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5 treats to beat the summer heat

By Kelly Bogard Summer is here. Days of fun in the sun abound. But it’s Texas, and that means it’s hot. Really hot. We’re all looking for ways to cool off. A swim in the pool or the pond, a trip to the lake or a sprinkler in the yard will do the trick. But [...]

Hot Dogs Three Ways

By Kelly Bogard Summer is fast approaching and the stands are full...of baseball fans, that is. From little league to major league, there's always a game to watch this time of year. And with full grandstands come busy concession stands, too. Of all the tasty snacks, hot dogs still reign supreme. In fact, according to [...]

5 Dips for Cinco de Mayo

By Kelly Bogard Fiesta! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Let's celebrate with lots of Tex-Mex flavors and fun. From small family meals to a big party, this week's recipes are sure to gather a bunch of hungry people. Let's enjoy today with five super dips for your holiday festivities. All of these recipes are quick and [...]

Dirt Pudding

By Kelly Bogard Dirt. Soil. Land. Mud. Whatever you call it, this is the time of year to dig into it. It's planting season here in Texas. Across the state, different crops are going in the ground. Some are well into the growing stage. Others are ready to be harvested. That's just one part of [...]

Oven-Fried Chicken

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 [...]