After I graduated from college, I started cooking more frequently. And, I’m lucky enough to have lots of people in my family who have passed down recipes so my collection grew quickly. For a while I kept my recipes on top of the fridge, then in a drawer, then in a folder, and eventually in a three-ring binder. Recently I’ve outgrown my 1 inch three-ring binder and had to move into a larger one. Here’s how I keep all of my recipes, and in turn, my kitchen semi-organized.
Posts tagged ‘kitchen’
When my husband and I bought our house two years ago, we knew that we were going to completely renovate the kitchen. But, because our house is quite a fixer-upper, we didn’t know when a kitchen renovation was going to take place. In the interim, we had to do something to make it livable. With a budget set at $600, we picked the most important and economical features to fix. This meant that appliances, counter tops and cabinets were off the list. But, we made a substantial visual impact by changing paint, fixtures, lighting, and flooring. And, we made a substantial functional impact by creating a work space from a previously unused area.
Last night I had a serious hankering for some omega-3s. While I’m much like a bear in that I can eat salmon in most any form, at most any time, for most any meal, my husband has a normal human-level of interest in salmon and was frankly getting bored with our standard “salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil slathered slab of salmon.” So, I did what I usually do when I’m looking for a new recipe that I don’t have time to tinker with – I googled “Ina Garten (insert main ingredient here.)” If ever I am looking for a sure fire recipe on short notice, Ina rarely lets me down.