I enjoy cooking and also enjoy cooking magazines. I often find recipes that I want to try. For the longest time, I didn’t know how to organize my recipes. I began a binder entitled “Andrea’s Recipes”. In this binder, I typed in all of my favorite recipes, printed them, and divided them by section (Breakfast, Dinner, Sides, Desserts, etc.).
When I found a new recipe from a magazine, I would tear it out and stick it in the front of my binder. Pretty soon, the front of the binder was full. Then I decided to begin file folders for new recipes (using the same sections as my binder). Only once I have tried a recipe and like it, do I stick it in the front of the binder to be entered onto the computer, printed, and added to the correct section.
Usually, I try new recipes and don’t like them. I am a relatively picky eater. Today, though, I tried a new recipe and liked it. The recipe is Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meal of Red and Green Pesto with Pasta and Lemon Shrimp. I was so proud that my meal even looked like the picture! The meal was the perfect blend of flavors with just a bit of a kick, plus I learned how to char red peppers and scrape off the skin.