Freak? What freak? Oh stop you’re being too kind. The freak is me! For those new to my blog, don’t be alarmed, it’s how I like to affectionately refer to myself and well so do all of my friends in real life for that matter so why should you be any different? Now you might ask if I can back that claim up and I’d say why yes, yes I can…let’s see, containers they talk to me oh yes they do and I’ve been known to talk back to them. They comfort me and make me all silly and stuff. It’d be embarrassing except everyone that knows me just shakes their heads and carries on as if the insanity might somehow go away if they don’t make eye contact. I’ve been told, on more than one occasion I might add, that I should hand out geek disclaimer cards though when I introduce myself to the fine folks in my new town. Whatever.
Anyway all that got me thinking that I haven’t done an Ask the Freak episode in awhile so why not today. This means I go through the stack of emails I’ve got going on and pick one of your questions to finally answer.
Since I’m just about four years into this blog I’ve got a bit of blog material to refer to now and often it gets buried and is hard to find. So you’ll see that sometimes I’ll elaborate on the answer here and other times I’ll just point you in the right direction to where I previously posted about the topic.
Today’s question is this:
I have recently started following your site. I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing all the great ideas. I was wondering if you have an idea on how to organize recipes I have printed out, clipped out of magazines, etc. I have a ton of recipes in paper that I would love to organize to make them better and easier to find. I was wondering before I start to come up with ideas if you have any ideas already in hand that you could share with me. I would greatly appreciate the help.
This one I can definitely point to because this was a huge unresolved issue in my life last year and many of you will remember the journey I took to finally get my piles and clippings of recipes under control. I’m still using the same system today which says a lot :)
You might also find helpful Organizing Recipes to Suit YOUR Needs
and another post I did called Organizing Recipes (I’m nothing if not original in my titles :)) where I discuss a variety of different recipe organization options.
There really are so many great ways to organize recipes, perhaps you can help my reader out by sharing your method?