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

Roasted Root Vegetables

By Kelly Bogard Not all vegetables are created equal. For that matter, lots of produce are that way. Some grow on trees. Or bushes. There are vegetables that grow above the ground. And others that grow below. Those—the ones that grow under—are what I really like to cook with this time of year. Roasted vegetables just seem [...]

Texas Caviar

By Kelly Bogard Happy New Year! As we start 2016, I want to share a little health, wealth and happiness. Health—this week's recipe is full of veggies to make your body strong. Wealth—it is said black-eyed peas are good luck and represent coins for a prosperous new year. And finally happiness—yummy food makes happy people! I [...]

Scalloped Potatoes

By Kelly Bogard Which vegetable goes with just about everything? Hint. It grows in the ground and not on a stalk or vine. Half of you probably went with an onion. But I'm going with potatoes. They are just so versatile. They are a great accompaniment to almost every meal and can even be a stand-alone [...]

Artisan Bread

By Kelly Bogard Essential for sandwiches. Crunch for salads. Something to sop up that last bite of stew. Bread is good with any meal. And contrary to popular belief, it is fairly easy to make. Bread is all about the love you put into it. It is a test in patience and accuracy. Measurements are [...]

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 [...]