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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 [...]

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 [...]