Former Counting On star Jill Duggar has been sharing recipes and housekeeping tips on her personal website, but many fans aren’t too impressed with her cooking skills. Last week, fans slammed Duggar’s chicken salad recipe, and their reaction to her latest creation – a breakfast casserole with potato eggs and cheese – isn’t much better. Is it time for Duggar to find a new hobby?
According to In Touch Weekly, Duggar’s breakfast casserole calls for an entire bag of tater tots, a whole stick of butter, a dozen eggs, grated cheese, milk, salt, and pepper. The 27-year-old also recommended adding hot sauce if you want to “spice” things up a bit.
“My family got this recipe from a friend of theirs,” Duggar wrote on her website. “They make 2.5 times this recipe to fill one industrial sized baking sheet that will feed the whole family!”
Recently, fans have called Duggar’s recipes “lazy” and “gross.” But, she also found herself in some hot water for plagiarizing recipes and then attempting to pass them off as her own. According to Romper, fans first called Duggar out when they noticed an identical version of her stuffed zucchini recipe (which she called her husband’s favorite) on Allrecipes.com.
Duggar tried to pass it off as her own by explaining that when she got married her neighbors gave her and her husband a bunch of zucchini which led her to try different recipes. Then, she said she adapted them, and the stuffed zucchini became a favorite.
But, the recipe didn’t fool fans, and they even noticed that she had copied the picture, too.
That first observation opened the floodgates, and other fans started pointing out all the recipes that Duggar had clearly copied from other websites. They pointed out that her recipe for slow chicken mole and Riguas – which she claimed came from her time doing missionary work in Central America – was from Chowhound.
There were people who came to her defense and asked how she can plagiarize a recipe that has been around for generations. But, the answer to that is the fact that Duggar never gave any credit or provided links to her original sources.
Fans commented that she should shut the site down and clean it up by fixing her posts with the proper links and credit. Jill Duggar didn’t shut down her family website, but she did add links to the recipes that her fans questioned.
The eighth season of Counting On will premiere on TLC next month.