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

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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 [...]

Back to Basics: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

By Kelly Bogard Salad dressing. It's a pretty common staple in my house and probably in yours, too. But each of us likes something a little bit different. And there is plenty to choose from at the grocery store. Different brands, flavors, amounts and more. Things have certainly changed from when I was a child! [...]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

By Kelly Bogard There's just something about a nice warm cup of cocoa on a cold winter night. Rich and creamy chocolate warmed with sweet fluffy marshmallows is one of my favorite cold weather treats. It's also something I look forward to every year. This simple recipe serves as a way to stay warm and [...]

Baked Chicken

By Kelly Bogard A classic dinner recipe that never goes out of style? Baked chicken. Dress it up with sides like these green beans and potatoes. Or serve it as leftovers. Either way, the chicken is always the star of this home-cooked feast. And it's a perfect recipe for a beginner cook. Or the busy cooks [...]

Green Beans with New Potatoes

By Kelly Bogard Sometimes I worry that sitting down with the family for a meal is slowly fading away. With busy schedules and the advent of easier-than-ever food choices, I find myself drawn into the hype of grab-and-go meals. But supper is still family time in my house. We talk. Laugh. Share our stories from [...]