Author: Lisa Fain

Lisa Fain is a seventh-generation Texan currently living in New York City. Her latest cookbook, Queso! Regional Recipes for the World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip, has recently been published. Follow her at: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook

Felix queso | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Tex-Mex

Felix queso

So, first things first. I never had the famed Felix queso at its original home, a Southeast Texas regional chain of restaurants owned…

Chili parlor queso | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Tex-Mex

Chili parlor queso

Texas red chili and chile con queso make fine companions in this addictive Tex-Mex dip. Top with onions and pickled jalapeños and serve with tortilla chips. A welcome appetizer for any gathering.

Books

QUESO! has arrived!

Lisa Fain’s latest cookbook, QUESO! Regional Recipe for the World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip is now published!

Green chile cheeseburgers | Homesick Texan
Main dish

Green chile cheeseburgers

Roasted long green chiles, such as Hatch or Anaheim, make for a spicy topping for juicy smashed cheeseburgers. A Southwestern favorite!

peach cobbler | Homesick Texan
Dessert

Peach cobbler

Ripe juicy peaches are nestled in a sweet and tender batter in this classic Texas peach cobbler recipe that came from my great-grandmother. Good all year but especially good in the summer, when peaches are in season.

Green chile creamy avocado salsa | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Tex-Mex

Green chile creamy avocado salsa

This avocado-based green salsa is found on many Houston Tex-Mex tables. Cool and bright with just a hint of heat, it goes well with tortilla chips but can be spooned onto tacos or grilled meats, too.