I love when you share my recipes with your friends and family, however please be respectful with regards to my copyright rules.
Give credit where credit is due. If you made the recipe exact from mine, then link to the original recipe as the original source. If you make minor changes to the recipe, then credit as “adapted from” with a link to the original recipe.
I also ask that you reword the method or instruction section of the recipe so that it uses your own voice rather than copying and pasting my material.
In terms of recipe development, the industry standard, not just for blogging, but for cookbooks is that the ingredients aren’t copyrightable, but the method is.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
I prefer that you use your own photos. I work very hard to take these photos with the intended use being for my blog or the freelance articles I write.
If you are going to use my image for your own personal blog, please give credit where credit is due and a link back to the original post. Do not under any circumstance try to pass the photo as your own (yes, some people do try this).
Reposting images for commercial use is not okay without permission first. Reposting recipes for commercial use is not okay without permission. Please contact me first.
Additionally, please do not republish my entire RSS Feed onto your own website, newsletter, or other digital means of transmission. I consider this a copyright violation and will take steps to have it removed.
Example of approved image reposting:
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Source includes credit to author name, website name, and link back to the original post. Site does not copy and paste the blog post, recipe, or method with the original photo. Site publishes their own, original text about the recipe.
I appreciate your compliance with these rules. This website is meant to be a happy place of sharing and learning. Unfortunately there are those on the internet with the intent to steal content as a means of earning easy, quick income, rather than producing their own quality websites.
These rules are not aimed at the average user, but those with the intent to do wrong.