Terms of Use and Copyright Notice

Before accessing or using this website, PLEASE CAREFULLY READ the following terms and conditions covering usage of the content contained on this site. Accessing this website and/or use of content from this site indicates your acceptance of the following terms and conditions and your agreement to comply with all the terms and conditions contained herein.


Reproduction of original work on this site, including the logo, is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice below, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT ON THIS SITE IS COPYRIGHTED 2001 to Present by Lori Fogg, A Coalcracker In The Kitchen, All Rights Reserved. This includes, but is not limited to, my logo, banners, page/post layouts, and included personal stories.


The vast majority of recipes on my blog come from boxes full of handwritten notes or printouts that were my Mom’s or Grandmother’s. There is frequently no way for me to identify the origin of those recipes, therefore there is no attribution attached to those recipes. If I can identify the source, it will be noted on the recipe card. Otherwise, my source of the posted recipes on my blog is my family archives.

Are recipes copyright protected?

According to US Copyright law, a mere listing of ingredients or contents, or a simple set of directions, is un-copyrightable. (Copyright.gov, Circular 33). That means you might find the same recipe other places (other blogs, websites, etc). I make no copyright claim to those specific elements — and neither can any one else. I do hold copyright on text, stories, and explanations contained in the posts that accompany the recipes.

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Copying and pasting just recipes you find here, or on any blog, to social media or another site isn’t usually in violation of copyright laws, but the goal of running a blog is to direct readers to it for the content; sharing it by copying and pasting negatively affects traffic to a site.

Blog traffic means potential advertising earnings. Although advertising earnings do not constitute “making a living”, they can help defray the several hundred dollars a year it costs me to keep this site up for readers to — use free of charge. As “Location. Location. Location” is the mantra of real estate, “Traffic. Traffic. Traffic” is the life-blood of a blog.

Please be respectful concerning the effort and the many hours of work that go into this blog.

The nitty gritty

  • Please SHARE LINKS ONLY with accompanying photo(s) together on ANY SOCIAL MEDIA.
  • DO NOT COPY AND PASTE my posts or content to any other website without my permission.
  • Under no circumstances may you publish content from within the post from my stories or any other original content that is not part of the recipe.
  • If you wish to quote my original text/content, please contact me with your request.
  • Do not publish my original content without my express written consent in any books, newsletters, magazines or any other form of commercial publication, including websites.

Disclaimer regarding recipes

Your results with recipes on this blog may vary for reasons beyond the author’s control that include, but are not limited to: individual cooking ability and skill level, quality of ingredients, ingredient variations and substitutions, cooking equipment and appliances, altitude, etc.

This site is for general information and use only and no warranties are given or implied as to the accuracy, performance, or completeness of the information contained within. I assume no responsibility or liability for any consequences resulting directly or indirectly from any action or inaction taken as a result of following information contained on this site or in any linked materials. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this site meet your specific requirements.

Updates or changes

For various reasons, it may be necessary for me to update older posts on this site and I am not bound to state all changes made or to give any notification of changes.

Links to outside sites

From time to time this site may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience and do not signify our endorsement of any third party product or website. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Home-cook usage

The recipes on this site are presented for the personal use of the home cook.

Give a shout-out

If you use recipes from this site, please kindly show your support by telling family and friends about the “A Coalcracker In The Kitchen” site.

Your use of this site and any dispute arising out of such use of the site is subject to the laws of the United States of America.