Tnfarmgirl called me after that post. She commanded me to set a date that we could meet. She came to the house armed with binders, plastic covers, and tabs. She spent the whole day with me organizing my recipes. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed her handy work. I am now an organized recipe collector and owner!! Her system is simple and best of all it works. She brought 2 heavy duty large 3 ring binders. They have pockets in the front and back. She brought tabs that also had pockets in the front and back. She labeled the tabs and we started placing my recipes in the plastic sleeves and filling up the binder. The pockets that are on the tab sheets are there to store recipes that I would like to try. For instance, if I find a good looking chicken recipe I can just tuck it in the pocket labeled chicken. It will be waiting for me when I am ready to try it. If I like it, then it will go into a plastic sleeve and be added to the binder. If we don't enjoy the dish, the recipe will go into the trash.
I am still in the process of making copies of my favorite cookbook recipes. Cheri suggested that as I use the recipe from a cookbook to take a few moments and make a copy. Each time I cook I should get another recipe added to my binder. I can't tell you how much frustration that I have eliminated out of my life due to this one organization project. Thank you, Cheri!!!!! Your the best!
grace and peace,