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Mormon cookbooks — here are the top 13 titles
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You could call it the Lion King.

The Lion House, one-time home of Brigham Young in downtown Salt Lake City, still rules Mormon cooking.

Its rolls, pie crusts and pastries — even its soups and savory meals — pop out of Mormon ovens frequently and pop up often on lists of top Mormon cookbooks.

But busy moms have sought out modern takes, too, and are increasingly turning to bloggers-turned-cookbook-authors for inspiration.

Here is a list of popular Mormon cookbooks, in alphabetical order, according to Deseret Book and Covenant Communications:

Cooking for Two

By Debbie Harman

Written for newlyweds and empty-nesters, it calls for basic, affordable ingredients and includes recipes for using leftovers.

The Essential Mormon Cookbook: Green Jell-O, Funeral Potatoes and Other Secret Combinations

By Julie Badger Jensen

It's filled with 200 comfort-food recipes, including ones to "feed a crowd, compassionate-service casseroles and a conference-weekend brunch."

Lion House Bakery

By Lion House Pantry

It includes 100 recipes, including favorites such as Lion House rolls, chocolate cream cake, buttermilk scones and honey butter.

Lion House Christmas

By Lion House Pantry

Released to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lion House, it includes recipes for roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing and Christmas pudding, along with suggestions on turning treats into presents.

Lion House Classics

By Lion House Pantry

Considered the most popular cookbook in the Mormon market, it includes Lion House rolls, chicken cordon bleu and chocolate cream cake.

Lion House Soups and Stews

By Lion House Pantry

It includes favorites such as hearty chicken noodle soup and vegetable cheese chowder along with specialities such as Lion House oyster stew.

Lion House Pies

By Lion House Pantry

Its 70 recipes are included for their "famous crusts, pies, tarts and sauces."

Our Best Bites: Mormon Moms in the Kitchen

By Sara Wells and Kate Jones

Written by friends juggling home life and blogging, it includes 150 family-friendly recipes that are made from scratch.

Recipes from The Roof: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Hotel Utah

By Temple Square Hospitality

The book represents each of the three restaurants in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building: The Roof, The Garden and the Nauvoo Cafe, with recipes such as cream cheese-filled strawberries, rough river clam chowder and Oriental chicken salad.

Savoring the Seasons With Our Best Bites

By Sara Wells and Kate Jones

The blogging duo compiled 100 recipes and seasonal crafts.

Six Sisters' Stuff

By Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren and Kendra

Written by sisters who started a blog to keep in touch, the recipes are meant to be made quickly with pantry ingredients to make time for family.

The Worldwide Ward Cookbook

By Deanna Buxton

Filled with 440 "simple and economical" recipes from LDS cooks around the world, this volume includes a Finnish glass cake and a British Sunday dinner.

365 Days of Slow-Cooking

By Karen Bellessa Petersen

This book features dinnertime meals that can be assembled in minutes, including main dishes, sides and desserts. —

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Food • But some new entries also pop up on list of top LDS titles.
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