Category Archives: Organic

Avocado Cilantro Bean Dip

http://twocooksonepot.com Avocado Cilantro Bean DipAfter what seems like weeks of much needed rain, we’ve had enough dry days in a row to tackle the jungle that was formerly our yard. A few hours of mowing and weed eating got the lawn back in shape, and as a bonus we enjoyed a pretty good workout. Needing to replenish the salt and potassium we lost doing an honest day’s work, I thought that this avocado cilantro bean dip was just the thing. Continue reading

Gruyère and Caramelized Onion Scones

http://twocooksonepot.com Gruyère & Caramelized Onion SconesWhen I saw the recipe for jalapeño cheddar scones on Ree Drummond‘s website I knew I’d be making them eventually, but not immediately. That’s only because I had a fresh batch of caramelized onions and a nice hunk of cave aged gruyère cheese in the refrigerator. Continue reading

Kolaches

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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

Masala Chai Muffins

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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

Lemon Curd

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This lemon curd has just the right amount of tart citrus flavor, and is sweet but not too sweet. It’s also very easy to make.

I used to only make lemon curd when I was going to bake a lemon meringue pie, or a lemon tart, but I eventually learned the error of my ways. This is amazing on toast and (I’m a little embarrassed to admit) pretty fantastic straight out of the jar. Continue reading

Pigs-in-a-Blanket

http://twocooksonepot.com Pigs in a Blanket

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