I collect recipes. I tear them out of magazines, make copies at doctors’ offices, get them in the mail, find them online and copy them from friends and family. That doesn’t even include the many cookbooks that I own. I have a shopping bag full of loose recipes that I have to dig through every time I want to make something. Needless to say, it can get very frustrating when I know it’s there but I just can’t find it. So last year my husband bought me a “neat organizer”, one of those computer scanners that organizes everything for you. All you have to do is scan it in and label a few things. Last week I figured out how to use it.
So I have been scanning my recipes into my computer and creating my own little, or not so little, computerized recipe box. I am making progress on the bag, but I have a long way to go. It’s actually really “neat” because it keeps a digital image of the original recipe which is important when it was written by a family member or close friend, especially one who is now deceased. It allows me to preserve the original in a scrapbook and still have the recipe handy when I want to make it.
This morning, while browsing through my Better Homes and Gardens emails I discovered “My Recipe Box”. I knew about it before, as I’ve saved recipes to it from their website, but I didn’t know all that it could do. It can sort recipes into separate files and you can even add your own recipes by typing them in. That was as far as I got before I had to write about my great discovery. I am such a kid.
I am excited to find out if I can combine both of my digital recipe boxes and have them work together. Something more for me to learn! Since I am in the recipe mood, I am going to share one of my family’s favorite recipes.