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Chicken tortilla soup | Homesick Texan
Soups Tex-Mex

Chicken tortilla soup

In the 1930s, a Dallas cooking school advertised its course offerings, stating that it would be teaching how to make tortilla soup. This…

Smoky chili beans | Homesick Texan
Main dish Soups

Smoky chili beans

A few months ago, I was looking at grocer ads from the late 1800s and early 1900s. As expected, the offerings were provisions…

Spicy applesauce cake | Homesick Texan
Dessert

Spicy applesauce cake

My great-grandma Blanche loved applesauce cake. In fact, her recipe collection has no less than five versions of this classic snack cake, all…

Felix queso | Homesick Texan
Appetizer Tex-Mex

Felix queso

So, first things first. I never had the famed Felix queso at its original home, a Southeast Texas regional chain of restaurants owned…

Texas turkey chili | Homesick Texan
Soups Tex-Mex

Texas turkey chili

The other day someone asked me what I always keep in my refrigerator. After going through the usual list of things such as…