Tuesday, June 8, 2010

prett-ify your recipes.

We have established awhile ago that I :
a) am a dork.
b) love to flag & tear things.
c) am anally organized.
d) like pretty things, and...
e) love to eat.
So therefore, when I tear out really delicious looking recipes from a magazine, they don't bother me because they are on pretty shiny paper, usually accompanied by a beautiful image of the dish, I then file it in a plastic sleeve, and I'm done.
Recently, my love of food blogs, such as Catherine's Fish & Veggies, Ashlea's Little Kitchen that Could, Pioneer Woman, & Smitten Kitchen, {just to name a few} constantly have me electronically cutting & pasting the yummy looking recipes into a word document or emailing them to myself because I want to save & try all their delicious concoctions.... and in the end, the cut & paste text turns out, well, not so pretty.
So... to solve this personal issue, I designed a little electronic 5 x 7 recipe card, laid out the image in the background of word doc., & added text boxes, so now all you have to do is cut & paste your recipe into the card text boxes, print, cut, & file in your recipe index box. I created the template with two recipe cards for either double deliciousness or the recipe's overflow. I uploaded it here for your your own downloading & printing purposes. Just save it & next time you visit those ladies' blogs & find something scrumptious... just cut & paste it into this template & give your recipe box the respect & pampering it deserves. :)
phew.... I can sleep well now. Enjoy!


Lauren said...

Melanie -
Try evernote (http://www.evernote.com/). You can 'clip' websites, pictures, whatever and then sort, organize, and search for them.

They also have an iphone app that totally integrates with your computer so you can search your notes anywhere.

It is perfect for those of us that love everything organized!

I hope you are doing well - I saw this post show up in my Reader and couldn't help but comment!

-Lauren Sims Reitmeier

Catherine said...

thanks for the shout out melanie!!! Here's to many delicious-digital-recipe swaps.

katie said...

sooo cute- love it!

ASHLEA said...

thanks for the shout out Melanie! And I love your recipe card! Thanks for including a pdf because I am definitely going to use this. p.s. love your kitchen renovation too!

Wynne & Stephen said...

thanks melanie!!! you are the BEST! I can't wait to use them :)

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