Located in Downtown Brookston, Indiana is Two Cookin' Sisters, a small
specialty food company co-owned by sisters, Kristi Robinson Rensberger
and Kim Robinson. Purdue University graduates & 10-year 4-H members,
the sisters decided to put their backgrounds in food and marketing
into building Two Cookin' Sisters. Their mother, Carolyn Robinson,
also a Purdue graduate and the girls' onetime 4-H leader, works at
the stove and offers her endless support and love for jam!
Their first product, Big Sister Salsa,
is a pepper-based salsa with a very unique flavor. The first bite
reveals a fresh, sweet taste that gives way to some tantalizing heat!
The recipe includes the freshest and the best combination of sweet
peppers, hot peppers and all the in-between peppers. Big Sister Salsa
was introduced to the salsa-crazed public in September 2001 at the
Apple-Popcorn Festival in Brookston. Two
Cookin' Sisters have been cookin' ever since!
Two Cookin' Sisters product line has
grown over the years and now includes, Craizinutapple Butter, Sweet
Dill Pickles, many, many jams, relishes, bags of spicy nuts, granola
& salad dressings. "We believe that all good food should
be shared and enjoyed by all. Our recipes are made with quality ingredients,
a little sense of humor and with a love for good food. How can you
go wrong with a food gift? It's always the right color and the right
Two Cookin' Sisters Specialty Food Co. & Shop opened their doors
in May 2005 filling the shelves with their delicious specialty food
products, art, gift items and other specialty foods- all made in Indiana!
The Made in Indiana theme as been
a big hit! People love the idea that good food, art and unique gift
items are all made by Hoosiers! The large selection of Indiana products
steadily grows at
Two Cookin' Sisters Specialty Food Co. & Shop.Made in Indiana
specialty food products include; popcorn, BBQ sauce, teriyaki sauce,
scone mix, maple syrup, pancake mixes, bread flour, soup beans, gourmet
pretzels, hot sauce, several flavors of beef jerky, honey, fresh cheeses,
Made in Indiana art and gift items include; scented candles, hand-woven
rugs, stained glass, hand-blown glass ornaments, photography, watercolor
paintings, pottery, beaded gifts, handmade soap, painted gourds, jewelry,
handbags and a large selection of handmade cards. An interesting display
of small antiques, vintage items and collectibles fill the nooks and
crannies throughout the shop.
In 2006, the sisters opened The Prairie
Street Market- the fun place on the corner! Serving up ice cream,
nachos, hot dogs, snacks, sodas, candies & more goodies! Grab
some cheese from Fair Oaks Dairy, fresh local eggs, and homemade peanutbutter!
Sit out on the patio and enjoy the view of Downtown Brookston!
For more information, contact Kim Robinson
How We Started Our Small Specialty Food Company
Two Cookin Sisters- Big Sister Salsa
By Kim Robinson $9.95 Booklet
A quick lesson is how to start your own small specialty food
business. Learn the lessons from the road with Two Cookin Sisters
and their experience in starting their salsa side business that has
grown into a full-time specialty food production company and retail
store. Enjoy their story, tips and advice. BUY