Even with the benefits of online recipe keeping, I still love a good old fashioned, dependable recipe right at my fingertips. I keep my recipes organized in a 3 ring binder. It's nothing fancy. Just a black notebook with clear sleeves inside. This is where I keep my tried and true recipes. The front and back pockets are where I stuff ones that I want to try. Once they've been tested out, they get a plastic sleeve. Movin' up in the world...
Every once in a while I go through the recipes that are in the individual sleeves and type them out onto one page to condense the paper piles. Above is a picture of some main dish recipes. I'm a messy cook, so the plastic sleeves protect the paper. That's not a smudge on your screen, that's sauce on my page. ;)
Notice the pocket of the notebook in the background. Looks like I need to be sifting through those newer recipes!
I used to have most of my recipes on index cards but they were hard to keep track of and I would often forget about them. Out of sight out of mind. Now I just tape the recipe to a blank page with a few others and then slide it into the sleeve. Have you ever tried the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie above? It is a no-fail, crowd pleaser. :)
How do you organize your recipes? Do you use the index card method? What works for you?