Former Counting On star Jill Duggar continues her attempt to be the fundamentalist Christian version of Martha Stewart, but every effort she makes seemingly ends in disaster. For months the 27-year-old has been sharing recipes, homemaking tips, and parenting hacks on her social media, but fans are constantly calling her out because she is stealing recipes and giving bad advice. And in her latest post, it looks like she has no idea what she is talking about.
Duggar has had her fair share of cooking fails, but she really outraged fans this week when the mom-of-two called a quesadilla a burrito. It all started when she posted a recipe for “easy pan-fried bean and cheese burritos,” but it turned out to be a tortilla filled with various toppings that you fold over and fry in a skillet before cutting it into pieces. And that is pretty much a quesadilla.
Despite living in El Salvador for months and immersing herself in Hispanic culture, apparently Duggar didn’t know the difference between these two basic dishes, and fans lost their minds.
In her defense, both dishes are traditionally Mexican, but it seemed like Duggar lacked some basic common knowledge. Not all of the comments were negative, though. She did have her fair share of supporters.
“If you watch her stories she says she calls them burritos because that’s what her mom called them growing up and that she understands it’s basically a quesadilla,” wrote a fan. “I think it’s cute that she still calls them what her momma does!”
But, according to In Touch Weekly, the burrito/quesadilla mix-up wasn’t the only complaint from fans. She also shared a homemade guacamole recipe to go with her “burritos,” and she apparently didn’t get that right, either. Duggar left the center of the avocado pit in the dip, and fans were horrified.
It turns out, however, that there was actually a reason behind it. If you leave the pit in the bowl after preparing the guacamole, it prevents the avocado from turning brown so quickly. So, it looks like Duggar might have actually taught her fans something for a change.
In the past, fans have caught Duggar posting recipes from other websites and attempting to pass them off as her own. The first time it happened was with her stuffed zucchini recipe, which she described as being her husband’s favorite and one that she had adapted into her own.
But it actually came from the website Allrecipes.com, and Duggar didn’t mention where she got it or include a link. She even used the site’s photo for the dish.
She also seems to have stolen her Slow Chicken Mole recipe from Chowhound, and it appears that she copied her Riguas recipe verbatim from Salvadorian Recipes.
Even when she tries to make something of her own, it doesn’t go well. Recently she posted a recipe for chicken salad, but fans called it “gross” because it looked like it was drowning in mayonnaise.
New episodes of Counting On return to TLC on Monday, July 30th. To stay up-to-date with Jill Duggar check out her blog…at your own risk!