My techie husband is always on the lookout for better ways to organize my obsession with food. Me, not so much. I’m hopelessly disorganized, with pages of newspaper and magazine recipes folded messily into dog-eared pages of cookbooks.
With so many digital options today, I’ve surprisingly turned to Pinterest to help me track and manage new recipes. New (untried) recipes are posted to the Must Try board; if a dish goes over well it is shifted to the Recipes that Rock board.
Still, there a great many other options for people who really enjoy organizing their recipes.
Eat Your Books (Free and Paid Versions)
At Eat Your Books you can find digital recipes from physical magazines, blogs and cookbooks that you already own, which means I can locate that one pasta salad from the June 2010 Bon Appetit without having to dig through pages of content.
Evernote Food (Free)
I’m already a convert of Evernote as a way to make notes and keep digital content at hand (I read my wedding vows off Evernote, for goodness sakes), but the Evernote Food edition allows you to index recipes with the My Cookbook feature, while also documenting and mapping your dining experience at restaurants.
“It’s like iTunes for recipes,” touts the App Store. I’m already an Apple fangirl, and my friend Jen swears by MacGourmet to catalog her recipes. The app allows you to add your own photos, scale dishes and click and drag recipes from the web. If you want a more tailored approach to organization, this is the option for you.