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

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Red Pepper Hummus

By Kelly Bogard As you know, Texas farmers grow quite a few fruits, vegetables and grains in our great state. I'm sure you can name quite a few of them, but there are a few that may surprise you, too. Like Chickpeas. Also known as garbanzo beans, they're grown in North Texas. Farmers grow olives [...]

Fried Green Tomatillos

By Kelly Bogard It's spring planting season! And I don't know about you, but I get pretty excited knowing there are lots of veggies coming my way for summer meals. Tomatoes are great in the summer months. Did you know they have a cousin called a Tomatillo that is just as good in it's own [...]

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

By Kelly Bogard We all know Texas is a large state, and agriculture is a major economic driver. But how many of you knew that Texas is the fifth largest producer of sweet potatoes? Most are grown in Van Zandt County in East Texas. And they taste delicious on my table. Hot days and warm nights [...]

Pressure Cooker Brown Beans

By Kelly Bogard It's hard to believe we're almost into February. This year is flying by just as quickly as the others! Some days I find it tough to keep it all together. Get everyone out the door in the morning. Go to work. Run errands. Pick up my daughter from school. Make supper. Clean [...]

Cowboy Cookies

By Kelly Bogard This is Texas. I'm accustomed to seeing cowboy hats and boots pretty much everywhere I go. I'm also used to seeing fields of oats this time of year across the majority of the state. Oats in any form are a favorite of mine. I like them in pancakes. Or with apples. Even [...]