Dear Snarky – Bible Betty Crocker is Ruining the Church Cookbook

dear_snarky_logoDear Snarky,

My church is putting together a cookbook to commemorate it’s 50th birthday and sell at a Christmas fair to raise money for mission trips. Each church member was guaranteed, at least, one recipe in the cookbook.

When it came time to proof the cookbook I noticed out of the 10 recipes I submitted to the cookbook committee not one got in!  I asked the chair of the committee what happened and she loudly accused me of plagiarizing recipes and said none of mine were “original.”

I’m very upset about the accusations and not being included. Should I go to my pastor and complain or will that make me seem petty?

Signed, Linda

Dear Linda,

I’ve got a recipe for you. Take one jerk of a cookbook chairman, combine with a dash of “how dare you” and then add in a cup of comeuppance to create a tart and spicy sweet known as just desserts.

Here’s the 411 on recipes. Basically, they can’t be plagiarized. Have you seen how many chocolate chip cookies recipes that are out there? And guess what ? They’re all the same. Your snooty cookbook chairman needs to get over herself. I’d even go so far as to ask if there are any truly original recipes left?

As for taking this up with your pastor my answer for you is — heck yes! Who knows how many other families this Bible Betty Crocker has insulted? This is a church cookbook. It should be about cooking up some fellowship and goodwill not a recipe smackdown.

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5 thoughts on “Dear Snarky – Bible Betty Crocker is Ruining the Church Cookbook

  1. This Is Why I Don't Go to Church says:

    This right here is one of the many reasons I stopped attending church. So many bitches holding a bible and thinking that gives them the right to beat you up with it. I would tell the pastor straight up and if he does nothing go find yourself a better church!

    • Riverhawk says:

      You can’t blame church, our church is amazing with so many sweet ladies. I temped for 15 different companies in the workforce and there was ALWAYS at least 1-3 in the B club that tried to make life miserable for the rest of us. 🙂

  2. amy says:

    This reminds me of condo associations, home owners associations, and junior league: people who don’t have real jobs, and maybe never have, lose all perspective about what’s important and start turning the minutia into their noble cause. If the only thing she has going, and had any control over, was a stack of recipes and who “gets in”, then maybe she needs to be sent on one of these missions building porta-potties in the pirahna-clogged amazon. Meangirls a their tiny kingdoms….

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