Sometimes, it can be kind of hard to find what you’re looking for, whether you’re in a hurry, or you just can’t seem to remember which recipes you were excited about when you first skimmed through the book.
The best thing to do is keep things organized by marking the recipes you want to come back to with Post-it® Flags or Post-it® Tabs. Here are a few useful ways to keep things fast, easy and accessible.
Use different colors of Post-it® Flags to mark ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers and snacks, or divide your cookbooks or recipe binder into sections using Post-it® Tabs labeled with your categories.
If you’re planning a party or cooking for more than one type of diet (like a vegetarian and an avowed carnivore in the same house), use Post-it® Flags in different colors for each special diet.
Assign a different color Post-it® Page Marker to levels of complexity in recipes – green for simple, yellow for medium and pink for fancy or complicated. Then, write the number of minutes each recipe would take on the page marker, so you can choose a recipe to make based on how much time you’ve got. (You might want to note how much time for prep versus how much time to cook recipes, too.)
If you’re cooking for a crowd, you can mark recipes that each family member likes and dislikes – or choose colors to represent recipes that are favorites for the grown-ups, for the kids or for the whole family.
Don’t forget to have a little fun with recipes you’re really excited about – and give yourself a great source of inspiration when you’re looking for new ideas. A great way to do it is to mark recipes perfect for spring, summer, fall and winter – or for special occasions like birthdays and holidays.