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Make a Recipe Binder Organizer

The kids are getting ready for the first day of school and we will have our fall routine soon.  Getting everything prepared has given me the organizer bug.  If you have loose magazine recipes or printed recipes laying around, why not make a recipe binder organizer like this one from Katie with Good Life Eats.

Make a Recipe Binder Organizer

Clear the clutter of cooking magazines by making a magazine recipe binder. Keep only the recipes that inspire you and recycle the rest!

Recipe Binder Book

  1. The Cook’s Book: My Recipe Binder from See Jamie Blog – I went through all of them, copied down the very few recipes I would actually use, and gave the books away.
  2. Recipe Book Idea from Cookie Nut Creation – All I did was buy some of those basic 4×6 photo albums.  I made covers for each section in Photoshop Elements.  Then I made 4×6 recipe cards.
  3. Printable organizer recipe sheets from Prudent Baby – Want to get your recipes organized in a beautiful way?  Make your own recipe binder!
  4. A cool old school take on a fun recipe binder organizer from An Awesome Avenue.


  1. Joan

    I could not cook a thing without my recipe binder! Mine’s not fancy, just two of the kids’ school binders that I recycled. I have tabs for each category, and about once a year clear out the recipes I’ve not used or tried and didn’t like!

  2. Donna

    This is something I keep meaning to do, I just never get around to it. Maybe this will give me the kick in the pants that I need.

  3. Laura

    I so need to do this, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Liz McLachlan

    Ok…THIS I am doing. I sort of have one started, but I’m making this the top thing to do as soon as the bus picks up the kids on the first day of school. As always, you inspire me! Thanks for the goods on this one!

  5. lauren

    what perfect timing for this post!! I was JUST saying that I need to do it…and now i have the sage wisdom as to how…cant wait to tear apart my magazines!

  6. Tanya

    I have a recipe binder and love it. Anytime I can print out a recipe online I print it to full page also. It’s much easier to see then on those little 3×5 or 4×6 cards.

  7. Arlene

    I started making a binder just like this last week. We are moving and I don’t want to move boxes of magazines. I have one binder for holiday ideas, one for recipes, home improvement ideas. I will be working on one to leave at the house when we sell it. In this book I will include my guides and warranty information for appliance, paint chips and phone numbers for services we use or have used (the lawn service and the number for the company that just refinished our floors)

  8. See Jamie blog

    Thanks for the link. 🙂

  9. Natalie

    I can’t live with out my menu planning/recipe book….Check it out here.


  10. Erik Franz

    What a neat idea to create a binder for all those loose leaf recipes, and it looks like you’ve even cut out some recipes from magazines. With this kind of idea I can make an entire cookbook!

  11. Erik Franz

    Well, Joan, the important thing is what you do with those recipes in those old binders, right?! I’m sure you’re cooking some really great meals. Anyone who takes the time and thought into putting together a recipe binder of any kind, is defnitely putting some extra love into the meals they are cooking for their family. That’s what matters 🙂

  12. Katie

    I love my recipe binder! It really helps me out and now I don’t have to call my mom before I make family favorites to get the recipe from her, yet again!

  13. Leslie

    Love this!! Awesome!!:)

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  15. christie

    I found the link in the article didnt work but looked in the site for it and came up with this link http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2010/07/making-a-magazine-recipe-binder.html

  16. Susan Osborne

    I can’t believe I never thought of this, especially with my love of notebooks! My pantry has a huge stack of cookbooks, miscellaneous recipes torn out of magazines, printed recipes, handwritten recipes, you name it – and it’s one huge, disorganized mess! I will definitely make a recipe binder a new project! Thanks!

  17. Susie

    Thanks for the post, it helped me out 🙂

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