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



Reata’s Jalapeno Cilantro Soup

By Kelly Bogard A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for Potato Soup Mix in a Jar that I gave to my co-workers for Christmas. After returning from the holidays, I was met with rave reviews from all who had tried it. So, when I was asked to cook up another soup to keep [...]

January 6, 2012|Categories: Recipes, Soups & Salads|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Living gluten free

By Amanda Hill Imagine not being able to eat birthday cake at parties or cereal for breakfast. For people allergic to gluten–a condition known as celiac disease– living gluten free is a daily challenge. One in 133 Americans has celiac disease, according to the University of Maryland’s Center for Celiac Research. Gluten is found in grains [...]

Getting bigger in Texas?

By Nathan Smith If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? A tough question for foodies, but mine would be a greasy cheeseburger. I am a huge fan and apparently, the First Lady and I share a common love. Recently, ABC News reported that Michelle Obama [...]

Barbecue – there’s an app for that

By Nathan Smith It’s June in Texas, and that means barbecue. Who am I kidding? Barbecue is a year-round staple in the Lone Star State, so imagine my excitement to learn of Texas Monthly’s latest iPhone application…the Texas BBQ Finder. How many times have you taken a trip in search of good barbecue, only to [...]

June 21, 2011|Categories: Featured, Tips & Tools|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Just don’t call it ‘hot cheese’

By Amanda Hill What’s the test of a true Texan? Ask them what they call melted, spicy cheese. I cringe at “hot cheese” and “cheese dip”—It’s queso, bless their hearts… Cinco de Mayo is this week, and like any good Texan, I’ll be celebrating with my favorite Tex-Mex dinner—chicken enchiladas, rice and more chips, salsa [...]

May 3, 2011|Categories: Texas Products|Tags: , , , |8 Comments