I have been watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix obsessively and now have this unrelenting need to get organized and downsize. As I was purging closets and deciding what “sparks joy,” as Kondo advises one to do, I started thinking about the kitchen. (All roads to lead to the kitchen with me). How to organize recipes came to mind.
My first foray into organizing recipes was to simply create a folder on my computer and bookmark the recipe. This method is excellent for its simplicity. It falls down a bit when you are looking for a recipe, and you have no idea its name. You have to be online to access the website and rely on it still being in the same location it was when you found it. I found, over time, sites shut down, or recipes were placed behind a paywall making it challenging to access. There had to be a better way, so off I went to find the best way to organize recipes.
I tried the Paprika Recipe Manager, Pepperplate, Pocket, and Pinterest. There are pros and cons to each one, but to me, there is a standout method.
Which one is right for you?
Let’s go to the Chalkboard.…