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

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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 [...]

Pear Skillet Cake with Sorghum Flour

By Kelly Bogard Sorghum. It’s not as well-known for cooking, but it’s a great choice for many people. Especially those with a gluten intolerance. You see, sorghum is gluten-free and grown right here in Texas. Chances are you’ve seen it driving down the highway and didn't know it. Versatile and with many names, it’s a [...]

Strawberry Mini Pies

By Kelly Bogard Fresh strawberries are one of my all-time favorite summer treats. I love them right from the vine when I can find them. But alas, the growing season for strawberries is quickly slipping away with the warmer temperatures. So I plan to savor every. Last. One. Do you know how to tell if [...]

Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Kelly Bogard Roadside stands and farmers markets are the place to be this time of year. The sights, sounds and people make for a fun trip. And the tasty fruits, vegetables and goodies are the perfect take-aways! There’s a lot to love about Texas. And our abundance of farmers markets is one of them! [...]

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

By Kelly Bogard As school ends and summer begins, it's getting harder to find time to make big meals. Especially when you just want to be outside watching the kids play. It's the last weekend before most kids get out of school for the year. And, just like them, I can't wait to have some time [...]