Thursday, May 19, 2016

19 UHeart Organizing: Free Recipe Binder Printables

We have been huge recipe binder fans for years now (check out this super old post here); especially since Pinterest came about and I became a recipe pinning fanatic.  I like keeping my favorite clippings and printed pages right at my fingertips, and an organized binder is such an easy way to do so.  I was thrilled to see that my good friend, Aniko, has similar feelings on the topic.  She was kind enough to join us today with some free recipe binder printables, that she created by hand!  I am so in love with her beautiful work, I couldn't print these off fast enough.

Hello, iHeart readers! It's Aniko from Place of My Taste, and I am so grateful to be here again this year! I was delighted to be part of the team last year, and I am so over the moon excited that Jen kept our contributorship going. As my first contribution to the iHeart blog in 2016, I brought some lovely Mini recipe binder printable pages. How cool is that? I am now taking life a little slower, after our fun Family Room Makeover that we revealed just last week. It was a long 5-week progress, but the result is so fantastic that I want to do nothing but sit in that room and relax.

I know that these days you can save and bookmark your favorite recipes on your smartphone, which allows you to access it later if you wish. But I am also positive that we all have those recipes that we keep forever, and they perhaps are the ones that were handwritten by your mom or grandma, and you just don't want to throw them away.

Well, I have a few different piles of those recipes and I have been meaning to get them organized.

Over the years I collected many recipes that I had printed, and I keep coming back to those "family favorite" recipes on a daily basis. I had them thrown into a little notebook, and of course, it always took forever to find the one I was looking for. A simple idea crossed my mind the other day when I was in the middle of flipping through these printed papers.

I thought, why not to organize these printed recipes into a lovely binder? Like a fabulous, stylish one that I can leave out on my kitchen island if I want to. So I went to Target, and I bought a mini binder as well as some sheet protectors. Once I returned home, I sat down to paint. If you don't know me, I am an artist...  I love to create art, and I love to paint. I am experimenting a lot with watercolor, but I enjoy all mediums. I just recently began selling watercolor wedding invites in my shop.

So are you ready to organize your recipes?

To make your cozy little recipe binder you will need:

I designed a front page and additional pages that you can put into sections/categories.  This way you can have your recipe collection organized into one darling binder where you can easily find everything you are looking for in a matter of seconds.


In the shared folder you will find ALL pages in original size so if you wish to make a large binder you can do so! There are also pages that are already put together if you are printing them for a MINI binder!

I hope you enjoy these!

I am TOTALLY smitten with my organizer, you guys!

It looks marvelous in my kitchen, and it's excellent because the papers are now protected, and they won't get messy on my kitchen island anymore. Woo-hoo!

So what do you say?

I also offer a different design, which is available for my new e-mail subscribers.  So if you are not a pink "flowery" kind of person, go ahead and grab this green goodness HERE.

It's always a pleasure to share my creativity with you all! I am looking forward to bringing something fabulous again in a few months! Until then, hop over to my blog and check out some of my fun DIY projects, watercolor FREEBIES and follow me on Instagram to see some behind the scenes photos and videos.



Hello! My name is Aniko and I blog over at Place of my Taste. I am a wife, mother and business owner by day, and a DIY-er by night.  I love all things design, decor and photography, but I also have a passion for cooking, wine tasting, dancing and creating all things beautiful. I am so happy that I am able to share all of my joys over on my blog.  I also run an online shop and recently published a photography e-book filled with tips to achieve beautiful photography and styling.  I hope that you all come visit me there. Xo!


  1. What a cute idea! I've been thinking about making my own recipe book out of a binder (I have so many left over from college), but I like the mini binder so much better - thanks for sharing!

  2. i just love the art work, beautiful!

  3. Wow! Very beautiful.

  4. Wow! These are simply gorgeous! Thank you! I'm hoping they will work for the full-size binder I've already put together. (Magazine recipes fit better in the full-size.) Gotta wait for more ink ;). Thanks again!

    1. Jinny - yes, you can print them for a full size binder.:-)I fold my recipes into my mini binder and it works for me, but I knew some people would prefer full size binder, so all printables are available to print full size as well. Enjoy!

  5. Beautiful work! Thanks for the free printables.

  6. PS - What is the size for the mini printables? Thank you!

  7. Aniko, these are beautiful! I was able to print them out full size with no problem. (I already have a white full-size binder.) Thank you.

  8. LOVE them!!! thank you thank you! Ive been wanting to create a chic recipe binder lately but haven't had the time :)

  9. What beautiful printables! Thank you for this great idea!

  10. Thank you so much! Beautiful and I am printing as we speak :)

  11. Love to hear that you're an artist! I've been reading your blog for years. I am an artist too. The watercolor paintings are beautiful.

  12. I absolutley love these prints! I already have regular size binders and I saw you said they can be printed in full size too. Would you mind explaining how? I cant quite figure it out! Thanks so much for these free prints, they are soooo gorgeous!


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