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

Appetizers

//Appetizers

Cheese Logs

By Kelly Bogard I love cheese. There, I said it. And I, along with many other Texans, am very excited for National Cheese Lovers Day. From Grilled Cheese sandwiches to Three Cheese Enchiladas or Macaroni and Cheese, there are so many recipes to make with cheese. Cheese is pretty versatile, too. You can use it as a main ingredient [...]

Cranberry Salsa

By Kelly Bogard There are three sure-fire ways to get my attention at an hors d'oeuvre table. Number one--Food looks good. Number two--Food tastes good. That's always important! And number three--difficulty level of the recipe. It's really that simple for me. Of course, we all strive for the first two with any recipe we make. But [...]

Pecan Caramel Dip

By Kelly Bogard Do you feel the chill in the air? I believe fall has finally arrived in Central Texas and just in time for Halloween festivities. This time of year makes me think of apples. Maybe it's because of Caramel Apples or from memories of bobbing for them at Halloween parties. Along with the trick or [...]

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

By Kelly Bogard Entertaining is one of my favorite activities, which is great since I love to cook and visit with family and friends. Tasty appetizers are an important piece of the entertainment puzzle, and I'm always looking for a new recipe or way to elevate every party with a new dish. Putting a twist on [...]

Fried Okra Pods

By Kelly Bogard I think it's safe to say that most Southerners know their okra. It's a main dish. Or side dish. And there's so many ways to make 'em! Like pickled, boiled or grilled. But I like my okra fried. Okra grows well across much of Texas--in fields and backyard gardens. And it's in season [...]