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About Kelly Bogard

Food Editor Texas Farm Bureau I believe that happiness starts in the home. For my big Texas family it is in the kitchen. Join me as I cook my way through life one recipe at a time.

Fried Okra Pods

By Kelly Bogard I think it's safe to say that most Southerners know their okra. It's a main dish. Or side dish. And there's so many ways to make 'em! Like pickled, boiled or grilled. But I like my okra fried. Okra grows well across much of Texas--in fields and backyard gardens. And it's in season [...]

10 food safety tips for emergencies

By Kelly Bogard As seen this past week, natural disasters are unpredictable and can turn bad. Fast. From 130+ mile per hour winds to rising water, Mother Nature has been wreaking havoc on South and Southeast Texas. And while there are many families still waiting to go home, there's always thoughts of food safety in a [...]

Steak Fingers

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. [...]

Overnight Waffles

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 [...]

Peach Freezer Jam

By Kelly Bogard I love fresh fruit, and living in Texas means we have plenty of options for a few favorites all summer long. But as the harvests come to an end, it's time to make plans for the leftover fruit. Cutting down on our food waste is important. And enjoying the tasty fruits and berries later in [...]