Food Adventures of a Comfort Cook

FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour Nowadays, the American economy is full of unemployment, federal and state funds being consumed by teenagers living on welfare due to unplanned pregnancies, and an American school system that does not provide skills for adulthood. Small towns can no longer...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour Better start this off with a disclaimer: “No Andes Candies or York Peppermint Patties were eaten, melted, nor harmed in any way with the making of this recipe.” That should make the politically correct or anti-whatever groups happy. Now to the good stuff…...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour This story begins with an email to Bill Boyle, the San Juan Record Publisher and Editor: “Hi Bill, This is not a letter to the Editor. It is just a suggestion. We finally had the pleasure of going to the San Juan River Kitchen for dinner last night, here...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour Utah, the Beehive State, adopted the symbol of the beehive onto its state flag and seal in 1847; representing the qualities of industry, perseverance, thrift, stability, and self-reliance. For Mormon settlers, who definitely had to live these qualities to...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour A funeral is a time of sorrow, the passing of a family member, friend, neighbor that grips the mind and heart with deep sadness. Usually the reasoning is that this person is missed; no longer can he/she be involved in the lives of the yet living. However...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour April Fools – Not! Cottonwood Steakhouse reopened its doors on April 1 and began their 21st season in Bluff. Owners Rick Reeb and Diane Davidson, along with their amazing staff, had a rush filled week to make sure all was perfect for opening night. Let...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour The visual piles of dried corn, pinon nuts and beans flowing through outstretched fingers lead my mind to these words, “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days of Our Lives.” While this long running soap opera has not much to do with life in our...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour A new food stand has recently opened down in Bluff, UT across Main Street from Bluff Fort. Helgerson’s Red Rock Chicken is owned by Steve and Tonya, who only just moved to San Juan County in August, 2015. Why San Juan County? As Tonya tells it, it was...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour Now I happen to be a fan of recipes originating from the United Kingdom, and I am generally referring to England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland (some areas that the Utah pioneers were from); not all the other countries that were invaded and/or annexed while...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour Nectar and Ambrosia, the drink and food of the Gods; the Ancient Greek Pantheon that is. Sitting upon celestial thrones high upon Mount Olympus, these gods and goddesses played the humans upon the Earth as pieces on a giant chessboard. My interest in...

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