I was thinking the same the other day as a matter of fact. I did a search on Amazon for "blank recipe book" and it gives quite a few hits. Most of it seems to be more suited for collecting recipes though (clippings from magazines etc.) and definitely overpriced for something you would just write up recipes in. Here's one example:
I've come to the conclusion that for me, it's probably best to buy a set of medium sized inexpensive journals of some sort. I was thinking a separate one for pastry, desserts, meats, fish etc.
I rarely use recipes at all these days as I'm more fond of inventing dishes while I'm standing in the kitchen (except for desserts). Keeps things from getting boring, and after some reading and practice I'm becoming quite good at putting together ingredients that I'm pretty confident will work together. When I actually do follow a recipe it's more because I'm looking for new ideas than to get a "perfect dish" (or I'm cooking one of grandmas sacred ones
The thing is though that once in a while I come up with something I really like, and by the time I've sat down to eat I've forgotten half of what I put in it
That's why I wanted to "control my experiments" a bit more, and start writing down what I do and maybe improve on it next time. This means I'll probably end up with something that looks like a messy notebook rather than a proper cookbook, so I've decided to just go cheap on them (but at the same time they need to survive a kitchen environment). I've been looking at software as well, but it's just too cumbersome to have it on the computer.
How do others manage their recipes? I'd be interested to hear if there's something really clever I've missed