Organizing Recipes You Find Online

Aug 6, 2013
Have you ever found a cooking recipe that you really loved online, put off saving it, and then the next time you wanted to make it, you couldn't find the recipe??

This has happened to me more often than I like to admit, so what I'm trying to do now now is collect and organize the recipes I find online, using Pinterest. I created a board for 'Recipes to Try,' and that's where I've been pinning all the recipes that I may want to try making someday.

It's a work in progress, but I think it will be a useful reference when I'm stuck trying to figure out what to make for dinner.

For example, just the other night I made this simple, but delicious recipe for baked salmon that I found on AllRecipes and pinned on Pinterest. 


Since my husband and I have determined that the recipe is a definite keeper, I printed it and added it to the fish section of my Recipe Binder.

So far, I like this method of collecting the recipes I find because I prefer to have one online resource as opposed to setting up several different accounts with various recipe sites.

How about you? How do you organize your recipes??

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  1. I use allrecipes to keep my online as well as personal recipes. You can create a weblink to a recipe that you see online once you've determined that you want to keep it. There is also a reference that you can add for a recipe that you found in a cookbook where you can put the book title, recipe title and page number where it can be found. I too did not want to subscribe to every website so this site allows me to consolidate all recipes. I have started to use Pinterest for recipes I want to try. Once I've tried them and like them, I'll either re-enter it into Allrecipes or put the weblink to it in Allrecipes.

    1. Sounds like a great way to organize digitally! Thanks for sharing Liana! :)

  2. Please give Pepperplate a try! I found it while looking up a free meal planner. You can add recipes by adding a button to your browser or add them in manually, organize them by categories, create a shopping list of ingredients and plan out your meals. It's also cross-platform, so you can get it on your phone, tab and computer. :)

  3. What has happened to you so had happened to me last week. I liked one of the recipe that I found online and I cooked it with huge success. Since then I keep checking for new recipes online and this is going to be an addition to the same.

  4. I use Yummy Soup which is an app with a web importer. I use a mac and it also has a mobile app for my iPad. It's an awesome app, however the web importer doesn't always recognize an online recipe though.

  5. I will write this down in my recipe book and will try this weekend. Thanks for Sharing!


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