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Stefanie Tsabar

Spruce up your recipe collection


When it’s 6 pm and you’re exhausted, wouldn’t it make you happy to have dinner come together super fast?

I used to get a pit in my stomach at that time of day because I’d either end up making one of the same boring meals we had all the time or I’d panic about not having any idea what to cook.

That all changed once I figured out how to create a body of recipes that support me.

I learned how to hand-pick recipes that matched my lifestyle and tastes before putting them in order.

In other words, it’s not simply about organizing them in a pretty way. It’s about learning how to dust off, spruce up and pare down your recipes once and for all.

Today’s video is the 2nd video in my 3-part series Organize Your Recipes and De-clutter Your Mind. (Click here to watch video 1: How to choose the right recipes.)

If you are someone who is aching for inspiration and ease when cooking dinner, then I think you’ll find today’s video just what you need.

If you have a friend who is in a dinner rut, share this email with them! They might find the inspiration and guidance they need to create their best recipe collection once and for all.

2 comments… add one
  • I love this method (I have read her book and love it!). My question is how to “keep” the recipes that are in cookbooks. I can delete the pins and my boards, toss the tear-outs from magazines, but what about all of the recipes in cookbooks. Should I earmark the ones I want to cook and assume that the ones that aren’t earmarked aren’t ones I won’t cook?

    • Stefanie Tsabar

      Hi Stephanie – Yes, for now, that’s totally fine. My next video will give specific instructions for how to handle recipes from cookbooks in terms of how to store them. In a nutshell – Where do you keep your master list of recipes? If you store them in an online app, create a recipe page in your app with the recipes from your cookbooks. You don’t have to type out the entire recipe, but it’s important to have all the names in one place. If you keep your master list in a printed binder, then create a separate page with the recipes from your cookbooks. Again, you wouldn’t need to type/write the entire recipe. It’s just a place holder so that when you are meal planning, you have every single recipe in one spot. I’ll go into it in more detail in the next video. Hope this helps!

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