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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 [...]

Shepherd’s Pie

By Kelly Bogard The hustle and bustle of the holidays sometimes gets to me. I love sitting down for family meals, but they seem few and far between right now. During a time when we're trying to fit in every fun activity and visit with neighbors and friends, it's tough [...]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

By Kelly Bogard There's just something about a nice warm cup of cocoa on a cold winter night. Rich and creamy chocolate warmed with sweet fluffy marshmallows is one of my favorite cold weather treats. It's also something I look forward to every year. This simple recipe serves as a [...]

Staff Picks: The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

By Kelly Bogard Who doesn't love a good turkey sandwich? Okay, so there are a few of you out there who prefer ham. But the great thing is both will likely be readily available the day after Thanksgiving in a kitchen near you. And on those turkey or ham sandwiches [...]