Texas Table Top—Celebrating the foods, places and people of the Lone Star State.

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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.

Smoked Brisket

By Kelly Bogard There are few foods that rival the status of chicken fried steak and enchiladas in the state of Texas. But there is one that reigns above all others with it's status. Texas barbecue. It's so iconic that Texas Monthly devotes an entire publication to it each spring. And there are cook-off events throughout [...]

Fire Crackers

By Kelly Bogard Happy birthday, America! The biggest holiday of the summer is fast approaching, and it's time to celebrate this great nation we call home. Pull out the lawn chairs. Cover everything in red, white and blue. And invite some friends and family over. It's time to throw America a birthday party. We have [...]

5 treats to beat the summer heat

By Kelly Bogard Summer is here. Days of fun in the sun abound. But it’s Texas, and that means it’s hot. Really hot. We’re all looking for ways to cool off. A swim in the pool or the pond, a trip to the lake or a sprinkler in the yard will do the trick. But [...]

Fried Catfish

By Kelly Bogard I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited it's summer. Yes, the heat can be a bit of a drag, but you can cure that with a trip to the lake. Camping, fishing, swimming–there's something for everyone. For the past few years, we haven't been able to get to the lake [...]

Candied Grapefruit

By Kelly Bogard Bittersweet and full of goodness. That's how I like to describe grapefruit. As a kid, I can remember eating it for breakfast. I even had a special spoon for it. And with a sprinkle of sugar, I was more than happy to sit there and section each triangle of meat from the rind. [...]