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Fried Ice Cream

By Kelly Bogard Let the fried food fest begin. It's fair season in Texas. From county fairs to state events like the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo here in Waco and the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, lots of food will be fried. And memories made! When I think of fair food, turkey [...]

Transformation Tuesday: Rice

By Shala Gean Rice. It’s a staple in many homes across the U.S. and the world. Fried rice. Spanish rice. It can be mixed with vegetables, soups and even used in desserts like rice pudding. Rice is one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans. It is tiny, but mighty. And packed with nutrients! [...]

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

By Kelly Bogard Entertaining is one of my favorite activities, which is great since I love to cook and visit with family and friends. Tasty appetizers are an important piece of the entertainment puzzle, and I'm always looking for a new recipe or way to elevate every party with a new dish. Putting a twist on [...]

More than ‘just a farmer’

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and patches on his britches. Sun-kissed skin and mud on her boots. A tractor, cows and corn popping up in rows. He’s just a farmer. And so is she. Those three words put what they do in the simplest terms. But it’s so much more. Farming and ranching is a [...]

Slow Cooker Carne Guisada

By Kelly Bogard Fall is here! Well, at least that's what the calendar says. I know I'm ready for cooler temperatures and savory meals. Because as it starts to cool off, I like to spend more time in the kitchen. But with evening practices, Friday night lights and all the other activities, many of us find ourselves [...]

Changing the tax code

By Jessica Domel I hate doing my taxes. It’s not that I’m against paying my fair share to ensure our cities and government are funded. It’s that the American tax code is a complicated mess that most people don’t understand. If you ask me, the time is ripe for changing the tax code. In fact, [...]