I love Pinterest just as much as the next gal, and especially love saving recipes for baked goods I come across. Salted caramel pie? Peanut butter truffle brownies? Homemade Girl Scout cookies? Don’t mind if I do.
But this is the think with Pinterest, I pin something delightful and then get distracted by something shiny and forget I ever pinned that must try treat. It gets lost. So to solve this so no treat goes unnoticed (or unbaked), I make sure that I print the recipes right away and collect them into a recipe book for safe keeping. Here’s the simple how-to.
Making Your Holiday Treats Recipe Folder 1 of 9
Collecting Recipes 2 of 9
Pinterest has taken my recipes for baked goods to a whole other level. I'm constantly finding must-try treats and I save them all together on a board (you can see my baked board right here). But I found that they just sit there going untried if I don't print them out.
Selecting the Recipes 3 of 9
If I don't visit the page of the recipes right away, they often get lost amongst other pins and I never try them out. My son even likes picking out the ones that look the best with me.
Printing the Recipes 4 of 9
If I find one I absolutely can't resist, I make sure to push print from the screen right away. With my HP printer, this can all be done wirelessly so I don't have to worry about plugging it in to my computer. I can even do it straight from my phone.
Recipe Book Supplies 5 of 9
After printing off numerous recipes from my HP printer, I thought I better organize them. With just a simple three-ring binder and sheet protectors, my book is growing daily. I like to use the sheet protectors so any baking messes can easily be wiped off instead of ruining the pages.
Printed Recipe Book 6 of 9
It might be old fashioned of me, but I like to have a physical recipe in front of me when baking. The finished recipe book is customized with my tried-and-true favorites and can easily be added to in the future.
Taking Notes 7 of 9
Another great thing about creating this not-too-precious book (where the recipes can easily be printed off again) is that I can add notes in the margin or if a recipe simply doesn't work, it can be tossed.
Packaging Ideas 8 of 9
I also save a board of packaging ideas so that if the finished treats are used as gifts, I know just the right way to present them. If I especially love an idea, I print it off with my HP printer and save it with the recipe it would work with.
Finished Treats 9 of 9
Here is one example of the fruits of my labor. All of these recipes were found on Pinterest, printed, than added to my recipe book. I packaged them up to deliver to my friends and neighbors for this holiday season.