The Essential Mormon Cookbook: Green Jell-O, Funeral Potatoes, and Other Secret Combinations (Hardcover )(edit)
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This is the coolest cookbook I have ever seen. It has actually made me WANT to cook. . . well, almost! — Sheri Dew
The Essential Mormon Cookbook is a time-honored collection of recipes not found in standard cookbooks — family favorites passed down from generation to generation, traditional potluck dishes served at Church gatherings, and other gifts from the kitchen shared by neighbors and friends. This is the perfect source for these hard-to-find recipes you remember from your childhood, such as Christmas Morning Casserole, Pot Roast with Gravy, and Fresh Peach Cobbler. Also included are recipes to feed a crowd, compassionate service casseroles, and a conference-weekend brunch. More than 200 recipes, gathered from four generations of family cooks, are divided by seasons and event in this unique collection of Mormon comfort food.
- Published: March 2004
- Pages: 208
About the Author
Julie Badger Jensen has had a lifetime passion for cooking and entertaining. She began a recipe box at age 8 with the entry of ‘Lovable Lime Jell-O.’ When she was a young teenager, her first published recipe appeared in the Deseret News column. She graduated from the University of Utah and has been the food editor of Utah Home and Lifestyles and Meridian Magazine.
A favorite in our house
by Customer - reviewed on November 05, 2008
I received this as a gift and it has become a real favorite in our house. My husband can be a bit of a food snob, and was shocked to discover that his favorite stew is made with (gasp!)Campbell's cream of mushroom soup. Lots of good recipes in this book; you'll probably find some of your favorites here, too.
by Customer - reviewed on July 16, 2005
I haven't found a single recipe that I haven't loved!
by Melissa - reviewed on November 05, 2008
Everything we've made from this book has been wonderful. I think I had issues with the title because it didn't represent all the recipes I thought should be considered "essential Mormon" recipes--you may disagree. But that trivial point aside, I like the recipes in this book. This book is organized in a very different way from any cookbook I've encountered. The recipes are organized in sections like "Sunday Dinner", "Autumn," "Halloween," and more. I like the sections for the ideas they give me, but it makes it harder for me to find things when I'm looking for a specific recipe. The index is fairly helpful in that regard, but not the best. That aside, buy this cookbook for the recipes and ideas--you won't be disappointed.
A Must Have!
by Stephani - reviewed on March 14, 2006
I am usually a skeptic with new cookbooks but I love this one! I have not found a single recipe that my family hasn't loved! I loved this cookbook so much that I went and bought the sequel. The second is as good as the first. Thank you!!!
Add this to your collection!
by Avis - reviewed on November 05, 2008
This is a great need-something-fast-but-good cookbook. It uses common ingredients to make good versions of dishes of which many of us have good memories.
by Customer - reviewed on October 18, 2008
This cookbook has some great recipes. They are not complex. These are common recipes that I have grown up with. I would highly recommend it.
Useful and delicious!
by Paije - reviewed on October 01, 2008
Every recipe I have tried has been wonderful-- buy this book!
by Brianne - reviewed on September 20, 2008
I was so excited to order this cookbook. I had waited for it and now that I have it I love it! I made waffles. My husband hasn't liked any waffle recipes i have made before (he is picky) and he loved this recipe! I'm anxious to make all the other recipes.
by Dawn - reviewed on September 30, 2008
This is great for us converts who weren't raised with the recipes. Now we can cook these wonderful foods too! My family loves all of them so far!
by Customer - reviewed on October 06, 2008
I love this cookbook. There are no pictures and I am a picture cookbook kind of person. It doens't matter with this cookbook. All the recipes are great and fun to learn to cook and use over and over.
by Heather - reviewed on November 01, 2008
It is alright. But there is one recipe in there Called Hello Dollies it is exactly Identicle to my late grandmas Hello Dollies recipe. that is the only discrepency i have with book.
I love, love, love this cookbook!
by Susan - reviewed on July 19, 2011
I love this cookbook so much that I have purchased many of them and given them as wedding gifts. I also love its companion cookbook called Celebrations. I really like how they are spiral bound and will lay flat on the counter while I'm using them. =)
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