Hence, the recipes pile up fast. Especially when I seem to add a new food blog to the reader every week or so. Like this morning, I was checking new food posts and the blogger was all, "here are my 5 favorite food blogs!" and since I didn't follow any of them I checked them out. And then I was all like, "ALL OF THEM!" and subsequently clicked five feed buttons.
|63 posts with recipes in them that need to go to Evernote. Egads! |
Also, note my "Science" feed is currently very unread.
My email inbox also has many recipes from Real Simple and MyRecipes.com that need to go into Evernote. There were about 20 in there as of today. Oy. So yeah, I need to overcome my summer laziness* and tackle my electronic recipe piles.
Seriously guys, if you're like me and have tons of recipes you want to keep track of, Evernote is the way to go.** You can tag recipes, add a link to the recipe's origin (I do it so I can bring up more detailed cooking instructions from the original post), and paste a drool-worthy picture of the final product. I originally tried to make a recipe binder for the recipes I found, but copying and pasting recipes into Word and then printing them out was a huge time-suck and tree-killer. I still have the binder for clipped recipes from magazines and newspapers but since most of my recipes come from the interwebs, Evernote has been a godsend. Cooking has gotten even better since Kevin bought an iPad. I can commandeer it before dinner and bring up the Evernote app instead of wasting precious counter space with my laptop which never has enough battery life to get me through prepping a meal, these days.
How do you guys save recipes? A note-taking application? Handwritten in a lovely notebook?
* Training for my summer job as a beverage cart girl at a local golf course starts next week. So most days I'm in my pjs and in front of the computer until around noon.
** I swear Evernote has not paid me to gush about them. I just love it that much.