Author: Lisa Fain

Lisa Fain is a seventh-generation Texan currently living in New York City. Her latest cookbook, Queso! Regional Recipes for the World's Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip, has recently been published. Follow her at: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook/ Pinterest

QUESO! has arrived!

Lisa Fain’s latest cookbook, QUESO! Regional Recipe for the World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip is now published!

Green chile cheeseburgers | Homesick Texan
Main dish

Green chile cheeseburgers

Roasted long green chiles, such as Hatch or Anaheim, make for a spicy topping for juicy smashed cheeseburgers. A Southwestern favorite!

peach cobbler | Homesick Texan

Peach cobbler

Ripe juicy peaches are nestled in a sweet and tender batter in this classic Texas peach cobbler recipe that came from my great-grandmother. Good all year but especially good in the summer, when peaches are in season.

Green chile creamy avocado salsa | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Tex-Mex

Green chile creamy avocado salsa

This avocado-based green salsa is found on many Houston Tex-Mex tables. Cool and bright with just a hint of heat, it goes well with tortilla chips but can be spooned onto tacos or grilled meats, too.

Bacon pecan cinnamon roll biscuits | Homesick Texan
Bread Breakfast

Bacon pecan cinnamon roll biscuits

Quick and easy cinnamon rolls can be made with biscuit dough. A bit of bacon and pecan are folded into the filling for additional smoky sweetness. Make them for loved ones as these are oh, so good!

Green chile scalloped onions | Homesick Texan
Side dish

Green chile scalloped onions

This classic scalloped dish involves baked sliced onions nestled in a creamy sauce that’s topped with cheese and/or crumbs. To liven it up, green chiles have been added to the mix.

Tortilla-crusted shrimp | Homesick Texan
Main dish Seafood

Tortilla-crusted shrimp

Shrimp coated in crushed tortilla chips are baked for this quick and easy seafood dish, which will remind you of days spent at the beach. And if you like the heat, there’s also a chipotle-chile cocktail sauce for dipping on the side.