Back in October, I wrote a post about my beloved recipe folder that has truly changed the way I cook. Now it is my great pleasure to introduce you to the newly expanded, fantabulous recipe file box (a.k.a. "Recipe File 2.0" for those of you who are like me and spend too much time at your computers...)
Not only is it much easier to browse through the recipes and to file new ones, the larger file box has also enabled me to add many more categories! I have more than doubled the number of categories I'd been using in Recipe File 1.0 and there is still room to add even more! And to top it all off, I actually alphabetized the folders, making it ever so easy to find what I am looking for. (Are you getting a sense of how anal I am yet?)
If you have a bunch of recipes lying around that you've clipped or inherited, I highly recommend doing something similar (though you don't have to go to the organizational extremes I naturally gravitate towards.) Creating a system will make it so much easier to use your recipes and vary what you cook. It's really worth it!