All of our favorite recipes are on recipe cards. Many come from Pinterest, and while I do have some cookbooks, I don't like taking up valuable counter space while I'm cooking. If a meal from any source is deemed a "keeper," I write it on a card.
Storing the cards in a box is great in theory, but I found that the recipes I used regularly ended up in a pile next to/on top of/underneath where they were supposed to go. Not organized at all, and the clutter was starting to get to me.
The solution came to me one day when I was cleaning off the fridge. If Pinterest has taught me anything, it's that just about anything under the sun can be re-purposed. I was planning on putting a magnetic picture frame in the yard sale pile until I realized it could hold a few recipe cards. So, I gave it a trial run with a few of my favorites, and I was very happy with the result.
Since it worked so well, I decided I could use a few more frames to store different categories. I could have bought more at the Dollar Tree, but I put a out plea on Facebook first, and sure enough, my friend Sue gave me some that were taking up space in her house. Win-win!
The only problem was, my favorite recipe cards are a bit loved...
Here they are at home on the side of my fridge with my cooking reference sheets, grocery list, etc.
They may not be something you'd find in a designer kitchen, but they're practical, pretty, and free. I count that as a success!