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Lessons learned from my first crawfish boil
It’s crawfish season (or crawdad, as we used to say in Texas when I was growing up), and nothing beats having a group of people over for a big boil….
Fried crawfish tails
Fried seafood has a longstanding tradition along the Gulf Coast. From Beaumont to Brownsville, there are an array of joints close to the water that serve baskets stacked high with…
if you’ve made a road trip across Texas in the past few years, then chances are you’ve visited a Buc-Ee’s. These travel stops, which are super clean, super large, and…
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Carrot skillet cake
One Easter when I was living in New York City, I hosted a brunch for my friends. Since the traditional dessert in my family had been carrot cake, I decided…
Carrot and green onion salad, Hill Country style
In 1976, Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson held a barbecue at her family’s ranch in the Texas Hill Country. It was for old friends and former DC colleagues, and she billed…
Tamarind-chipotle glazed salmon
A few months ago, I went down to Houston to spend a day with my nephews, ages ten and twelve. They live in Oregon and come visit my mom, who’s…
Brisket macaroni and cheese
One of the best things to happen to Dallas in the past year is the arrival of HEB grocery stores. Sure, there have been locations in some of the surrounding…
Cabbage and noodles
The other day, I accidentally picked up a head of green cabbage at the store. On my list was iceberg lettuce, which is also round and light green. Typically, iceberg…
Cajun French bread pizza
As a former latchkey kid, a name given to those in my generation who spent time after school alone at home because their parents were both at work and therefore…
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Red chile seafood chowder
For the Super Bowl, my friends and I usually serve food that represents the teams. And with Boston and New York playing this year, clam chowder seemed like the perfect…
Fried catfish with hushpuppies and chipotle dipping sauce
One of the best things about traveling around the United States is the chance to chow on a region’s seafood specialty. For instance, in Maine, you’ll find lobster rolls. In…
Texas oyster loaf
“In a friendly way, let us suggest to you to take an oyster loaf home to the good wife,” said an ad from The Daily Hesperian out of Gainesville, Texas…
Capirotada, Mexican bread pudding
I did not grow up eating capirotada. Truth be told, I had never even heard of it until a few years ago when I was at a Mexican restaurant on…
Red chile cheese enchiladas
These hearty, cheesy enchiladas smothered in a rich and smooth red chile salsa are West Texas-style comfort food at its finest.
Chipotle lime fish tacos
Tender fish filets are marinated in a chipotle-lime yogurt dressing, cooked in butter, nestled into tortillas, then topped with a tangy slaw in this quick and easy fish taco recipe.
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.