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July 11, 2006

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Shea

I love this. And the laminating. In similar fashion, I have painstakingly cut out (or printed out) ever yummy sounding recipe that I come across and place them in sheet protectors and then in a binder. I have hundreds. And I think I've made maybe 10. I'm adding this to the collection.

Aimee

perhaps you should get a Xyron machine. I bought one specifically to lamintate all of my recipe index cards. There is the EZ laminator

http://www.xyron.com/enUS/Products/ezLaminator.html

or what I bought, which is the Xyron 900.

either should be much faster than contact paper.

Jesser

Hehehehe.. I keep all my recipes in my SQL databse on my site ... and I have a category for untested recipes ... the ones I find in magazines or online. I just store them there and call them up when I want something new ... at present count, there's 59 of them. And I know it grows faster than it diminishes. I do like the thought of a project like that, though ... all tactile and repetitive ... heavenly!

marisa

squid and the whale is a great movie. i saw it when it was out in the theatre. That younger kid does some GROSS stuff!

yum linzer muffins!
my recipes always get lost
i should try your way of doing things

Jennifer

My mother had one of the original Better Homes and Gardens Cookbooks. Several pages were stained with things from tomato to chocolate, it had granuals of sugar in it, many pages had grease spots. The corners were dog-eared and many pages were torn from the spiral binding. She had torn magazine pages with recipes stuffed all throughout the book. She even had recipies written on such things as a paper plate also filed within the pages. I once asked her if I could buy her a new one and re-write all her accumulated shared recipes. She shouted NO WAY! that there's nothing better than a cookbook that looks obviously used.

michelle

my goodness! i cleaned out my recipes a while back - doing the sheet protecter/binder thing. and it actually got me to make some of the recipes, which is good. as for the Real Simple recipes, I love the "fake it, don't make it" recipes. some of them are really great.

Sijbrich

I predict that the nacho casserole recipe calls for a can or two of condensed creamy soup and velvetta cheese product.

Wende

For some reason, during pregnancy, my latent type A gene reared its head and I was in full "organize mode." A nurse looked at me when I was 7 months and said, "Why, you're not just type A, your type A+" Heh... I've never lived it down.

Boy Wonder stripped any hope I had of being A+ again, but I marvel at your recipe card endeavor. Laminate with gusto. Laminate for all of us B- types. :)

Shea

I love this. And the laminating. In similar fashion, I have painstakingly cut out (or printed out) ever yummy sounding recipe that I come across and place them in sheet protectors and then in a binder. I have hundreds. And I think I've made maybe 10. I'm adding this to the collection.

Lynn

Don't forget to get all your favorite "Mom" recipes. I kick myself all the time that I didn't get them before she passed. I was never interested in them when I was younger, and now I long to cook those dishes for my children.

Zandria

What about the recipes that don't fit on a 4x6 card? A lot of recipes that I tear out of magazines (and never cook, of course!...maybe one day) are long and wouldn't fit on just one card. Good idea about protecting them with contact paper though. :)

lissa

I could make those cookies OR I could go somewhere and buy them!
I do the same thing with recipes with a one day I will cook this mentality.

Here is a great website for recipes and it even makes a grocery list for you!

www.kraftfoods.com

It changed the way I cooked... okay to be honest I started cooking when I found this site.

Chris

I'd really like a cupcake now!

Bethany

The squid and the whale rather disturbed me! I'll take a cupcake too.

Tickled Pink/Nicole

Cute post. Once you start clipping it's so hard to start. My 'disease' started when I was in eighth grade after taking a kids cooking class, but now that everything is online it's hard to justify keeping all this fire hazard material. For a long time I was on a cookbook buying binge but cleared most of them out to give to a friend who collects them. Nevertheless, I still can't pass up those charity/small town spiral bound cookbooks, especially when they include the name of the person who sent it in with a little story of the recipe. Nigella Lawson (who my seven year old salivates over) is a master at that technique on a much grander scale.

Jess - I checked out some of the recipes you've posted on your site. Great job!

Cat

I love the beauty of laminated recipe cards, when you spill batter on them, they just wipe off. Also "The Squid and the Whale" Takes place in my neighboorhood and was taped literally downstairs from my house. (Fun, but also a major pain)I have actually made linzer cupcakes and they are really easy with a huge payoff.

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