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

The Texas cattle industry provides high-quality beef to consumers.

Macaroni and Meat

By Kelly Bogard Every once in a while I get kicked out of my kitchen at home. Not because I am not doing a good job, but because my amazing husband wants to cook. During our 20-year relationship, he has cooked for me countless times and each meal is wonderful. We enjoy cooking together and [...]

Steak Wraps

By Kelly Bogard I'm pretty sure as Texans you have all been driving down the road or sitting in your easy chair and heard the words "Beef. It's what's for dinner." Well guess what, this week it is! I am a huge fan of beef in its many different forms. From meatloaf to filet, there [...]

May 16, 2014|Categories: Appetizers, Beef, Beef, Featured, Main Dishes, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Look deeper into the meat counter

By Julie Vrazel There’s no way to deny it—the cost of everything is rising, including beef. And significant price relief isn’t around the corner. While we’ve been enjoying years of steady retail beef prices, Texas ranchers have dealt with volatile markets. Today, those price swings are making their way into the grocery store. But do [...]

The wrath of Mother Nature

By Julie Vrazel Even the best laid plans can go horribly wrong. Nine months ago, my farmer fiancé and I bred our first-calf heifers to calving-ease bulls, which means we expected all of the calves to have low birth weights. But that wasn't the case Sunday afternoon as one of our heifers went into labor. [...]

April 15, 2014|Categories: Beef, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Busting beef nutrition myths

By Julie Vrazel Eating preferences—we all have them. Some choose to be vegetarians, while others pursue the vegan route. Then, there are folks—myself included—who are omnivores. Growing up on my family’s cow-calf operation in Central Texas, there was only one way to eat—a balanced meal that included meat and vegetables. But I was an open-minded [...]