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    Anonymous

    HI for the recipes I find on the internet, I copy and paste the text only (saves on ink) to my “word” program.  I enlarge the text, then I print it, and place it in a page protector, and a three ring binder. When I need to use one of the recipes, I pop it out and tape it to the cabinet just above my cooking area, keeps it out of the way, eye level and it’s washable.  This is a great gift idea for newlyweds, or people just starting out.
    I read somewhere, you can use a wooden pant hanger and hand the recipe over a cabinet knob (haven’t tried that one)

    #20721
    Anonymous

    ;)
    I agree, I do this too. I have thought about putting
    a cookbook together and have it bound to sell and give as gifts.

    #21188
    Anonymous

    Good idea.  I sort of do a variation of the theme, which is to find recipes on the internet and then copy and paste the text into Palm Desktop (a free software program).  I then sync it to my old Palm M100 handheld device (these things go for like $20 nowadays on eBay–cheaper than a one of those paper life planners now–and the advantage is you can sync stuff with your computer so if you lose it, your data is still on your computer!)  

    Then when I go to the grocery store, I just bring the handheld device in my pocket (about the size of a thick wallet) and have a few dozen recipes I can look up right there and then. (the “find” feature is really handy for this)  When I am back in the kitchen, I just put my laptop in a safe spot on the counter, and refer to that while cooking.

    #21547
    Anonymous

    I also use the binder with protector sheets.  I found old cooking magazines at a yard sale for 10 cents apiece, when I got them home my husband and I went through them and picked out the recipes we liked and I used my copier to copy off the pages they were on.  Now I can resale the magazines at my yard sale.  It was easier than hand writting or typing them into the computer until we are sure we will like them.

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