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!

Louisiana chef opening Cajun restaurant in Lufkin

  SPAM is jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. Really.

  Cooking basics: Making vanilla extract with Mama Steph

Jason’s Deli founder dies at age 70

  Spicy, cheesy migas by Chef David Wallace

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

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  Pasta Salad with pickled veggies by Mama Steph

  Caribbean Flank Steak with Coconut Rice by Texas Beef Council

  Kilgore snow cone business booming with hot summer weather

  Updated cottage food law gives business owners more freedom

  Dinner in 10: Italian omelette by Mama Steph

  Nicoise toast by Chef Anne Kelt, Hick & Frog Bistro

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!

Ragu recalls some pasta sauces because of the possibility of plastic contamination

Hummus sold at Buccee’s part of recall triggered by possible listeria contamination

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

  Gladewater native returns home to start soul food restaurant

  Creamy orange dreamsicle pie by Mama Steph

  4-ingredient limeade pie by Mama Steph

  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.

  Blueberry Barbecue Sauce by Pearl’s Kitchen

Chef Hannah Parker of Pearl’s Kitchen in Mount Pleasant is sharing a special recipe, just in time for grilling season.

Whataburger sells majority interest to merchant bank

Whataburger has sold a majority interest in the company to merchant bank, BDT Capital Partners, LLC.

  Chef Bourdain’s perfect scrambled eggs

Chef Anthony Bourdain, like most other chefs, said that good food doesn't need to be complicated, it just needs to consist of a few good ingredients. This scrambled egg method he shared is a great example of that.

Gov. Greg Abbott signs ‘lemonade stand law’ so kids’ drink stands can’t be shut down

Abbott called it a “common sense law” that had to be passed so that police would not shut down children’s lemonade stands.

  Raspberry and chocolate cream cheese mousse by Chef Simon Webster

This dessert recipe by Chef Simon Webster is beautiful, and of course, creamy and delicious!

  Professional chefs teach Region 7 nutrition personnel skills to make meals healthy, appealing to kids

More than 150 participants attended Meal Appeal University from dozens of districts from across northeast Texas.

  Simple peach cake by Mama Steph

This simple cake is easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand. All you need is some delicious local peaches to make it perfect!

  Avocado toast by Chef David Wallace

Chef David Wallace is sharing a healthy and tasty dish perfect for Summer.

  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.

  Hoisin BBQ Steak-On-A-Stick with Pineapple Salsa by the Texas Beef Council

• Put these delicious kabob chunks atop a fresh green salad to brighten and already fun, celebratory day.

Oklahoma-based breakfast restaurant Jimmy’s Egg gets permit to build in Tyler

A restaurant known for its variety of breakfast offerings has been granted a permit to build in Tyler.

  Summer berry poke cake by Mama Steph

This dessert is so delicious all summer long, because it's cool, refreshing and the berries have the most amazing flavor!

  Blackened Bayou Chicken by Copeland’s New Orleans of Longview

Here’s a restaurant-quality restaurant that you can make at home with this recipe, shared by Etta Stephens with Copeland’s New Orleans in Longview.

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with these scrumptious recipes

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with these scrumptious recipes

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.

  Körözött (Hungarian cheese spread) by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant in Kilgore

Körözött is a delicious, creamy blend of cheese and spices that can be used to fill peppers, add to a salad, or as a spread on crackers or toast.

  East Texas Kitchen on East Texas Now: Mother’s Day recipes

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and if you are wondering how to make your special mom, grandmother, or other important person in your life feel loved, these two recipes will be a great start.

  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!

  Dinner in 10: Thin crust Southwestern pizza by Mama Steph

This thin crust Southwestern pizza is a great idea for a weekend by the pool with a cold drink, or a cozy dinner around the kitchen table. The nicest thing about it is that you can have it on the table in about ten minutes!

  Fluffy chocolate-strawberry ‘fool’ by Mama Steph

This fluffy dessert looks lovely enough to serve for occasions like Mother’s Day or Easter, but it’s so tasty that you might just want to make some right now.

  Apple-blueberry puff pastry by Vic’s Scratch Kitchen

Here is a dessert you will want to make over and over again this summer, because it is scrumptious and pairs perfectly with ice cream or frozen custard

  Baked Noonday onion dip with Cheddar and bacon by Mama Steph

This dip features just four ingredients, and the key is using sweet onions, like Noondays or Vidalias.

  Pittsburg seeks designation as hot link capital of Texas

If you’ve been in East Texas for a while you have probably heard of Pittsburg Hot Links. You almost can’t say hot links without putting Pittsburg in front.

  Lemon-raspberry pound cake with fresh lemon glaze by Mama Steph

This cake is perfectly sprint-y, with its lemony yellow color flecked with pink raspberry pieces. It’s moist and delicious, too.

Chick-fil-A opens downtown Tyler location

Chick-fil-A’s new location in downtown Tyler is now open and ready for business.

  Frozen blueberry-lemonade pie by Mama Steph

Frozen blueberry-lemonade pie by Mama Steph

  Shrimp and tasso pasta by Copeland’s New Orleans of Longview

Etta Stephens with Copeland’s New Orleans in Longview is sharing a scrumptious pasta recipe that will tempt every tastebud around your table.

  True Vine Brewing Company set to expand in downtown Tyler

True Vine Brewing Company will be expanding its operations and opening a second location in downtown Tyler.

  Chicken-pasta salad by Mama Steph

This recipe is so refreshing, so cool, and so easy to make that you will want to have it all summer long, I feel confident. You can easily swap in your own favorite veggies if there is something here that isn't your favorite. Salads are one of the great customizable meals!

  East Texas meat market celebrates 50 years in business

It started with a small loan and two calves. Now the Clower Meat Market in Kilgore is celebrating 50 years in business.

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

Get ready, because you’ll soon be able to buy a piece of “Old Tyler." The last Luby’s location in Tyler is having an auction.

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

Chef David Wallace says his favorite recipes are those that are easy to make and use just a few ingredients, which is the way most of us like to cook, isn’t it? This recipe meets that criteria and is a great lunch idea, or quick supper, even.

Opening days near for East Texas Farmers Markets

Plump, juicy tomatoes, tender yellow squash, and succulent, sweet berries will soon be available from East Texas farmers. In preparation for those warm days ahead, local farmers markets are announcing their opening dates for the 2019 season.

  Mediterranean-inspired chicken and rice skillet supper

Here is another delicious recipe that will help you get dinner on the table in a hurry and is absolutely full of flavor.

  Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs by The Texas Beef Council

Shalene McNeill and Beef Loving Texans put together a great recipe for a Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs dish that is as nutritious as it is delicious.

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

An East Texas state representative has filed a concurrent resolution to designate Pittsburg as the Hot Link Capital of Texas for the next 10 years.

Pittsburg’s Bistro Neuf 9 competing in Culinary Fight Club

Pittsburg's Bistor Neuf 9 is set to compete in the Culinary Fight Club, a cooking competition with chefs.

Pazzeria by Pietro’s to add outdoor seating area

Exciting news for downtown diners. The Tyler City Council has approved the addition of an outdoor seating area at Pazzeria by Pietro’s. The move is another step in the city’s continued plan to revitalize downtown.

Chick-fil-A to open downtown Tyler location

Chick-fil-A is set to open a new location in downtown Tyler.

  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

This is an amazing ... and amazingly simple to make ... pie! It is a spin off of the traditional Southern hummingbird cake, but easier to make, and much cooler and more refreshing!

  Molasses smokehouse beans by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults, CEO of Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, stopped by to share his hearty recipe for smokehouse beans. They are full of flavor and have a little kick, plus they feature delicious smoked sausage.

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

On March 14 for the last 31 years, math and food have come together for one special holiday: Pi Day.

Possible Salmonella contamination causes recall of Pillsbury flour

Pillsbury flour recall for possible salmonella

  Simple, delicious Fettuccine Alfredo by Mama Steph

A simple Alfredo sauce is a recipe you can learn to make very quickly. This version is far superior to any jarred, preservative-laden Alfredo sauce you can buy in any store.

  Cabbage lasagna by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

Mike Chubboy, owner of Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant in Kilgore, shares a scrumptious recipe for a lasagna that is sure to please just about anyone, even your low-carb family members and friends.

  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.”