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Texas Girl Tested, Husband Approved!
on January 3, 2015
This book is worth its weight in gold for a SC couple. I can't believe it took us over three years to run across this book. I bought this book for my wife because she had checked out a copy from the local library and just kept renewing it. She had prepared at least a half dozen dishes and planned on trying as many more when I decided it was time to invest in a copy for our kitchen. My wife was raised mostly in Texas until her late teens. I was raised in SC but spent about eight years out west. I learned what real Tex-Mex tasted like and feel in love with it.
The food my wife prepares out of this book is a hit for the entire family. my favorites are the Jalapeno Pintos and the Pork Chops with Salsa Verde Rice. The recipes are well documented and the instructions are easy to follow. My wife has sticky notes and tabs all through the book. We eat a dish out of this book about once a week and I don't se any reason to change that anytime soon.
My wife had a question about one of the recipes and wrote the following email to Lisa and received a very nice a timely response:
"Our family has truly enjoyed your cookbook "The Homesick Texan"! All the recipes I have tried have been wonderfully full of flavor! I spent much of my childhood in Texas before moving to South Carolina in my late teens. After years of searching for the Tex- Mex food I remembered, only to find yet another chain with "Speedy Gonzales with beans" on the menu, I have learned to research and make my own. Finding your book at the library (which I now own) has brought me joy and quite pleased my hubby!
I would like to try your "Tomato Cobbler" that is pictured on page 273. I wondered if there might be a typo because the picture shows what looks like cheese on the top but the recipe doesn't list cheese as an ingredient. Cheese on a tomato casserole style dish is consistent but perhaps I am making an assumption. I searched for the recipe on your blog but couldn't find it.
Thank you for your time!"
RESPONSE from Lisa:
Thank you for the kind words about my book. I'm so pleased it's made you happy.
As for the tomato cobbler, there is no cheese on top nor in the recipe. It's shiny from the butter and yellow from the cornmeal.
Happy New Year!
This is a great book for anyone with a taste for Texas!