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Fried Green Tomatillos

By Kelly Bogard It's spring planting season! And I don't know about you, but I get pretty excited knowing there are lots of veggies coming my way for summer meals. Tomatoes are great in the summer months. Did you know they have a cousin called a Tomatillo that is just as good in it's own [...]

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

By Kelly Bogard We all know Texas is a large state, and agriculture is a major economic driver. But how many of you knew that Texas is the fifth largest producer of sweet potatoes? Most are grown in Van Zandt County in East Texas. And they taste delicious on my table. Hot days and warm nights [...]

Pressure Cooker Brown Beans

By Kelly Bogard It's hard to believe we're almost into February. This year is flying by just as quickly as the others! Some days I find it tough to keep it all together. Get everyone out the door in the morning. Go to work. Run errands. Pick up my daughter from school. Make supper. Clean [...]

Cowboy Cookies

By Kelly Bogard This is Texas. I'm accustomed to seeing cowboy hats and boots pretty much everywhere I go. I'm also used to seeing fields of oats this time of year across the majority of the state. Oats in any form are a favorite of mine. I like them in pancakes. Or with apples. Even [...]

Peanut Butter Nuggets

By Kelly Bogard Let's talk gifts. No, I don't mean a new bike or even a video game for the kids. I'm talking about those homemade gifts you give and receive from friends and coworkers during the holiday season. I always look forward to visiting with a neighbor when dropping off a freshly made batch of [...]