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

Side Dishes

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Perfect compliments to any meal

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. [...]

Pan-Fried Potato Medley

By Kelly Bogard Potatoes are a staple vegetable in most homes. They work well with any protein and there are so many ways to cook them. From baking to boiling to frying, the possibilities are endless. Right now in Texas, there are farmers harvesting many different varieties of root vegetables including some of the potatoes [...]

Fried Cabbage

By Kelly Bogard A couple of weeks ago, Jessica Domel took you on a tour of a Texas cabbage farm. The lucky veggie is popular on New Year’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. But it tastes good any other day of the week, too! It’s colorful. Green or red. And savory. It’s in caldo, cole [...]