A family's grieving process is interrupted when a daughter-in-law takes her deceased mother-in-law's handwritten recipes to create a recipe book for the family. However, when the daughter-in-law does not return the recipes, the mother asks for them back. This causes a rift in the family and leads to accusations of being ungrateful. The daughter-in-law feels disrespected and the mother is left feeling guilty for asking. Will the family be able to reconcile or will this disagreement lead to a bigger rift? Read on to find out.
Deceased mother's recipes hold sentimental value for grieving daughter.
Daughter-in-law takes deceased mother's recipes for family recipe book 📖
Disappointed daughter-in-law misses out on deceased mother's recipes
Granddaughter seeks family recipes from unresponsive daughter-in-law 🍲
Family feud over deceased mother's recipe box🍲
Recipe book misunderstanding causes family tension 😕🍴
Missing out on family recipes, daughter-in-law wasn't around 🍲
Grandkids miss grandma's cooking, daughter-in-law excluded recipes. 🤔
Heartbroken mother denied her deceased mother's recipes by daughter-in-law.
Family drama over deceased mother's recipes 🍴😕
The passing of a loved one is never easy, and when it comes to dividing their belongings, it can be a sensitive situation. In this case, a daughter-in-law took a box of handwritten recipes with the intention of creating a recipe book for the family. However, the mother-in-law later asked for the handwritten recipes back in order to distribute them to her grandchildren. The daughter-in-law felt disrespected and unappreciated, causing tension within the family. While the daughter-in-law's gesture was thoughtful, the mother-in-law's request for the handwritten recipes is understandable as they hold sentimental value. It's important for families to communicate openly and respectfully, especially during difficult times. In the next section, we'll explore the reactions and opinions of readers who have experienced similar situations.
Daughter-in-law keeps original recipes despite having a book of copies. NTA.
Daughter-in-law tries to steal deceased grandmother's recipes. NTA wins.
Get your hands off my mom's recipes, DIL 🙅♀️
Daughter-in-law keeps deceased mother's handwritten recipes, NTA
Family recipes are precious ✨ Keep them close 💖
Daughter-in-law steals deceased mother's recipes, NTA for wanting them back 🍲
Family recipe drama: Daughter-in-law won't return deceased mother's recipes. NTA.
Daughter-in-law defends keeping deceased mother's recipes, NTA
Daughter-in-law's entitlement to deceased mother's recipes is mind-blowing 😒
Daughter-in-law assumed too much, but give her space 📝👌
Family recipe drama: entitled mother-in-law vs. rightful daughter-in-law #NTA 🍲
Family heirlooms must be returned, even if estranged. 🤨
Heartfelt reply receives appreciation from commenter ❤️
Sentimental recipes spark family feud 💔
Reclaiming mom's recipes from daughter-in-law. NTA 🍴
Reclaiming family recipes 🍲 NTA wins this cook-off.
Daughter-in-law crosses boundaries by keeping deceased mother's recipes. NTA.
Daughter-in-law not entitled to keep deceased mother's recipes. NTA.
Respect for the deceased's wishes should come before family drama. 💕
Daughter-in-law withholding recipes, son under wife's control. Not cool. 👎
Family recipes hold sentimental value, daughter-in-law's response is insensitive 💔
Recipe book drama: Daughter-in-law leaves out recipes, NTA calls out
A snarky reply to an accusation about a trampoline 🤔
Recipe for disaster: Daughter-in-law refuses to return mother's recipes 😠
Presumptuous mother-in-law refuses to return deceased mother's recipes. NTA.
Communication breakdown leads to family feud 💔
Daughter-in-law wrongly assumed, NTA for wanting mother's recipes back 👍
Respectful request for mother's recipes met with unnecessary hostility. 🤨
Heartbreaking story of entitled family members taking advantage 😔💔
Respecting a mother's legacy, even in recipes. Good point, NTA 🍴
Respectful response defends daughter-in-law and values memories.
Daughter-in-law keeping MIL's recipes is a red flag. 😬
Commenter defends OP's lack of communication, gets called out sarcastically.
Daughter-in-law refuses to return deceased mother's recipes. NTA.
Reclaiming sentimental family recipes - NTA, emotional value matters ❤️
Daughter-in-law misunderstood recipe books as a gift. NTA for asking.
Commenter defends woman's right to her mother's recipes 💪👩🍳
Nostalgia and family recipes bring heartwarming memories ❤️
Daughter prioritizes over daughter-in-law in personal possessions distribution 📜
Preserving family history through food 🍲👩👧👦
Family recipes are precious memories to cherish forever ❤️🍴
Family heirlooms are priceless 💖 DIL should return them.
Son's wife disrespects deceased mother-in-law, son enables her behavior. 😠
Grandmother's recipes cause family drama, but end happily 🍲
Copy all the recipes before giving them to grandchildren 📝
Daughter-in-law's recipe theft sparks outrage and confusion, NTA.
Clear communication could have avoided recipe retrieval request. #NTA 🍳
Suggests putting staple recipes in an archival binder for safekeeping 📚
Encouraging NTA comment suggests self-care and letting go of toxic family.
Preserving family recipes is a precious way to honor ancestors ❤
Recipes are memories, not possessions. NTA for wanting them back.
Family recipe feud: Daughter-in-law claims ownership of deceased mother's recipes. NTA.
Preserving family recipes holds sentimental value 🥰
Keep memories close to heart with mom's handwritten recipes ❤️
Emotional attachment to deceased mother's recipes, daughter-in-law not considerate. NTA ❤️
Preserving memories through recipes: A daughter's rightful request 👍
Perspectives vary: Daughter-in-law may disagree with NTA judgment
Reclaiming her mom's heirloom recipes, a kind gesture suggestion 📜🎁
Daughter-in-law assumes ownership of sentimental recipes, commenters disagree 😍
Family feud over deceased mother's recipes: Misunderstanding or theft? 🤔
Daughter-in-law accused of hiding deceased mother's recipes. NTA.
Deceased mother's recipes become a family feud. NTA wins.
A misunderstanding leads to a heartwarming resolution ❤️
Recipe for disaster: Daughter-in-law keeps deceased mother's recipes
Preserving family recipes is important, copies are a great idea! 🍴
Preserving family memories is important 👍
Daughter-in-law refuses to give deceased mother's recipes back. NTA.
Commenter calls out entitlement in recipe dispute. 🤔
Respectful request for heirloom recipes sparks family tension. 🥳
Standing up to entitled in-laws 🙌 #NotTheAsshole
Family recipes are treasured memories, NTA for wanting them back 😊
Recipe ownership debate settled. Daughter-in-law, give those recipes back. 👩🍳
Assuming is not the way to go. NTA wins 🎉
Handwritten recipes are priceless! NTA for wanting them back ✍️👩🍳
Preserving family recipes and memories through a cherished keepsake 📖🥘❤️
Daughter-in-law called bizarre after recipe request in NTA situation 👩🍳
Presumptuous daughter-in-law sparks family feud over recipe cards 🍴
Daughter-in-law should return recipes, commenter not in the wrong 🍴
Daughter-in-law keeps deceased mother's recipes. NTA wants originals back.