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About Kelly Bogard

Food Editor Texas Farm Bureau I believe that happiness starts in the home. For my big Texas family it is in the kitchen. Join me as I cook my way through life one recipe at a time.

Pesto Peppers

By Kelly Bogard Texas rice is having a record year with some of the highest yields in the nation for 2017. And that's great news for Texas rice lovers like me. My favorite rice variety is called Texmati. I used it in a Spanish Rice recipe a few years back. I love the buttery flavor of [...]

Top 5 spring break treats

By Kelly Bogard Spring Break is here. We're on break this week, but I know many of you are going to be enjoying it next week, as well. It's a good time to take a day or a few to hang out with the kids and enjoy a little down time. And though I'm sure you have [...]

Oven Beef Ribs

By Kelly Bogard This time of year is tough for me as a foodie. I like being outside and cooking outside. But right now, that's not really an option. Between the ever-changing temperature and the much-needed rain we are getting here in Central Texas, I can't seem to motivate myself to prepare something for the grill [...]

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

By Kelly Bogard We all know Texas is a large state, and agriculture is a major economic driver. But how many of you knew that Texas is the fifth largest producer of sweet potatoes? Most are grown in Van Zandt County in East Texas. And they taste delicious on my table. Hot days and warm nights [...]

Chocolate Heart Dessert Pizza

By Kelly Bogard Calling all sweethearts and chocolate lovers alike. Do I have a treat for you! Every year I try to come up with something that will make my entire family happy for Valentine's day, and this year is no exception. And though desserts are definitely not the norm at our house, I try [...]