I found out that a person who was a member of this site (who, judging by what I read on their profile, they're now deceased), posted a recipe that actually belongs to me. I don't mean to speak ill of the deceased, but they didn't even give a link or credit to me. I'd like to know if there's a way that this recipe can be removed, or at least edited to give me credit as the original author of the recipe. Here is a link to the recipe on here in question: Pineapple Chicken Delight
I submitted my recipe on Allrecipes.com back in 2004, but it was actually created in 1993. Here is the link to my recipe on Allrecipes.com: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pineapple-chicken-delight/detail.aspx
Unfortunately, my recipe has been posted on other sites as well (without credit being given to me, or a link to my recipe on Allrecipes). But I plan on contacting the proper person(s) to try to resolve this issue on those sites as well.
I myself have posted recipes here that I have found at Allrecipes and just stated they were from Allrecipes. One can always go to Allrecipes and search for the recipe if they want to see who actually "invented" it. Although I know there are recipes at Allrecipes that the poster actually didn't "invent" themselves and didn't give credit there either. Recipes get passed along from one person to the next, too. That's been going on for quite a while. Someone could actually post a recipe that was given to them and not know who it originally came from! But, Pat clearly states she got the recipe at Allrecipes.
Many people have recipes in their files, but have no idea where they originated. I don't know where my Mother got her recipe for Fried Chicken back in the 1930's but I know it was a favorite Sunday dinner in my house as I grew up. Someday, I may decide to pass it along to others, along with some other favorite recipes I have obtained over the years, (but have no idea where they came from) so that others might enjoy their goodness. If people only posted recipes "invented" in their own mind, there would be VERY FEW recipes and sites for us to go to. Give credit where credit is due, if possible, but don't let it stop you from sharing your favorite recipes with others. "The one who understands does not speak; the one who speaks does not understand."