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1/30/14 2:43 P

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I saw this tip the other day on the internet and thought I would apply it to recipes:

Why Print?

I used to print out so many useless sheets of paper from my printer. Even if you use the reverse, you're still wasting expensive ink. Then, I found the "save as PDF" button in my printer screen. It may be a "print to file" button in your computer.

I started using this feature for items that I might need later. Now I think twice about printing. I have a flash drive that I use for most documents. If I still need a hard copy later, I can always go back to print it out.
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1/28/14 1:59 P

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I'm thinking of scanning them in and organizing them digitally somehow. When needed in the kitchen, I'll use a tablet. That's what I am thinking... for now.



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1/28/14 1:12 P

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Two summers ago I went thru all my recipe books and typed or scanned in all the recipes that I actually use. Put them in plastic sleeves in a binder. Yes, it took a bit of time but it has saved so much time since so it was well worth it. I prefer having a printed copy, as others have mentioned, because I don't want a computer in my kitchen and the plastic sleeves keep everything clean. There is a pocket in the binder that I add any new recipes into that I haven't tried out yet. If they taste good they go in a sleeve, if not - into the recycle box!

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1/28/14 8:57 A

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I find so many good recipes on the web now and I keep them in a "folder" in my email under a recipe heading. Then after I try them, if I like them I print them out. I have started to realize I need a place for those and am planning to do the binder/sleeve thing too. It's a pain to have to keep running to the computer to look at the recipe.

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1/27/14 12:33 P

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I use a binder and those plastic sleeves---that way I can put 2 recipes in each one---and try to organize it in categories---if I try it and really like it, it gets a special notation---if we don't like it, it comes out and goes in the trash. It probably would be easier to do it on the computer but I like the ability to take it to the kitchen---and the plastic sleeve can be wiped off if I get something on it.

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1/27/14 10:29 A

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Hi all, I saw the tip in the 30 days of organizing for organizing recipes in 3-ring binders. Do you do it this way, or some other way? I got several recipe books from the library and want to keep just the recipes I find are good or look good.

I actually would prefer a way to organize them digitally, but don't want to type in all the information. I'm considering scanning them in and then making some sort of "digital binder" where I can search by recipe name or type of dish. If you have any suggestions there too, please let me know. Thanks!



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