Teaching myself to cook, one recipe at a time.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Recipes

My method of storing recipes when I lived in my little Pennsylvania apartment consisted of pinning them to a bulletin board in my kitchen. When I moved out, a friend gave me a recipe binder with plastic sleeves to slip all the scraps of paper in. Over the years, I consistently added to that binder with printouts from allrecipes.com, covered in handwritten notes and alterations, until it was bursting.

To preserve the recipes I liked and to make room for new ones in my trusty green binder, I used Tastebook.com. They provide professionally-printed recipes, either your own uploaded ones or some from on the site. So, I was able to remove most of my printouts and start over.

A bit of honesty here: I am not going to share the first book that I made, simply because I liberally "borrowed" images for my recipes without giving due credit. I never intended for it to see public use, so I didn't bother. I am, however, willing to share it with any readers who request it (send me your email address and I'll send you an invitation).

But I recently completed that book, and since I liked the quality of it so much, I have started a second one. I am willing to share this one, since I will only use my own images for the recipes. I generally upload the recipes that I've posted here several days later. As I write this post, the book is empty, but it will soon have my salsa recipe. As I continue to post in this blog, I will continue to upload new recipes to that book, unless it's a recipe that I've already had printed. This will solve my issue of whether or not to post recipes to the blog itself.

To access it, just click on the "Kitchen Experiments" widget on the right sidebar. You shouldn't have to buy anything, though the option will be there if you'd like to. And if you have any problems accessing the collection, please send me a note to let me know.

Happy cooking.

1 comment:

  1. I love your cooking blog! I have been learning so much through it. Thanks! Can you share the tastebook with me? carrie.boswell92@gmail.com