Tri-tip roast with Rosemary-garlic vegetables by Texas Beef Council

Shalene McNeill shares a simple recipe so you can make a tasty roast perfect for your Easter celebration: Beef Tri-tip roast with rosemary-garlic vegetables. It looks impressive, but the preparation is quite simple!

  True Vine Brewing Company set to expand in downtown Tyler

  Chicken-pasta salad by Mama Steph

  East Texas meat market celebrates 50 years in business

Own a piece of ‘Old Tyler’ history during Roseland Luby’s auction

  Cajun turkey wrap with homemade sweet mustard dressing by Chef David Wallace

Opening days near for East Texas Farmers Markets

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  Mediterranean-inspired chicken and rice skillet supper

  Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs by The Texas Beef Council

East Texas representative files resolution naming Pittsburg ‘Hot Link Capital of Texas’

Pittsburg’s Bistro Neuf 9 competing in Culinary Fight Club

Pazzeria by Pietro’s to add outdoor seating area

Chick-fil-A to open downtown Tyler location

  Springtime strawberry galette by Mama Steph

As spring gets underway, strawberries are one of the first berries to show up in local grocery stores. Their juicy sweetness lends itself to many desserts, including this free-form tart called a galette.

Cafe’ 1948 to open in new downtown location March 25

The downtown revival continues as more businesses relocate.

  Community kitchen fills void in East Texas

A community-shared kitchen is filling a void in East Texas. From serving as a commissary for food trucks to offering shared work-space designed to give entrepreneurs the space they need to learn and grow.

  Lemony strawberry oat bars by Pearl’s Kitchen

Our friend Chef Hannah Parker, owner of Pearl’s Kitchen in Mount Pleasant, brings us a snack bar that we’ll be making over and over, they’re so good! We think you’ll agree.

  Hummingbird pie by Mama Steph

  Molasses smokehouse beans by Bear Creek Smokehouse

  Pi Day: Since 1988, an infinite excuse to eat dessert

Possible Salmonella contamination causes recall of Pillsbury flour

  Simple, delicious Fettuccine Alfredo by Mama Steph

  Cabbage lasagna by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

  Not-so-basic vinaigrette by Vic’s Scratch Kitchen

You may get your family to eat their salad when you try these options!

  Luby’s rep says Tyler renovation could take months

On February 22, a sign was spotted on the door of the lone remaining Luby’s in Tyler. The sign said “we will be closed until further notice; sorry for any inconvenience.”

  White turkey chili by Mama Steph

This is a staple at my house, not just during cold weather, but all year long! Why? It’s so delicious, and it’s really easy to make with basic ingredients. Good for you, too!

‘Tyler institution’ restaurant posts sign on door, concerning locals

The sign, posted on the city’s lone remaining Luby’s restaurant in the 1800 block of Roseland Boulevard, had a simple message.

Boston Market frozen meals recalled, could contain glass or hard plastic

Bellisio Foods is recalling approximately 173,376 pounds of frozen pork entrée products that may be contaminated with pieces of glass or hard plastic

  Pan-roasted chicken thighs with spicy blueberry sauce by Mama Steph

We are all looking for new ideas to get dinner on the table, especially when we're bored with the same thing we've always made.  That's where this recipe will come in handy for you!

  Chicken lollipops and red onion marmalade by Chef Simon Webster

This amazing sauce is perfect for all kinds of meats, including the chicken lollipops that Chef Simon makes.Red Onion Marmalade.

  Crawfish gratin by Pearl’s Kitchen

Hannah Parker, chef and owner of Pearl's Kitchen in Mount Pleasant, shares a delicious way to enjoy crawfish during the season when they're most plentiful and tasty.

  Crawfish boil by Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe

Ashley Hugghins with Razzoo’s is going to share how you can make delicious crawfish in your own kitchen!

  East Texas smokehouse creates ‘bacon bouquet’ for Valentine’s Day

Everyone is always on the lookout for something different on Valentine’s Day, including retailers. Bear Creek Smokehouse thinks it’s come up with a winner: A Bacon Bouquet.

  Red velvet cookie bars with M&Ms by Mama Steph

This pretty dessert is fun to make and delicious, too!

  Kilgore Public Library starts ‘seed library’

The Kilgore Public Library is giving residents a chance to check out seeds. The library is hosting a grand opening for its new seed library on Saturday, Feb. 16

  Chinese barbecue beef by the Texas Beef Council

This dish is easy – you marinate the beef short ribs overnight in a beet marinade to provide the nice, red color, then put it on the grill like a steak.

  Creamy broccoli-cheese soup by Mama Steph

This soup will help keep you full and warm during upcoming cool weather.

  Longview hosts first Texas Bourbon Shootout

Whiskey expert Jim Murray is in Longview to crown the winner of first Texas Bourbon Shootout.

  Cherry-cream cheese streudel by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, Mike with Brigitta’s Hungarian in Kilgore has a great idea to share!

Just Pies owner calls bakery a dream come true

Chocolate. Pecan. Buttermilk. Pumpkin. Sweet Potato. Those are just a few of the pies Tammy Harden makes at her pie shop appropriately named Just Pies.

  Mama Steph’s plum-perfect pork chops

This week's wonderful recipe will give you another supper idea to have in your weeknight arsenal. It's unique and truly delicious!

  Saucy baked enchilada chicken by Mama Steph

I've got you covered with another quick meal idea this week! This chicken bakes up quickly while you relax or help the kids with their homework. And it's incredibly flavorful!

  Louisiana Bread Pudding by Chef Anne Kelt

Chef Anne Kelt, owner of Hick and Frog Bistro in Longview, shares her recipe for this delicious dessert that you can enjoy during all your pre-Mardi Gras celebrations...or just any time you want something decadent and sweet.

  Hallsville Bodacious gets high praise for Pork Steak Sandwich

Texas Monthly has released its Best Texas BBQ Bites of 2018, and a barbeque restaurant in Hallsville has made the list. Hallsville’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q only serves its pork steak on Thursdays

  No-bake peanut butter pie by Mama Steph

This pie is perfect for summertime! Easy to make, no need to turn on the oven, and nice and cold!

  No-bake chocolate-peanut butter bars by Mama Steph

This recipe is a super simple way to get a snack on the table for your family or friends, using ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now!

General Mills recalls some Gold Medal flour due to salmonella concerns

General Mills has announced a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

  Creamy chicken pot pie soup by Mama Steph

If you’re in the mood for something warm, comforting, and delicious to get you through a chilly weekend, this soup is going to be perfect for you.

  Dinner in 10: Skillet chicken-veggie pasta by Mama Steph

If you want dinner in a hurry, this pasta with chicken and vegetables could be just what you’re looking for. Try it out this week for a warm, delicious dinner!

  Everyday beef barbacoa by Texas Beef Council

Shalene McNeill with the Texas Beef Council shares a delicious, easy recipe that can be enjoyed as a filling for tacos, sandwiches, or even on its own!

  Creamy taco soup by Mama Steph

This delicious soup will fill your belly and keep you warm...oh, and it’s delicious, most importantly!

  Strap on your plastic bib, start pigging out -- it’s crawfish time

East Texans get ready-- it is officially crawfish boil season.

  ‘Texas Monthly’ recognizes Nacogdoches BBQ food truck - twice

Just two days shy of his one year anniversary, a Nacogdoches BBQ food truck has received impressive honors, not once, but twice by Texas Monthly.

  Spicy ranch-style crackers by David Wallace

Mama Steph's ranch-style crackers

  Day 12 recipe: Spicy pimiento cheese deviled eggs

Deviled eggs are a classic, especially in the South, and the are on most folks' tables for holiday meals.

  11 holiday dishes featuring bacon

If you’re still finalizing your holiday menu, you might consider adding an American favorite on the menu - bacon.We’re continuing holiday countdown to Christmas with 11 recipes starring bacon.

10-minute recipes to de-stress your holiday-season meals

As much fun as the holidays are, it can also be tiring to do all the shopping, baking, visiting, and partying that comes along with them. Who has time to cook? You do!

  Scotch eggs by Chef Simon Webster

Scotch eggs are a filling, delicious pub food that you can make at home to enjoy whenever you like! They’re warm and hearty, which is just what one needs on a chilly winter morning.

  9 newsroom recipes from our family to yours

One of the best parts of the holiday is sharing a meal with loved ones. So we gathered up all our favorite recipes from our newsroom to share with you this holiday season.

  Eight side dishes to enhance your holiday feast

The main dish is often considered the star of the meal, but your holiday dinner wouldn’t be complete without side dishes to complement the star.These side dishes are easy-to-make and don’t skimp on the flavor.

  Bear Creek Smokehouse to be featured in ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ January edition

A longtime East Texas business has received the honor of being a favorite of one of the world’s best-known celebrities.

This 7-layer dip is a perfect addition to your holiday lineup

There are all the traditional sides you’d expect to find at a Christmas feast, and then there’s this - a seven-layer dip featuring refried beans and guacamole.

  6-ingredient French toast casserole by Mama Steph

Whether you like something warm and comforting for breakfast, or even breakfast for dinner, this easy casserole will make your berriest dreams come true.

  Creamy smoked turkey-sweet potato soup by Mama Steph

If you are hungry and chilly, soup is always a great idea. This version uses smoked turkey and just a touch of sweet potato to add a nice texture and to offset the delicious smokiness of the meat. Perfect.

  Four twists on classic hot chocolate

On the fourth day of Christmas we’re sharing four ways to spice up hot chocolate from the East Texas Kitchen.

  This trio of Christmas cookies is perfect for sharing with friends or family

On the third day of Christmas East Texas Kitchen is gifting you with three cookies your tastebuds will thank you for.

  Zippy zucchini skillet by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults and his family have written a cookbook called Bear Bottom Bliss - Five Generations of Food, Family & Faith, and this delicious recipe is straight from the pages of that book!

  Gumbo for Christmas: Two cooks, two recipes, too delicious

On the second day of our Christmas celebration we’re bringing you two takes on the same dish from local chefs.

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE on East Texas Now: Christmas recipes

Join Mama Steph as she cooks up a delicious, easy-to-make Christmas dinner for you, complete with dessert, plus a bonus candy idea that’s so easy you won’t believe it, and is suitable for gift giving.

  Celebrate the holidays with 12 Days of East Texas Kitchen

We’re celebrating the holidays with a countdown to Christmas featuring 12 days worth of ideas to make your holiday meals memorable.

Del Monte Foods announces recall alert

Del Monte Foods Inc. has announced a recall of 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn seasoned with red and green peppers due to under-processing, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

  3-ingredient white chocolate-cream cheese fudge by Mama Steph

This creamy, decadent fudge is just as festive as it is delicious, with the addition of red and green candies! You can choose your own candy if you prefer something other than M&Ms, of course, to make it your own. Enjoy!

  Herbed beef tenderloin with holiday rice by Texas Beef Council

This wonderful recipe is perfect for holiday family dinners or even fancy dinner parties. Shalene MCNeill with the Texas Beef Council shows you how to do it!

  3-ingredient cookies with cranberries, white chocolate and pecans by Mama Steph

Mama Steph's cranberry-white chocolate chip cookies by Mama Steph

  Eggnog bread pudding by Chef David Wallace

Chef David Wallace shares his recipe for a holiday bread pudding; decadent, beautiful and delicious!

  Creamy turkey-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

If you have turkey leftovers, this soup is a wonderful way to use them up.

  East Texas Kitchen: Three recipes from Mama Steph you’ll want to add to your holiday menu

Elevate your holiday menu with these delicious recipes from Mama Steph.

  Louisiana Cajun Seafood Gumbo by Louisiana Cajun Fish & More

Louisiana Cajun Seafood Gumbo, includes chicken, shrimp, Andouille sausage, Alligator sausage, snow crab legs, lobster, catfish, crabmeat, and more!

  3-ingredient white chocolate-cranberry fudge by Mama Steph

Here's a simple dessert to make that's perfect for the holiday season!

  Roasted poblano burger with pepper jack cheese by Texas Beef Council

Shalene McNeill with the Texas Beef Council shares a delicious burger recipe that will warm you up this chilly weekend.

  Kicked-up corn casserole by Mama Steph

Here’s an idea for a casserole you can proudly take to holiday dinners, church suppers, or put on your own Thanksgiving table. It’s kicked up, Texas-style, with the addition of jalapenos, bacon and onion!