Food and Recipes

October 11, 2021 01:24 PM MDT
Stereotypical Latter-day Saint foods like Jell-O and funeral potatoes have become somewhat of a cliché, but photographic artist Daniel George has turned these traditional dishes into amazing works of art.
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November 19, 2020 03:20 PM MST
On this week’s episode of This is the Gospel, Ryan Cranney of Cranney Farms shares how one decision to donate more than two million pounds of potatoes led to an unlikely correspondence with a woman in Kenya and the miracles that have since followed.
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November 14, 2020 12:15 PM MST
Tara Bench, perhaps best known as Tara Teaspoon, was still a student at Utah State University when she flew out to New York City for a cooking interview with Martha Stewart Living. The interview didn’t go great and as Tara recalls she “messed up a lot.” But at the end of the day she assured those interviewing her that she was a fast learner. She got the internship and started at the bottom of the barrel in the Martha Stewart test kitchen running errands and going to the grocery store for last minute ingredients but when her internship was over, they offered her a position as “recipe developer.”
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June 17, 2020 12:33 PM MDT
Have you seen our latest issue of LDS Living? It features Latter-day Saints who have made an impact in the culinary world, and here they share some of their favorite recipes with LDS Living readers!
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June 03, 2020 09:00 AM MDT
“One of the reasons that food is so interesting to me intellectually is [that] you see people prioritizing their values when you see the way people prepare food and the way they eat,” says Kate Holbrook, managing historian of women’s history in the Church History Department and researcher of Latter-day Saint food traditions.
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May 27, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
This story originally ran in the May/June 2020 issue of LDS Living.
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April 03, 2020 02:32 PM MDT
Artist Christopher Creek laughs when asked if his Joseph Smith Oreo art is the first time he’s ever sculpted anything out of Oreo cream.
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January 27, 2020 11:00 AM MST
If you want to improve your family gospel study:
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December 31, 2019 10:06 PM MST
With the New Year comes the chance to celebrate National Soup Month in January! Though soup is especially popular in cold winter climates, this versatile meal option is enjoyed all over the world. Check out these fun facts you never knew about this popular food:
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October 29, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
After winning Cake Wars twice, Latter-day Saint Pete Tidwell knows a thing or two about baking competitions and creating confectionary masterpieces. This year, Tidwell decided to take on a new challenge, swapping his normally beautiful culinary creations for something creepy by competing on Food Network's Halloween Baking Championship.
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October 03, 2019 05:21 PM MDT
After putting his advertising degree to good use at L'Oréal and Microsoft in New York City, Peter Tidwell took the next natural step in his career by moving to Provo, quitting his full-time job to open a bakery, and winning Food Network's Cake Wars—twice.
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September 14, 2019 09:10 AM MDT
Latter-day Saint mom Susie Bulloch made it all the way to the finale of Food Network’s newest barbecue-themed show, BBQ Brawl: Flay v Symon. That’s quite an accomplishment considering Bulloch considers herself a home chef who primarily cooks for her family and friends.
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September 03, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
1 lb. lean ground beef 1 (15 oz.) can red enchilada sauce 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend 8 (6 in.) corn tortillas 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In large skillet, break up and cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains, about 7–9 minutes. In large bowl, toss together cooked ground beef, half of enchilada sauce, and half of cheese.
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July 31, 2019 08:56 AM MDT
At a time when food blogs were a dying breed—at least according to some in the industry—Susie and Todd Bulloch quit their salaried jobs to pursue a barbecue blog, HeyGrillHey.
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July 05, 2019 01:47 PM MDT
Thanks to Meridian Magazine for making us aware of this video.
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July 01, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Want to tantalize your taste buds and fill your neighborhood with the irresistible aromas of sweet and smoky meats? Try out these amazing, exclusive recipes from Susie Bulloch of heygrillhey.com.
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May 11, 2019 08:01 AM MDT
Want to have the missionaries over for dinner but you aren’t sure what to feed them? We asked our online readers to vote on meals that they would like to be served if they were a missionary today, and these were the top responses.
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Need a flavorful twist on your standby recipes? From breakfast to dessert, these recipes provide a fresh flair that your family will love.
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March 02, 2019 12:37 PM MST
When adults used to ask Susie Bulloch what she would be when she grew up, there’s no possible way she could have guessed correctly.
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By  LDS Living
February 12, 2019 10:00 PM MST
Mix together all ingredients and put in ovenproof dish. Cover and bake 5 hours at 250° F.
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By  LDS Living
January 23, 2019 10:44 PM MST
A few years ago I was looking through a cookbook, and I paused as I came across an unfamiliar and potentially intriguing ingredient: Ariel dealcoholized Cabernet Sauvignon. “Dealcoholized wine?” I thought. “I need to look this up and see if it’s for real.” Sure enough, I found that a company called Ariel produces non-alcoholic wine. In the five years since I started cooking as a hobby, I had never seen anything like it.
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January 11, 2019 05:14 PM MST
For more information on this topic read "Opening Our Hearts" by Gerald N. Lund, Ensign, May 2008, 32-34.
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December 06, 2018 10:40 PM MST
How much love does a cookie hold? Ten friends who will celebrate their 40th year of exchanging Christmas cookies can tell you. For them, the baking, packaging, and sharing of cookies each December is a reminder that time cannot diminish the love shared by friends through a cookie! Don't forget to look through all the pages for all their favorite cookie recipes.
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December 04, 2018 02:00 PM MST
Gingerbread houses are a favorite Christmas tradition, but some talented confectioners have taken them to a whole new level! Check out some of our favorite gingerbread temple creations from over the years.
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November 30, 2018 10:05 PM MST
With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to pop out your best cookie recipes or try your hand at some new ones to share with your neighbors. We asked you to send us your best recipes, and a few stood out that we just had to share.
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November 28, 2018 01:01 PM MST
You may think missionaries want a hearty meal to fill them up, so pot roast or lasagna should do the trick, right? Wrong. Turns out missionaries get a lot of pot roast and way too much of anything that comes in a casserole dish—especially in the United States. Try these creative dinners that you and the missionaries are sure to love.
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November 27, 2018 03:25 PM MST
When Chef Todd Leonard was serving his mission in Ohio, his go-to evening meal was out-of-the-box macaroni and cheese mixed with boiling water and salsa — hold the butter and the milk.
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November 24, 2018 02:05 PM MST
Orange Cake
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By  LDS Living
November 23, 2018 01:45 PM MST
One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is having all of the delicious leftovers. However, sometimes after such a fulfilling meal, you may feel like switching it up a bit. Try these 10 mouthwatering recipes for your leftover turkey, ham, cranberries, potatoes, and pumpkin from The Lion House Cookbook, Our Best Bites, and The Romney Family Table, all available at Deseret Book.
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November 22, 2018 12:00 PM MST
Editor's note: The following responses were edited for clarity and length.
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October 20, 2018 08:55 AM MDT
It's that time of year when the smell of pumpkin spice permeates every kitchen. But you don’t have to limit your fall cooking creativity to pie and bread! Try out some of these unique and tasty pumpkin dishes, great for dinner, dessert, or just a snack.
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October 16, 2018 01:06 PM MDT
My oldest son is a senior in high school and a prototypical quarterback. He is an athletic 6’4, stands tall in the pocket, and has a beautiful left-handed throw that looks effortless. He throws hard, accurate, commands the huddle, reads the defense, has heart, and is an outstanding leader. Perhaps his best quality is that he is very coachable. In short, I look at him from a coaching perspective and salivate that I would have such a quarterback.
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September 29, 2018 11:00 AM MDT
Growing up, I was never what you would call petite. I was usually taller than everyone, including the boys, and my early puberty helped to fill me out during the “awkward years.”
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September 29, 2018 09:10 AM MDT
When the weather starts turning chilly, nothing makes a home feel warmer and cozier than a slow cooker meal. Take a break from the busy holiday season and enjoy the simplicity and deliciousness of slow cooker meals fromDinner Made Easy with Six Sisters’ Stuff: Time-Saving Recipes for Busy Moms.
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September 28, 2018 08:52 AM MDT
From Jell-O to funeral potatoes to crockpot meals, Latter-day Saints have potlucks and refreshments down pat. Take our fun quiz to find out which potluck food best represents you!
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September 21, 2018 05:27 PM MDT
Preparing for general conference is always a good idea. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf has said, "There are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations." To aid in your preparation, we've compiled a list of items that will help you stay in the conference spirit through conference weekend and beyond!
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By  LDS Living
September 12, 2018 09:30 AM MDT
4 ounces cream cheese
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September 10, 2018 09:44 AM MDT
Why go out to eat when you can make a delicious meal yourself? Here are some recipes from Six Sisters’ Stuff to bring your favorite restaurant dishes into your own kitchen.
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By  LDS Living
August 07, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Not only is zucchini in season, it's a versatile ingredient that can be steamed, roasted, grilled, baked, or boiled. Check out these delicious recipes for creative ways to use zucchini in your family dinners this week!
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August 06, 2018 03:23 PM MDT
There's nothing quite like going to a different country and trying new culinary delicacies, even though they may have eyes, toenails, or tentacles still attached.
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July 14, 2018 09:42 AM MDT
Summer brings camping, and camping is a great chance to break out the Dutch oven for some delicious outdoor cooking. Ranging from simple to gourmet, these recipes from father-daughter cooking champions Terry and Tori Lewis are a surefire way to please any crowd.
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By  LDS Living
June 12, 2018 05:25 PM MDT
Ingredients
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May 31, 2018 03:04 PM MDT
The funeral potatoes craze on Twitter is not over yet. Several weeks ago Walmart's targeted Facebook ads about the morbidly delicious food began intriguing and scaring people across the nation. And many turned to social media to ask about this bizarrely named food rooted in Mormon culture.
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May 30, 2018 02:59 PM MDT
“I stopped by, I saw her cake, and I was like, ‘Holy cow. She did not do this,’” professional cake designer and pastry chef Pepsy Garcia told the Deseret News. “She’s so young and she applies a lot of attention to detail. She gives that extra stuff that most beginners don’t. She’s obviously born with the talent.”
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By  LDS Living
May 09, 2018 02:34 PM MDT
Whether it’s a classic strawberry or sophisticated lime chiffon, you’re sure to find a pie from some of our favorite LDS bakers to fit your summer cravings.
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April 20, 2018 09:13 AM MDT
On a chilly January evening in 2017, a joint youth activity was in full swing in Herriman, Utah. Guys, gals, basketball, and food—it was the quintessential gathering of Latter-day Saint youth. Fourteen-year-old Tanner Sorensen stayed late. A leader walked around the gym offering the last cookies to the stragglers.
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April 12, 2018 03:11 PM MDT
Thanks to Fox 13 News for making us aware of this crucial fry sauce fiasco.
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April 04, 2018 07:55 PM MDT
Everyone, keep calm. Walmart's new Facebook ads are not threatening you. Funeral potatoes are a real thing. And they're delicious.
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April 03, 2018 01:32 PM MDT
From barbecues to ward potlucks to firesides, Mormons love socializing around a good plate of food. And no matter what event you’re at, there are a few staple “Mormon” foods you’ll likely find. Try your hand at some of the following recipes, including Jell-O, funeral potatoes, and pasta, collected in The Essential Mormon Cookbook.
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March 29, 2018 12:40 PM MDT
Nearly 8 million people in the DRC struggle to find food amidst warring factions, which is why LDS Charities has made a donation to help those in need. “This donation by the LDS Church will save many people’s lives and will provide them with hope for a better future,” said Claude Jibidar, the World Food Program’s country director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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March 14, 2018 04:15 PM MDT
From pumpkin pie to apple pie to chicken pot pie, the tasty treat used to celebrate this quirky holiday has some unique connections to Latter-day Saints.
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By  LDS Living
January 26, 2018 10:00 PM MST
If you’re looking for something that will satisfy even the biggest appetite, pasta is the way to go! Branch out from the traditional spaghetti or mac ’n’ cheese dishes with these easy, tasty pasta variations and toppings from some of our favorite LDS chefs.
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January 20, 2018 01:10 PM MST
Editor's note: The following responses have been edited for length and clarity.
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December 02, 2017 08:18 PM MST
The holidays are now in full swing, and you know what that means—holiday parties.
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November 27, 2017 10:42 PM MST
When LDS Living ran its first recipe contest in 2011, we had many great responses and tasty entries. The Lemon Crinkle Cookie has held the winning title for the last six years, and we felt it was time to challenge it! The prize for this delicious contest? One hundred dollars to Deseret Book and bragging rights at every ward dessert potluck and family gathering.
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November 18, 2017 03:00 PM MST
Want to spruce up Thanksgiving a little this year? Try these seven tantalizing and unique desserts from Sweets & Treats with Six Sisters' Stuff that still pay homage to the Thanksgiving classics while adding a new, delicious twist!
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November 18, 2017 02:00 PM MST
With the holidays approaching, sometimes it’s nice to have a few simple dinner recipes on hand. Find time to make nutritious and delicious meals the entire family will love with these easy recipes from Krista Numbers’s new book, Simplify Supper.
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November 03, 2017 12:58 PM MDT
Thanks to the Deseret News for making us aware of this video.
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October 31, 2017 09:15 AM MDT
'Tis the season for ward chili cook-offs! Wow your friends and neighbors with these five amazing recipes!
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October 23, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
As ward activity committee members, it can be difficult to come up with unique ideas for the ward Christmas party year after year. Here are some ideas for making this December's event an enjoyable experience for members of all ages.
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