I don’t know about you, but my computer has become just as important in my kitchen as my stand mixer and I could not live without my stand mixer. I have a few cookbooks that I look to for inspiration and recipes but most of the time I turn to pinterest.com or other online sources for new recipes and ideas. Since almost all of my weekly recipes (new and old) are housed in my email or on my pinboards I can’t get through prepping for a meal without consulting the internet. As a result, and as much as I try to avoid it, my laptop and iPhone are often smeared with olive oil or dusted with flour. Yuck.
I miss the old-fashioned hand printed recipe cards that my mom used and love when I pull out an old family favorite written on an index card in my Grammy’s hand writing. I’m only a short time into married life, but I often think about the family we are building. What will we leave behind? Which recipes will be my granddaughters’ favorites and will they recreate them in their own kitchens someday? In the past I’ve attempted (read: thought about attempting) to overhall my recipe folder of computer printouts and handwrite all of my favorite recipes to keep, but, let’s be honest, that is never going to happen.
That’s why I was so thrilled when I stumbled upon this free recipe card maker from Skip to My Lou! It’s easy to use and creates a super cute recipe card in a flash. I’m hoping to get in the habit of making my recipe cards as I go each week when I meal plan – eventually maybe all of our old favorites will be accounted for. I know it’s not hand written, but I’m hoping to meet in the middle here – a nice pass-on-able recipe card and a way to keep my computer flour-free!