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Recipe Book Section Headers

Posted by Brian T on Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Here's how I organized "Dad's Cookbook."  I was determined to give my kids all the recipes I used as they grew up.  Part 16 is where I put recipes that I can't decide to keep or toss, maybe they need some tweaking.  I will say that this organization has stood the test of time.  Whatever you get used to, I suppose.

1.0  Hors d'ouvres & Dips

2.0 Sauces, Spice Mixes & Marinades

3.0 Coatings & Batters

4.0 Beef & Bison

5.0 Birds & Eggs

6.0 Fish & Seafood

7.0 Pork & Lamb

8.0  Cheese

9.0 Potatoes, Pasta, Rice & Veggies

10.0 Salads & Salad Dressings

11.0 Soups

12.0 Pickles

13.0 Pastry & Desserts

14.0 Pizza & Fresh Pasta

15. Serious BBQ

16. Possibly Good Recipes

I typed the recipes to fill the pages, just a decimal listing, not alphabetical.  For example, 2.21 Alfredo Cheese Sauce, 2.22 Mango Salsa, 2.23 Pizza Sauce.  Of course some things get multiple listings,   My home-made pizza sauce turns up again as 14.2.

 



2 comments on “Recipe Book Section Headers”

pstroud1 Says:
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 @5:30:29 PM

Looks like someone is going to love you for fixing up those old recipes so they will remain in the family.
Good job, Paul

Brian T Says:
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 @8:21:49 PM

I did this for my kids when they left for university. I was determined to break the pattern where "Mom's recipes died with her". Well, Dad's recipes won't die with him/me. I did an inventory of the recipes and sent each kid off with the recipe book and a box of every herb/spice/oil/condiment needed to make everything. In that day and time, about $150.00.
They buy only the fresh stuff = done deal.

At the same time, I can't believe how hard it is to convince others to do likewise.

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