Announcing: The Our Best Bites Cook Book!

CATEGORIES: General News, Sara

We’re so excited to finally share details about our upcoming book!Β  It’s being printed as we speak and will be debuting in stores this February!

You can pre-order the book right now and it will ship out hot off the press!


our best bites Mormon moms in the kitchen cook book

Here’s some details!

– Published by Deseret Book under their Shadow Mountain Label

– In addition to containing the most popular recipes from the Our Best Bites blog, the book features about 40 new recipes and variations that will stay exclusive to the book (like the Black Bean Mango Salsa seen in the picture below!)


Inside look at recipe in our best bites cook book

We wanted the book to be modeled after the concept of our blog, which means that in addition to recipes, you also get tons of tips and mini tutorials.Β  For example, see how to easily pit a cherry on the same page as Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream.

Inside look at our best bites cook book recipes

Other great features include:

A Rollover Ingredient list: which gives you ideas for what to make when you buy a unique ingredient and don’t use the whole thing in one recipe.

Recipe Tags: to easily spot things like quick and easy meals, or things you can make ahead.

Serving suggestions: references for accompanying dishes to make meal-planning easy!

We had SO much fun putting this project together and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!Β  We’ll be sharing more details and updates as the release approaches!

To Pre-Order, and to find a cute card you can print and use as a gift- click here!

You can also see the finished book by clicking right here.


  1. i was totally thinking that you guys needed to come out with a cook book last week! i'm excited, i'll definitely be purchasing! (unless you give it to me in a giveaway, which i will also be entering.) πŸ˜€

  2. PRESALE??? I would drive to somewhere to get it signed too! WHAT A PERFECT GIFT! (I"ll make sure to buy several πŸ™‚ :: )

  3. Okay, I just got really excited! I'll have to get one for my sister who is always asking me, "Where did you get this recipe?!"

  4. We've never met, but you two feel like a part of our family! We're so excited for you, and we will definitely be getting a copy! Congrats!

  5. SOOOO excited! It looks beautiful too – not that I would expect anything else. Can't wait to get my grubby little hands on it.

  6. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am so excited for this. I've been waiting for a cookbook since I discovered your blog a few years ago. Not only will I be buying myself a copy, but I will be buying copies for anyone and everyone who eats. Congratulations!

  7. How exciting! I decided to quit purchasing cookbooks, but I will most definatley make an exception for yours. They will make great gifts for Mother's day to all of my favorite moms. :)Congrats!

  8. Uhh….SO excited for your book! I'm always perusing the archives to see what to make for dinner, now I can just pull out the book!

  9. It's about time! When is the book signing?? Super mega congrats to you! I knew you two would go major places and do mongo things. Love ya! ~Jenn

  10. Yes, a book signing is a MUST!

    It looks fabulous – I'm so excited. It's a huge undertaking. I've been doing just a family cookbook the last few months, working with a publisher, and working on the layout. Wow – I dont know how you all do the blog, the book, the BHG and be wives, mothers and friends. Makes me tired, and just a speck jealous that you make it all look so easy! xoxo

  11. Thank you, everyone!!

    And Jame…believe me…I can't speak for Sara, but my life is in chaos about 90% of the time! πŸ™‚ If you knew me in real life, you wouldn't believe for a second that I have it all together!

  12. Congratulations! The cover and photography look beautiful – no surprise there! And the recipes. . . . ahhhhh. Nice to have them all in one place~

  13. ooooo. the cover made me drool! it looks fabulous and i love the idea of the rollover ingredient list. that was a perfect idea! congratulations! i know you are so excited!

  14. This is so exciting! I am so excited to add your cook book to my collection. And I love the roll over ingredient part! Genius!

  15. Congratulations!! That is so exciting and you two deserve it!! I have loved your blog from the very first time I clicked on the link a friend posted. I will definitely be adding this to my collection!

  16. Oh my goodness! Congratulations Ladies! How exciting! I will definitely be adding this cookbook to my collection. COME ON February!!! πŸ™‚

  17. Girls, I am so excited for you. Still!! Lol. I just can't get over how wonderful it is. I can't wait to get it and have a cook book with some recipes (not that getting on the computer is bad … but it'll make things a little more simple). Hooray for you girls!!!

  18. That is wonderful! What a great accomplishment. Let us know if there is a way to reserve a copy because I'll want one as soon as they hit the shelves!

  19. CONGRATULATIONS!! I am SO happy for you guys! I am such a huge fan of your blog.. You guys are one of the few who inspired me to start my own πŸ™‚ Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many Moms who love to cook!!

  20. Hooray! Not only will it be fun to read and have yummy recipes, it also has pictures!! I can't wait to buy it. Will it also be available in e-book form (I love my Kindle)?

    Congratulations on a major undertaking!

  21. Seriously SO excited. I have been watching your blog for over a year now and love everything I make from here. Looks like I will be giving "IOU" cookbooks for Christmas gifts this year.

  22. Congrats, thats amazing! The rollover ingredient idea is genius! Im sure the book will rock because your recipes are always big hits!! I just made the pizzookies for dessert tonight and everyone loved them!

  23. can't wait … can't wait… can't wait!!
    just when I was thinking I could stop buying cookbooks since the only recipes I use anymore are from your site, you WOW me with your own cookbook. YippEEEEE

    and I think I need mine signed too, just because!

  24. Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous!!! I am so happy for both of you! I can't wait until it comes out so I can buy it and I can't wait to try some of your exclusive recipes! Everything you make is fantastic!
    Congratulations ladies! If I buy it can I send it to you for an autograph?

  25. OMG!!!! That's freakin FANTASTIC!!!!! I will be buying it for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just made tonight your bacon chicken Alfredo pasta and my family LOVED it!!! they love everything I have made from your site so yay they love my cooking LOL!!!! thank you so much for making me look good LOL!!!! Can't wait for February ..CONGRATULATIONS!!!! you both deserve it

  26. How can I wait until FEBRUARY!!! Congratulations on the book, but mostly I am excited for ME! I am totally buying it when it comes out.

  27. I've been hearing the tidbits from Teeny for awhile now, but I'm still SO excited!! 1) For both of you who I know worked so hard on this project and 2) for me!! I can't wait to have myself a copy! I LOVE all the cool features you mentioned too. So clever! I could go on and on, but I'll just leave it at that and say contests!!!

  28. YES!! I am so excited. Thanks for putting this together for those of us who love you but also love to have printed books!

  29. I can't tell you how excited I am! A lot of my favorite recipes are from you! I just wish it was in time for Christmas to give as presents.

  30. Ooo I CANNOT wait!! I will definitely be one of the first buyers! Seriously, your website has helped me gain the confidence that I can cook–and enjoy it! Everything I've ever tried has not only turned out, but tasted DELICIOUS! You two are FABULOUS!

  31. Hooray! I knew the day would come… I use plenty of your recipes that it is totally worth it. I typically judge a cookbook by it's pictures (I cook more by picture than recipe) and yours always look fantastic so it's bound to be a hit! Congrats!

  32. Congratulations! I am looking forward to getting your book! I actually don't have any cook books!!! but I will be getting this one!! And a conversion table for the measurements too lol πŸ™‚

  33. Great! Congratulations! I've been hoping for one. I wasn't sure I would be able to cook if my internet went down. Now I will have it all in a book!

  34. Congratulations! You two are so talented. Glad your exceptional photography will be included in the cook book.


  35. I have often wished for a collection of your recipes in a cook book! What a brilliant idea! I've actually just pre-ordered your book through Amazon! CAN NOT WAIT!!

  36. Oh, I'm so excited about this. I'm a little sad though because the other day I was thinking it would make a great Christmas gift if it came out in time. Oh well. It will be great in February, too!

  37. Woohoo! Congrats!! That's so cool! I've been waiting to hear when the book was going to release, I had caught the little blurb about it on your About Us page. Can't wait to be able to get a copy!
    I think a little Valentine's gift to myself is in order. πŸ˜‰

  38. Yea! I can't wait to get a copy. I love your blog and would love to have your official cookbook instead of printing copies of everything on my boring white paper!

  39. Kate and Sara — I'm determined to give this out for Christmas gifts this year!! I'm printing out the cover and want to include a kitchen gadget … Can you tell what your favorite or most used kitchen gadget is so I can include it ?? Maybe a couple favorites?? I'm going to wrap it up with a promise of a book in February!!

    Sariah — if you happen to see this … how did you pre-order on Amazon, I searched and couldn't find it??

  40. How exciting. We were gathered around for a family dinner with my extended family talking about how great your site is, while eating cinnamon rolls made from your site! Yum. I'm sure we'll all be needing this book!

  41. I cannot wait!!!!!! This is so awesome. I send friends and family to your blog all the time. Now I can direct them to the book as well. I will be buying this ASAP!

  42. I've been thinking for months, "Why don't they write a cookbook?!" I'm so excited that you did. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

  43. makinzee–It won't be out by Christmas, but our friend Amy Locurto from Living Locurto has designed an ADORABLE card, so if you do buy it as a gift before it's released, you can print out the card. Amazon will ship it as soon as it's available.

    Hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  44. OMG I cant freakin wait for this cookbook!!! This site is my go to recipe site, I don't know what I'm going to do when I've made everything haha. Seriously I used to look up recipes from all over the internet , but it was risky because a lot of the stuff did not turn out or just wasn't good, I have made TONs of things from your blog and EVERY SINGLE ONE of them has been AWESOME, I can really count on you girls!! Thanks and congrats on the book, you deserve it, it will be great and I am super excited!!! -Marie, making family meals in Wisconsin

  45. Wow! This blog has rocked my world! I’ve been a 6-recipe gal for too long and my repertoire is expanding thanks to you! I’ve been hunting for a coffee/liquor-free Tiramisu recipe. You wouldn’t happen to be sitting on one of those, would you?

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