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Jalapeño Jelly and Candied Jalapeños

By Kelly Bogard A Texan menu for the holiday season is not your typical Christmas fair. Don't get me wrong. We all still love our green bean casserole and cornbread dressing. But we reserve those foods for Thanksgiving. At Christmas, we eat Mexican food. From fajitas to tamales, there is a little bit of everything. [...]

Farmer Barbie outfitted to bring ag to young girls

By Julie Tomascik Red tractor. Pink trailer. Chickens, a lamb, a calf. And a good pair of overalls. Farmer & Tractor Barbie is outfitted to bring agriculture to young girls. She’s back for her third year through the Careers Barbie line, and she’s showing girls that career goals can include agriculture. While agriculture has long [...]

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Peppermint Cupcakes

By Kelly Bogard It's funny how the time of year can make you want certain flavors. I noticed that I have a flavor for every season. For spring, I like something bright such as lemon. And during the summer, I go for a classic vanilla flavor like in ice cream. In the fall, I can't get [...]

We’re all family in agriculture

By Jennifer Dorsett Have you ever taken one of those genealogy DNA tests and found you had a second cousin living just down the street? Or, maybe, like me, you’ve lived someplace far away from all your relatives, and someone else took you in and “adopted” you. Now you consider them family. Texas agriculture is [...]

Texas Chili

By Kelly Bogard Chili is great for chilly weather. And with the North winds beginning to blow, it looks like I'll be making a lot of it soon! There are a few different kinds of chili, though. There's white chili with chicken and cream. There's chili with beans. Chili without beans. And that's what I'm making [...]

6 things you can learn working on a farm

By Justin Walker Good help is hard to come by these days. Maybe it’s because a strong work ethic isn’t taught as much. Maybe it’s because we’re looking in the wrong places. But one thing’s for sure…good hands are raised on Texas farms and ranches. Kids learn how to find success in life by diving [...]

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