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 the 16 highest pumpkin producing [...]
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By Kelly Bogard On Sunday afternoon, people will flock to Fair Park for the Big Tex Choice Awards. Chefs and foodies from all over the great state of Texas are vying for the coveted honor of being a "Big Tex" winner. And as in many years past, most of the finalists have something in common. [...]
By Kelly Bogard We all knew it would happen. Summer is coming to a close, and it's time for the kiddos to take on another year of school. Backpacks are filled with school supplies. New shoes are tied. And Texas-sized appetites are waiting in the morning. As we prep for a new school year, I [...]
By Kelly Bogard Blueberry season is winding down in East Texas. But there's still plenty of opportunities to get your hands on some of those plump little berries. Want to pick your own? One blueberry grower says to pick 'em early in the morning! Get more tips and information about blueberries on the Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network. [...]
By Shala Watson School is out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. And the farm is a good place to continue that education. Because agriculture teaches you about life. The fields and pastures give you room to grow, and you can learn lessons that can’t always be taught in a [...]
By Shala Watson Peppers, juicy tomatoes and homemade jellies. Oh my! Farmers markets are an oasis of fresh and tasty produce. As you wander around the market, you’ll be sure to find some bountiful harvests and farmers, too. It’s a great chance to meet and connect with those who grow our food. Ask questions about [...]
By Kelly Bogard There's nothing I like better than a good burger. Thick and juicy with all my favorite toppings, you just can't beat it most any time of year. But I think of burgers as more of a summer food. I guess because so many are grilled, but they don't have to be. This [...]
By Kelly Bogard Mothers. What would we do without them? They are providers, cheerleaders, counselors, voices of reason and that is usually all before breakfast. The strength and resilience of a mother has made many of us whom we are today. Moms also help on the farm. They drive tractors, work cattle, bale hay and [...]
By Kelly Bogard Here in Texas, we love a good fried meal, especially fried chicken. But the mess it makes can sometimes take the fun out of being in the kitchen. That’s why I’m sharing a secret—how to make crispy chicken in the oven! Without the mess! And it's a quicker, lighter version of the traditional [...]