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Green Beans with New Potatoes

By Kelly Bogard Sometimes I worry that sitting down with the family for a meal is slowly fading away. With busy schedules and the advent of easier-than-ever food choices, I find myself drawn into the hype of grab-and-go meals. But supper is still family time in my house. We talk. Laugh. Share our stories from [...]

Young farmers step up in agriculture

By Shala Watson Winds of change bring fresh faces and concepts to agriculture. It’s happening now. And will continue. Because the average age of U.S. farmers and ranchers today is about 58, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's Census of Agriculture. By 2030, more than half a million of the country’s farmers will [...]

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

By Kelly Bogard Do you smell that? Yep, it's the wonderful aroma of bacon sizzling in the pan. It's a smell that's never mistaken in my house. And in my opinion, any bacon is good bacon. And I don't think it's exclusive to breakfast. The crisp, salty strips can also be used for lunch, dinner [...]

Dirty kids are healthy kids

By Julie Tomascik Squeaky clean and always sick. You’re armed with an arsenal of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. On a mission to protect your kids from a world full of germs. But have they had their daily dose of dirt? It just might be what the doctor ordered, according to the latest in the [...]

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 [...]

Animal abuse on Texas ranches and dairies?

By Jessica Domel The sun is barely peeking through the clouds, and they're already hard at work feeding cows, milking and answering business calls. They've only had a few hours of sleep, and the day won't be over for another 10-12 hours. They're a Texas dairy producer. A rancher. Or maybe just a fan of livestock. Sometimes, all three. Taking [...]