Longhorn Steakhouse opens in Tyler

Longhorn Steakhouse opened Tuesday afternoon. It’s located in a free-standing building at the Broadway Square Mall.

  Buffalo chicken biscuit sliders by Mama Steph

  Grab a slice: It’s National Pie Day!

  White bean-chicken chili by Bear Creek Smokehouse

  Chicken-vegetable stir-fry by Mama Steph

  Mustard cabbage recipe by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

  Crawfish Fettuccine by Copeland’s of New Orleans in Longview

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  Creamy broccoli-cheese soup by Mama Steph

  Mama Steph’s spicy blackeyed pea - sausage soup with greens

  Black-eyed peas and greens: Why we eat special foods on New Year’s Day

  12 Days of Christmas on ETX Kitchen: Crinkle cookies to please your guests

12 Days of Christmas on ETX Kitchen: 11 tips for your best gingerbread house

12 Days of Christmas on East Texas Kitchen: 10 gifts for foodies

12 Days of Christmas recipes: 9 delicious sides for your holiday table

Here is a list of 9 delicious side dish recipes for you to enjoy this holiday season, each and every one delicious!

  English mince pies by Chef Simon Webster

Chef Simon Webster shares a delicious, traditional recipe for the holidays.

12 Days of Christmas recipes on East Texas Kitchen: 7Up recipes for the 7th Day of Christmas cooking

On this seventh day of our East Texas Kitchen recipes countdown, we thought we’d have fun with the number seven and share some recipes that use 7Up or you other favorite lemon-lime soda.

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: 6 steps to pulled peppermint at Lindale Candy Company

Watch this super-satisfying video of 7 steps to pulled peppermint at Lindale Candy Company.

  4-ingredient Almond Joy cookies by Mama Steph

  5-ingredient crock pot sangria for holiday celebrations (plus a faux sangria!)

  Famous ‘Tea Room’ Teacakes by Chef David Wallace

  4-ingredient recipe: Tanners 21 best Frito-chili pie by David Wallace

Third Day of Christmas: 3 anchor recipes

  East Texas Kitchen’s 12 Days of Christmas returns

  2nd Day of Christmas on East Texas Kitchen: 2 guest chefs

We are counting down the days of Christmas on East Texas Kitchen, East Texas Now and East Texas Weekend!

  4-ingredient peanut butter buttons by Mama Steph

Not only are these cookies cute and festive, chewy and delicious, but they're also gluten free! Surprise!

  4-ingredient red velvet crinkles

Treat your sweethearts to these beautiful, delicious cookies by Mama Steph. They are quick and easy to make, too, so get the kids in the kitchen with you and make some this week!

  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.

Sprout’s Farmers Market coming to Tyler’s Rose Plaza

A grocery store chain which markets itself as “healthy living for less!” is expanding to Tyler.

  Porcini-Dusted Tenderloin with Porcini-Wine Sauce by the Texas Beef Council

This is a special meal idea that isn’t difficult to make. You and your guests will love it!

  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.

  Stovetop smoked ham and cheese macaroni by Mama Steph

Here’s an easy dinner idea that you and your family will really enjoy. It’s comfort food with the added benefit of being ready in just minutes on the stovetop!

  Apple-pear galette with pecan streusel by Mama Steph

If you're not a fan of pie-making, or if you just want to try something new, give this galette, which is simply a free-form pie baked on a cookie sheet, a try!

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE on East Texas Now: Thanksgiving recipes

If you’re looking for something to bring to the family Thanksgiving meal table and tired of the standard mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie you bring every year, we have some ideas for you.

  Waitr delivers Thanksgiving meals to those in need

Waitr is partnering with local restaurants to deliver Thanksgiving meals to those in need.

  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.

  Smoked turkey-cranberry salad by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults, CEO of Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, shares a handy recipe for this time of year! Use your leftovers if you have them, and enjoy this delicious salad.

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

U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak.

  Easy Baking: Turtle cookie bars by Mama Steph

This recipe for decadent Turtle cookie bars is longtime favorite, especially during the holidays. This version makes it much easier by using a few shortcuts.

  Cinnamon sweet potato logs by Mama Steph

These sweet potato logs with a touch of cinnamon make a great side for weeknight suppers, and they are a great stand-alone snack.

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

Rustic Salmon Cakes with Spiced Waffles & Mary Rose Sauce is a great new idea for your weekend lunch or brunch!

  Thanksgiving food Americans refuse to do without

America’s annual celebration of gratitude and gobblers is just around the corner, and cooks across the country are beginning to plan what they’ll serve on the big day.

  Pumpkin-white chocolate pudding cake by Mama Steph

This simple cake is moist and delicious with just the right amount of pumpkin flavor to make it a favorite fall dessert. Plus you can mix it up by hand in a mixing bowl!

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

This pie is the perfect one for your Thanksgiving table, courtesy of Hannah Parker, owner of Pearl’s Kitchen in Mount Pleasant.

  Local farmer explains the benefits of pasture-raised animals

'Tis the season for family and food, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you'll be serving to your loved ones.

  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

Here's a savory addition to your Halloween table, and they taste great! Use slivered almonds to add to the creepy factor of the fingers.

Sweet (potato) weekend on tap at annual Golden festival

Golden is fairly famous for the plentiful, delicious sweet potatoes that are farmed there.

  Bananas Foster by Copeland’s New Orleans in Longview

Wesley Wynne from Copeland’s New Orleans shares his take on a classic New Orleans dessert: Bananas Foster.

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

Oilmen's Chili Cook Off for charity

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

The 27th Annual East Texas Oilmen’s Chili Cook-off is underway in Kilgore.

Healthy Halloween Snacks

Halloween is upon us and your kids will likely be getting plenty of candy!

  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!

  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.

  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.