Food Adventures of a Comfort Cook

FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour If you are a resident of, or frequent visitor to, Utah, something you will experience at meals are dessert salads. What exactly are dessert salads? Side dishes made with Jell-O (gelatin and/or pudding), whipped toppings, fruits, vegetables, mayonnaise,...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour Admittedly, I am a pizza snob; born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, in an Italian neighborhood, I know great pizza . . . not good, great. I enjoy Chicago style every now and then, but New York pizza is the ultimate for real pizza lovers. Imagine the culture...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour On December 3, 2015, Canyon Country Discovery Center opened its doors to welcome all to a first time look see at this new learning facility. While the grand opening will not occur until March 2016, curiosity brought in folks from all over San Juan County...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour In 1997, Amer and Cindy Tumeh invested in property, just outside of Bluff, to open up hospitality cabins. Within two years, the Desert Inn and Cabins was created and has only continued to flourish, but something was missing. In 2015, that something...
FOOD ADVENTURES OF A COMFORT COOKby Mary Cokenour During the fall and winter seasons, pumpkins often make an appearance from the maniacal face carved into them for Halloween; to the slice of pie decorating a dessert plate at a holiday meal. While the Jack o’ Lantern pumpkin might be...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenourwww.comfortcookadventures.com In the late 1950s, an A&W opened up in Blanding, with a secondary franchise in Monticello. While the Monticello location went bust after only two years due to lack of business; the Blanding location was holding strong. Not...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour For nine years, Greg and Francie Wild have provided Dove Creek residents, and visitors, with outstanding coffees, breakfasts, lunches, breads, yogurt and cakes. Their current location, next to Frosty’s Liquors, is the third incarnation of Wild Coffee; the...
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour Before I can actually tell you about Huck’s Museum and Trading Post, I’ll need to tell how we got there in the first place. We had just spent several hours hiking and exploring the Old Pioneer Dugway (outside Bluff, UT), and the slickrock ledges above it...
FOOD ADVENTURES OF A COMFORT COOKby Mary Cokenour The 21st Century is one of fast, fast, fast; practically everything at your fingertips due to the advances of technology. Even food has become fast; prepackaged at convenience stores; gas up and go! Many a restaurant has gone the way of...
FOOD ADVENTURES OF A COMFORT COOKby Mary Cokenour Mexican Hat, named after the famed sombrero formation, has a history rich in oil, gold prospecting, and uranium/vanadium mining. In 1882, this small town was first named “Goodridge”, after E.L. Goodridge who came to the area in hopes of...

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