As I mentioned last week, at this point in my life I’m sure that I’ve eaten well over a thousand pigs-in-a-blanket. The only problem is that for many years I thought I was eating kolaches. That’s what all of the donut shops in Houston, TX call them. So imagine my surprise when I found myself in the small town of Halletsville, TX.
I was part of a crew restoring the historic Lavaca County Courthouse, and there was a little place down the street I’d heard was famous for their kolaches. When I walked through the door of the Kountry Bakery I was shocked to find that what I knew as kolaches were nothing of the sort. Continue reading →
I ran across a great quote this morning and thought, “How very true.”
Good cooking is an art, as well as a form of intense pleasure…a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each and every time with variation. – Jehane Benoit
Don’t you love that? Here at our house we love to explore and reinvent, it’s a journey all in itself. Blending flavors, textures and combinations can be such fun. We get a bit bored with the same stuff so it’s fun to try new things and branch out. That was the case this past weekend. Continue reading →
Pigs-in-a-blanket are great when you need a portable breakfast. They’re even better when you make them yourself because you can control the ingredients.
In some parts of Texas pigs-in-a-blanket are known as kolaches. More on those another day, this post is all about soft, buttery buns with savory fillings. I’ve had them stuffed with boudin, bacon and eggs, ham and cheese, plain sausage, sausage and cheese, and sausage, jalapeno and cheese (my favorite). Continue reading →
If you’re eating biscuits out of a can, this recipe is for you. Scratch biscuits are one of the easiest baked goods to pull off, and once you have this homemade, flaky, tender biscuit you’ll never be able to eat one out of a can again. Continue reading →
I’m sitting here drinking some kombucha and it’s delightfully tasty. I noticed today when I consume kombucha I’m not as hungry throughout the day. Has anyone else experienced this? Maybe it’s the Almond Joy Protein Bars I made this morning, I love them! I was first introduced Continue reading →
This dish incorporates so many of my favorite things… potatoes, cheese, breakfast, almost any type of pie…and, it’s fancy enough to impress.
As much as I love pastry, a few months ago I envisioned doing something with a crust of thinly sliced potatoes instead of a traditional pie crust. I was thinking that a cheesecake shaped quiche would be beautiful, so I got one of our trusty spring-form pans, sliced a few spuds, and got to Continue reading →
My father grew up on a farm in Kansas, one of twelve children. I can’t even imagine meals at my grandparents home. He was a pilot in WWll and when he left the military he went to college, married, you know how it all goes… However, through all that there remained a little of his upbringing, as with us all. One of the dishes he brought with him from his childhood was panhas. When he announced he was going to make this farm-style staple I for one loved it and we knew a big breakfast was in our future…eggs, bacon, orange juice, hash browns and fried panhas.
I know, not a breakfast for the weak at heart. Did you get the pun there? Weak at heart? Anyway, after doing some research I discovered it had another name- scrapple. Neither evokes