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

Slow Cooker Carne Guisada

By Kelly Bogard Fall is here! Well, at least that's what the calendar says. I know I'm ready for cooler temperatures and savory meals. Because as it starts to cool off, I like to spend more time in the kitchen. But with evening practices, Friday night lights and all the other activities, many of us find ourselves [...]

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. [...]

Smoked Brisket

By Kelly Bogard There are few foods that rival the status of chicken fried steak and enchiladas in the state of Texas. But there is one that reigns above all others with it's status. Texas barbecue. It's so iconic that Texas Monthly devotes an entire publication to it each spring. And there are cook-off events throughout [...]

Tex-Mex Pizza

By Kelly Bogard Tex-Mex is a way of life here in Texas. I can't think of many times I have gone more than a few days without having a taco, enchilada or at least chips and salsa. But I like to mix things up, too. Keeps my family on their toes! If I tell them [...]

Sloppy Joes

By Kelly Bogard Sometimes life can be messy. As I watched my dogs dig in the wet ground earlier this week, that's exactly what crossed my mind—the mess that would follow. But I was okay with it, because we needed the rain. And Texas farmers needed the rain. It delayed planting for some, but it also helps [...]