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Frijoles de puerco | Homesick Texan
Tex-Mex

Frijoles de puerco

When it comes to comfort food, refried beans are at the top of my list. Ever since I could remember, they were my…

Boudin kolaches | Homesick Texan
Bread Breakfast

Boudin kolaches

When I recently went to go vote, there were boxes of kolaches at the polling station for people to snack on as they…

Chicken sesame noodles | Homesick Texan
Main dish

Chicken sesame noodles

When I first moved to New York City, there was a Chinese restaurant in my neighborhood that offered free sesame noodles with every…

Chicken tortilla soup | Homesick Texan
Soups Tex-Mex

Chicken tortilla soup

In the 1930s, a Dallas cooking school advertised its course offerings, stating that it would be teaching how to make tortilla soup. This…


South Texas barbacoa | Homesick Texan
Tex-Mex

South Texas barbacoa

On weekend mornings in South Texas, people stop by their local taqueria or market to pick up a container of beef barbacoa and…