Friday, June 20, 2014

Review: The Homesick Texan's Family Table Cookbook by:Lisa Fain

The Homesick Texan's Family Table: Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours
About the Book:
From beloved food blogger Lisa Fain, aka the Homesick Texan, comes this follow-up to her wildly popular debut cookbook, featuring more than 125 recipes for wonderfully comforting, ingredient-driven Lone Star classics that the whole family will love.

There are few things finer than a delicious, homemade meal shared with family and friends. Take it from Lisa Fain, a seventh-generation Texan who loves to cook and serve up the best dishes her home state has to offer—even though she now lives half a country away.
     The Homesick Texan’s Family Table showcases more than 100 of Lisa’s best and most-loved recipes, ranging from down-home standards (think cheesy nachos, comforting chicken and dumplings, and fiery wings) to contemporary riffs on the classics (who knew adding Mexican spices to a German chocolate cake would taste so good?).
     All of Lisa’s recipes are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, yet still packed with real Texas flavor that will make your grandmother smile. Whether you’re looking for a party-friendly snack like Pigs in JalapeƱo Blankets, a Mustard Coleslaw to bring as a side to your next potluck, a weeknight- and family-friendly meal like Steak Fingers with Cream Gravy, or a mouthwatering dessert like Ruby Red Grapefruit and Pecan Sheet Cake, The Homesick Texan’s Family Table has you covered. After all, with some mighty fine food and mighty fine people to enjoy it, any meal can be cause for celebration.

About the Author:
LISA FAIN is a seventh-generation Texan. When she's not on the hunt for chile peppers, she writes and photographs the popular food blog Homesick Texan. Lisa's writing has appeared in Saveur and Edible Austin and on the blog Serious Eats, and her photographs have been exhibited worldwide, with two in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. An active member of Foodways Texas and the Southern Foodways Alliance, Lisa is also a certified barbecue judge. Visit

My Review:
 Upon receiving this cookbook and reading through it, I think I may be from Texas even though I have never even visited. Many if not all of the dishes contained in the book I have made at least once. This book has some great recipes and the full color photographs of the finished product is mouth watering---they look so good! The nachos on the front cover are delish! I'm not a fan of guacamole but I would definitely add more jalapeno peppers to mine.

 The author has everything from appetizers, breakfast, salads, soups, stews, dinner, and even some yummy sweets. There is even condiment recipes in the back of the book. Lisa Fain, the author has taken care of everything and provided you with all you need to whip up a feast Texas style!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Blogging for Books.