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



Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Texas agriculture

By Jennifer Dorsett Ah, Christmas. A time to celebrate. A time of togetherness. A time to stop and be thankful for all the good in our lives. This year, I’m especially thankful for Texas farmers and ranchers. I’m always grateful to them. But as I put a little more thought into it, I realized just [...]

Top 6 Texas-style Christmas gifts

By Julie Tomascik The tree is decorated. The lights are hung. And cooler weather has finally arrived. Christmas time is here! Stores are crowded and lines are long. After all, ‘tis the season, right? All that’s missing, if you’re anything like me, are presents under the tree. But don’t know what to get that Texan [...]

New Year brings hope, opportunity

By Julie Tomascik You’re making a list. And checking it twice. But not for Christmas gifts. It’s that time for New Year’s resolutions. Even for farmers and ranchers. To build those fences. Save to buy that new tractor. And the age-old resolution—shed a few pounds. But the New Year is more than just resolutions. It’s [...]

Hard candy Christmas

By Julie Tomascik Hard candy—it’s the age-old sweet taste of Christmas. And one that’s steeped in tradition for my husband’s family. Every December, you’ll find them with gloves on, ready to make—and eat—hard candy. It’s a family legacy, started by “PawPaw” Vito Riola when he bought the candy-making shop in Cameron in 1930. Every year [...]

Five positively useful Texan gift ideas

By Jessica Domel The twinkle of colorful lights, the smell of cinnamon and pine and the sweetness of holiday tunes filling the air all mean one thing—Christmas is almost here. Although the traditional cooler temperatures are alluding many of us here in the Lone Star State, that hasn’t stopped thousands upon thousands of Texans from [...]