Disabled woman and former criminal justice chief create safe place for disabled

A disabled woman and a former criminal justice chief joined together to create a safe place for the disabled in Palestine.

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE on East Texas Now: Thanksgiving recipes

  Waitr delivers Thanksgiving meals to those in need

  Creamy smoked turkey-sweet potato soup by Mama Steph

  Smoked turkey-cranberry salad by Bear Creek Smokehouse

US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, California

  Easy Baking: Turtle cookie bars by Mama Steph

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  Cinnamon sweet potato logs by Mama Steph

  Rustic Salmon Cakes with Spiced Waffles & Mary Rose Sauce by Chef Simon Webster

  Thanksgiving food Americans refuse to do without

  Pumpkin-white chocolate pudding cake by Mama Steph

  Maple pumpkin pie with spiced pecan streusel by Pearl’s Kitchen

  Local farmer explains the benefits of pasture-raised animals

  Mexican Hot Chocolate cookies by ‘Nothing Vanilla Cookies’

Here’s another uniquely delicious cookie creation by Nothing Vanilla Cookies owner Trevor Stripling!

Frozen fruit recalled due to possible Hepatitis A contamination

Frozen fruit is being voluntarily recalled because the mixes could be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

  Chocolate haystack creatures by Mama Steph

Here's a fun and inexpensive project to make with or for kids, and it's all edible and yummy!

  Chicken and kale soup by Mama Steph

This soup is a great way to stay warm this fall and winter; it’s delicious, and offers lots of healthy nutrients our bodies need.

  Cheddar witches fingers by Mama Steph

Sweet (potato) weekend on tap at annual Golden festival

  Bananas Foster by Copeland’s New Orleans in Longview

  Nearly 100 batches of chili at the oil men’s cook off

  WATCH: We’re live at the East Texas Oilmen’s Chili Cook-off

Healthy Halloween Snacks

  Chocolate ganache icing by Mama Steph

Chocolate ganache icing by Mama Steph

Mama Steph’s super cinnamon-y snickerdoodles

Have you tried MamaSteph’s Super-Cinnamony Snickerdoodles?Check out this delicious recipe below.

  Brisket and sausage Frito pie by the Texas Beef Council’s Shalene McNeill

Super festive and fun for football season, this recipe takes frito pie up a notch.

  Chicken and sausage jambalaya by Mama Steph

Whether it is Mardi Gras season or not, this recipe makes just about everyone want to celebrate! Delicious sausage, tender chicken, "holy trinity" vegetables, rice and tomatoes make for an amazing combination of flavors, all in one pot!

Chick-Fil-A coming to ETBU campus

A Chick-Fil-A restaurant is in the process of moving into the student center at East Texas Baptist University.

  Shrimp Spaghetti by Dudley’s Cajun Cafe

Looking for a delicious seafood dish? This shrimp spaghetti by Dudley’s Cajun Cafe can be made with crawfish instead and pairs wonderfully with a green salad.

  (Literally) check out Longview library’s baking pans

Longview Library has baking pans patron can check out for three weeks.

  Cilantro lime white chocolate cookies by Nothing Vanilla Cookies

Trevor Stripling makes amazing and unique cookies, in flavors you might not expect. Today’s recipe is no exception!

  4-ingredient Almond Joy cookies by Mama Steph

These cookies are so chewy, delicious, and couldn't be easier to make! They contain only four ingredients, and no eggs or flour, so they're perfect for those of you who can't tolerate those additions. And did we mention they're delicious?

  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!

  German potato salad by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

Mike Chubboy with Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant in Kilgore shares his recipe for German Potato Salad, just in time for Oktoberfest!

  Tortellini-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

Mama Steph shares one of her favorite and most-requested recipes on East Texas Kitchen.

  Fall Favorites: Delicious comfort foods to kick off autumn

It’s officially fall, and the minds of food lovers quickly turn to comfort foods and favorite flavors that represent the season. We’ll just pretend it’s cool out while we enjoy these.

Luxury, customizable Kit Kat bars launch in the UK, command a luxury price

The luxury Kit Kat bars will be available at John Lewis Stores around the UK from September 26 to December 24. If you or a friend are headed there during that time, you may be able to sample the luxury for yourself.

  Brown Sugar Bacon Glazed Chicken by The Potpourri House

Tyler’s Potpourri House is a longtime favorite of locals, and its owner, Les Ellsworth, is with us today to share a new recipe for a unique chicken dinner to enjoy anytime!

  School-night supper and a sweet Fritos treat by Mama Steph

If there’s one thing parents and grandparents need on busy school or work nights, it’s a quick meal. Instead of grabbing fast food, though, head into the kitchen and make these tasty recipes; they’re better for you and your family, and they taste so very good.

  Chili rellenos-inspired skillet dip by Mama Steph

Most of us love the Tex-Mex flavor of chili rellenos, but we don't often (if ever) make it at home. If you love the flavors though, here's a simple way to get them  at home in an easy-to-make dip.

  Creamy turkey-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

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

Tyler woman starting family meals to-go business

A Tyler woman who has spent the majority of her life in the insurance business is now taking the steps to join the food industry.

  Maple + Brown Butter Apple Galette by Pearl’s Kitchen

Chef Hannah Parker, owner of Pearl’s Kitchen in Mount Pleasant, shares a recipe for a delicious fall dessert featuring maple and apples!

Big Tex Choice Award finalists offer creative combinations for all tastes

The State Fair of Texas doesn’t kick off until the end of September, but you can already starting mapping out which food stands you’ll be hitting first.

  One-pot chicken stew by Mama Steph

This chicken stew is so easy and incredibly delicious! It’s a great way to begin our fall cooking season, because you don’t need an oven so your kitchen will not heat up as you make this.

  Secret chef’s seasoning by ‘That Cook’n Guy’ Chef David Wallace

Chef David Wallace shares a delicious, dependable blend for grilling or frying that can be used on meats, veggies, or even grilled fruits!

  Cherry-berry fluff salad by Mama Steph

This simple, fluffy chilled sweet salad is perfect to make all summer long. It is easy to make, with just a few ingredients, too.

  Chicken lasagna rolls by Chef Simon Webster

Chef Simon shares a creative dinner idea when you’re ready for something deliciously different!

  Easy lemon squares by Mama Steph

Lemon squares are a delicious old-fashioned treat, but some folks have never made them before. With this new recipe, Mama Steph simplifies the recipe so even the most novice baker can make them at home.

  Grilled ginger peaches with ice cream and caramel drizzle by Mama Steph

This dessert is simple to make; you just need some nice peaches and a few spices that you probably have handy.

Longhorn Steakhouse coming to Tyler

A Georgia-based steak restaurant has confirmed plans to expand to Tyler.

  Stanleys Famous BBQ expanding with more space, more parking, and a second smokehouse

If you’re a fan of Stanley’s BBQ in Tyler, well, they’ve got something special worth waiting for.

  Pineapple freezer pie with toasted macadamia nuts by Mama Steph

This pie has a tasty Hawaiian twist, and is so cool and delicious, you'll want to make it all summer long!

  Hug-Dawgs: Tyler’s newest food cart serving hot dogs with a side of happiness

The owner felt it was necessary to have the word ‘hug’ in the name of her cart because she’s all about spreading love.

  Spicy Mexican shrimp cocktail by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults with Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall is sharing a second version of Mexican Shrimp Cocktail!

Louisiana chef opening Cajun restaurant in Lufkin

A new Cajun restaurant with a “build-your-own” Po Boy bar is scheduled to open in Lufkin.

  SPAM is jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. Really.

Yes, Pumpkin Spice SPAM is real.

  Cooking basics: Making vanilla extract with Mama Steph

Only two ingredients are needed to make your own vanilla extract: vanilla beans, and alcohol to extract them in. Mama Steph shows you how.

  Spicy, cheesy migas by Chef David Wallace

If all you have on hand is eggs, cheese, and chips, then you have what it takes to prepare David Wallace’s easy, economical, fast and delicious dish.

  Culture ETX: Food 'rooted in East Texas cuisine’ with international flair

A new restaurant is set to open in East Texas, and the owner says he wants to bring a taste of international culture to the area.

  Pasta Salad with pickled veggies by Mama Steph

Summer salads start transitioning into fall flavors with the bold tastes in this easy-to-make pasta salad.

  Caribbean Flank Steak with Coconut Rice by Texas Beef Council

Flank steak tastes great with so many marinades – you will want to grill with it all summer.

  Kilgore snow cone business booming with hot summer weather

As the sweltering heat of August sets in, working outside in East Texas can be draining, and any way to beat the heat is welcome. One East Texas business man is having one of his best summers yet by providing that relief, with a cold treat. Charlies Snoballs.

  Updated cottage food law gives business owners more freedom

The updated cottage food law takes effect on September 1.

  Dinner in 10: Italian omelette by Mama Steph

If you are hungry and only have a few minutes for dinner, this omelette recipe is exactly what you need. Tons of Italian flavor, enough protein to keep you full and satisfied, and easy to make!

  Nicoise toast by Chef Anne Kelt, Hick & Frog Bistro

Chef Anne Kelt of Hick & Frog Bistro in Longview shared a simple, yet flavor-packed recipe that you can make anytime you’re hungry and short on time. It’s a delicious lunch idea straight from Nice, France....with Anne’s twist, of course!

Baskin-Robbins is going vegan with two non-dairy flavors

Baskin Robbins is dipping into the plant-based ice cream market after announcing it’ll offer two non-dairy ice cream products.

Cork Food and Drink closes Tyler location

Cork Food & Drink closed its doors July 28.

  Peach crepes from Mike Chubboy of Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

Have you ever had Hungarian Barack Turos Palacsinta? This dish is also known as peach crepes and it’s a nice, light, semi-sweet breakfast or dessert.

  Fresh farmer’s market salad with corn, tomatoes and basil by Mama Steph

This salad is great on so many levels. It tastes delicious, and looks beautiful on your plate. It is full of nutrients, and it’s easy to make. You'll love it!

  Grilled Peach Biscuit Shortcake with ice cream and caramel sauce by Chef Ben Carter

This Southern-style dessert by Chef Ben Carter, owner of Southern Fried in Mineola, is a perfect idea for dessert, anytime you can get your hands on fresh peaches.

  Gladewater native returns home to start soul food restaurant

Noticing a lack of soul food restaurants in the area, a Gladewater woman has returned to her hometown to start a new restaurant with a dream of bringing the community together.

  Creamy orange dreamsicle pie by Mama Steph

Remember the cold, creamy popsicles that tasted like a combination of orange and vanilla ice cream? This pie will bring back those childhood memories, and it’ll keep you cool on hot summer days, too.

  4-ingredient limeade pie by Mama Steph

Since it's summer and it is HOT, here is my mother's refrigerator limeade pie, which you can make in five minutes and enjoy after it has a short chill in the fridge!

  Red, white and blue recipes for Independence Day

Here is a collection of desserts that would fit in just perfectly for your patriotic holiday; maybe you can make something for someone you'd like to say "thanks for your service" to!

  Avocado corn salad by Bear Creek Smokehouse

This salad has it all; cool, crisp sweet corn, salty bacon, smooth avocado and a twist of lime. Just try to stop eating it!

Kids Club gives free veggies at Rose City Farmers Market

Children ages 4-10 register and receive a free lunch bag and $2 to spend on fresh produce.

  Greek tomato salad by Mama Steph

This delicious salad is packed with delicious flavors that combine perfectly to make the perfect side for your cookouts this summer.

  Bacon, Shrimp and Grits Casserole by Chef Ben Carter of Southern Fried

Ben Carter, owner of Mineola restaurant Southern Fried, shares a truly Southern casserole idea with us this week!

  WEBXTRA: Demolition begins of Tyler Luby’s Restaurant

Demolition began Wednesday on a Luby’s Restaurant in Tyler.

  Father’s Day steak and bacon pizza by Mama Steph

If your dad likes pizza, bacon and steak, he’s going to love it when you make this pizza for him! Of course, feel free to adjust the toppings so it’s exactly what your dad will like best.