The Homesick Texan Cookbook Review

This month I have been cooking up a Texan storm in my house.  The flavors of the southwest have overtaken my kitchen.  This is something very new to me.  I have never experimented too much with Texan flavors.  Not that I didn’t like it…I just never cooked it.  This is why I was so happy to be asked to review Lisa Fain’s new cookbook “The Homesick Texan.”  If you remember I have brought you three tasty recipes from this book.

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Week one we indulged in Austin-Style Black Beans.  I loved dipping tortilla chips into the beans or spreading it out on fresh flour tortillas.


Week two we swooned over Poblano Macaroni and Cheese.  This dish was so full of flavor I wasn’t sure I could handle it. It’s not your ordinary mac and cheese…that is for sure!


Week three I welcomed the fall weather with Sweet Potato and Fig Muffins.  I also added a little crumbly to the tops of these babies. I still have to say…what’s not better with a crumble topping?

There are of course several other recipes I need to make out of this book but I ran out of time.  Apparently there is only so much cooking a week this blogger can handle!

So lets talk about things I loved about this cookbook.  First of all were all the pictures. I know this might not sound like a big deal BUT I prefer a cookbook that has pictures. I want to get an idea of what the food is supposed to look like. Plus it can help tempt me to make it Smile

The writing in the book is clear and concise.  I enjoy the little snippets of story before the recipes too.  It helps bring a connection to the recipe. Reading the story behind the sweet potato muffins is actually what “talked” me into making the recipe.  It promised the flavors of fall, and that is exactly what these muffins produced.

If you are a fan of Texan cooking this book would make a happy addition to your shelf.  It’s packed full of flavor and recipes that will not disappoint…that is fur sure!

3 Responses to “The Homesick Texan Cookbook Review”

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    Erica — September 24, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Sounds like a great book. Pictures do make a huge difference

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    Joanne — September 24, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Mine just came in the mail! Can’t wait to start cooking from it after seeing your awesome posts about it!

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    Deb in Hawaii — September 26, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Wonderful review! It has been fun to along with you on this event and to see your wonderful photos (especially those muffins!) 😉

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