Where do you keep your recipies?

United States
April 26, 2010 11:23am CST
Where do you like to keep your prized recipies that you make all the time or are a hit in your household? I have many of them on my pc in a doc file. But I always worry that what if one day my pc crashes. Though I have many memorized but there are those you don't make often for whatever reason. I do have a lil index card sized binder my hubby didn't need anymore and I write many recipies in that of our favorite things but not all are in there. My mom used to have this lil recipie box with the Kellogg's characters Snap, Crackle, & Pop on it but I don't like the idea of them being loose in a box. What about you? How do you store your recipies?
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18 responses
• United States
1 May 10
Ha L.O.L. I keep mine in my mind!!
@dorannmwin (36692)
• United States
29 Apr 10
For right now I have a lot of them written in a spiral notebook, but I am trying to get them converted into digital recipe cards that I can just insert into a 4x6 album and have my own personal recipe book. Of course those that I use the most are residing in my head as well as in my notebook. Whenever I try a new recipe that I really like, then I will save it in th notebook for later use because I don't want to forget any of the newer favorites.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
i have it on my pc too and on my email. some recipes are compiled in a small box. they are the ones that i usually do.
• United States
27 Apr 10
i have 2 antique recipe boxes i keep them in.i have been debating using a baseball card binder tho with plastic pages to flip through.
@mylila (107)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 10
I save my recipes in my computer in doc file. I would make a backup copies in my hard disk. Whenever I want to use the recipes, I would print it out, make holes and attach them in my recipe folders. I only keep the hard copy versions only when I used and printed them. But for other recipes, I just saved them in my computer.
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
Hello. I have my recipe in a binder. I prefer it that way because in case that I will need to check on some recipe I can easily find it in a binder, and I will also try to arrange it alphabetically but I have some problems because my binder is a very small one and have no room to make it alphabetical. Happy mylotting. Have a nice day. Great topic.
@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
27 Apr 10
if we have one we really liked, we're likely to put it on the front of the refrigerator... like I'm getting ready to do with the one we had for dinner tonight!
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
I usually store my recipes in the drawer in our kitchen. I separated this drawer for all the recipes that I've got from nestle. Some other recipes from my mom which she taught me.
• Canada
26 Apr 10
I have SO many loose pieces of paper or books or cards that I never cant find what Im looking for as I'll end up spending a whole day looking at recipes. The ones I use often are all on my pc and Ive saved a copy on a CD. Ive noticed that we do the sae recipes over and over and then we change and its up with new recipes!!
26 Apr 10
I used to write mine down in a diary that my dad had given me.But unfortunately I lost it in transit when I was travelling on an international flight.since then,I have saved my fave recipes in the online recipe box or folder the website provides.I also have many printouts which I used to take out for reference when I am baking,but I have managed to note down all my favourite recipes in a book which I gaurd jealously...I too don;t like the idea of loose sheets of recipes.hence the book.I do have different recipe collections which are in different books.My dream is to copy it all into a cd one fine day and then I would not have to worry at all about where I have put my recipe books.Like others have said,most of my fave recipes I remember because I have been cooking since I was 14.But I am a avid baker too,so I love trying out new recipes for different types of cakes and icings.Memorising these things is not so easy because of the precise measurements needed in baking.so I have them in a book now.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
26 Apr 10
Like you, I also have most of my recipes stored in my computer. I use Microsoft OneNote, with a section that's completely devoted to food. On one tab I have a master meal list of almost everything I know how to make. On another, I have weekly meal plans. And then finally, I have a third tab that is devoted to recipes. I do have a recipe binder with notecards that some of my recipes are stored in, particularly those that I got from my grandma. I also use a large number of recipes from the internet, some of which I have bookmarked in my browser. I've thought of making an internet backup of my recipes, so that if my computer crashes I can just get them from the internet again. There are a few programs and websites to do that. Another way is to e-mail your recipe document to yourself, and make sure that e-mail never gets deleted.
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
26 Apr 10
I too keep most of my recipes in my head but have a few I want to try out on my PC. I also put a few old favs on here so my boyfriend can try to make them too. I inherited my mothers cookbooks, and she had a lot!! So any thing I want to make I can find in them or I search online for them.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
26 Apr 10
I have about 98 percent of them all in my head. The rest are either on my computer or on a piece of paper in on of my cooking books. I learned most of my cooking recipes from my mom when I was a liitle girl. So its through memorizing for the most part. Plus with learning from my mom she never measured so its the amount of an ingredient that you think is good. So for me cooking since I was 10 I just know the right amount for all my recipes.
@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
26 Apr 10
I have a free recipe program that I installed on my computer. I really love it, and 'free' is a plus! It's called Recipe Center 5.2 and makes it really easy to store recipes. I have most of my favorites in there, like my Gramma's & Mother's faves (from when I was growing up) as well as my own favorites and ones people have passed on through the years. Even though I have them on my computer hard drive, I do make a disk to keep them on so that I can give the recipes transcribed to others in the family. I also have traditional recipe boxes with the originals in them. With my recipe program, not only do I have them on disk, but I made a printout for in the kitchen drawer to make it handy so I don't have to go check it on the computer. I keep my printed out version in a 3 ring binder, and have them separated into categories. To me it's the best of both worlds, lol. I can keep them permanently on a disk, and if somebody wants a copy it's easy enough to print out the ones they want, and I have my 3 ring binder for easier access while I'm cooking or baking.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
26 Apr 10
I mostly work from memory but things like bread, I use the recipe. I have a three ring binder that I hold all of this. I used to keep them on my computer but then I clog my memory. I use my computer for work so if I cant make money off of it, it doesnt go on here.
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
26 Apr 10
Hello 3snugglebunnies, Love your id name. I like to my receipes in 3 ring binders with a plasttic covering. If they are 3 X 5 cards I have a box for them I put them in. Do you keep the ones you get free in the mail? I do even I never order any extra. I index my binders by meats, vegatables, desserts etc... receipe box not so much. I also cut our receipes from the newspaper and magasines too. There color pictures make your mouth wanter and just want to try them out. Thanks and have a great day Sincerely unique16
@katsmeow1213 (28845)
• United States
26 Apr 10
Like you I have most of my recipes in my head. It gets tough for the things I don't make often. At one point I did begin writing them down on index cards, but I kept them in an envelope instead of in a box (the index card box was being used for bills and debts). That envelope never stays in one place though, so it's a bit of a struggle to hunt down my recipes at times, lol. I also have a giant pile of cookbooks which I've gotten a lot of my recipes from, and those pages are pretty well marked, so as long as I can remember what cookbook it came from, it won't be difficult to find.
@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
26 Apr 10
The ones I really care about are in my fireproof lockbox that sits in the basement surrounded by brick walls. Most of my recipes are things I know by heart but the few family recipes I want to keep are in that box, another copy written down and put in a kitchen drawer and also stored on my computer. Whatever happens, I'll probably have those recipes!