About Jessica Dupuy

Jessica Dupuy is a fourth-generation Texan and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, Fodor’s Travel, National Geographic Traveler, Imbibe, and The Hollywood Reporter, among other publications. She’s also the co-writer of nearly half a dozen cookbooks, including her most recent collaboration, Jack Allen’s Kitchen. Dupuy lives in Austin with her husband, their son Gus, and daughter Ashlyn. @JessicaNDupuy

King Ranch chicken in a large green casserole dish with a serving spoon and a portion missing. A plate, a dish towel and a bowl of spices next to it.

King Ranch Chicken

Whoever created this classic American casserole knew a thing or two. Layers of chicken, roasted peppers, and tortillas smothered in cheese. Gobsmackingly delicious.

A person mashing avocado into a bowl of easy guacamole on a table with salt, avocado, cilantro, lime, and chiles.

Easy Guacamole

Easy as heck, this guacamole takes a minimalistic approach that keeps ingredients to the essentials yet doesn’t disappoint. Sorta tricky to come by that these days. And yet here we are.