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Recipe File

Martha Stewart Living, March 2004

Here's a new job for photo protectors: Use them to keep recipe cards organized and free of spills and spatters in the kitchen. Protectors are available at office-supply stores and come in a variety of sizes; choose ones to accommodate your recipe cards taken from magazines as well as handwritten ones received from friends. Store the pages in a three-ring binder.

Comments (32)

  • chicafeliz85 13 Apr, 2012

    Does anybody know what size the recipe cards in Martha Stewart Living magazines are?

  • CT_CShell 5 Mar, 2011

    I called Exposureonline.com's customer service line and inquired about specialty sheet protectors. 3x5" is too small for the recipe cards found in MS magazine. Item #309365 for 3-ring photo pages for polaroids is a much better fit at 4-1/2 x 5-1/2".

  • apariani 30 Nov, 2009

    sorry - found it - http://www.exposuresonline.com/ExposuresOnline/Shopping/ProductDetail.as... & Scrapbooks

  • apariani 30 Nov, 2009

    I cannot find these four-opening pages anywhere. Can someone please tell me an item number or name so I can find them online somewhere? Thanks

  • meohmy 29 Nov, 2009

    Never thought about using these before, what a great idea, thanks Maratha

  • Drakes 29 Nov, 2009

    Great idea!!! But it's on Martha, so of course it's a great idea :o)

  • bejay136 28 Nov, 2009

    I have carpal tunnel which makes it difficult to flip through recipes in my recipe box. This is a nice solution to my problem!

  • MorgynBPT 27 Nov, 2009

    Amazon.com has them as well. OfficeMax, OfficeDepot, Staples,

  • DecemberDiva 1 Aug, 2009

    I was just wondering how to compile my recipes in a neat way and here it is! :))

  • carolinetdavis 29 Jul, 2009

    The photo pages are available at www.exposuresonline.com. Sometimes they are on sale on the website.

  • Mfosterjeweler 29 Jul, 2009

    I scan mine into Acrobat- and then have it in a directory.

  • kaseremak 29 Jul, 2009

    What a great idea! The recipe cards from Martha Stewart Living will fit right in!
    Thanks!

  • SharifahSalmi 11 Jul, 2008

    very good idea

  • lilysnana55 12 Jun, 2008

    There are some great ideas shared on this discussion thread, thanks, everyone, for sharing! All your suggestions make me want to organize my loose recipes right away!

  • lilysnana55 12 Jun, 2008

    There are some great ideas shared on this discussion thread, thanks, everyone, for sharing! All your suggestions make me want to organize my loose recipes right away!

  • levonnept1 12 Jun, 2008

    I've been doing this with all my clipped, downloaded, and copied recipes for years. I file them in old three-ring binders which are labeled by category (poultry, drinks, salads, et cetera). I downloaded pictures from the internet and printed them on photo paper, then slipped them under the front cover of each one (for example, a tray of cookies on one of the dessert binders).

  • azgrandma 12 Jun, 2008

    I have been doing this for years. Put a cup hook under your cabinet and hang a binder clip to hold your recipe. Recipes stay clean and are easy to refile.

  • redhair 12 Jun, 2008

    http://successfulsimplicity.com/products.aspx provides all you need to get started. A pretty binder with sleeves, tabs, helpful organizing tips

  • redhair 12 Jun, 2008

    I did my binders (I have grown into 3) a few years ago

  • WesternLady 12 Jun, 2008

    I started doing this several years ago, when I used some of Martha's downloaded recipes and the sheets of paper kept getting dirty and I got tired of re-printing them! I have mine separated into different categories like a cookbook: appetizers, salads, sides, main dishes, beef, pork, etc. Holiday collections are kept in a separate binder. Both are marked with tabs.

  • apariani 7 Apr, 2008

    I've looked at various office supply stores and all I can find are pages that hold tw 4"x6" photos. If someone could tell me who makes these sheets and where to find them, I'd be very grateful!

  • vshelton 4 Apr, 2008

    I have made several of these for wedding gifts and my children with everyday simple recipes and cooking tips the books do not tell you. vs

  • vshelton 4 Apr, 2008

    I have made several of these for wedding gifts and my children with everyday simple recipes and cooking tips the books do not tell you. vs

  • vshelton 4 Apr, 2008

    I have made several of these for wedding gifts and my children with everyday simple recipes and cooking tips the books do not tell you. vs

  • Karolyn 4 Apr, 2008

    I can't believe I didn't think of this!!!

  • amarge 4 Apr, 2008

    Office Depot or any office supply store carries these.

  • amarge 4 Apr, 2008

    Office Depot or any office supply store carries these.

  • amarge 4 Apr, 2008

    Office Depot or any office supply store carries these.

  • apariani 4 Apr, 2008

    Can anyone tell me who makes these sheets? I can't find them anywhere.

  • Cinderrella 10 Mar, 2008

    I use regular sheet protectors for magazine clipings and web prints as well. I have also bought pretty photo albums and just added self-adhesive tabs , this way I get to choose the categories and it matches my decor.

  • csc1909 28 Jan, 2008

    i laminte recipes if possible and bind them together in a file

  • mmsrjs 10 Jan, 2008

    THANKS FOR THIS IDEA MARTHA, I CAN REALLY REALLY USE IT.