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5 treats to beat the summer heat

By Kelly Bogard Summer is here. Days of fun in the sun abound. But it’s Texas, and that means it’s hot. Really hot. We’re all looking for ways to cool off. A swim in the pool or the pond, a trip to the lake or a sprinkler in the yard [...]

Fried Catfish

By Kelly Bogard I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited it's summer. Yes, the heat can be a bit of a drag, but you can cure that with a trip to the lake. Camping, fishing, swimming–there's something for everyone. For the past few years, we haven't been able [...]

Candied Grapefruit

By Kelly Bogard Bittersweet and full of goodness. That's how I like to describe grapefruit. As a kid, I can remember eating it for breakfast. I even had a special spoon for it. And with a sprinkle of sugar, I was more than happy to sit there and section each triangle [...]

Pimento Cheese

By Kelly Bogard Pimento Cheese—some call it the caviar of the South. It’s a little tangy. And a lot cheesy. Southern food isn’t something that just tastes good. It’s the memories. Like a recipe handed down for generations. Or a new recipe you create to pass on to your kids. [...]

Fried Egg Burger

By Kelly Bogard There's nothing I like better than a good burger. Thick and juicy with all my favorite toppings, you just can't beat it most any time of year. But I think of burgers as more of a summer food. I guess because so many are grilled, but they [...]

Hot Dogs Three Ways

By Kelly Bogard Summer is fast approaching and the stands are full...of baseball fans, that is. From little league to major league, there's always a game to watch this time of year. And with full grandstands come busy concession stands, too. Of all the tasty snacks, hot dogs still reign [...]

White Chocolate Raspberry Jar Cakes

By Kelly Bogard Mothers. What would we do without them? They are providers, cheerleaders, counselors, voices of reason and that is usually all before breakfast. The strength and resilience of a mother has made many of us whom we are today. Moms also help on the farm. They drive tractors, [...]

5 Dips for Cinco de Mayo

By Kelly Bogard Fiesta! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Let's celebrate with lots of Tex-Mex flavors and fun. From small family meals to a big party, this week's recipes are sure to gather a bunch of hungry people. Let's enjoy today with five super dips for your holiday festivities. All of [...]

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, [...]