So what with my move to Chicago being 8 SLEEPS AWAY (!), I’m really trying to kick this goal into high gear.
I designed a template in Pages (Mac equivalent to Word), and have started filling it with recipes. After the move, I plan to print out the document and store it in a binder.
I tried to keep function in mind while designing the template. The title is in HUGE lettering at the top of the page, so that it will be easy to find what I’m looking for while thumbing through the pages.
Directly underneath the recipe title is (what I deemed) important “at-a-glance” information: Cook time (and Prep time, depending on the recipe), Servings per recipe, and Source (for a URL or cookbook name).
After the Ingredients & Directions, I also included generous space for handwritten notes. This might be the binder’s most useful feature, as I’ll be able to document the result of any ingredient substitutions or recipe tweaks, as well as document successes and failures (but not TOO many failures, hopefully).
If anyone else uses Pages & is interested in using this template to build their own recipe binder, just let me know in the comments & I’ll make it available for download!