About Texas Cooking

Who is Texas Cooking?

Meet my family.

That's us back in at Thanksgiving. I'm sitting in the center of the couch looking dorky with the long hair. I no longer have long hair, but I still look dorky.

Several after this photo was taken, my grandmother passed away. She's seated to the right of me chain smoking. A hard-boiled Texas woman, who was born at the turn of the 20th century, she was my inspiration for startng Texas Cooking back in 1996. Her recipes are still the backbone of our cookbook. (She's the "grandma" in recipes like Grandma's Chocolate Fudge and Grandma's Cornbread)

We are still a family-run website operation with my mother, Patricia Mitchell as the website's cooking advisor. For over twenty years, we've kept Texas Cooking running. Our site is devoted to publishing home-style, delicious Texas cooking, as well as the state's culture that surrounds it. One of these days, we'll get around to writing our own cookbook.

I enjoy promoting Texas authors, food manufacturers, farmers markets and bloggers, which we link to prominently in our Recipe of the Week newsletter. Subscribe to it here.

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If you want us to review your book or product, or if you're interested in being a sponsor, contact us.


-Steve Labinski
Dallas, TX