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

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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]