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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 [...]

Sweet Fire Chicken Wings

By Kelly Bogard The biggest football game of the year is set for Sunday. And it's in Houston, Texas, although no Texas teams are playing. Some will be cheering for the New England Patriots. Others for the Atlanta Falcons. I'm rooting for agriculture. From game day food to cotton for [...]

Farmers’ Pork Chops

By Kelly Bogard Have you ever sat down and really thought about where your food comes from? In the United States, we have the luxury of grocery stores close to our homes with plenty of options for even the pickiest of eaters. But where did that food really come from? [...]

Flan

By Kelly Bogard January is National Baking Month. And for some of us, it's like getting an extra holiday after the holidays. Baking can be therapeutic. It’s a creative outlet, stimulates the senses and serves as nourishment. The smells that fill the kitchen are an added bonus. And baking for entertaining, [...]

Broccoli Almondine

By Kelly Bogard Are you on a mission to eat a little healthier this year? I know I am. And you're probably thinking about eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, right? Me, too. But what happens when the same old recipes become boring and uninteresting? It gets tougher to get [...]

Potato Leek Soup

By Kelly Bogard Hot. Then cold. If you don't like the weather in Texas, just wait a bit. It'll change. And the cold weather struck again this week! But the cold weather has its perks. Like warm, inviting flavors coming from the kitchen. A hearty serving of some good ole' comfort [...]

Spicy Bacon Cheese Ball

By Kelly Bogard 2016 has been an interesting year to say the least. And I’m sure most of us are ready for a fresh start in 2017. I know I am! And what better way to usher out the old and start new than with a party—for you and your [...]

Elf Biscuits

By Kelly Bogard Little hands in the kitchen are always welcome in our house. From cooking to cleaning, I like to have the company and to teach my daughter how to prepare food and how to keep a kitchen. There are many things kids can learn from a kitchen that [...]