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Old 02-13-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Sick of Leafing Through Recipes

You have a stack of cookbooks, a pile of recipe cards, clipped recipes, ones printed from the web. Some are old standbys, some you want to try some day, and there are lots of recipes in each cookbook that you know you will never use. When you want to find a new dish to make or need to look for a certain recipe, you have to leaf through a mountain of recipes to find the one you want. This happens over and over.

I like looking through a new cookbook, but going through the same old recipes is a big chore and gets pretty old. Has anyone found a solution to this problem?

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Old 02-13-2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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Post-it notes. I generally have one or two recipes per book, so little tabs to index would work or me.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:49 AM   #3
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I do the same as Kathleen, I always have sticky notes while I read my new cookbooks. I write a "B," "L," or "D." on the note.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:53 AM   #4
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I'm a sticky note person as well, though I now have a netbook and am trying to get all my recipes in there (I have recipe software) so that I can search them all and have the recipe of choice come up on the screen rather than printing it. Of course I do keep the computer out of the prep area!
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:03 AM   #5
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I'm a sticky note person as well, though I now have a netbook and am trying to get all my recipes in there (I have recipe software) so that I can search them all and have the recipe of choice come up on the screen rather than printing it. Of course I do keep the computer out of the prep area!
I got a cookbook stand...I don't know where to put it! D'oh!
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:32 AM   #6
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I do the same as Kathleen, I always have sticky notes while I read my new cookbooks. I write a "B," "L," or "D." on the note.
Huh?
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:35 AM   #7
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I'd guess Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:52 AM   #8
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Thanks, makes sense.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:13 AM   #9
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I like browsing through BA, cookbooks, online and our accumulated recipe book and file on the computer. I do this every week when making a grocery list. I'll get an idea of what I want to make and a general idea of where to look. A lot of times I'll just use a recipe for reference and do my own thing. Sometimes, when I'm not really sure of what to make, I enjoy flipping through for ideas. Although he is persona non gratis, we still use the "Frugs" books.

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Old 02-13-2011, 09:38 AM   #10
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I use a program called Recipe Center 6.0, it's a free download that has recipes built in, but you can also add your own recipes and create shoppings lists...
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