I used to keep all those magazines, but that gets out of hand way too soon. Then, if you just tear 'em out of the magazine, where do you keep them? I started doing notebooks probably 20 years ago. I've even taken pages out of cookbooks (though not very many!) that I knew I'd never make anything out of but a few dishes and put in my notebooks. I put 'em in page protectors (I like to use the heavy duty ones). In the "BiteSized Confections", I have dividers in for bars - n - brownies, candy - n- cookies, cupcakes - n- muffins, Dips - n - Spreads, Snack Mixes... you get the idea.
Recently I told someone that's what I did and they looked at me like I had just invented the cure for the common cold. Now, I know I'm not the first person on the planet to think of this, but if it was news to that person, perhaps there are other people who could use this information.
So there you go. Go forth and book-it! LOL
and here they are, all nestled in with my other cookbooks in the kitchen cupboard.
Oh, and in case you're wondering, no, that's not all the cookbooks I have! LOL Isn't it funny, the one labeled "meals" is skinnier than the sweets ?!? ROFL!!!
Oh, do you see the shorter lavendar notebook further to the right? That's one that I have written recipes in! (I'm a notebook nut!)
Also, within reach in the kitchen (which is the central hub for the family, right?) I have a notebook with sections for business cards of people like a painter, handyman, yard-guy, etc.,
owner's manuels for small appliances and gadgets (that I can never remember how to operate!)
Notice it's not pretty colors like the recipe ones? I don't think my hubby would use it if it was one of those "girlie" colors. I'm so proud of him when he goes to the black notebook to order his pizza on "race day"! I put it all together and he's learned where to look. He thinks I'm smart. I like that.
I'm linking to Raising Homemaker's homemaker's link-up party.