May 28, 13
By Jessica Domel
Although summer doesn’t officially begin until next month, for millions of Americans the summer season unofficially began over the Memorial Day weekend with the firing up of the grill.
While I personally don’t grill, I love the taste of a good steak or a barbecued chicken breast fresh off a charcoal grill. The smell of the fire, the heat and the taste of the All-American beef evokes so many memories from my childhood that it just doesn’t feel like Memorial Day without it.
Aug 31, 12
By Kelly Bogard
With Labor Day this weekend, grills are firing up across Texas. Some of you may be planning burgers or steaks, but if you’re looking for something lighter, do I have a recipe for you! Lemon Chicken Kabobs is a family recipe from our very own Amanda Hill. They’ve been grilling these up for years.
It seems fitting at the end of summer to share a recipe that you can make for your family. The best part? It’s a two-part recipe, so you can prep the day before and throw it on the grill the next. That’s why I’m renaming these “No Labor” Lemon Chicken Kabobs. I thought the name fit the weekend.
Jul 10, 12
By Nathan Smith
Forget frying eggs on the sidewalk. This week, I saw a pan of cookies baking on the dash of my friend’s car. Summer temperatures in this state can wilt even the toughest Texan. Last year, just the thought of going outside any time after noon broke a sweat on my forehead.
The heat is on, and it’s likely to stay awhile. Luckily, there are ways to beat the summer heat this year. If you plan to be outside, either for work or play, don’t forget the basics when it comes to health and safety. Here are seven ways to beat the Texas summer heat:
Jun 08, 12
By Kelly Bogard
A few weeks ago, I got a Facebook message from my friend Angela about Texas Table Top. We grew up together, and now we share our lives through Facebook and the occasional accidental meeting around town. She told me how much she enjoyed reading the recipes each week and how she adapted some of them to better fit her family’s special dietary needs.
Angela has two amazing children and a wonderful husband to feed, and she asked me if I had any low-calorie, low-carb or low-cholesterol recipes I could share with her to spice up their nightly dinner routine. Of course, I accepted the challenge. So over the next few months, I will be adding in some delicious dishes that will give all of us new healthy options.
May 29, 12
By Nathan Smith
Can you smell that? It’s the unmistakable aroma of the 2012 grilling season. With another Memorial Day in the books, the summer is off to a running start with the return of hot temperatures and cookouts. Grills across the country are being cleaned, charcoal and wood stocked and refrigerators filled in preparation for the season.
Summer time reminds me of time spent with grandparents in backyards with sprinklers running and meat smoking.
My grandpa especially loved his station at the grill. As a veteran, his patriotism was almost matched by his love of good food, as his round belly proved.