Part I: Why I Removed Some Recipes From The Blog
As you may have guessed from the title, I removed some recipes from the blog. I gave a brief explanation of why I did this in a recent recipe post, but felt that this is an important enough topic that deserved its own post.
When I was writing The DIY Protein Bars Cookbook and The Naughty or Nice Cookbook, I decided to include a handful of popular blog recipes into each book. I worked hard at retesting, updating, and improving the recipes specifically for the cookbooks.
Out of the 488 recipes on Desserts With Benefits, I transferred just 49 from blog ➡️ books.
On the select few recipe posts where the recipes have been removed, I started receiving a number of comments from annoyed readers. I’ve been asked repeatedly in the comments section, “Where is the recipe?” Some people ask nicely and respectfully, and some others, um, not so much.
To be perfectly candid…
1. It isn’t fair to those who purchased my cookbook(s) for the recipes to remain available online for free
2. This is my blog… I can delete ALL the recipes if I feel like it (but don’t worry, I’d never do that to y’all!)
3. Not everything in life is free — for you and for me
I provide hundreds (that’s not an exaggeration, I have hundreds) of recipes here at Desserts With Benefits… free of charge. Well, free of charge for you, not free of charge for me. Blogging is my full-time job. If I did everything for free, Desserts With Benefits would cease to exist (read why in Part III).
I understand that it may be frustrating when the recipe you want isn’t readily available, but it’s the fair thing to do. I am firm on my decision to remove the recipes on the blog that were retested and improved for the cookbooks. And the books aren’t all that expensive either…
(Yes, that’s it!)
Anyways, I’m hoping that this post clarified things a little. To wrap it up, I just wanted to thank everyone for their input and understanding. I’d also like to thank all of the DWB supporters out there who got their own copies of The DIY Protein Bars Cookbook and The Naughty or Nice Cookbook! You rock!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments section below.
With love and good eats,
PS: Be sure to read the other entries in this 4-part series!