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Apple Nachos

By Kelly Bogard Are you ready for the trick-or-treaters next week? I have the candy ready. But I also need a good dinner and a sweet snack so my kiddo can make it through the exciting evening! Apples are a great way to get that sweet flavor in a healthy way. And why not dress [...]

Fall on Texas farms, ranches

By Julie Tomascik Crisp mornings. Changing colors. And a buzz of urgency and excitement hang in the air. It’s fall on the farm. When farmers and ranchers are hurrying to harvest crops. Or get the seeds of next year in the ground. It may seem early, but the first snow of the year is always [...]

Pretzel Bites

By Kelly Bogard Sometimes you just have to snack. Maybe you have friends over and don't want to make a big meal. It's a busy day, and you don't have time to stop. Or possibly you're at an event that has snacks at the ready. Snacking is pretty common this time of year with my [...]

Farming with Mother Nature isn’t easy

By Julie Tomascik You think farming is easy? It can seem that way from the outside looking in. Plant seeds. Watch them grow. And harvest the crop a few months later. That’s how it works in the garden, right? Yes. But this is different. It’s running tractors and plows. Early mornings. Late nights. Farmers and [...]

Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders

By Kelly Bogard Pulled Pork Sliders are a great way to zest up mealtime. Add Dr Pepper, and the flavor takes on a whole new level. As a native Wacoan, I have a special place in my heart for Dr Pepper. And like many Texans, I think it makes just about everything better. The sweetness [...]

4-H inspires kids to do more in Texas

By Julie Tomascik Small town or big city. Dreams grow. They flourish. And develop into a future. Those dreams—and the kids behind them—are inspired by 4-H. An organization for the young and old. Shy and outgoing. Creative and technical. Because there’s something for everyone. And the possibilities are endless. It’s National 4-H Week. A time [...]