into the notebook! Enjoyed your site!

Mom2fur said...

Don't worry about your 'hot' recipes. I work in a doctor's office, and I'm happy when people make good use of those magazines! Especially ones that have been sitting for a while and are destined for the recycle bin, anyway!

Marie said...

I do something like that, but its virtual. I cruise for recipes online and email them to myself, where they go in a "recipe" folder. I print one out to try it. If I like it I fold it and put it in my actal recipe box, and it stays in my recipe folder. If I don't like it, I throw it away and delete it. So I always have a folder full of great recipes to choose from.

Mrs. Brownstone said...

My mom is a born organizer, and she does this! She has found so many wonderful new recipes by using this system. She is also able to toss out with ease the ones she doesn't like.

That is great that you are learning to live out your dreams!

Happy Cooking!