My mom keeps a manila folder on her cookbook shelf. Inside, she stores recipes from magazine clippings, photocopied library book pages, yellowing index cards from Great Grandma Ruby, and post-its from her grad school days. Forget organization—she never sorted any of them by course or alphabetically!
Then there’s me, who electronically bookmarks recipes on her computer from Cooking Light, Eating Well, AllRecipes, and Food.com. Yes, I did save them by category—cookies, muffins, chicken, side dishes, etc.—but it can be a hassle to retrieve the recipes from so many different websites!
Which is why I’m SO happy to announce my new partnership with ZipList! Once you sign up for FREE, you can save all of your favorite recipes from Foods for the Soul and lots of other mouthwatering sites in your Recipe Box, which can be accessed through my main navigation menu bar.
To save recipes to your Recipe Box, simply click on the “Save Recipe” button, located in the top right corner of the recipe. You can also print recipes, if you like to save paper copies like my mom and her manila folder!
You’ll also notice a drop-down menu with a Shopping List (which you can also view on your mobile device using their app!), Meal Planner (stay organized by adding recipes from your Recipe Box to any day of the week!), and Grocery Deals (personalized for your hometown!).
I really encourage you to check out ZipList. And if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to voice them in the comments below!
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says...
Hi, Amy! Love ZipList! At Two Healthy Kitchens, we run ZipList and EasyRecipe in tandem, because ZipList offers so much great functionality for our readers. Great idea to explain how to use it – so many functions that I’m not sure readers even realize are available to them! Oh – and I have to smile about the manilla folder/electronic bookmarking conundrum … I basically personify the best and worst of BOTH scenarios!!!!
There’s something to be said about having that paper copy in front of you! Most of the time, I write out a recipe onto a post-it note before making it in the kitchen or saving it on my computer. There’s much less hazard of covering a post-it with butter and flour than there is with my laptop!