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Cornbread | Homesick Texan
Bread

Iron pan, perfect cornbread

Classic things bring me joy. Perhaps it’s part of my frugal nature, but give me something that is destined to last for years…

Mole poblano | Homesick Texan
Condiments Tex-Mex

On mole and matrimony

My dear, food-loving friend Monica recently announced that she and her fiancé John eloped to Oaxaca, Mexico. How appropriate, I thought, as Oaxaca…

Main dish

I walk the line: Luby’s

I grew up in a frugal household. After witnessing Houston’s boom and bust in the 70’s, my parents were classic penny pinchers—they clipped…

Breakfast Side dish

True grits

I did not grow up in a grit-eating family. I’d beg and beg my mother to make grits, but she’d always say, “We…