Texas Ties

Texas Ties has been retired, but it remains an important part of the JLTW legacy.


awardSunday brunch with grandparents. Dinner parties with friends. A family holiday feast. Birthday or anniversary desserts. Potluck suppers at church. Home-cooked meals to help out a neighbor. Food is the tie that binds, connecting us to those we prepare it for or share it with. Certain meals and dishes connect us with the past, conjuring up memories of special people, places, events and traditions. And when passed along to our children, these recipes enrich the future.

Award winning, Texas Ties celebrates both the Epicurean and emotional ingredients of great food. Its pages contain thoroughly tested, truly outstanding recipes, peppered with personal essays and short recollections of family, food and tradition. Visually appealing, with heartwarming, hand-tinted photographs framed in whimsical watercolor borders – custom created by award winning artists – graphically give the cookbooks a personal flavor.

The range of recipes in Texas Ties blend regional favorites with international surprises. Start your meal off with one of the twenty-nine appetizers from the Gulf Coast Crab Cakes to Escotovich Fish or Shrimp Nachos; Entrees include Texas Beef Brisket, Hearty Beef Stew, Beef Bourguignon, Oriental Pot Roast and Tunisian Lamb; Sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, finish off your meal by selecting a dessert such as our Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Orange Caramel Flan, German Apple Pie and our signature classic White Texas Sheet Cake!

With tastes as big as Texas and as culturally diverse as the world, over 350 Texas Ties recipes are sure delight your palate in our original JLTW cookbook. With real life stories and pictures, Texas Ties will touch your heart. Ultimately, Texas Ties will inspire new memories and traditions your family will share for years to come.