About eight or so years ago I started up a large three ring binder with page protectors with every intention to file away every recipe I got my grubby hands on. WRONG! Sure there are some still in there but I started just tossing the clippings in the binder in a pile. So when I would go to pull the binder off the book shelf papers would fly every where. Plus in my laziness (since the binder was so big and overwhelming and disorganized) I would pull a page out and never file it back away. In addition to this mess I
Food Network Magazine (those are sacred mini-encyclopedias of information and were never meant to be ripped or cut into--at least in my opinion) and clipped out the recipes I really wanted to keep. Then came the daunting task of organizing every recipe by type of dish. After that I page protected them all and slipped them into binders grouping some of the types of dishes together. I now have: Salads Sandwiches Sides and Soups, Breads and Sweet Things, Breakfast and Miscellaneous, and Main Dishes. Guess which one is the largest. Yep, that's right. The Bread and Sweet Things book. You know my love affair with anything that is 500 calories plus.
It takes some time but I know that this organization will be well worth it in the end!