Organizing Gluten & Dairy Free Recipes W/
When you think of recipe cards, you may think of your mother or grandmother and the cute little box that was used to store the cards in. There is something about handwritten recipe cards that make me feel good. For a while, it appeared that people were not using them as much, but they are surely making a comeback! While there are a variety of different methods people use for organizing and storing recipes: on the computer, a box, a recipe binder, a notebook etc. I have binders and notebooks that I use, which I will discuss in another post, but today I would like to discuss recipe cards.
The awesome pros of using recipe cards:
- Small and can travel easily - I bring my fold-able recipe card holder (shown below) with me in case I want or need to make something when I am not at home.
- Terrific for writing down recipes that do not require a plethora of steps or ingredients - This is cool because sometimes I don't want to use a whole sheet of paper for a tiny little recipe :).
- Great way to organize recipes by type. You can use green cards for veggies, pink cards for dessert, blue cards for main dishes etc.
- Perfect for attaching to the hood of your oven with a magnet. You can do this with sheets of paper, but since the cards are smaller they are not hanging down as low, which reduces the chances of causing a fire.
- Can get lost if not organized properly.
- Multiple cards are required for longer recipes.
I oftentimes bring blank cards with me when I am visiting family to jot down the recipes of my childhood. You can even print personalized ones from your computer. I also like to include hand written recipe cards when I am giving baking related gifts.
Here are some of the ways I store and organize my recipe cards: