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.

5 Dips for Cinco de Mayo

By Kelly Bogard Fiesta! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Let's celebrate with lots of Tex-Mex flavors and fun. From small family meals to a big party, this week's recipes are sure to gather a bunch of hungry people. Let's enjoy today with five super dips for your holiday festivities. All of these recipes are quick and [...]

Dirt Pudding

By Kelly Bogard Dirt. Soil. Land. Mud. Whatever you call it, this is the time of year to dig into it. It's planting season here in Texas. Across the state, different crops are going in the ground. Some are well into the growing stage. Others are ready to be harvested. That's just one part of [...]

Oven-Fried Chicken

By Kelly Bogard Here in Texas, we love a good fried meal, especially fried chicken. But the mess it makes can sometimes take the fun out of being in the kitchen. That’s why I’m sharing a secret—how to make crispy chicken in the oven! Without the mess! And it's a quicker, lighter version of the traditional [...]

Strawberry Bread Pudding

By Kelly Bogard Bright red and full of sweet juicy goodness, strawberries are a mainstay in Texas this time of year. They're so popular in the quiet town of Poteet that they dedicate three days to celebrating them in April. This year, the Poteet Strawberry Festival will be April 7-9. Everything from jams and breads [...]

Spinach Stuffed Shells

By Kelly Bogard Happy spring, y'all! The Lone Star State sure can be pretty this time of year as everything starts to green back up. And it’s a good time to get something green on our plates, too! Like spinach—the vegetable made famous by Popeye the Sailor Man. Did you know Texas farmers grow spinach? [...]