For years now I've kept my recipes in a notebook and file folder--no order, just a completely disorganized and random mess! Whenever I wanted a recipe that I knew was in there (or thought had to be in there), I had to go through every scrap of paper one by one. Not a very good system. But no more! I finally went through them all yesterday--threw away quite a few that I'd been saving and never tried--and got the "good ones" in plastic sleeves and grouped appropriately! Now to get a bigger notebook and make some tabs!
I can't remember what recipe I started out looking for when the urge-to-organize hit, but I did end up making some pretty good soup and a pie before the day was over. Recipes to follow . . .