I adore poring over cookbooks. The pictures are beautiful and everything seems so delicious. And there is something so satisfying about holding a heavy, pretty cookbook in your hands.
I've done a detailed study of the first recently and checked the latter two (1,2) out of the library this week.
But, I find that as much as I enjoy cookbooks, the recipes I actually use the most are almost always printed from the Internet or passed on by family and friends. Which means that I spend most of my recipe time poring over this heavy but exceedingly ugly binder.
Note the sole decoration - the original manufacturer sticker on the spine - it's been the aesthetic theme of this binder for about ten years. Not anymore! I started with some patterned cardstock, coordinating solid colors and a big stack of bright white cardstock. Also, four 1" binders with view pockets.
A little snipping and a little glueing and voila...
I'm so excited to be working with smaller binders instead of lugging the dirty behemoth around the house. And I love how much prettier they are!
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