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The Utah Effect on Faith

Utah is a beautiful state with stunning mountains, national parks, numerous temples, and more. But living in Utah can have a certain ‘Utah Effect’ as a result of the high percentage of LDS members. Active or not, 60% of Utahns are Mormon. This Utah Effect, then, is the idea that being surrounded by Mormons can actually make it hard to …

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5 Fun Facts about Mormons and Jell-O

Today, LDS culture embraces Jell-O!

Whether or not they enjoy the association, most Mormons will admit the cultural links between LDS members and Jell-O are obvious. But how did the two become so inseparably connected? How do Bill Cosby and the Olympics factor in? We’ve got the answers plus a few more fun facts you might not have known. The Jell-O connection isn’t as old …

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5 Fun Facts About Funeral Potatoes

5 Fun Facts About Funeral Potatoes

Photo courtesy of Food.com Funeral Potatoes. Such a sad name for a food that makes people so happy. A wondrous variation of potatoes au gratin, this calorie-rich favorite has a clouded history and a clear future as one of the most beloved dishes in Mormon cuisine. So exactly what are funeral potatoes? Why are funeral potatoes and the 2002 Winter …

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