I think there are some things that should be off limits. Your marriage and your children. There is no need to go there. There is no need to point things out. I have made that mistake and do not ever want to do it again. I made comments at emotional moments, and I was wrong to do that. Actions speak louder than words. People can see what's going on here. There is no need to explain or give examples. I'll just leave it at that. I will just say that my marriage is rock solid and I am proud.
However the comment Teresa made to Kathy that a dessert cookbook would not sell seemed like a cheap, passive aggressive shot to me. Especially knowing at the time that Kathy was contemplating doing a baking book. It just wasn't nice. I think it would do well! It was also not very nice to make fun of the signage Kathy used at her tasting. Amazingly Kathy brought in a big crowd regardless of her signage. Her desserts "walked the walk" and everybody raved about them!
Kathy may have noticed that her mom's recipe that Teresa's mom had called and asked her for was added to Teresa's cookbook, but I don't think there were any hard feelings from Kathy for it being in there. It just seemed like an observation.
I respect that Kathy was a cosmetologist who always had a passion for cooking and baking and that she finally decided to pursue a career out of it! My kind of girl! I guess it was kind of like Teresa going to a trade school for fashion only to become a cook and an author. It's OK to branch out of your comfort zone and explore new things in life. Learning a new skill or pursuing your passions are both wonderful things.