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
Indian fried chicken | Homesick Texan
Main dish

Indian fried chicken

On a visit to Houston last year, a friend suggested I go have fried chicken. While I’m always up for something crispy, I…

Lemon lavender shortbread | Homesick Texan
Dessert

Lemon lavender shortbread

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Tex-Mex chalupa | Homesick Texan
Main dish Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex chalupas

For a Texan, one of the finest things in life is gathering at a Tex-Mex table with friends and family, sharing stories as…

Bacon tortillas | Homesick Texan
Bread Tex-Mex

Bacon tortillas

The other day while shopping in the fresh tortilla section at Central Market, I noticed each package was warm and steamy, a marker…