If you’re a rock star when it comes to collecting recipes, welcome to the band. I’ve been a recipe collector extraordinaire since the day I got married. Recipes are a great passion of mine and the drawers, folders, recipe boxes, and tins filled with recipes support this fact.
In addition to a cookbook collection that would make AMAZON green with envy, I have recipes snipped from favorite magazines, newspapers, books, and index cards where I’ve jotted down recipes on the fly. Not only are these recipes a great source for cooking, they’re unbelievably precious for strolling down memory lane. I often jot little notes on recipes such as, “My husband said this was his favorite chicken ever” or “(insert daughter’s name) and I made these on a cold December evening.”
The recipes and the notes allow me to relive the magic all over again.
I also love to come up with my own recipes and concoctions – so I write them down as well with step by step instructions and amendments. More paper, more index cards, more recipes…
After years of cooking and collecting, they’re everywhere! When I set out to find one, it can be like The Amazing Race taking place in my kitchen. Recently, I had an epic search for a favorite sugar cookie icing recipe. I’ll never get the 30 minutes I spent searching back, but it was kind of a kick to visit with all of the memories.
The gorgeous Wicker File Basket by Bond Helman pictured above would be ideal to keep all of these recipes in – all in one place, neat as a pin. I could even separate them by categories. The wicker file basket even has handles on both sides, so it could easily be carried to and from other rooms. After all, Rock Star cooks can sort through recipes even while watching television.
How much easier would it have been to simply look for my icing recipe in one place – in a gorgeous wicker organizer under the file “Icings.” Simple!
I’ll be honest, it’ll take more than one wicker file for my recipes but that’s okay. I even have a shelf in my pantry in mind for them. Currently it’s covered with messy files, folders, and thin, paperback recipe books. These wicker baskets will make it all so much more attractive.
As a bonus, I won’t have to turn the kitchen upside down looking for that certain recipe ever again. These searches unnerve the cat even more than they do me.
*** It just occurred to me how perfect this wicker basket would be for organizing craft supplies, too. Hmm, two may not be enough…