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Recipe Organization: I’m Lovin’ It


Are you are a well organized person? I am in many areas, but, for some reason I have a hard time keeping certain areas that way.  My recipes are one area I used to struggle with, especially with all the ones I print when I find them online.

Pinterest is a great place to bookmark and organize recipes I find online.  But, when I’m ready to make them, and especially if I plan to create the recipe again I like to print them.  Only problem with that is, I would find printed recipes all over the house, yet could never find one when I was ready to get busy in the kitchen…..or worse yet, I’d forget all about that mouth watering recipe that sounded so good!

About a year and a half ago I got a binder with page protectors and now put my printed recipes in there.


I found this particular binder at Barnes and Noble, but you could even use a 3 ring binder with page protectors.

More Recipe Organizing Ideas

Creating a Recipe Binder at Complete Organizing Solutions

3 Simple Ways to Store Recipes Online at Simple Bites

Making a Magazine Recipe Binder at Good Life {eats}

Organizing Recipes at Real Simple

4 Systems for Organizing Your Recipes at 24/7 Mom


TidyMom I'm Lovin' ItI’m Lovin’……My recipe binder

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Thank you so much for hosting!!

  2. Thanks so much for all the recipe organizing ideas! I’m always tearing recipes out of magazines and printing them from on-line. I guess the key is to stay on top of it! I love the page protectors. That is a great way to go!

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  4. If you only knew how bad I needed this post!
    The other day I got my huge file of recipes!
    I spread them all over the dining room table in categories.
    I was wondering what would be a good way to file them so I could better utilize my collection of recipes!
    Thank you for this idea!
    I am TOTALLY doing this!
    TidyMom’s the BEST!
    Hugs Sweet Girl!

  5. I have two recipe binders with page protectors, which I’ve had for awhile. They started out so nicely, and were neat and organized. Now they are crammed with recipes bulging out every which-way. Sigh. I do TRY to be organized:)

  6. Thanks for hosting. I have a paper tray on my desk that I put my incoming (ones I haven’t tried yet) and outgoing (ones I made and need to blog about) recipes. Love the binder idea!! Thanks for hosting, I linked up a few pumpkin treats for you 🙂

  7. Thanks for hosting! I finally put all my collected and printed recipes in a binder, and it is overfilling, I need to create another one!

  8. I have a large three ring binder full of recipes and I’m still having to go and get a new binder for all the ones I have printed out over the last few months. Like you, I like a recipe in front of me, hard copy whenever I cook or bake.
    Great link-up party, that beautiful candy corn cake really caught my eye!

  9. Thank you so much for hosting! 🙂
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  10. actually i don’t print at all . i just save a pdf or only the recipe in a word document, i keep the laptop on when cooking. doesn’t take long anyway. i use the laptop in power saver mode, except when editing pictures.

    • See as much as I’m online………recipes and magazines I want to hold in my hands lol……isn’t that so funny! But the computer would be a much better way to save them

  11. Thank you for sharing these ideas!!! I love the Barnes & Noble book idea.

  12. I love my recipe binder! I recently started cutting out the recipes I wanted to try from the plethora of foodie magazines I subscribe to. Then, I can get rid of the giant stack of magazines (it may have been about 4 feet high!) and just flip through my binder for inspiration. I bought those little plastic dividers to create sections for appetizers, side dishes, meat, desserts, etc. 🙂

  13. thanks for hosting ! great to see so many creative ideas 😀

  14. I previously kept a binder with plastic sleeves but then couldn’t keep up with what I wanted to print and it wasn’t very organized-couldn’t find anything! My boyfriend recently bought us some iPads so I could just access all the recipes right in the kitchen, then I made my best app discovery of the year called Paprika. With some sites it will pull recipes just by hitting save, with others you can easily copy/paste. It’s amazing! I don’t work for them but I wish I did, most useful app ever for organizing recipes.

    • I’ve heard of that!!………..I just can’t get myself to use my ipad in the kitchen as much as I should…….maybe because I have such a small kitchen and I’m so messy in the kitchen! Lol………I’m going to look into that app again though!

  15. I just met the co-founder of a website called keeprecipes.com. It’s sort of a Pinterest for recipes. You can follow others’ recipes saved and they have an app (the main reason I’m trying it out) so that you can pull up recipes at a store or whatever. It appears to be in the beginning phases, but I’m going to try it out for a bit. I’m still using my back-up ways (marking them in Google Reader, Pinterest or printing some out) for a while though. Anyway thought I’d throw that out here 🙂

  16. Hi Cheryl…I reposted a post about my recipe binders and organization…think you’ll really like how I keep on top of all my recipes ;} Have a great weekend, fondly, Roberta

  17. I love Pinterest! I’ve accumulated many recipes and keep them organized on that site. It really helps me so I know where to go to access my favorites. Too much paper is getting in the way for me.


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  19. That is what I need to do. I have my recipes in manila file folders, but the fattest one is ‘Miscellaneous,’ the second fattest is ‘Favorites.’ So you can imagine that almost all my recipes are in those two files. This has got to change! Thanks for all the links to good ideas. 🙂

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  21. I have several binders with plastic sleeves that I organize my recipes in. I like the binders because I can easily remove them from the binder when I am cooking, and I just have the page handy. I also like that they can be kept clean by just wiping down the sleeve. The problem~I cut out, print out, and copy down too many recipes to keep up being organized. It’s a constant struggle!

    I linked my Chocolate Haunted House today. Thanks for hosting!

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