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.

  Chef Bourdain’s perfect scrambled eggs

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

  Raspberry and chocolate cream cheese mousse by Chef Simon Webster

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

  Simple peach cake by Mama Steph

  Avocado toast by Chef David Wallace

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  Cherry-berry fluff salad by Mama Steph

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

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

  Summer berry poke cake by Mama Steph

  Blackened Bayou Chicken by Copeland’s New Orleans of Longview

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

  Fluffy chocolate-strawberry ‘fool’ by Mama Steph

  Apple-blueberry puff pastry by Vic’s Scratch Kitchen

  Baked Noonday onion dip with Cheddar and bacon by Mama Steph

  Pittsburg seeks designation as hot link capital of Texas

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

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.”

  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.