Aug 17, 12
By Kelly Bogard
Sometimes in life you hit a rough patch—a time when you just can’t seem to keep your cart on the road for all of the rocks in your way. I seem to be having one of those weeks. With work, home, bills, the hubs and the kiddo, I am just kind of out of it.
I’m not in trouble in any way, but I just need something to lift me back onto the path I call my life. So I decided to do something that makes me totally happy—BAKE! What better to help me through than something named just for times like these? This week definitely called for Rocky Road Brownies.
Aug 14, 12
By Amanda Hill
I keep a close eye on food prices—mostly for my own family’s budget, but also for Texas Farm Bureau’s Grocery Price Watch. I wonder, though, how many shoppers know why food prices increase.
If you watch the news, you’ve probably heard stories about how the devastating U.S. drought—a drought that caused billions of dollars in damage to Texas crops last year—will cause you to pay more at the grocery store. The stories make it seem as though you’ll shell out a whole lot more on your next shopping trip, due directly to crop shortages from parched lands.
Aug 10, 12
By Kelly Bogard
WARNING! This recipe is not for sensitive palates or small children. As you can see by the name, these little jewels are HOT. My sister’s boyfriend, Scott, mentioned this recipe to me. It was something he tried after seeing mushrooms added to a crawfish boil, along with the other standard veggies (potatoes and corn). Now from what I hear, Scott is a pretty good cook. (Hint that he needs to cook for me.) However, I am not a crawfish, mushroom or spicy person, but my husband is all three. He graciously agreed to be my taste tester for these bites of fire. Daniel’s review is as follows: “MMMM, Whoa, Hot, Good.”
Aug 07, 12
By Gene Hall
I think I’ve uncovered a disturbing trend. I go to a lot of luncheons and dinners. Sometimes there is a fine cut of steak at these events—my favorite. However, I’m starting to wonder, does anyone actually cook a steak at these events anymore?
When it comes to steak, I am a “medium” guy of long standing. I like for the middle to be pink with juices running clear. I think it’s an absolute crime to grill a fine piece of steak into shoe leather. My wife cares nothing for my opinion on this subject, and she likes her steak well done.
Aug 02, 12
This guest post is provided by Kendra Holubec, a Texas farm wife and Texas Farm Bureau member. Kendra chronicles life on her family’s farm through her blog, Texas Farm Chic.
By Kendra Holubec
It’s that time of year—the time when the zucchini plants go WILD! Every winter, I dream of fresh zucchini—can’t wait to taste it, to savor it! And by mid-July or August, I’m so sick of it I can hardly stand the sight of them!
Jul 31, 12
By Amanda Hill
The 2012 Olympics are in full swing, and I am officially addicted. I admit, the Summer Olympics have always captivated me. As a little girl, I was glued to the TV—watching hours of gymnastics, swimming, diving and just about any other sport I could find. It’s pretty extraordinary to watch America’s finest athletes go toe-to-toe with the best in the world.
Watching these incredible athletes, you have to wonder what it takes to prepare their bodies for competition. Sure, they spend countless hours in the gym, at the pool, on the court. But they also think of food as fuel.