Join Login Search
For Electric Cooperative Members
For Electric Cooperative Members
June 2024 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Food and Cooking

Dare we say it: These photos look good enough to eat

“We gonna need a big ol’ sausage,
A big ol’ plate of ranch-style beans.
I could eat the heart of Texas.
We gonna need some brand-new jeans.”

—From Texas Cookin’ by Guy Clark

Allison Hebert, San Bernard EC: “This little guy is doing what he loves—cooking. Doesn’t get any better than biscuits from scratch.”

Michele Bennett, GVEC: Fall cookies.

David Miller, Bandera EC: A breakfast that shouts, “I love Texas!”

Theresa McLean, San Bernard EC: “Learning to make kolaches and taste testing the product.”

Reagan Ferguson, Central Texas EC: “A dessert created for our Texas outdoor spring party for family and friends.”

Audrey Schmidt, Bluebonnet EC: Canned fruits and vegetables at the 2023 Burton Cotton Gin Festival.

Tina Webb, Bluebonnet EC: “One of our most memorable family Thanksgiving gatherings outside, Texas style.”

Melinda Brock, San Bernard EC: “Cutting stone fruit one morning and the light streaming in the kitchen window.”

Theresa McKee, Fannin EC: “Strawberry shortcake is the most delicious dessert of all time.”

Case Ramirez-Melton, Lamar EC: Assorted dried beans in a mason jar on a kitchen counter.

Gabrielle Ortega, Bandera EC: A traditional dish from Nice in the Provence region of France, ratatouille consists of garden-fresh summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes and herbs.

Michelle Graham, Central Texas EC: “Taken by my son and 4-H’er, Forest Graham, 13 years old.”

America Campbell, PenTex Energy: “Chocolate fudge cake with a cherry mousse filling and fudge icing, decorated with handmade mushrooms for my mom’s garden club in Ponder.”

Paul Garcia, Medina EC: “Conchitas con carne (shells with meat) is a simple meal—and comfort food.”

Theresa McKee, Fannin EC: A plate of street tacos filled with flank steak, grilled and marinated, spritzed with lime, and topped with crema and cilantro.

Genia Rodriguez, Nueces EC: “I tried my hand at making apple roses, and they came out beautifully.”

John Wright, Farmers EC: “A delicious panna cotta (cooked cream, an Italian dessert) that tickled the taste buds during a recent springtime trip.”