Food Adventures of a Comfort Cook

Whether it’s a brat or sausage, the eater is the winner. Just add some sauteed peppers and onions to complete this summertime grilling staple. Mary Cokenour photo
Brats vs. Sausage, neither is the Weakest Link. Disclaimer: No naughty children (brats) were grilled and eaten in the writing of this article. Brats, or Bratwurst, are a grilling favorite, along with a variety of sausages containing some type of meat, usually pork or beef. Those who do not eat...
“School’s out for summer, school’s out forever, I’m bored to pieces. “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers, dirty looks. Out for summer, out ’til fall.” – School’s Out, by Alice Cooper, 1972 When this song first came out, radio stations either refused to play it or were pressured not to...
By Mary Cokenourwww.comfortcookadventures.com “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life; making lemonade is turning them into...
By Mary Cokenourwww.comfortcookadventures.com Now every home cook and baker have come to this point in time. A recipe is found that seems to be a must-do. The ingredient list is short, the preparation is simple enough, and then it hits. As the gathering of ingredients begins, holy moly, I am out...
The Poof is in the Honey. By Mary Cokenour The watering stations, in the backyard, are beginning to see more activity. Honey bees are finding their way back, with flowering plum and apricot trees to provide pollen as well. Around the stations are a plenitude of flowering, what some call weeds, but...
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...

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