Welcome to the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Today is the letter R and…R is for Recipe Organization.

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday. We sure did! The weather was beautiful and the food was delicious. I took the weekend off from blogging to spend time with my family and get some other things done around the house. Even though it put me behind in the A to Z Challenge it was a much needed stress free break before heading off to work this morning to the end of month madness that will be waiting for me.

Recipe Organization

I also had some time to finish up this awesome recipe organization project I keep putting off. If you’re like me you have a big folder of recipes you’ve collected from magazines, friends and the internet. I wanted an easy, neat and of course pretty way to keep these together and organized by category. After giving it lots and lots of thought, this is what I came up with.

I gathered my supplies including manila folders, double-sided tape, glue stick, bone folder, paper trimmer, scissors, patterned and solid paper and tape.

Recipe Organization 1

The first step is to glue the patterned paper to the front of the folder. Trim the top and side but leave about an inch or so at the bottom to fold over to the back of the folder.

Next, using the double-sided tape, cover the back of the folder with the solid cardstock. Don’t go all the way to the end, leave about half an inch of the patterned paper showing then tape the edge from one end to the other.

Recipe Organization 3

The next step is to adhere the solid cardstock to the front flap using scraps from the back.

Recipe Organization 4

After deciding on the categories I wanted to use I made these great tabs using my Silhouette!

Recipe Organization 5

All I had left to do was sort my recipes and fill up those folders. The categories I used are:

  • Appetizers
  • Baking – Cakes & Cupcakes
  • Baking – Cookies
  • Baking – Pies
  • Baking – Snacks
  • Bread
  • Breakfast
  • Main Dishes – Beef
  • Main Dishes – Casseroles
  • Main Dishes – Chicken
  • Main Dishes – Pasta
  • Main Dishes – Pork
  • Side Dishes
  • Soups & Salads
Recipe Organization 6

Thanks for stopping by today, I would love to hear how you organize your recipes