Thursday, 10 January 2013
Exciting Discovery for Recipe Organisation - MS OneNote!
The other day I wondered if there was some kind of template I could use to start recording all our favourite recipes on the computer. Did you know that there is a whole program that has a recipe template already in it all set up and ready to go? Neither did I. The answer is Microsoft OneNote. I happen to already have this on my computer. It came with the Academic suite of Microsoft programs I bought 18 months ago - you may well have it and not know about it either.
The template is super easy to use. You just click on the tab, click on the spot to add a new page and off you go. You can add tabs, you can rearrange the recipes in alphabetical order (a special treat for obsessive people like me) and there are already a handful of recipes in there!
So, here is something I want to do throughout the year: add my family recipes to my OneNote Recipe Book. What I especially wanted to be able to do was to add a short narrative about the recipe and what makes it special to us, or where it came from...like my Granny's pavlova recipe or Dh's favourite dip and the way it has evolved to what I make today. Those stories tell something about us as a family and it is a heritage I want to be able to pass on to my children.
How do you store your recipe collection?
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