Giving Credit for a Recipe

I have a recipe that I really like and on which I would like to do an instructable.  My question is about giving proper credit.  I looked around at some recipes on here and didn't see anything about giving credit.  So the recipe I want to use is a common basic one, but the one I use, I found on a blog.  So do I reference the blog in my instructable?  Is it different because I'm just teaching how to make the recipe?

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cfremming (author) 1 year ago

Thanks so much for your awesome responses! I've decided to make a recipe that is just my own.

lgooms1 year ago

change the recipe a little and make it yours. You can say your recipe was "inspired by" the blogger

just write something like "I found this on soandso's blog and I loved it so much I wanted to share it with the instructables community"

just write something like "I found this on soandso's blog and I loved it so much I wanted to share it with the instructables community."

Well if you found it it means that it is not yours.
Depending on where it was posted the use might be free if you leave credits to the author but could as well be protected similar to Instructables doe it.
Having said this, a lot of cooking stuff is not really a new invention and simply changing butter for coconut butter can be enough to claim a new variety.
Unless protected it should be sufficient to leave credits but of course you cal also ask the blogger if you can use it.