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Country-style pork ribs and sauerkraut
My family loves sauerkraut. My father has a stone crock so he can ferment it at home, and my mom has also canned batches when her garden was overflowing with…
Dr Pepper ribs: sticky, spicy and sweet
I’ve been on a rib kick lately. I usually like my ribs simple—seasoned with nothing but a salt, cayenne and black pepper rub, smoked low and slow over post-oak wood….
Me and my stovetop smoker
I can be stubborn. And when a notion gets a hold of my imagination, it doesn’t matter if the experts and authorities wag their fingers and say, “It ain’t ever…
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Chipotle cream corn
During a summer outdoor gathering, a friend offered whole ears of corn he had slathered with butter and red chiles. The creaminess, sweetness, and earthiness of the three ingredients were…
Curried broccoli salad
A few years ago, a friend’s husband cooked dinner for a group of us. Along with salmon and potatoes, he included a broccoli salad on the plate. In the past,…
According to a spring 1957 issue of the Claude News, the Business Women’s Club of this Texas panhandle town got together for a luncheon meeting. On the menu were roast…
A little over a year ago, I decided to stop drinking. The extra pounds and lack of sleep were not worth the few minutes of giddiness that a beer or…
Chicken and chorizo tinga
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You could be forgiven for thinking that shypoke eggs were indeed what they claimed to be. The wide white outer ring circling a bright orange raised lump certainly gives the…
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Strawberries are in season!
Long days, strawberry shortcake nights
During the strawberry’s brief yet vibrant season, I try to eat them every day. I eat them with balsamic vinegar. I eat them in pies. I eat them in salads….
Strawberry frozen yogurt
A couple of weeks ago, a friend in North Texas sent me a picture of her strawberry plant. “I have strawberries,” she announced and indeed it was chock full of…
Strawberry oatmeal scones
These strawberry oatmeal scones are rich and buttery yet still feel virtuous. But it’s the softened berries that I love the most, as they add a jam-like burst of flavor to each bite.
Strawberry cream cheese kolaches
Last week I began the writing phase of my book, which means every morning I get up early and begin working. Because I like to write without any distractions, I…
Strawberry ice cream with guajillo chile and lime
For some reason, I have it in my head that strawberries should arrive here in New York by early May. But these past few weeks, every time I’d go to…
Aunt Margaret’s strawberry delight
A few weeks ago, before it was strawberry season, my grandma tempted me with a dessert my Aunt Margaret used to make: strawberry delight. Aunt Margaret was one of the…
Meet Lisa Fain
Lisa Fain is the cook, writer, and photographer behind Homesick Texan. A James Beard award-winning writer and seventh-generation Texan, she is also the author of three books—The Homesick Texan Cookbook, The Homesick Texan’s Family Table, and Queso: Regional Recipes for the World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip.