While I don't consider myself much of a chef, I do have a few tried and true recipes that I need to hold on to. Previously, I was using the scraps-of-scribbed-paper-stuffed-in-a-cookbook method of organization (most of these scraps of paper were covered in various unidentifiable spills too - yikes!). Now, though, using these free printable recipe cards has definitely simplified life in the kitchen for me. All my recipes are in one place, the key ring makes them easy to rearrange and organize, and the plastic sleeves protect them from my clumsiness.
I've made these free printable recipe cards available to you via the link below - keep reading to see how to turn them into a spill-proof mini cookbook.
- Recipe card printable
- One screwball key ring
- 4 x 6" vinyl recipe card covers
- 8.5 x 11" cardstock
- One-hole punch
- Scissors or paper cutter
Click here to download the free printable recipe cards. When printing, set the printer's preferences to "US Letter - No Border," and print at 100%. Print a few pages on the cardstock, and cut out the recipe cards with scissors or a paper trimmer.
Place each recipe card inside a vinyl sleeve, with the cards sitting flush at the bottom of each pocket. The recipe cards will be slightly shorter than the height of the sleeve.
At each corner, punch a single hole. Then trim the excess vinyl at the top of each sleeve.
Slide the cards onto the screwball key ring, and you're in business! Since they all sit on a key ring, you can rearrange them, swap them out, or add more recipe cards as you need to.
There's nothing like being in an organized kitchen, and having your recipes all in one tidy spot is a fantastic way to start. Also, this would make a sweet gift to give to a friend or co-worker who loves being in the kitchen!