Our recipe file has finally reached an unmanageable state of chaos. Even calling it a file implies a certain basic level or organization that we are lacking. Spread throughout the house–a bookshelf in the living room, a microwave cart in the dining room (classy right?–it’s being used as a china cabinet which is even better), in the magazine rack, on the kitchen counter and even by the bed, we have recipes everywhere. Somehow we’ve been able to remember whether to look for a taped down recipe in a composition book (a long-ago failed attempt at recipe wrangling), find the brown sugar or olive oil speckled piece of paper and check for the post-it book mark in a certain Cooking Light. How we manage to locate anything is somewhat of a mystery, but it’s time to do something better.
I’d like to introduce you to the Olliff-O’Connor family recipe blog. I’ve set up the categories of Main Dish, Side Dish, Salad, Dessert, Bread and Drink and will also use more specific tags (like “chicken”) to organize things and make it easily searchable.