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

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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. [...]

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

By Kelly Bogard Cooler weather, falling leaves and lots of football. Autumn has arrived! Fall is football at our house. Every weekend. Some weeknights. Check our TV and it's game on. Even Butters is a big fan! Food and football go hand in hand. And since it's party time when we watch weekend games, I am [...]

Back to Basics: Pan Gravy

By Kelly Bogard Gravy. Warm and flavorful. It makes potatoes, rice and biscuits shine. Good at any meal for so many reasons. Quick and easy. And it makes everything taste better! Remember when your mom or grandma kept a can of fat sitting on the back of the stove? I do. My mom used bacon grease in all [...]

Creamy Cucumber Salad

By Kelly Bogard Tangy, yet sweet, aromas fill the air. Colorful fruits and veggies cover the farm stands. And bustling customers chat with one another and with farmers. It’s a social event. One that’s celebrated every year during National Farmers Market Week. You’ve heard me tout my love for farmers markets before. There’s just something [...]

Back to Basics: Salsa

By Kelly Bogard There's always a reason to celebrate. Birthdays. Promotions. Holidays. Food is always involved. You could say food is the life of our party. Most of the time, anyway. It's the center of get-togethers and celebrations at our house. I always have a few snacks on hand when family and friends come over. And [...]