Food Adventures of a Comfort Cook

By Mary Cokenourwww.comfortcookadventures.com Welcome to Utah, a landlocked state. For folks who enjoy eating seafood, this fact can be quite frustrating. Unless you are lucky to live in an area, with lakes, stocked with bass, trout, maybe even catfish, and happen to enjoy fishing; the...
Have you ever been to an Italian wedding, or should I say an Italian-American wedding? They are usually on the grand scale where the food seems to take center stage more than the bride and groom themselves. I have been to many in my lifetime, but I have to admit that soup was frequently an...
Cookies Were a Sweet Mistake. by Mary Cokenour The cookie, a word derived from the Dutch “koekje”, meaning “small or little cake”. All over the world, cookies are created in all shapes, sizes, flavors and textures. Guess what? They were a mistake! Persia (modern day Iran) was one of the first...
Happy childhood memories are few for me and they almost all seem to revolve around food in some way. No wonder really, as food is comforting in itself. It fools you into believing that all is right with the world – well for that moment at least. Later on, if need be, the memory of it can soothe an...
Happy childhood memories are few for me and they almost all seem to revolve around food in some way. No wonder really, as food is comforting in itself. It fools you into believing that all is right with the world – well for that moment at least. Later on, if need be, the memory of it can soothe an...
Entering the fifth week of their opening in Monticello, Gustavo’s Mexican Restaurant is doing well, and keeping the staff busy. An offshoot of the original Gustavo’s, located in Cortez, CO, this cuisine is completely unique from other Mexican based restaurants. The owner, Gustavo, and the...
Beginning in the 1840s, Germans began immigrating to the United States. They brought with them many of their preserved, pickled, and canned foods, and their family recipes. Delicatessen (also known as “deli”) is a combination of words which roughly translates into “delicacies to eat” or “to eat...
“Sometimes you feel like a nut.“Sometimes you don’t.“Almond Joy’s got nuts.“Mounds don’t.”(Written by Leo Corday and Leon Carr and sung by Joey Levine) Whether you enjoy eating coconut or not, when this commercial for Peter Paul’s Almond Joy and Mounds candies comes on, bet you find yourself...
Dear Santa, Please Fill My Stocking with Chocolate. I like chocolate. No, let me correct that. I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!! Glancing at the typical food pyramid, one of the missing food groups is chocolate; the other is pizza. Cacao, by itself, is bitter, but the addition of fats, sweeteners, and...
That’s right, this is about creating bread pudding out of donuts. And not just any donut, but yeasty glazed donuts. Donuts made with yeast are light, airy, and absorb liquid without becoming too heavy, mushy, or falling apart. Glazed donuts are packed with sugar, so this is not diabetic-friendly...

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