Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The quickest obstacle to success in the kitchen is lack of organization. Find a single tool that works for you and use it consistently. My tool is AllRecipes. It's free for regular use and has a recipe box. The recipe box allows you to keep up with their recipes that you like, your own recipes that you type in, links to recipes online, and references to recipes in books. Each entry can be assigned to multiple categories (ground beef, Italian, grilling, etc.), so you can pull up all your recipes for any need you come up with. You can rate recipes and easily find your favorites. Free users can add a few notes. Paid users can modify recipes. Food Network has a similar tool on their website, and there are numerous others. The point is that you can't follow your recipes if you can't find them. Find a good tool, use it liberally, and stick with it. You won't regret it.