Food Adventures of a Comfort Cook

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...
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...

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