Collect recipes and meal ideas.
I have been cooking and baking since I was a child. I have collected many recipes along the way. I am lucky and I own quite a lot of cookery books, but I don't stop at that! For years I have been cutting recipes out of magazines and jotting them down as I find them. I use recipes from TV programmes and off the internet too. I have worked my way through many books!
Years ago I collected a Gary Rhodes recipe collection. I think it was weekly and I had it put by for me at my local shop. When I looked at it recently, I realised that I hardly look at it or cook from it, so I got rid of all the recipes I would never cook ever. There were many different binders and I reduced it to one file.
My odd scraps of paper jottings and magazine cuttings first went into this a4 book
Then when this became full...
This was a present from my lovely son x
Then I started to fill this a5 pad I had spare...
It's upside down??? Not sure how that happened!
The next is just for meat recipes...
This one is just for baking...
Finally, my daughter bought me this recipe book and I've almost filled it too. I am on the lookout for my next book now.
Collecting recipes is a thrifty tip because you can make your own book even if you can't afford to buy recipe books.
You could also borrow cookery books to try out from the library before you actually buy one.
I also pick them up really cheap from carboot sales. I sell on the ones I don't use for pennies too, hopefully helping someone out, so they can have a go at cooking from scratch.
Does anyone else make their own cookbooks?
Thanks for reading,