Most people who cook today in the technological world we live in, get recipes online. It is convenient and people post how they liked the dish, whether it is too spicy or bland and how easy it was to make. People also list additions, subtractions or problems that they had with the recipe which can save you a lot of time and energy when making it for the first time.
I usually print the recipe to put into my recipe holder and at the same time, I copy and paste the recipe into an e-mail that I send to myself. It is important that you don’t just e-mail the link to the recipe. A lot of websites that provide recipes give you an option to do this but a lot of them do not allow permanent access to their recipes. Instead, they are just available for a period of time. I keep a folder in my e-mail marked recipes and I always put the recipe title on the subject line. I have found this to be very useful for many reasons.
If something happens to the printed recipe, you always have a copy to refer to and reprint. Also, if anyone wants a copy of your recipe, you can just e-mail it or print it for them on the spot. If you put all your recipes in a folder in your e-mail, you can use the search function on your e-mail to find a recipe quickly.
I hope that you will incorporate my technique of e-mailing your online recipes to yourself and keeping an e-mail folder for them. I think you will find it to save a lot of time, energy and unneeded searching when you need to get down to the business of cooking.