'Real Housewives of NJ's' Kathy Wakile on Recipe-Gate: Teresa Brought It to a Crazy Level (VIDEO)

“I wanted to support her."
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There’s one thing Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey fans can count on: Teresa Giudice will be offended by something someone from her family says or does.

It’s usually sister-in-law Melissa Gorga who one way or another rubs Giudice wrong. But on Sunday’s episode, Teresa’s cousin and fellow castmate Kathy Wakile was the offender.

What did Kathy do to make Teresa angry?

She dropped by a cookbook signing and pointed out that certain dessert recipes in Giudice’s cookbook were her mother’s. And that infuriated Giudice.

“I don’t know why she took it as if I was inferring that [the recipes were stolen], because that wasn’t what I was doing,” Wakile tells Celebuzz. “I wanted to support her. I wanted to be happy for her and support her at her book signing. I was so happy and proud of her that she’s got another book out there.”

On the show, Giudice called the comments “a cheap, passive-aggressive shot.” Of course, her cousin disagrees.

“Sister-in-laws share recipes, it’s not that big of a deal,” Wakile says about her comments. “I don’t know why [Teresa] would bring it to that level. Nobody has heard that anything was stolen on my end. You know, that’s crazy.”

Giudice later also insisted that the recipes were her mother’s recipes and not her aunt’s, but Wakile says that arguing over the recipes seems silly.

“The bottom line is if you Google a cookie recipe, a basic simple cookie recipe, it could be the same recipe with a different ingredient here and there,” she points out. “It’s not like it’s reinventing the wheel here.”

Watch recipe-gate unfold again in the video above.



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  • Audeliz Matzker
    Audeliz Matzker

    I'm sooo sick of Teresa thinking that she's all that. She isn't. Rumor has it that Joe G, is leaving her. I hope he does that voice of hers & her put on airs, is enough 2/drive anyone 2/b-come a msaa murderer. I don't believe 4/a minute that all those recp's/R hers. From her own lips, " IT'S A FAMILY COOKBOOK", if it's a fam. cook book, then there have 2/b other fam. members. That's the way it is in all fam. My mother & her (7) sisters were always sharing them. Now it's my sister & my sis-in-law who keep that family torch passing. I have two grand-daughters, & u/just know they're going 2/get all the receps., it's FAMILY!!!.SHE JUST WANTS 2/b THE CELEB. & DOESN'T WANT ANYONE ELSE IN THE FAM. 2/PROSPER. THAT'S NOT BEING A GOOD FAM. MEMBER, A HUMBLE PERSON WOULD/B PROUD/2 SHARE W/HER FAM. AND PRAY THAT THEY ALSO PROSPER. THAT'S WHY SHE'S BEING DITCHED BY EVERYONE. I REALLY CAN'T STAND HER ANYMORE, & SHE USE/2/B MY FAVORITE. IF/U CAN'T LUV U/R FAMILY U/R NOT A GOOD PERSON, FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, THEY/R A GIFT FROM GOD, LEARN 2/APPRECIATE ALL OF THEM, LEARN 2/SHARE.

  • Deborah D
    Deborah D

    I always thought that "Ickie Ricky" with his fish lips had a thing for Theresa until I saw that "boner" that he was sporting in the R.V. when he woke up with Gay Gregwithin such close proximity. That was truly repuslive. More proof that those that constantly brag about "getting it" are the most insecure, i.e., JoGo and Ickie Ricky. LOL!! i almost feel sorry for MeHo and Kathy...not.

  • Deborah D
    Deborah D

    Theresa did not "flip out". She simply stated the obvious...Kathy was trying to once again, throw her under the bus in her passive aggressive "oh so innocent" way. It's out there that Kathy wants to publish a dessert book. Her motives were shady, almost as shady as MeHo and JoHo. Her huge crazy eyes do not fool us. She looks like a Lemer. (Pls google Lemer to see what I mean). Theresa's family are all back stabbing, jealous, money hungry animals. I will not watch next season if BRAVO does not "out" these horrible people. I am so bored with the Wakili, Gorga, Manzo, Wacko-Jacko, Closet Homo Albie/Gay Greg story lines. Maybe do a cpl of episodes with Jax and Ashley entering rehab after Don Caro does an intervention single handedly. Let's bring on real people...I.e., PennyDrosso and her husband, MeHo's past ex -friends, etc.If I've learned anything from watching this show, it's that BRAVO sets the characters up to knock them down. Hopefully that is the plan for the Gorgas next season. Everyone has skeletons in their closets.....these people have a graveyard. Make this show interesting to watch again. PLEASE! It's become an hour long infomercial for the nuevo riche who can't figure out any other way to pay their over extended bills. (zzzzzz)

  • Susan

    Kathy was not being kind. She was trying to insult Teresa. Those recipes came from Teresa's mother who is not related to Kathy's mother.

  • Tiffany Scher
    Tiffany Scher

    I agree with Dox3jm. You don't go to someone's house and say oh wow those are my mothers napkins. She started it like DOX3JM said you say "wow I love those cookies and my mom makes them too". Instead of saying those are my mothers cookies I don't blame Teresa either. She did the right thing in saying that. I believe Kathy and Rich went over there not to support her but to see how the turn out for Teresa is and then compare it to her turn out. There fake and I think Rich has a thing for Teresa her name is always in his mouth and he starts trouble.....

  • Dox3jm

    That was a passive aggressive comment that Kathy made! All season long Kathy has done this to Teresa and now I think she's sick of it! Bottom line when Kathy went to book signing she should have just said something like "I love those cookies and my mom makes them too" instead of being rude and saying "those are my mothers cookies" I don't blame Teresa for being upset!


    OMG Theresa is soo batsh$$ crazy. Kathy was being so kind as she always is and while fliping thru the dumb book simply stated the cookies were her moms. Hell Theresa has NO IDEA where HER mom got her recipes. Theresa will be begging for friends once Joe is locked up for ten years and she is left with NO ONE cuz she pushed em all away. Karma is a real mother isnt it Theresa