The Library is my favorite place in the whole wide world. Out here in the suburbs we have a small little library, but I can still remember taking long lunches at the Vancouver Library, the third largest library in Canada. While my reading material has changed slightly since my single days living downtown (less fashion, more home), I still check out armfuls of Cookbooks from the library every month!
I like to try at least one new recipe every week. Not every recipe is a winner, but when I find one that is I needed somewhere to keep it. The obvious choice was a recipe box. I found one at Michaels for $5 with a 40% off coupon it only cost me $3. It was exactly what I was looking for, but when I got it home . . . it looked a little . . . old fashioned.
So first I removed the little gold clasp, then I removed the top, filled the holes in with wood filler and painted it. I used some left over paint from the Townhouse Mudroom, Martha Stewart's Bay Leaf Green.
And after adding a little name plate it was exactly what I was looking for!
Recipe Box $3
Name Plate $1
Green Paint Free (leftover from Mudroom)
Wood Filler Free (leftover from our old Dining Table)
Final Cost: $4 :)
I still need section dividers but I plan on using some old scrapbook paper for those!
So we now have a recipe box, and our cork tiles to store our recipes, where do you store yours? I'm hoping to find some online reasources for storing recipes, but first I'll need a kitchen computer system ;) wink wink Lee :)