Simple Tips to Organize Your Recipes

You sit down to plan the menu for the week and get ready for another trip to the grocery store. There was that recipe you made a couple weeks ago that everyone loved, where is it? You dig through handwritten papers, torn out magazine pages, and tattered index cards. Stop and read a card you’re you remember now you were dying to try 6 months back. Somehow when it came to your home filing system you just never got to the kitchen. Now is the time to take action and get all those recipes organized!

Paper Recipes: As I’m sure you have found printed recipes come in many shapes and sizes. In order to begin your recipe home filing system collect all your recipes together in one place. You will then begin by sorting them into categories. For example: vegetables, appetizers, main course, and desserts. You can either choose your categories before hand, perhaps with the help of a cookbook, or choose them as you begin to sort. It’s possible your categories will become obvious while you sort as everyone’s recipe collections are a little different. Some categories may become very large, if this happens consider breaking them into subcategories. Main courses could be broken into Hot and Cold, or Vegetarian and Meat.

Alphabetize your recipes within each category once you have them sorted.

While you’re sorting have you been coming across recipes that no one liked, you never made, or are something you’ve found a better recipe for? Now is the time to purge your collection. Don’t put back recipes you aren’t going to use again now that you have everything spread out. Recipes you didn’t like can just go into the recycling. If it is a recipe you still want to try I would suggest one of two options. You could admit you aren’t really going to try it and recycle it, or you can create a “recipes to try” category in your home filing system. This category is great when you are looking for something different or exciting! Then when you finally try them for the first time you can either file them into one of categories you created or recycle them!

Storing Paper Recipes: If you have varying size pages a standard recipe box probably isn’t your best choice for storage, and now that you have your recipes sorted and alphabetized you’ll want just the right container. The good news is there are several economic choices for new containers to start your home filing system.

A simple notebook can be used. Staple or tape your recipes to the pages and then use the space around them to make notes about them as you try them. Make sure to leave blank pages in each category so you can add additional recipes. Tuck any size recipe behind a tab in an accordion file. A three ring binder or photo album are both excellent options. They both allow flexibility for sizes of recipes, and give you the ability to add in pages where you need them as your collection grows and changes. They will easily stay open while you cook, and can be easily cleaned off if you spill food on your recipe.

Electronic Recipes: Keeping our recipes on computers as oppose to on paper is becoming more and more common. When starting a home filing system for your electronic recipes you have two choices. Are you going to store them on your computer or online?

You can follow a similar layout to your paper recipes by creating categories with folders on your computer.

Storing your recipes in this way on your computer you have the benefit of making your recipes entirely portable. If you have your computer with you, you can access all of your recipes, no internet connection needed. They also sell software that will help you organize on your computer, the benefit of many of these is they can produce grocery lists or help with meal planning. Keep in mind if you are in transition from paper to electronic scanning is a good option to move your paper recipes without having to retype everything.

There are a number of different formats that you can use to store your recipes online. The benefit is many of these programs also can help generate meal ideas and grocery lists. Also you don’t need your computer in order to access your recipes, all you need is an internet connection.

Regardless whether you choose to go with paper recipes or electronic recipes don’t underrate the effect of organizing the portion of your home filing system. Think of the daily frustration that could be eliminated by organizing getting your recipes. Take the time to organize today!

Butter Series of Latte Recipes – Collection One

I like Coffee mixing with Butter Nut where it help coffee to become more creamy. They are a perfect match to me? Hope you like it as well.

Enjoy your Coffee!

Butter Nut Latte Recipe
Butter Nut with Coffee will be one of the perfect combination.

Ingredients
Enough for 1 person (tall glass)
1) 2 tablespoons of Butterscotch topping
2) 1 tablespoon of Hazelnut syrup
3) 1 shot of organic espresso
4) 0.75 cup of low fat steamed milk
5) Optional: 3 to 5 ice cubes as well as whipped cream

Equipments Needed
Espresso maker and electronic blender

Steps for preparation:
1. Get a clean blender cup and mix all the ingredients into the blender cup except whipped cream.

2. If you like cold blended latter, then you can put some ice cubes else just blended it till all well mixed.

3. Take an empty clean tall glass and pour your latter into the glass.

4. If you like whipped cream, spread some on top of the latte.

5. Enjoy your coffee.
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Butter Pecan Latte Recipe
Butter nut will be more common if you are talking about mixing with coffee, but not Butter Pecan. Do you want to try this out?

Ingredients
Enough for 1 person (tall glass)
1) 2 tablespoon of Butterscotch topping
2) 1 tablespoon of Hazelnut syrup as well as Almond syrup respectively
3) 1 shot of organic espresso
4) 0.75 cup of low fat steamed milk
5) Optional: Whipped Creams

Equipments Needed
Espresso maker and electronic blender

Steps for preparation:
1. Find an empty clean blender cup and pour your ingredients into the cup, except whipped cream.

2. Start your blender with low speed and blend it for 60 seconds. Stop of a while and continue to blend it for another 60 seconds. This is to ensure that all are well mixed.

3. Take an empty glass and pour your latte into the glass.

4. Before Serve, spread some whipped cream on top of the latte.

5. Enjoy your latte!

Finding Great Easy Healthy Recipes

Healthy eating is all about the recipes. If you enjoy the foods that will make you more healthy, you will have less tendency to find yourself beset with bad food cravings. Making the switch from unhealthy foods to healthy eating recipes doesn’t have to mean bland, boring and tasteless. In fact, with the use of the right herbs and spices, healthy meals can taste better than what you are used to.

“So, how do I find good healthy eating recipes? How do I know which ones taste like cardboard, and which ones taste like a 5 star chef created them?” The answer is EXPERIMENT! You don’t have to run out to the bookstore and buy all the latest fad books. You can, if you like having glossy pictures and recipes for future use. But those books can cost from $20.00 to over $100.00.

The best place to find recipes for your healthy life is online. Google a general search term, like Healthy Recipes. Or be more specific and put Healthy pork recipes in the search bar. Yes, you do get thousands to millions of results. Take some time and browse through the results and you may well find your new favorite recipe. You can make the search process much easier by looking at the recipe collection sites. Just search for “Easy healthy recipe Collections”. Usually the first two pages will have the most pertinent sites, and the most recently updated sites. But again, take some time and browse the results.

I also use a personal database program for keeping my recipes in order. I won’t endorse any single one. I have used several free programs and most of them are more than adequate. Some of them break the recipe down into calories per serving, nutrition information per serving, and some even recommend healthy sides to go with entrĂ©s. I like the ones that you can enter the main ingredient, say ‘chicken’, and a list of recipes with chicken comes up along with recommended side items.

The fact is that finding healthy eating recipes is no longer the matter of hours in the bookstore or the library. With search technology on the internet, you can not only find great recipes, but you can also download easy to use software-for FREE- to keep track of the good recipes you do find online.

Happy, Healthy Eating!