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

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10 things kids learn growing up on a farm

By Julie Tomascik Families are taking their last vacations. Teachers are preparing lessons. Parents and kids are walking the aisles, picking out new clothes and school supplies. Because summer is coming to an end. Students are getting ready to head back to school where they learn textbook essentials—math, science and reading. Things they’ll use for [...]

Brisket Recipes

Texas brisket. It's a little slice of heaven. All you need is one bite and you're hooked. That’s why we have several brisket recipes to share with you. They taste great any day of the year and even better on National Brisket Day. Smoked Brisket Man the pit. Smoke the meat. Go ahead and indulge in [...]

10 reasons to respect Texas farmers, ranchers

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and sun-kissed skin. Mud on her boots and grease on his pants. Exhaustion is in their eyes, yet each step has the spring of earlier years. He’s a farmer, and so is she. They’re running tractors and plows from sun up to sun down. Working cattle and baling hay. It’s [...]

Texas brings the beef

By Julie Tomascik A cow here. A cow there. Cows everywhere! That’s because Texas is the top beef-producing state in the nation, and raising cattle is the largest part of Texas agriculture. What does that mean for you as a consumer? Tasty, flavorful beef in all forms on your table. Did you know one 1,300-lb. [...]

May 7, 2019|Categories: Beef, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |1 Comment

Litter, balloons trash Texas

By Julie Tomascik Let’s talk trash, Texas. Plastic cups. Napkins. Fast food packaging. Even full trash bags. That litter is trashing up our beautiful state. About 435 million pieces of visible litter can be found on Texas roadways, according to the Don’t Mess With Texas campaign. That’s a lot, and that’s only the trash we [...]