Our Top Picks
Best Basic: Recipe Box at Amazon
"These boxes can be stacked or tucked into a small space."
Best Stylish: Chartreuse Dots Recipe Box from Paper Source at Amazon
"Perfect for a shower gift."
Best DIY Recipe Organizer: IRIS Letter and Legal Size WEATHERTIGHT File Box at Amazon
"Store the box under a desk in the kitchen for easy access."
Best Recipe Journal: Create Your Own Collected Recipes Cookbook at Amazon
"[Good for] keeping a food journal on your countertop."
"You can collect and organize easily in this recipe organizer."
Best Card Protectors: Meadowsweet Kitchens Plastic Recipe Card Protectors at Amazon
"Plastic recipe card protectors and clear sheets keep recipes safe from spills with this set."
Best Overall: Rifle Recipe Box for A Country Kitchen at Amazon
"For a country or wanna-be-country kitchen."
Best Binder: Leather Recipe Binder by CR Gibson at Amazon
"Preserve your favorite recipes with this classy and classic leather recipe binder."
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Best DIY Recipe Organizer: IRIS Letter and Legal Size WEATHERTIGHT File Box
Rather than re-write each recipe on an index or mini card, I decided to create a traditional-sized file box when I offered to organize my mom's recipe collection for her right before Thanksgiving. Here's what I did:
I grouped her recipes (which were clipped from newspapers and magazines, gifted on notecards, or scrawled in her own writing on notebook paper)
I created a file for each group: beef, grains, vegetables, desserts (I further broke down dessert by 'chocolate' and 'non chocolate', cookies, and cakes and pies), and gave each group it's own hanging file folder and labeled each one.
I then hung the folders alphabetically in a clear plastic file box.
I stored the box under a desk in the kitchen for easy access.
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Best Recipe Journal: Create Your Own Collected Recipes Cookbook
This one requires re-writing recipes into a journal--which can get a little bit fussy--but I do like the idea of keeping a food journal on your counter top.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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