Ive been keeping a recipe scrapbook for about 7 or 8 years now, Ive always loved reading magazines and like to rip out all of the recipes which sound delicious and save them to try out. I never understand why people see a recipe and say it looks delicious but then don't keep it to try out, why? I don't like to waste the magazines i buy which is probably why i love saving bits of them. And i jot down other peoples recipes too so that i always know where to find them. This is my first recipe scrapbook, my oldest one. Its very tatty at the moment and needs a new cover - i use it several times a week so its bound to get battered! I have a few magazine pages tucked inside which il be sticking down this evening, i want to fill up the last few odd blank pages.
The book is divided into sections : snacks and bits on the side, Indian food, soups, desserts, chicken meals, vegetarian meals, beef meals, lamb meals, fish meals, and salads.
I rip recipes out again if i try them and we don't like them or they don't work. And i like to doodle on the pages too, nothing too arty, they are always done whilst I'm actually cooking so are just one minute here and there with a tin of crayons.
I add little quotes or remarks on how they taste or when its best to have them and what with. I like to add silly quotes from my husband too!
I have a few tabs sticking out for much loved and often used recipes (i struggle to keep the exact ingredient amounts in my head despite cooking some over and over again.)
And i keep conversion charts in the front of the book so that i know what gas marks to cook on when the instructions give amounts in degrees, or how to figure out the metric from the imperial weight.
I have a second recipe book which is split up into totally different sections but i shall share that with you on another day insha'Allah! How do you store your recipes?
And i shall share my other scrapbooks with you too - i have them for fashion and craft, homes and gardens.