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Sample recipes from Texas Home Cooking

Lone Star Dry Rub

A dry rub is a mixture of spices that serves the same purpose as a marinade. It coats the surface of food, enhancing the flavor and durin...

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Personalized Chili Powder

If you want a scratch chili, but also like the convenience of a ready-made powder, package your own brand avoiding commercial fillers lik...

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Beer Mop Sauce

Some pitmasters would consider us slap-happy with our mop sauce because we use one with almost everything we barbecue. If you want to be ...

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Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Mint Butter

We don’t stoke up our pit just to smoke vegetables—or bologna for that matter—but once it’s going we usually fill up the cooking space wi...

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Quintessential Quesadillas

An official of the Tortilla Industry Association, trying to boost sales, recently proposed broadening the appeal of quesadillas by callin...

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Fried Chipotle Chorizo

German settlers in Texas flavored their sausage with smoke. Mexican settlers used chile and other seasonings instead. You get the best of...

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Pico de Gallo

Literally translated as “beak of the rooster;” pico de gallo is a superb salsa fresca, best when made with fresh fully-ripe tomatoes. It’...

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Crema

This tangy thickened cream is the same as French crème fraîche and tops dishes from mole to quesadillas. It’s even good on peach cobbler....

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Marinated Flank Steak

Flank is the good-news, bad-news cut of beef. It can be as tough as John Wayne’s boots, but if you know how to tame it, the meat has grea...

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Peanut-Roasted Chicken

This idea goes back to Virginia, where many future Texas families settled first, and features one of the Lone Star State’s favorite legum...

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Catfish Fillets with Pecan-Butter Sauce

Frying is such a common way to fix catfish, a Texan could grow up thinking the fish are born with a commeal crust. This is a fast and fla...

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Texas Caviar

Along with the pinto bean, the black-eyed pea is Texas’s most-loved legume. Helen Corbitt, the mother of modern Texas cooking, prepared t...

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Single Flaky Pie Crust

Butter tastes the best, and lard makes it flake. That’s the simple, if awful, truth about pie crust. You can substitute vegetable shorten...

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Sweet Potato Pie

The annual East Texas Yamboree in Gilmer wouldn’t be worth a local subway token without the yam pie competition. Annie Belle Collier, who...

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