I've always been crazy for old recipes and cookbooks. These are just a few of my favorites. So many more, I'm embarrassed to say they may go to the ceiling---the roof. I'm not really sure.
Sometimes I make something or plan to make something and just plain forget or I'm just too tired to bother with it. It's been really nice to have my Recipe Site, it's easy to find just what I need.
However, I'm so old fashioned--sometimes I just want to grab a recipe binder and find what I need fast.
I grabbed one of my "cute" recipe binders, some recipe cards and a great pen and starting writing my favorites until my hand almost fell off. My goal is to just write a few each week :)
I wanted this specific binder to be only the very BEST of the BEST recipes. The ones we LOVE and use over and over again.
One of my favorite parts is actually printing the photo of each recipe. I'm doing this so it will add some history to the recipe for years to come. I think that would be really cool for someone to see the photo and the recipe down the road. I also like to add a little journaling to the back of the recipe card. Where the recipe came from, cooking tips, and a special note:
For example: My Dad----His Chili Recipe is our family favorite. I have his old orange-red soup pot---it always make me smile when I make soup in it. So, of course I'm going to add to the back of the "Chili Recipe" that he made all of his "famous" soups in this pot. Also, that we add onions, cubed mozzarella pieces, sour cream and a splash of ketchup to ours. My dad would just add ketchup and a bunch of saltines crumbled.
I have a long ways to go, but that's what I've been up to. I print the photos little by little. Since I do my own printing, I try to save my ink as much as possible or use special coupons for free prints from Shutterfly.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Until next time :)
ps......the binder is from I Love to Cook and the pen is an American Crafts 03 (black ink). I Love to Cook also has all of the refills, so my book will be nice and chunky when I get finished. YAY!