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



Pumpkin Pie

By Kelly Bogard Pumpkins are everywhere. It's that time of year! You see them in stores, on signs and front porches, but most importantly you'll find them in kitchens. Because it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving—the biggest food holiday of the year! Did you know that Texas is among the 16 highest pumpkin producing [...]

Roasted Broccoli

By Shala Gean Tired of the same old way of preparing broccoli? Looking for a new twist for family get togethers and weeknight meals? I have a simple, but delicious, recipe for roasted broccoli. Roasting veggies really has a way of bringing out the rich flavor and texture that you just don't get when you [...]

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

By Kelly Bogard Entertaining is one of my favorite activities, which is great since I love to cook and visit with family and friends. Tasty appetizers are an important piece of the entertainment puzzle, and I'm always looking for a new recipe or way to elevate every party with a new dish. Putting a twist on [...]

Fried Okra Pods

By Kelly Bogard I think it's safe to say that most Southerners know their okra. It's a main dish. Or side dish. And there's so many ways to make 'em! Like pickled, boiled or grilled. But I like my okra fried. Okra grows well across much of Texas--in fields and backyard gardens. And it's in season [...]

Spinach Stuffed Shells

By Kelly Bogard Happy spring, y'all! The Lone Star State sure can be pretty this time of year as everything starts to green back up. And it’s a good time to get something green on our plates, too! Like spinach—the vegetable made famous by Popeye the Sailor Man. Did you know Texas farmers grow spinach? [...]