Can a recipe be copyrighted?

As a blogger, I recently delved into the topic of whether a recipe can be copyrighted or not. It turns out that while the list of ingredients cannot be copyrighted, the way a recipe is written, such as the instructions and unique expressions, can be protected under copyright law. This means that simply copying and pasting someone else's recipe onto your blog without permission could lead to legal trouble. However, if you put your own spin on the recipe and rewrite the instructions in your own words, you should be in the clear. It's always best to credit the original source if you're inspired by someone else's creation.

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