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

Oven Beef Ribs

By Kelly Bogard This time of year is tough for me as a foodie. I like being outside and cooking outside. But right now, that's not really an option. Between the ever-changing temperature and the much-needed rain we are getting here in Central Texas, I can't seem to motivate myself to prepare something for the grill [...]

Cheeseburger Soup

By Kelly Bogard Who doesn't like a big bowl of hearty soup to warm up from the cold we've had here in Texas? I know I sure do. And there are three things that are a must for me in a good soup. Number 1: It needs to make a lot. Number 2: It needs to [...]

Slow Cooker Carne Guisada

By Kelly Bogard Fall is here! Well, at least that's what the calendar says. I know I'm ready for cooler temperatures and savory meals. Because as it starts to cool off, I like to spend more time in the kitchen. But with evening practices, Friday night lights and all the other activities, many of us find ourselves [...]

Steak Fingers

By Kelly Bogard On Sunday afternoon, people will flock to Fair Park for the Big Tex Choice Awards. Chefs and foodies from all over the great state of Texas are vying for the coveted honor of being a "Big Tex" winner. And as in many years past, most of the finalists have something in common. [...]

Smoked Brisket

By Kelly Bogard There are few foods that rival the status of chicken fried steak and enchiladas in the state of Texas. But there is one that reigns above all others with it's status. Texas barbecue. It's so iconic that Texas Monthly devotes an entire publication to it each spring. And there are cook-off events throughout [...]