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

Side Dishes

//Side Dishes

Perfect compliments to any meal

Spicy Corn Casserole

By Kelly Bogard Corn is a pretty big deal here in Texas. And now that harvest is almost complete, it's time to start thinking about what to do with this year's crop. There are two types of corn grown here. Field corn, which is used for animal feed. And sweet corn for us to eat. How [...]

Twice Baked Potatoes

By Kelly Bogard Taters. Spuds. Potatoes. This starchy food goes by many names, and millions around the world eat them every day. And in many different ways. My favorite way? This week’s recipe! Made with butter. Stuffed with cheese. And bacon. These twice baked potatoes are a tasty southern comfort food, and perfect as we [...]

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 [...]

Warm Rice Salad

By Kelly Bogard From patties to flour, rice is a versatile ingredient. Nutritious? It sure is! A common staple in homes across Texas and the U.S., this carbohydrate is high in fiber and magnesium. And it’s good for heart health! Besides its health benefits, rice is an important crop for Texas farmers. It’s grown along [...]

Peach Compote

By Kelly Bogard Spring is in full swing with warmer days and stormier nights. Birds are singing and the days are starting to get longer. Roadside stands are popping up, and farmers markets are bustling with crowds. Fresh fruits and veggies fill each of them. Like peaches, plums and some berries at the peak of freshness. [...]