Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fine Tuning My Recipe Box

Artwork by Debbie Mumm

 I used to keep my recipes in a recipe book but it started getting too full.  So, I put together kind of a recipe box that I think will work a lot better.  I like to use the big recipe cards (5 x 7) just eyesight might not be exactly what it once was.  But, when I went to my local stationary store to pick up another pack of them, they seemed to be fazing them out.  It seems that most people like to keep their recipes on their computers (so do I, but I like a hard copy somewhere close at hand, too).

I started wondering if maybe there was a site online that had some sort of interactive recipe cards that I could type the recipes into and then print out.  Turns out there is.  I found this website:  Prints of Joy and they had exactly what I was looking for.  Some cute recipe cards, too.  I paid like $4.95 a piece for two different recipe card files that I was able to download.  The files are completely interactive which means that I can change the size of the printable areas to coincide with whatever size card I want to print out.  Then I can type up the recipe, save it to my computer and also print out a hard copy.  I love it!  And my recipe box is so nice and neat now.

And, recipe cards is not all they have.  They also have lots of other adorable clip art available for all those other craft projects you have been meaning to do.  Have fun!


  1. Oooh, I'll have to check that out! I was initially impressed with, but ... I kinda like this idea better. Thanks for the info Dessa!

  2. omg....i have given up. i will never get my recipes organized.

  3. Hi Dessa - thanks for popping into my blog and for following it. I'm really pleased! Sorry it's taken me a while to come over and see you - my computer had problems loading your blog and so I haven't been able to access the site until now ... but I'm here and I like what I've been reading. Sounds like your mum's 60th was a great weekend for everyone!
    Got to go now, the garden is calling me. I'll pop back later though :)

  4. I just came across a recipe scrapbook I have and never used. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with it. This site looks great!

  5. This is a really good idea.
    I have so many recipes. Weight Watchers for Doug and me; gluten and casein free for Parker; and casein free for Autumn.

    It's crazy trying to cook for everybody in this family. LOL



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