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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 [...]

Is your food safe?

By Julie Tomascik  Clean knife. Clean surface. No cross-contamination. Those are just a few of the food safety rules to follow in your home. Because if you don’t, you could end up sick. And who's fault is it? The farmer, the grocer, the cook? Everyone owns a piece of food safety, and it's up to [...]

Organic v. conventional: What’s the difference?

By Amy Halfmann I love grocery pickup. Order online, someone fights the crowds for you, the babies sleep while another someone loads the groceries. What could be the problem? Accidentally selecting the wrong groceries. Sometimes online shopping can be deceiving. I thought I was buying plain ole yellow squash and zucchini. Except when I got [...]

Pesto Peppers

By Kelly Bogard Texas rice is having a record year with some of the highest yields in the nation for 2017. And that's great news for Texas rice lovers like me. My favorite rice variety is called Texmati. I used it in a Spanish Rice recipe a few years back. I love the buttery flavor of [...]

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 [...]