These recipes showcase just some of the foods that Utah is famous for. "The Beehive State" was the 45th state to join the U.S.A in 1896 after being settled by Mormon pioneers in 1847. Utah is an outdoor enthusiast's heaven with Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Canyonland National Park.

It's also where my family lives and is home to my Alma Mater, BYU, some of the best snow on earth for skiing, and the worldwide headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I lived there for many years attending undergrad and law school in Provo and all of these recipes have special meaning to me and are connected to my time in Utah.

When it comes to food, Utah gets a bad rap for its love of Jello, Fry Sauce, and Funeral Potatoes. But honestly, I love them all. And there are lots of other famous foods that hail from Utah, like Cafe Rio and Crumbl cookies. This might be surprising, but it's also got the best Indian food I have ever had at Bombay House in Provo, Utah.