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

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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 [...]

Spinach Stuffed Shells

By Kelly Bogard Happy spring, y'all! The Lone Star State sure can be pretty this time of year as everything starts to green back up. And it’s a good time to get something green on our plates, too! Like spinach—the vegetable made famous by Popeye the Sailor Man. Did you know Texas farmers grow spinach? [...]

Broccoli Almondine

By Kelly Bogard Are you on a mission to eat a little healthier this year? I know I am. And you're probably thinking about eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, right? Me, too. But what happens when the same old recipes become boring and uninteresting? It gets tougher to get the kiddos to eat the [...]

Potato Leek Soup

By Kelly Bogard Hot. Then cold. If you don't like the weather in Texas, just wait a bit. It'll change. And the cold weather struck again this week! But the cold weather has its perks. Like warm, inviting flavors coming from the kitchen. A hearty serving of some good ole' comfort food in a bowl. And [...]

Twice Baked Potatoes

By Kelly Bogard Taters. Spuds. Potatoes. This starchy food goes by many names, and millions around the world eat them every day. And in many different ways. My favorite way? This week’s recipe! Made with butter. Stuffed with cheese. And bacon. These twice baked potatoes are a tasty southern comfort food, and perfect as we [...]