Cookbook Review: The Homesick Texan’s Family Table

The Homesick Texan’s Family Table

Lisa Fain


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 Jalapeño 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.


I’ve been a fan of Lisa’s blog, The Homesick Texan, for several years, and her first cookbook became a fast favorite in my kitchen.  When I was given a free copy from the publisher through Blogging for Books, I jumped at the chance to own a copy of her second cookbook!

Just as good as the first, this cookbook is already sporting some dog-eared pages (okay, a LOT of pages) on which there are recipes I want to try. Her recipes are authentic and don’t use shortcuts or processed ingredients.  From mouth-watering breakfast dishes (Hello!  Bacon-molasses breakfast sausage?!) to tasty appetizers and sides, this cookbook is full of recipes you won’t want to miss!  I also love the conversational style of the author and how she weaves in her own personal history and heritage into the pages of the book.  The photography is fabulous too!

ReviewIcon-5Would I recommend this to my BFF?  Of course!  She’s a fellow Texan!
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter?  When she’s older and wanting cookbooks, sure.  Right now, she’s not too interested.



5 of 5 stars.

***I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.***

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