Texas Hometown Cookbook

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Texas Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all-over the Lone Star state.


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Texas Hometown Cookbook, Texas home cooking at its best

Frontier campfire cooking, spicy Tex-Mex, Cajun and Creole fare—Texas food is just as diverse as it is delicious. Now you can sample it all with the Texas Hometown Cookbook. This Texas cookbook features a collection of Texas food recipes gathered from home cooks living all over Texas. You’ll also explore the many tastes of Texas dishes through the various food festivals profiled within. Pick a festival recipe and you can enjoy Texas festival foods from the comfort of your kitchen. Also, learn fun facts about Texas towns and the food traditions they celebrate every year. You don’t want to miss this!

Texas Barbecue

Texas is known for lots of things, but where food is concerned, its barbecue is probably the most famous. From slow-smoked brisket to baby back ribs, Texas does it all. Celebrate Texas barbecue with the locals at a number of barbecue festivals held each year across the state. In fact, one of the largest barbecue festivals is held every October in Grand Prairie. The International Bar-B-Que Cookers Association Cook-Off features more than 100 barbecue cooks who prepare nearly 600 barbecue samples. Witness the Obie-Cue Backyard BBQ Championship, Jackpot Beans, and even a cook-off for kids. Craving a taste of Texas right now? Bring Texas flavor home with the Grilled Texas-Style Beef Brisket recipe from the Texas Hometown Cookbook. Complete with a custom rub and basting sauce, you’re guaranteed to love it.

Texas Chili Cook-Offs

Another food staple, chili, originated in the Lone Star State. Nineteenth-century Texas invented chili, first seen in San Antonio. The San Antonio Chili Stand later introduced the world to chili at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Today, the Pump Jack Chili Cook-Off in Electra still honors the history of this cherished Texas dish. This annual event commemorates the discovery of oil in Electra with a CASI-sanctioned chili cook-off. Enjoy a Dutch oven dessert contest, a remote-controlled car race, and exciting performances by local artists. Want to try Texas recipes for chili in the comfort of your own kitchen? Look no further than Texas Hometown’s Herb’s Chili recipe.

Salsa, Spice & Everything Nice

The Tex-Mex fusion of American and Mexican culinary traditions typifies Texas flavor. There’s nothing like a bit of spice to kick a dish up a notch. No one knows this better than the organizers of the Three Rivers Salsa Festival. Held in Three Rivers every April, the event celebrates everything salsa and not just the food. Besides a salsa making competition and a salsa eating contest, the festival also features salsa music and salsa dancing. Visitors will also enjoy a bicycle race and dozens of food and arts & crafts booths. Try Texas Hometown’s Tomato Onion Salsa recipe with your favorite tortilla chips for a tasty snack with Texas flair.

Get This Easy Recipe Cookbook Today

The Texas Hometown Cookbook is available for purchase through Great American Publishers, a publishing company specializing in best-selling cookbooks featuring easy, tried-and-true recipes sure to please the entire family. If you’re craving Southern food, or you just love Southern cooking, Great American Publishers is your one-stop shop. Browse a selection of Southern cookbooks packed with Southern recipes for Southern dishes and Southern dinner ideas great for any night of the week. Order your copy today.

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Weight1.25 lbs
Dimensions7 × 10 in

Sheila Simmons & Kent Whitaker




Full Color



4 reviews for Texas Hometown Cookbook

  1. Sheila Simmons

    My co-author, Kent Whitaker and I, LOVED getting recipes from hometown cooks all over the state of Texas. Choosing which recipes to include in the book wasn’t easy because they are all so good. Texas knows how to cook! Reading about all the food festivals in the state was super-fun too. We sincerely hope you will enjoy this cookbook as much as we loved making it. Happy Cooking!

  2. Dorothy Payette

    I just received a Texas Hometown Cookbook sampler and must say it was absolutely beautiful. Starting with the cover which appeals to the eye with a luscious meaty steak, other photography depicting the heart of Texas scenes make you want to open the book and downright get to “cookin.”.
    The vibrant Red, White & Blue color theme runs throughout each page, where each recipe is printed with a simple yet elegant font type, making it an easy book to read. The Introduction and Contents pages, right down to the end’s 13 page Index delineating an array of mouth-watering recipes, entice the reader to dig in and sample each and every item listed. Let’s not forget the photography of many tantalizing dishes and exquisite scenes throughout the Texas state, nor the vignettes of various Texas festivals illustrating how people gather together and celebrate with favorite home-made comfort foods.
    Everyone who purchases this recipe book or receives it as a gift is certain to enjoy it for years to come.

  3. Dara

    I just received the Texas cookbook sampler. I recipes are simple to make and as a bonus you get recipes from festivals.

  4. Julie Bates

    I’ve just received a Texas Hometown Cookbook sampler and I absolutely love it! The recipes are easy and simple, nothing overly complicated or overly expensive ingredients that you’ll only use for just that recipe. The pictures of the finished product are drool worthy! I like the snippets throughout the book of interesting facts, festivals, etc that will entice you to plan a trip to the great state of Texas. Whether you purchase this book for yourself, someone else or receive it as a gift.. you will find it a treasure and enjoy it completely.

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