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Help Me Organize My Recipes Please! [Moved from Home Cooking board]

SweetPea914 | | Oct 12, 2007 07:24 AM

So, I've decided to take on the arduous task of organizing my recipes. I have a huge stack of recipes printed from online resources such as Epicurious, and then a bunch more that were cut out of magazines. I got a few good ideas from the thread below. I am a big fan of 3 ring binders and will go that route for most of my recipes .

Right now my biggest dilemma is what I should do regarding my grouping of recipes. These are my thoughts so far...
There is the obvious choice of setting up tabs for apps, mains, dessert etc. However I'm thinking more along the lines of doing a binder for menu's in "heavy rotation" or my basic weeknight dinner recipes. Instead of just a dessert section, I am thinking of setting up my recipes based on holidays. We have some specific foods we eat for Easter and X-mas and I'd like to keep them all in one place. Then there are the apps I make whenever we have company and I'd like to keep those separate as well.
My concern is that this may make finding recipes difficult. Am I creating way too much work for myself by having so many sub categories? I want to think this through before starting.

What are some organization tips you all have found that work for you?
TIA!

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