Recipe storage was a huge issue for me for a long time! Especially when it came to recipes I would print off the internet. I would find a great recipe, really love it, not have a place to put it and just throw it in my kitchen drawer with my cookbooks. Well, it’d get lost. Of course it would, I mean…what did I think would possibly happen? Inevitably, it would always be the best recipes too. Adding to that, I am a messy little cook in the kitchen. I get flour everywhere, and my kitchen looks like a bomb exploded by the time I’m done. That means food stuff all over my books and recipes, and just a MESS! That’s when I came up with this idea.
A binder. You know, the ones kids keep their school work and all necessary papers in? Get plastic sheet protectors, slide your recipe in and VOILA! mess free and stress free. I originally had just a plain jane binder that I used…but this past Christmas my lovely mother got me a new binder from Pepper Pot that is made with Paula Deen in mind and it is perfect for me! Bright and cheery, and so nice!
The one thing that worries me is finding the incredible quality sheet protector replacements that come with this binder once I fill all the ones that were included. I’m going to get in touch with the company and see if they will sell replacements alone, if I find anything out I will let you guys know because these protectors are seriously the best I have ever seen.
On top of the awesome protectors, there is also a measurement chart, and substitutions list, which comes in handy greatly. There are also menu dividers and a notes section for special notes. This thing is awesome !
Moral of the story though? You don’t need a fancy binder like this one. You can easily make your own and customize it for yourself. Add your own papers, your own substitutions and notes, whatever you want. It’s easy, it’s cheap, and no more wondering what happened to that favorite recipe you printed off with the intention to cook. Easy peazy, lemon squeezy.