At 38 years old, Kate Gosselin decided that she wasn't going to try and make a living through television anymore, and instead she thought she'd try writing about something she loves — so she wrote a cookbook!
She took that cookbook to a publisher, who agreed that it was a good idea, and now the book is available in many places, including Amazon.
Well… no, not exactly! If the online reviews have any weight on whether or not something is going to be a hit, then we're seriously worried about Kate's latest profession!
The new cookbook is called Love Is In The Mix, and it was released in September. Here's some of what people are saying about it (ouch!):
'This "cookbook" seems to be rehashed internet recipes along with rehashed old photos of her kids. It is a sordid attempt to stay relevant in the public eye and clearly a last-gasp attempt to cash in on the Gosselin name.'
'What a terrible waste of time and money. Recipes seem to be recycled from the back of soup cans and internet recipe sites.'
Brutal! Some reviewers even found that the measurements included with recipes to be TOO VAGUE! Here's another review:
'The measurements are insane. 2 or 3 cloves of garlic? 2 or 3 cups of rice? What is it? 2 or 3??? I'm also a little disappointed in all the family photos. If I wanted a family album I wouldn't have bought this book.'
Strangely, since the negative reviews have caught the eye of the internet, there seem to have been some extremely positive reviews in recent days:
'Would definitely recommend it!!!! Love the intimate family touches, including the beautiful pictures of the kids….Good luck, Kate!!!! This is a winner!.'
Honestly — we haven't picked it up and tried anything out of it!
We feel like if reviewers are having issues with it, then negative reviews have merit. Bashing her in the opinion that it was a 'sordid attempt' to stay relevant, though, seems unfair. If you don't like the recipes, that's one thing. If you don't like HER, that's another!
The measurement thing seems a little suspect, though, we have to admit!
Still, we bet there are a FEW delicious things in there!
[Image via Getty Images.]