My Recipe Organization Binder

How do you store your old-fashioned recipes? You know, the ones on paper that we used to use before Pinterest? I bet most of us have a pile, a folder, a box or something filled with recipe cards and pages from cooking magazines. Right?

Well I had a big box jammed with so many good recipes – many of them I hadn’t made in a long time. I’ve been meaning to put them in a binder for a couple years now (like they’ve been in a pile on my office floor for over 12 months…) and I finally did it!

Here’s what I used – all things from this Dollar Tree haul:

  • One 1 inch poly binder
  • One set of divider pages
  • One set of page protectors (I’ll need a couple more sets eventually)
  • One pencil pouch (that I had on hand)

I organized the recipes into big categories and then arranged them to fit inside the page protectors. It only took one piece of tape to secure the top of each recipe.

Watch my video to see how I set it up!

I also included my meal idea index at the front of the binder. It’s simply a brain dump of all the things we like to eat for all three meals. This makes meal planning so much easier!

Many of the meals I make don’t require a recipe because they’re super simple or because I’ve made them a million times, so it’s easy to forget about them when I’m looking for meal ideas on my Pinterest boards.

It’s a really good feeling to have my trusty recipe binder at the ready! I just wish I hadn’t waited so long to assemble it!


6 thoughts on “My Recipe Organization Binder

  1. I like this idea. I’ll have to try it out.
    I’m new to your youtube channel and your blog.
    I’m trying new recipes, and try to make things from scratch.


  2. It looks great!! Glad you got this project done. I bet it’ll be fun to flip through these pages to find things to cook now. I keep two recipe boxes – one box of recipes from my mom and one box of my family’s favorite meals.


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