Don’t mind the title — I’m just a sucker for alliteration, especially when I can find a clever way to tie it into the actual post.
Here’s my conundrum: In the last year or so I’ve really gotten into cooking, and there are some recipes that I definitely want to make again but don’t know by memory yet. Since I primarily cook with my old roommate, we started a googledoc to track all the recipes we try. I’ve also been able to use my blog to talk about dinners we’ve whipped up, too. It’s been fabulous, but I feel like I need to make hard copies.
My primary issue is that with my blog and googledoc, I just link the website where I got the recipes. What if the link someday disappears? What if I want to make dinner without having to pull up my computer. It’d be nice to have something in my kitchen that I could just grab or look through when I want to cook a tried-and-true recipe.
Growing up we had a recipe box that I still love to pull out and sift through. I love the idea of having a box, but I feel like just having the recipe written down isn’t enough. Since I’ve got the photos, I kind of want to somehow incorporate those to jog my memory of how the recipe turned out.
The question is…what’s the best way to do it?
I feel like something like this would be a bit too intense for what I’m trying to do. It’s almost too scrapbook-y to where I likely wouldn’t update it as much as I should. The idea of using a 4×6 photo album caught my eye, since I could have the recipe on the top and a photo on the bottom. And then it’s a question of whether you make it authentic by writing out the recipe, or if you copy and paste into a Word document to print. Decisions, decisions.
Does anyone have a way of tracking their favorite recipes? Any suggestions or hints for making a modern recipe book/box?