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Brunch With the Homesick Texan

Recipes for a most decadent brunch—including ancho chile applesauce and peach ice cream—from Lisa Fain's latest cookbook, "The Homesick Texan’s Family Table."

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Lisa Fain

Even though she is an expatriate, Lisa Fain is the most Texan Texan I’ve ever met. Her roots go back seven generations, and her identify has only solidified since she moved to New York, following a life-long dream, in 1995. In 2005, she started a blog in which she waxed nostalgic about her Texas childhood and posted recipes that reminded her of home (she loves to cook). The blog became so popular that it led to The Homesick Texan Cookbook, published in 2011. This April she has followed up with The Homesick Texan’s Family Table (Ten Speed Press). The hardback book’s 278 pages are extensively illustrated with her own color photography (lots of food, plus a few cows and some great Texas landscapes). It contains more than 125 all-new recipes, some traditional and others updated Texas classics. With Lisa’s cooperation, we have selected a sampling for a lazy weekend Texas brunch. Enjoy!
—Patricia Sharpe

  1. Sausage and Pepper Breakfast Casserole
  2. Cranberry-Gruyère Scones
  3. Ancho Chile Applesauce
  4. Peach Ice Cream

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