Each recipe page has a reverse side with space for notes on when you made the recipe, the occasion, any recipe adjustments, and even a photo. I love how this format encourages you to not only make a recipe but mark the context as well. This may not be a practical exercise for every recipe in your repertoire, but a journal like this could be a great tool for documenting certain types of cooking you do: Perhaps every birthday cake you make for your family, or every holiday meal, or recipes for a certain season. The journal also includes space for standard shopping lists, inspirational chefs, farmers' market notes, and even a spot to sketch up your dream kitchen! There are also sleeves for recipe printouts. This might not be the end-all, be-all binder for every one of your recipes, but the format makes it a really lovely gift idea, or a tool to document some of your own cooking.
• Find it: Recipe Journal, $44 at Rag & Bone Bindery How do you keep your recipes? Do you have a binder, like this one? Or do you keep them all online somewhere? Related: Great Recipe Binder System: With Free Downloads! (Images: Rag & Bone Bindery)