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

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We’re nuts about Texas peanuts

By Julie Tomascik It’s a nutty month. And no, not because our Texas weather can’t decide if it should be winter, fall, spring or summer. But because it’s National Peanut Month. And Texas is the fourth largest peanut-producing state in the nation. Salted. Fire roasted. In a cookie or inside chocolate. Stuffed between two slices [...]

Pumpkin Crumble

By Kelly Bogard Pumpkin is a quintessential part of any good Thanksgiving feast. From the very beginning, pumpkins and other gourds were a part of many meals. The pumpkin's ability to be used in both sweet and savory dishes makes it a fall favorite. Are you on the pumpkin bandwagon? I know Butters is. She'll [...]

Top 5 Texas Peppers

By Kelly Bogard Some like it hot. Others like it hotter. And some adventuresome people like it as hot as they can get it. Peppers are quite popular in the Lone Star State. Partly due to their unique flavors and partly because most of our local cuisines incorporate a Mexican flair, heavy on spices. As [...]

Energy Bites

By Kelly Bogard Wow! What a summer. It was here one day. Gone the next! And the kiddos will be headed back to school soon. Most of the school supplies have been bought and outfits selected. But they’re going to need some energy to make it through a full day of learning. That recipe has [...]

Fried Pickles

By Kelly Bogard Fried pickles are a true southern classic. And a great summer treat. Did you know those pickles get their start in Texas fields where cucumber harvest is underway now? Some Texas farmers grow for Best Maid Pickles, which is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. We’ll celebrate with them with this week’s [...]