Foods On The Table

Foods On The Table
Created December 2012

Doris Ware
By Doris Ware @dinkymax
Lovingly Compiled by
Doris Ware [dinkymax] On The 19, Of Dec. 2012. A Little Of Main Dish Recipes From The Great Cooks On J.A.P. Thank You For Your Great Recipes. A Big Thanks To All 5 Of My Kids And Grand Kids Because They Like Most Things I Cook.

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sharon H - Jan 10, 2013
thank you for adding my recipe! :-)
Carol Perricone - Dec 24, 2012
I agree with Pat. JAP is a fun, interesting, and MOST importantly, FRIENDLY way to indulge in a shared passion....the love of cooking! I, for one, am honored when someone uses one of my recipes in their cookbook. I want to thank Doris for using my Beef and Rice Casserole in her cookbook. I am thrilled to have been chosen to be included along with all of you wonderful cooks. Merry Christmas to all!
Pat Duran - Dec 24, 2012
All has been said- let's close the subject! Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas everyone!
Valarie Pitts - Dec 24, 2012
This just blows my mind. A lot of my recipes come from a long line of family. Generations of family. Who made this or that recipe I have no idea but it's in my possession so now it's also mine. They are not government secrets. Easy way around this add or subtract 1/8 of a teaspoon of water, sugar or milk. Change the recipe in the slightest, make it your own, and then own it. If you didn't want your recipe shared why on earth put it out there anywhere on the net?
Nancy J. Patrykus - Dec 24, 2012
Thank you....this says it all.....nancy
Cherie Szilvagyi - Dec 24, 2012
You also have to remember that if the matter of a cookbook were to end up in court, a jury of your peers would decide the case. The case would consist of a compilation of recipes that you have contributed to and cited the owners with their name and picture. Legal copyright law does apply to the internet and all works. However, a jury of your peers would be considering the merit of the case.

"Our Limited License to You. You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use information you receive through our site. You may not reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use any of the materials for commercial, non-personal use without the prior written consent of the Rights holder. Requests for permission to reproduce, distribute or otherwise use materials found on our site for non-personal use should be made to The burden of determining whether any content on our site is or is not protected by Rights rests with you." (Terms of Use, 2012)

Personally, I feel that Just a Pinch says it all right there. Now, I will happily continue to use this site for my personal use. I will also continue to enjoy cookbook compilation from my friends on JustAPinch. Like Pat said, bah humbug to you. Life is common sense. So are the views of a Jury.
Tammy T - Dec 23, 2012
I don't quite understand Patricia, these recipes alot of them were made by my Mother who never leagally owned them or published them, she made them and I made them also. Alot of recipes are shared from one cook to another, who can own the right to share them? I find a recipe and want to share it and that is aginst the law? I respect the laws but we are not crimminals here, we are just cooks who like to share foods and ideas we have learned or desire to learn and enjoy eachothers passion for cooking and conversation. This is a sad day when women and men can not enjoy sharing a recipe because someone may own the rights to it. These are recipes, not government secrets.
Pat Duran - Dec 23, 2012
Bah humbug.
Patricia Cox - Dec 23, 2012
I just checked and they have posted the following on this site (they are aware of the laws, just not following them):

Copyright law does not protect recipes that are mere listings of ingredients. Nor does it protect other mere listings of ingredients such as those found in formulas, compounds, or prescriptions. Copyright protection may, however, extend to substantial literary expression—a description, explanation, or illustration, for example—that accompanies a recipe or formula or to a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook.

Only original works of authorship are protected by copyright. “Original” means that an author produced a work by his or her own intellectual effort instead of copying it from an existing work.

For further information about copyright, see Circular 1, Copyright Basics. Note that if your recipe has secret ingredients that you do not want to reveal, you may not want to submit it for registration, because applications and deposit copies are public records.

Deposit requirements depend on whether a work has been published at the time of registration:

If the work is unpublished, one complete copy
If the work was first published in the United States on or after January 1, 1978, two complete copies of the best edition
If the work was first published outside the United States, one complete copy of the work as first published
If the work is a contribution to a collective work and was published after January 1, 1978, one complete copy of the best edition of the collective work or a photocopy of the contribution itself as it was published in the collective work
Patricia Cox - Dec 23, 2012
The people who run this site probably overlooked the legal responsibilities connected with this type of site. Because so many recipes are shared from previously printed and copyrighted materials that a mere claim of ownership if you share a recipe is not a "legal" or "court upheld" move. You cannot give the right to print someone else's copyrighted materials (third party); you simply don't have the right to do so. And yes, I now have a disclaimer attached to my recipes because I didn't realize that they were doing this in the beginning. All books are registered with an ISBN number(Federal registration). If you want to reprint written materials, the government requires that an ISBN search must be done first if you don't have the permission from the original writer to reproduce the material. Making a blanket statement that they've made here is not "legal" and won't hold up in court. We're talking Federal court, not local governmental courts. It's big deal believe me. The fact that they are "selling" the material makes the difference (I NEVER thought anyone but the site owners were getting the money). I'm not trying to beat up anyone here, but you have to understand that plagiarism, just like downloading illegal music is strictly upheld. I've given the owners of this site a heads up about this matter...they can choose to ignore the warning or heed it. But I will not be posting anymore of my recipes until they fix this issue. And the ones that I've shared I made sure I owned first. I have not shared any that belong to someone else. That includes recipes that belong to friends who have NOT published because they are still the third party who ownes the recipe.
Pat Duran - Dec 23, 2012
Hey I will be happy to have it for Valentine's Day.LOL thanks.
Cherie Szilvagyi - Dec 23, 2012
Thanks Pat, and I will try and it done soon. Kids and family are all coming here for Christmas so this week has been hectic.
Pat Duran - Dec 23, 2012
Thanks Cherie- I look forward to seeing it..thank you. I have add you to my favorites , then I know I will see it for sure.
Cherie Szilvagyi - Dec 23, 2012
Pat, I will get it posted one of these days and let you know. Your soft molasses cookie recipe is similar but this is a sugar cookie. Light, puffy and sprinkled with sugar and a jam thumbprint in the middle.
Cherie Szilvagyi - Dec 23, 2012
Doris, that is so great! Merry Christmas all!