Challenge: Organise old food magazine recipes

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

 I love that you are all enjoying these challenges!! 

This weeks challenge is to organise that pile of old food magazines (such as Super Food Idea’s, Good Taste, Donna Hay etc) that you have in the back of your cupboard.  Through the school holiday’s as mentioned HERE I sorted a pile of papers.  I completed this challenge and I LOVE that I finally got around to doing it.  I have a great new system that makes it easy to pick new recipes to put on my meal planner.


Read through each magazine and rip out the recipes that you would like to cook one day.

You could do this either:

  • While watching your favourite TV Show
  • Talking on the phone
  • Waiting for the kids in the car pick up line
  • Waiting for the kids at the after school sporting events
  • On your lunch break
  • On the train to work
  • Read through one each night before you go to sleep

Tomorrow I will post on how to organise your pile.

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kayley woods October 17, 2010 - 2:37 AM

herb stuffed leg of lamb
beef and vegetable lettuce wraps
Vanilla apricot sundae with frozen yogurt and berries
Cherry cheesecake with golden crust
Caramel apples with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream

hehe i did this while throwing out all my old juck mail so they are all from coles catalog does that still count?
oh and i confirm that you have completed all required to enter the giveaway.

Cathy October 17, 2010 - 6:30 PM

Slow-Roasted Rosemary Garlic Lamb Shanks
Garlic & Lemon Chicken Cutlets
White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake
Peanut Butter Fudge
Ham, Pineapple & Cheese Pizza Scrolls

Just typing these are making me hungry!!

I think I'll be spending time in the kitchen today.

Samantha October 18, 2010 - 6:03 AM

I don't buy recipe books. I get all of family dinners from and as we have turned vegetarian we don't eat a HUGE range of dinners. However, I have certainly recycled recipes we have tried and didn't like. The following are the 3 I have looked at and printed previously but not tried.

Gnocchi with roasted pumpkin and sage burnt butter sauce
Berry & Mascarpone tart
Thai fish cakes with pickled cucumber

Kylie October 20, 2010 - 9:54 PM

Fudgy Choc Brownies (my kids are begging me to make them)
Chicken Caesar Salad
Magical Mini Muffins (they have ham and cheese in them, from a section on kids parties)
Hoisin Pork Stir Fry
Lemon Cheesecake (low-fat version)

so many more great recipes to try out, glad I took the time to read through the magazines again.
Am about to go update my facebook status.

Nikki October 17, 2013 - 3:20 PM

I have hundreds of recipes magazines I think I am a hoarder. I am going to go through them and clean them up.

Katrina October 17, 2013 - 8:31 PM

I like recipe magazines too Nikki, however, best to only keep the recipes you really want to cook, won’t take up so much space 🙂

Elisabete October 28, 2013 - 2:29 PM

I just stumbled across this great challenge. Can you please tell me what you do with all the cut out recipes? I can’t find the answer anywhere on your site.

Elisabete October 28, 2013 - 3:21 PM

Nevermind, I just clicked on your “HERE” link at the top of this page.

Phoebe January 22, 2014 - 9:37 AM

You can file your magazine recipe pages in one of those concettina cardboard files. They are about $5. You can file them under main meals, desserts, favourites etc. They will probably hold quite a few pages. You can probably buy another one to put your personal papers and bills in.


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