Author: Lisa Fain

Lisa Fain is a James Beard award-winning writer who loves to cook. A seventh-generation Texan, she was indeed homesick during the two decades she lived in New York City, but the call of home recently brought her back to the Lone Star State. Her work has been featured in many publications, and she is the author of several cookbooks, including her latest, Queso! Regional Recipes for the World's Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip,. Follow her at: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook/ Pinterest
Texas banana pudding | Homesick Texan
Dessert

Texas banana pudding

In the summer of 1923, Aza-Jean Jones of the Central Texas town of Sidney shared a recipe in a local newspaper. It was…

Butter beans | Homesick Texan
Side dish Soups

Butter beans

One day my grandma mentioned my uncle was preparing a big pot of butter beans for dinner. She then asked how I liked…

Rice muffins | Homesick Texan
Bread

Rice muffins

Because I enjoy researching recipes from the 1800s, I’ve long been familiar with quick breads made with cooked rice. For some reason, however,…

Frito salad | Homesick Texan
Tex-Mex

Classic Frito salad

When I was growing up, my mom served a dish she called bean salad. It was made up of pinto beans, along with…