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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…

Tostadas espadas | Homesick Texan
Tex-Mex

Tostadas espadas

When I pulled into Rio Grande City, I was hungry. I’d been driving all morning and after a hearty breakfast taco in Laredo,…

Fideo loco | Homesick Texan
Soups Tex-Mex

Fideo loco

A few years ago, I was enjoying breakfast tacos at Pete’s in San Antonio and I spotted a sign advertising fideo loco. In…

Texas caviar | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Side dish

Texas caviar

Back when I first lived in New York, finding black-eyed peas was a challenge. While I do enjoy them year-round, it was around…


Black-eyed pea gumbo | Homeisick Texan
Soups

Black-eyed pea gumbo

Black-eyed peas have long been the dish of choice for Texans on New Year’s Day. While this humble field pea was once considered…

Spicy caramel corn | Homesick Texan
Dessert

Spicy caramel corn

Popcorn has long been a family favorite. It was my grandfather’s go-to snack and he’d sit with a big bowl on his lap,…

Mike punch | Homesick Texan
Beverage

Milk punch

Last spring, my friends and I sat on the porch at Mattie’s in Austin. We shared a fried chicken dinner and enjoyed the…