My handmade (by hubby) recipe box is filling up. I’ve been doing lots of purging in my home for the last year and one of the things that’s going is cookbooks!! I love cookbooks but they take up so much room. I’m going through all of my cookbooks and putting my favorite recipes and recipes that I think will be good on 4×6 index cards. I’ve already gone through about 20-25 cookbooks but have about three times that to go through. I also inherited from my mother-in-law boxes full of Taste of Home and All-Recipe magazines which I’m currently going through. As I go through the magazines, I tab what I want to save and after I have 5-10 magazines tabbed I write down the recipe and pass the magazine on to my daughter, who passes it on to a friend and it goes and goes and goes. I’m doing the same thing with the cookbooks. We all enjoy the peaceful time going through them and getting new ideas for family meals. I’m keeping a couple of the cookbooks given to me by my mother and special friends but now my kitchen shelves will have space for the “old treasures” I’ve collected for so many years.
These two cookbooks I use for canning and for “old-time” recipes.
Now I’m trying to decide is I need a larger recipe box from hubby or another one the same size. I love the barnwood construction and works great in my very country kitchen.
I have a 18″ high stack of Taste of Home and All-Recipe magazines beside my chair in the living room awaiting my transfer of recipes to cards. I have 9 cookbooks with tabbed pages to do the same thing with. I’ll have plenty to keep me busy at night while watching TV with hubby.