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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. [...]

Pimento Cheese

By Kelly Bogard Pimento Cheese—some call it the caviar of the South. It’s a little tangy. And a lot cheesy. Southern food isn’t something that just tastes good. It’s the memories. Like a recipe handed down for generations. Or a new recipe you create to pass on to your kids. When I think southern food, [...]

Fried Egg Burger

By Kelly Bogard There's nothing I like better than a good burger. Thick and juicy with all my favorite toppings, you just can't beat it most any time of year. But I think of burgers as more of a summer food. I guess because so many are grilled, but they don't have to be. This [...]