From Kathleen Purvis’ blog I’ll Bite, at obsbite.blogspot.com:
There must be a party going on in Lisa Fain’s head. After she moved from her native Texas to New York City, she put her longing for the food she loved online on a blog, a newfangled idea in 2005. It worked so well, Fain became one of the first to turn her blog into a cookbook.
Her tales of fun, food and the South are so popular, she now has a second cookbook, “The Homesick Texan’s Family Table,” with even more foods – like great nachos, coffee-coated pork chops and bacon-cheddar biscuits. Fain has the food you need when you need food to share.
Case in point? Her variation on the popular ranch oyster crackers. The original is a classic tear-open-an-envelope recipe, using ranch dressing mix and lemon pepper. In Fain's version, you start with buttermilk powder, a handy thing to keep in your refrigerator, and boost the flavor with smoky chipotle chile powder.
Leave it to a Texan to really kick it up a notch.