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

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7 words with different meanings on the farm

By Julie Tomascik Same words. Different meanings. Agriculture is full of them—those homonyms that can confuse us. Farmers and ranchers seem to speak their own language sometimes. Jargon. Technical words. Or just words that mean something different to you. It’s a learning process for sure. We’ve all been there. Endured the vocabulary tests. Learned the [...]

Barbecue Sauce

By Kelly Bogard Happy birthday, America! The Fourth of July holiday is almost here and celebration preparations are in full swing. Barbecue, all the trimmings, a good dessert. You name it, and it probably has a place on a Texas kitchen table. In the Lone Star State, we like our choices. Of sauce. Or no sauce [...]

Celebrating a happy, healthy Fourth of July

The temperature is rising. The days are getting longer. The Fourth of July is right around the corner. This time of year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate not only our country's independence, but also our great state. You can visit one of our many state parks, a local lake or, my personal favorite, [...]

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! [...]

Explore the back roads of Texas

By Julie Tomascik Drive to the outskirts of town. Leave the blacktop behind and take a winding road. That rural route through the countryside has a story to tell. One of love. Hard work and dedication. Long hours. Family and faith. With twists and turns, a few bumps and a detour or two, you’re sure [...]

Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

By Kelly Bogard They are leaders, protectors and our biggest fans. They encourage, teach, support and push us to be better. Do better. They are dads. A strong voice and a helping hand—that’s my dad and so many other dads out there. And their day of celebration is just around the corner. So show dad [...]