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5 common mistakes made at the grocery store

By Landee Kieschnick Let’s face it. The trip to the grocery store can sometimes be…well, a chore. We can’t find the items we’re looking for. There seems to be too many people and shopping carts down every aisle. And you can’t forget the long checkout lines. It’s a necessary trip, though. One we usually make [...]

Top 5 Texas Peppers

By Kelly Bogard Some like it hot. Others like it hotter. And some adventuresome people like it as hot as they can get it. Peppers are quite popular in the Lone Star State. Partly due to their unique flavors and partly because most of our local cuisines incorporate a Mexican flair, heavy on spices. As [...]

Five reasons every kid should have a garden

By Jessica Domel When I was little, I thought everyone had a garden. Where else would squash, potatoes and tomatoes come from? I realized some produce came from the grocery store, of course, but I just assumed everyone could go outside, pick a tomato and eat it right there. It wasn't until I was a [...]

‘Tis the season for a food thermometer

By Jessica Domel With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, loved ones gathering and kids out of school, it can be easy to overlook even the simplest tasks. I typically forget at least one or two items on the grocery list, for example. We’re pulled in so many directions this time of [...]

Emergency Baking Substitutes

By Kelly Bogard Thanksgiving's coming. Let the baking begin! Try as I might to get everything on my grocery list for each recipe, I always forget something. That's why I love a good substitute. Having an understanding of alternatives is a great way to ensure your recipes still come together—even when you find a key ingredient missing. [...]