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. Two clicks and it was saved. This method is great for its simplicity. It falls down a bit when you are looking for a recipe and you have no idea what it is called. You have to be online to access the website and rely on the recipe still being in the same location it was when you found it. I found, over time, websites shut down or recipes were placed behind a paywall making it difficult 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.…