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Soups & Salads

//Soups & Salads

Back to Basics: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

By Kelly Bogard Salad dressing. It's a pretty common staple in my house and probably in yours, too. But each of us likes something a little bit different. And there is plenty to choose from at the grocery store. Different brands, flavors, amounts and more. Things have certainly changed from when I was a child! [...]

Potato Leek Soup

By Kelly Bogard Hot. Then cold. If you don't like the weather in Texas, just wait a bit. It'll change. And the cold weather struck again this week! But the cold weather has its perks. Like warm, inviting flavors coming from the kitchen. A hearty serving of some good ole' comfort food in a bowl. And [...]

Venison Stew

By Kelly Bogard Yea! The general deer season is finally upon us. It’s time to break out the camo and gear to harvest the meat that fills so many freezers each winter. It’s a good thing, too, because my freezer is almost bare. Venison is very similar to beef in regard to taste and texture. [...]

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 [...]

Fiesta Chicken Salad

By Kelly Bogard Thanks to the crazy Texas weather over the past month, we've had quite a bit of rain. And the vegetation is really taking off in the central part of the state. Everything seems to be blooming all at once, making for some great colors and options at the grocery store. I like to get [...]