Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Week 6 of the Weekly Organization Challenge

This is week 6 of The Good Wife's Weekly Organization Challenge! This week focused on organizing recipes and cookbooks.

I imagine like most people I have a collection of hardback cookbooks as well as a ton of recipes saved online.

For the cookbooks I use almost everyday, I like to leave them on my kitchen counter. These live next to the fridge. I have the cooking bible - the joy of cooking as well as the first cookbook - better homes and gardens - there as my go to resources. You would be shocked to know that I still haven't memorized a damn pancake recipe and have to look it up every.single.time. I also have some special fatass diabetic cookbooks and some baby cookbooks as well. I try to keep these at a minimum, one - out of shame that I can't memorize a recipe and two - to keep my counters clutter free.

But I also have some cookbooks that I don't use as often. Those live in the cabinet above these cookbooks. They include some old Rachel Ray cookbooks, slow cooker cookbooks and some passed down to me that I don't use but feel bad about getting rid of.

I also have a collection of recipes I have saved from magazines over the years. These live in my Brains of the Operation, aka Household Binder, in a folder in the back. I like to try a new recipe three times before I decide to keep or toss it.

The next type of recipes I have are all the online recipes I have collected. Pinterest has fueled the addiction, especially since they all come with pretty photos. I have a board for cooking, for baking, for cocktails and for freezer meals and once a month cooking. Just for fun, I have a canning board too.

I also love the site and app for Epicurious. The app allows you to save recipes and create shopping lists. I also recently joined All Recipes, but haven't had a lot of time to really get a feel for the site yet.

Eventually I might create a master list of favorite recipes that I can add to my BotO, but for now, both the online and IRL collections will have to make due.

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