Texas Table Top—Celebrating the foods, places and people of the Lone Star State.



Cowboy Cookies

By Kelly Bogard This is Texas. I'm accustomed to seeing cowboy hats and boots pretty much everywhere I go. I'm also used to seeing fields of oats this time of year across the majority of the state. Oats in any form are a favorite of mine. I like them in [...]

Cheeseburger Soup

By Kelly Bogard Who doesn't like a big bowl of hearty soup to warm up from the cold we've had here in Texas? I know I sure do. And there are three things that are a must for me in a good soup. Number 1: It needs to make a [...]

Cheese Grits Casserole

By Kelly Bogard It's time to say goodbye to 2017. For some, it's been a great year. For others, it's been a trying one. But through the ups and downs, we're making it and heading into 2018. And of course, I think we should celebrate. Food and New Year's Day [...]

5 Best Cookies to Leave for Santa

By Kelly Bogard Just a few more days until Christmas. It's time to start those last-minute preparations for the big guy's visit. Hang the stockings. Check the chimney. Set out the milk and cookies. But before the cookies can be set out, they need to be made. Oh my, which [...]

Peanut Butter Nuggets

By Kelly Bogard Let's talk gifts. No, I don't mean a new bike or even a video game for the kids. I'm talking about those homemade gifts you give and receive from friends and coworkers during the holiday season. I always look forward to visiting with a neighbor when dropping off [...]

Cranberry Salsa

By Kelly Bogard There are three sure-fire ways to get my attention at an hors d'oeuvre table. Number one--Food looks good. Number two--Food tastes good. That's always important! And number three--difficulty level of the recipe. It's really that simple for me. Of course, we all strive for the first two [...]

Gingerbread Cookies

By Kelly Bogard The lights are hung. The trees are being trimmed. And we are decking the halls. It's Christmas time in Texas. With the holiday decorating, comes holiday parties and holiday baking. 'Tis the season after all! I like to have a treat that most guests, young and old, [...]

Warm Butternut Squash Salad

By Kelly Bogard About this time every year, I start to stock up on butter. Not because I'm afraid of a shortage, but because I use it in a lot of my holiday cooking. But for everything I use it in, I try to find a dish to include that [...]

One Hour Rolls

By Kelly Bogard As Thanksgiving approaches, I'm starting to craft my menu. It really doesn't change much from year to year, but it helps me plan if I have it all written down. Let's see...there's the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy. Then we have sweet potatoes, mac & cheese, and [...]

Pumpkin Pie

By Kelly Bogard Pumpkins are everywhere. It's that time of year! You see them in stores, on signs and front porches, but most importantly you'll find them in kitchens. Because it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving—the biggest food holiday of the year! Did you know that Texas is among [...]