Well, Bev tagged me to do a little Works for Me Wednesday, which I think was originated with Shannon. I have thought and thought and thought about this, and what I have realized is that nothing works for me. Ok, I'm totally kidding. Here's what I have for now, and it may be the only tip I can ever think of. (When you are not OCD or anal this is a hard meme.)
I get tired of going through all of my cookbooks for one or two recipes. So, now that we have a copier at home (for homeschooling) I make copies of those one or two or five I use from that one book and put them in a binder labeled "Mommy's Recipes". This way I can put a majority of my cookbooks away to look through when I have a little down time or want to try something new. Plus my binder folds nice and flat unlike most cookbooks. Why they don't spiral bind them all is beyond me.