Use of Recipes
Our recipes are meant to be shared, we just ask that you link us to each recipe.
You may, for personal use only, copy single recipes from the Cooking Mamas website. You may not sell or charge for access for any recipes copied from the website either singly or in collections. You may not copy sections of this website or entire collections of recipes (collections such as this fall under US Copyright Law). This website is copyrighted. You may copy recipes on to your own computer for personal use, but under no circumstances are you allowed to redistribute large quantities in any manner (email, web pages, zip files, print, Master Cook or other software collections, etc).
You may share reasonable numbers of recipes in email or on websites as long as credit is given with the name Cooking Mamas and a link (either clickable or text) next to the recipe, or a link to our homepage http://www.Cooking Mamas.com.
- Cooking Mamas http://www.CookingMamas.com
For other means of citing the source, please contact us. If you are interested in using these recipes for commercial purposes, or in a syndicated/partnership format, please feel free to contact us with your ideas.
Ownership of Recipes
Recipes posted to Cooking Mamas – submitted by visitors to the site are listed as being submitted by the individual that submitted the recipe. Cooking Mamas maintains no copyright over these recipes. However, by submitting a recipe to the website (in either method mentioned above), you are giving Cooking Mamas the rights to use the recipes in its websites, cookbooks, mailing lists and in other promotional means. If you wish to have your name removed from a recipe, we will gladly oblige. Please note we reserve the right to remove a recipe from our archive in the case of corporate trademark or copyright issues. If you have a question about what constitutes copyright infringement, please visit the US Copyright website at www.copyright.gov.
Visitors are not allowed to knowingly submit copyrighted material to Cooking Mamas. Recipe copyright is a tricky definition. You cannot copyright a list of ingredients – this is considered a scientific formula. You maybe able to copyright the prose that accompanies a recipe as long as it is not considered “typical” in describing the procedures required to complete the recipe.
For example, you can not copyright the directions to the recipe that say,
“Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix on high with a hand mixer. Pour into pan and bake at 350F for 25 minutes”.
These directions are “typical” in nature. What you may be able to copyright are these directions:
“My mother would combine the ingredients in a large glass bowl that was handed down from her great grandmother. We usually use a mixer today to beat the ingredients, but my mother remembers her mother beating the ingredients endlessly with a wooden spoon until all was mixed…”
While we do not necessarily encourage this, if you are unsure of the copyright status of a recipe you’d like to submit it is best if you put the directions into your own words. This way you can easily incorporate any additional modifications you personally made if you tried the recipe. Recipes submitted this way are much more personal and readers value your input from your experience in making this recipe.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and prohibit users from uploading or otherwise transmitting on the website any materials that violate someone else’s intellectual property rights. When we receive proper notice of an infringement, we promptly remove the allegedly infringing material in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that any material on this site infringes upon any copyright which you own or manage, please contact us regarding notification of such infringement. Please note that false claims made to our site may cause you to be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys fees, if you materially misrepresent that content on our website is infringing on a copyright.
Copy Cat Recipes
Cooking Mamas does not hold any copyright or trademark, nor claim any ownership, to any copy cat (restaurant or product clone) recipe listed on the website(s). The recipes listed are not the original recipe unless specifically stated and are considered only to be acceptable “clones” to the original for the home cook to attempt to duplicate. Please also note that many nation-wide restaurant chains vary their menus and ingredients by region so the version provided may not be similar to what you may have tried before.
Any trademarked names are used only to identify the recipe and give the restaurant or product named in the recipe a little free publicity. 🙂
Cooking Mamas is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from this, or any website in our network. While we try to review each recipe carefully, you may not always achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
Terms of Service
Cooking Mamas makes no warranty on the availability of this site or its content. Cooking Mamas may, at any time, restrict access to users on an individual or group basis if we deem there to be inappropriate use of this site. Under no circumstances may you attempt to auto-download, or mass-download, content from this site. Using software that attempts to connect to our site and copy large amounts of data is prohibited. We routinely monitor traffic on the site and suspicious or excessive activity will be blocked and reported.
By using this site you agree to these terms of service. Cooking Mamas reserves the right to update this recipe use and TOS policy at any time.