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Dirt Pudding

By Kelly Bogard Dirt. Soil. Land. Mud. Whatever you call it, this is the time of year to dig into it. It's planting season here in Texas. Across the state, different crops are going in the ground. Some are well into the growing stage. Others are ready to be harvested. [...]

Oven-Fried Chicken

By Kelly Bogard Here in Texas, we love a good fried meal, especially fried chicken. But the mess it makes can sometimes take the fun out of being in the kitchen. That’s why I’m sharing a secret—how to make crispy chicken in the oven! Without the mess! And it's a quicker, [...]

Strawberry Bread Pudding

By Kelly Bogard Bright red and full of sweet juicy goodness, strawberries are a mainstay in Texas this time of year. They're so popular in the quiet town of Poteet that they dedicate three days to celebrating them in April. This year, the Poteet Strawberry Festival will be April 7-9. [...]

Spinach Stuffed Shells

By Kelly Bogard Happy spring, y'all! The Lone Star State sure can be pretty this time of year as everything starts to green back up. And it’s a good time to get something green on our plates, too! Like spinach—the vegetable made famous by Popeye the Sailor Man. Did you [...]

Reuben Sliders

By Kelly Bogard I love holidays. Not any one in particular, but any of them. It's a chance for me to cook something unique to represent the day. And St. Patrick's Day is no exception. From Soda Bread to Cabbage, there are great recipes for this holiday. And although the [...]

Tex-Mex Pizza

By Kelly Bogard Tex-Mex is a way of life here in Texas. I can't think of many times I have gone more than a few days without having a taco, enchilada or at least chips and salsa. But I like to mix things up, too. Keeps my family on their [...]

Back to Basics: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

By Kelly Bogard Salad dressing. It's a pretty common staple in my house and probably in yours, too. But each of us likes something a little bit different. And there is plenty to choose from at the grocery store. Different brands, flavors, amounts and more. Things have certainly changed from [...]

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

By Kelly Bogard "Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty state!" I have had the lyrics to this song, by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright, running through my head for a few weeks now. Ever since our intern, Landee, suggested I make this week's recipe for Texas Independence [...]

Sloppy Joes

By Kelly Bogard Sometimes life can be messy. As I watched my dogs dig in the wet ground earlier this week, that's exactly what crossed my mind—the mess that would follow. But I was okay with it, because we needed the rain. And Texas farmers needed the rain. It delayed planting for [...]

Homemade Moon Pies

By Kelly Bogard Love is in the air with Valentine's Day just a few days away. Some give a box of chocolates. Others flowers. Even a sweet card. But show those you love how much you care with something homemade from the kitchen. Sure, you could make these Chocolate Chip Cookies or [...]