Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions I receive from readers. If you do not see your question below, please feel free to contact me using the “CONTACT” page.
Guidelines & Legal Stuff
Q: Can I share/reprint/repost a recipe from www.Lunch-Wagon.com?
A: Absolutely! I want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the recipes found on Lunch-Wagon. Please ensure that if you are sharing/reprinting/reposting recipes from this website you are also including a reference back to www.Lunch-Wagon.com as the creator and source of the content. Also ensure that you use your own pictures to go with the recipe. This will keep you compliant with U.S. Copyright Laws on original content (see question below).
Q: How do recipe & website copyrights work?
A: According to the U.S Copyright Office “a mere listing of ingredients is not protected under copyright law. However, where a recipe or formula is accompanied by substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directs, or when there is a collection of recipes…there may be a basis for copyright protection.”
So to summarize this important issue: Ingredient list = NOT copyrighted Directions, instructions, pictures and other content on Lunch-Wagon = Copyrighted.
Q: What are the guidelines for commenting on Lunch-Wagon?
A: I love reading comments on my posts and I encourage you to join in the community and discussion. Please keep all comments focused on the topic of the post or the discussion taking place. All comments are held for moderation to prevent inappropriate or “spam” comments. All “spam” comments are filtered out by software and deleted.
Advertising, Endorsements & Reviews
Q: Could you review my book/recipe/product and give me feedback?
A: I welcome all requests for reviews. You can submit items for review by using the “CONTACT” page. I cannot, however, commit to each request. I will do my best to respond to each contact and request for review.
Q: Can I advertise on Lunch-Wagon?
A: I am always open to considering advertisers who have a product or service that my readers will find useful. I would be happy to share insights on readership and the audience of the Lunch-Wagon with anyone interested in learning more about advertising opportunities. Please use the “CONTACT” page to indicate your interest. In your message include your contact information, company/product you represent and basics about the type of advertising opportunity you are looking for.
Q: Will the Lunch-Wagon link to my website?
A: Links are powerful and I have gotten countless new readers from linkbacks. I use links in special posts to lead readers to other blogs or websites that I find useful and beneficial for my readers. I also link my favorite blogs on my “Blogroll.” I am also picky about links. I commit to my readers to only link to content/sites that I personally use and enjoy. If you would like to submit a link/site for review please use the “CONTACT” page.
Q: Can I have the Lunch-Lady be a guest blogger on my site? Or Can I be a guest blogger on the Lunch-Wagon?
A: Depends on your content or your site. I would love to hear about your site or your ideas for the Lunch-Wagon. Please use the “CONTACT” page to let me know about your interest.
Q: Do you have a recipe for ________?
A: The answer is probably “Yes.” If you see something missing on the Lunch-Wagon let me know by using the “CONTACT” page. No guarantees. I receive a lot of special requests and try to incorporate these requests into the Lunch-Wagon content.
Q: Why doesn’t the Lunch-Wagon provide nutritional information?
A: The simple answer; it is not my area of expertise. I, like many of my readers, am concerned about the health of the food I feed my family. Unfortunately I do not have the skills and knowledge to provide nutritional information for the foods I cook and share on Lunch-Wagon.
Q: Can I submit a recipe to Lunch-Wagon?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to use the “CONTACT” page or the comment section under a post to share your recipes. The more the merrier!
More On The Lunch-Lady
Q: Do you have a favorite cookbook?
A: Yes, many. Too many really. They line my kitchen hutch and I have to rotate them in order to store them all. My Mema gave me a copy of the original Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book, “Big Red” as it is commonly called, many years ago when I first moved into my own my apartment. It was published in 1950 and contains all the basics of American cooking. It was the cookbook she learned to cook from and the same to me. It is a treasured utensil in my kitchen.
Q: What is the Lunch-Lady’s favorite food?
A: All of them! I am more than a cook. I am a true foodie. I love cooking, experimenting, serving and eating all kinds of food. American Southern cuisine is my favorite, followed closely by Mexican dishes. My favorite foods are ones that have special memories tied to them. My Mama’s Chicken & Dumplings reminds me of winters in Virginia. Potato Pancakes and Fried Bologna Sandwiches brings back wonderful memories of being in my Mema’s kitchen. Pan-fried Deer Tenderloin with Onions and Biscuits reminds me of being a child and coming in after hunting with my family. So these are some of my favorites.
Q: What does the Lunch-Lady do when she is not cooking and blogging recipes?
A: I have a wonderful husband, two beautiful daughters and a Chesapeake Bay retriever that keep me very busy. We love entertaining and have a large group of close friends we spend a lot of time with. We also have big families on both my husbands and my sides of the family. So holidays are all about doing the family shuffle. I am not a full time blogger (yet). I have a real job Monday through Friday (and sometimes Saturday and Sunday) that require a lot of my attention. Like most of my readers, I am balancing and juggling.
Q: Where can I find more Lunch-Wagon?
A: You can find Lunch-Wagon on Facebook, on your Kindle through Amazon.com and on Twitter.