If you’re a foodie who loves to cook, chances are that over the years you’ve created quite the collection of recipes. And if this collection consists of torn-out magazine pages, scraps of paper with family recipes scribbled on them and dozens of bookmarked tabs, it’s time to get organized and save these recipes in a way that will make it easy for you to find exactly what you need. These 11 books, recipe apps and websites will help you consolidate all your favorite recipes in one place so there’s no more scrambling to find that one for perfect chocolate chip cookies or Mom’s famous pasta recipe.
1. Bella Pantry Recipe Book ($34): A pretty notebook of handwritten recipes is something every kitchen needs. This Kate Spade book is as fun as it is functional, with seven tabbed sections inside that can each hold 20 recipes.
2. Pepperplate: Not only does Pepperplate allow you to browse and save recipes found online, but you can also create and edit your own recipes. With added features like menu planning, grocery lists and weekly meal schedules, this app is the only one you need for pretty much everything you do in the kitchen.
3. Personalized Recipe Binder ($23+): A binder is the perfect way to organize all those random magazine pages you’ve been saving. Cute artwork and the option to customize the text make this much more unique than a standard office binder.
4. Blurb Photo Books: Photo books are a great way to preserve memories and special occasions, and now you can use them to create your own cookbook. With plenty of pre-designed templates and Blurb’s easy-to-use-editor, you can combine recipes and pictures to design a beautiful, professional-looking cookbook.
5. Recipe Book ($23): This binder/notebook combo is the best of both worlds. It comes with section dividers and recipe cards to write down your favorites as well as an accordion file to keep all those recipes you’ve scribbled down on pieces of paper from getting lost.
6. Eat Your Books: This website is more than just a tool to find, save and organize recipes. It also connects you with other members in the community, allowing you to share tips, rate cookbooks and comment on recipes.
7. Cocktail Recipe Binder ($42): You’ve built your collection of sweet and savory food recipes, so now it’s time to start working on your cocktail game. This copper foil stamped binder features recipe cards separated not by type but by season, which makes choosing a drink for your next holiday party, spring soiree or summer bbq a breeze. Plus, this makes a great addition to every bar cart.
8. Paprika: Paprika is universally considered one of the best recipe management apps out there, and it’s easy to see why. The interactive recipe feature allows you to cross off ingredients as you’ve used them and highlight current steps in the recipe, meaning you will never again have that “oh, crap” moment when you realize too late that you’ve forgotten something.
9. DIY Recipe Book: If you’re having trouble finding a recipe book that has all the elements you want, why not just make one yourself? Grab an empty notebook and let your creativity take over by adding embellishments, tabs and instant Polaroid-style pictures of your food to truly make it your own. (via A Beautiful Mess)
10. Heritage Cookbook (from $11 each): Heritage is the best way to create a family cookbook, thanks to the option of inviting others to collaborate on it. Everyone gets the chance to include their own recipes and photos, making it a true family experience.
11. Grand Dame Recipe Tin ($38): Not only do tins and boxes keep your recipes organized in a compact way, but they’re made to be displayed and not hidden away in a cabinet. This immediately brightens up any kitchen counter and makes it easy to quickly grab the recipe you need at a moment’s notice.
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