Although I own and use cookbooks, I generally find recipes that I want to cook on the Internet. Since I read a ton of food blogs, I am always always always bookmarking recipes that I want to eventually make. After about two and half years of doing this, I realized that having a "recipes" bookmark folder with hundreds of recipe pages in it wasn't exactly working. I would have to scroll back through all the bookmarks to find what I wanted, and I usually forgot about the older ones. Enter the most amazing thing ever, Evernote.
You may have heard of Evernote before, or you may already use it for notes and things like that. It's getting to be more and more common as an organizational tool. But I found that it is the PERFECT thing for organizing my virtual recipes! I just "clip" the text of a recipe from the web and then I can tag it with whatever I want, like "dinner," "dessert," or "Italian" and then it gets put into Evernote and is completely searchable. The other night I had an abundance of shrimp, so I just typed in "shrimp" and every shrimp recipe I found interesting on the Internet was there at my fingertips. It's AWESOME. Granted, I haven't gone through and clipped every single recipe I bookmarked, but I'm working on it.
Another awesome thing is that Evernote is syncable with all of your devices, so you can get the Evernote app for your phone and pull up recipes while you're at the grocery store. Or, you can take a picture of a printed recipe or ingredient list or food product and add it to Evernote to remember later. You can also share with other people who have Evernote, so conceivably you could start a recipe collective with friends. Can you tell how excited I am about this? I THINK IT'S SO AMAZING! If you don't have Evernote, get it asap!