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



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 [...]

What does a growing Texas population mean for agriculture?

By Julie Tomascik Texas is changing and growing. The Lone Star State is home to more than 28.3 million people, according to data released late last year. That’s a lot of folks. And a lot of homes, shopping centers, restaurants, stores and more. What does that surging population mean for Texas farmers and ranchers? It’s [...]

Cheeseburger Soup

By Kelly Bogard Who doesn't like a big bowl of hearty soup to warm up from the cold we've had here in Texas? I know I sure do. And there are three things that are a must for me in a good soup. Number 1: It needs to make a lot. Number 2: It needs to [...]

New Year. New You. Same Ag.

By Justin Walker 2018 is officially here. Hallelujah! Sure, 2017 had its good moments. But ask just about any Texas farmer or rancher, and they’ll tell you the New Year couldn’t get here fast enough. Wildfires. Tornadoes. Hurricane Harvey. Months without rain. It was a long year, and not just for agriculture. We were all [...]

Cheese Grits Casserole

By Kelly Bogard It's time to say goodbye to 2017. For some, it's been a great year. For others, it's been a trying one. But through the ups and downs, we're making it and heading into 2018. And of course, I think we should celebrate. Food and New Year's Day are a match made in our [...]

5 Best Cookies to Leave for Santa

By Kelly Bogard Just a few more days until Christmas. It's time to start those last-minute preparations for the big guy's visit. Hang the stockings. Check the chimney. Set out the milk and cookies. But before the cookies can be set out, they need to be made. Oh my, which ones should be made? So [...]