Scott and I love to cook. This doesn’t mean that we’re necessarily culinary experts, but we enjoy the act of finding something new, trying to create it, and hopefully being able to eat it in the end. We’ve had some times where it didn’t work out so well (the infamous ranch pasta that has ruined ranch forever for us both) but for those that do, we like to keep the recipes for another time. Most of our recipes are found online or in Real Simple magazine, so we have a pile of yummy keepers that’s ever growing in our kitchen cabinet.
Having great recipes on hand is a great way to cook up an idea for a weeknight dinner when your brain just isn’t working after a long day at work. But alas, this cluttered pile was about to get the best of me. Enter, my beloved recipe box.
I picked up this lovely little lucite beauty at a local stationary/gift shop, but you can find tons of similar ones online. I love that the acrylic material is something unexpected, but also showcases the cute recipe cards I bought for the inside.
Transferring printed out recipes onto these cards may be a painstaking process, but how could you not enjoy it when you’re welcomed by a nice little mixer or some cheerful paisley? Ok, maybe I’m alone on this one, but taking the time to transfer your favorite culinary masterpieces will make finding something to cook that much easier. I also believe that taking the time to handwrite something in this era of email and blogging is very therapeutic. Put on some Marvin Gaye, pop open the bubbly and write till your heart’s content.
The category tabs that came with my cool, clear box make recipe searching a cinch. Scott’s in the mood for a hearty dinner, you say? Well, I’ll pop on over to my meats tab and, lo and behold, Mama Vihlen’s beef stroganoff is calling my name. Yumm.