MarTeres Tea Room in Lufkin closing after19 years

MarTeres Tea Room off Ted Trout Drive in Hudson announced via Facebook Monday, it will be closing. The restaurant served countless patrons for 19 years.

  Loaded cauliflower casserole by Mama Steph

Don Juan on the Square in Tyler to add long-term outdoor seating area

  Pimiento cheese breakfast casserole by Mama Steph

CDC issues alert after ground turkey linked to salmonella outbreak

  Elaine’s Big Salad by Mama Steph

Fifth Starbucks location brewing for Longview

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  Fresh strawberry pie by Mama Steph

  1-pot meal: Creamy chicken Florentine pasta by Mama Steph

Panda Express expanding to north side of Tyler

Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse confirms CEO and founder Kent Taylor has died

Starbucks location planned for east Tyler loop

  Chicken and kale soup by Mama Steph

  Berry-chocolate chip bread by Mama Steph

Six ingredients are all you need to make this delicious bread! It works perfectly as a weekend breakfast or snack. You can use your favorite berries, too.

  Berry French toast bake by Mama Steph

This delicious casserole is so good for a weekend breakfast! Use fresh or frozen berries, whichever are available depending upon time of year.

  Chicken and yellow rice bake by Mama Steph

This recipe is really easy to make, especially if you use a rotisserie chicken.

  4-ingredient baked omelet by Mama Steph

This easy omelet is a great supper or breakfast idea, anytime!

  Dinner in 10: Tex-Mex vegetable soup by Mama Steph

  Easy garlic-cheddar biscuits by Mama Steph

  Secret-ingredient cinnamon cookies by Mama Steph

2nd Chick-fil-A location coming to Marshall

Seafood chain restaurant coming to Tyler mall

New Reese’s peanut butter cup is all peanut butter, no chocolate

  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!

  Bruno’s Pizza in Tyler re-opens after partial roof collapse caused by winter storm

Bruno’s Pizza and Pasta location on Vine Avenue in Tyler is back to business as usual following a partial ceiling collapse on February 18th.

Jacksonville’s first Chick-fil-A to open Thursday

Jacksonville residents are just days away from being able to “eat mor chikin” as a brand-new Chick-fil-A restaurant will open its doors on Thursday.

McPlant and more: Beyond Meat inks McDonald’s, Yum deals

Chicago-based McDonald’s will use the Beyond Meat partnership to roll out what it is calling the “McPlant” burger, as well as eventually plant-based pork, egg and chicken products.

Iced tea franchise expanding to Tyler

An iced tea business with 28 locations in Texas and Oklahoma has plans to expand to Tyler.

Taco Bell unveils Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco

The taco features fried chicken marinated in jalapeño buttermilk, coated in tortilla chips and topped with chipotle sauce.

  WATCH: ‘Food safety queen’ shares tips for East Texans who lost power

On Thursday, Leisha Kidd-Brooks, Environmental Health Manager for the City of Longview, answered questions about how to know when food is no longer safe to eat.

  Creamy turkey-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

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

  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.

  Creamy broccoli-cheese soup by Mama Steph

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

  Tortellini-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

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

  Creamy Tex-Mex Chicken Soup by Mama Steph

Whether you love soup year ‘round or you’re excited to have some now that the weather has cooled off, you’re going to want to try this creamy, delicious soup!

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

This simple and delicious recipe is healthy too!

Burger King to join chicken war with upgraded sandwich

It will be served on a potato bun and feature hand-breaded chicken.

  Krispy Kreme offers out-of-this-world doughnut to celebrate Mars rover landing

The caramel and chocolate cream-filled doughnut is topped with a swirl to make it resemble the red planet.

Nestle creates vegan KitKat bar

The KitKat V will be launched later this year in “several countries across the globe.”

McDonald’s brings back Hi-C orange drink

The non-carbonated sugary soft drink had been a favorite for about six decades before the fast food chain removed it from soda fountains four years ago.

Popeyes launching fish sandwich

The flaky flounder served on a brioche bun with pickles will be available for a limited time starting Thursday.

Texas Roadhouse coming to Lufkin

Plans are in the works for a new Texas Roadhouse being built in the parking lot of the Lufkin Mall.

Ready-to-eat dips, salads recalled just before Super Bowl

Just before millions of Americans are planning to snack in front of their TV's for the big game Sunday, the USDA is issuing a major recall.

McDonald’s brings back Shamrock Shake

McDonald's is bringing back the Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day.

  Hot pizza dip with garlic baguette rounds

If you're looking for a great appetizer for gameday or Oscar night...or anytime at's your new idea! My pizza dip is easy to make and has the pizza taste everyone craves.

  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.

  Cheesy chicken enchilada dip by Mama Steph

This dip is warm, decadent, cheesy and delicious! The perfect food for you and your family and friends to dig into while you're watching the big game!

  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.

  Spicy baked pimiento cheese dip by Mama Steph

This dip is very easy to make and the flavor payoff is amazing!

Chick-fil-A to reopen pop-up location in Downtown Tyler

Get ready to "eat mor chikin" in Downtown Tyler.

Lawsuit claims Subway tuna is fake

The fish is marketed as a premium product Subway uses in its sandwiches and wraps, but the women said independent tests could not find any tuna in it.

Dunkin unveils Valentine’s Day menu

Dunkin' is making this Valentine's Day season extra sweet!

Jucys Hamburgers building location on Tyler loop

A popular hamburger restaurant has plans for a location on the Tyler loop.

Kraft giving away limited-edition mac & cheese for Valentine’s Day

You can enter a contest and be one of 1,000 people to receive a Candy Mac & Cheese kit.

New Chick-Fil-A opens Tuesday in Lindale

Another new restaurant has opened, adding to the growth of Lindale business.

Spicy McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce are returning

Our prayers have been answered.

Hiland Dairy announces recall of half-pint chocolate milk cartons

Hiland Dairy is announcing a recall of half-pint 1% low fat chocolate milk that was distributed in Texas.

Starbucks introduces new winter menu items

Starbucks announced a new winter menu and it includes a Pistachio Latte, an Earth Cake Pop and more.

Pizza Hut’s ‘Nothing but Stuffed Crust’ available at select locations

For a limited time, customers can order a three-topping stuffed crust pizza for just $12, and some lucky fans can get just the stuffed crust - minus the pizza.

  Leftovers? 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.

  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.

Maritime-themed restaurant moving into downtown Jacksonville

The building was previously home to a jewelry store and later a boutique, but had sat virtually unused for more than three years prior to the project.

  Plant-based cinnamon roll bakery opens in Tyler

Cinnaholics, is located in the Cumberland shopping center at 8934 S. Broadway Ave, Suite 420.

Roast Social Kitchen closing as Pencis family looks for further opportunities in Tyler

A restaurant on 5th Street in Tyler is closing its doors after five years.

  4-ingredient fudge crackle cookies

These cookies are one of our favorite recipes for Christmas, because they're so easy to make and they taste delicious! Get the family in the kitchen together to make these chewy, tasty treats.

  No-bake peanut butter-corn flake cookies with mini-chocolate chips by Mama Steph

No-bake peanut butter-corn flake cookies with mini-chocolate chips

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

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

  Dudley’s Cajun Cafe closing after 28 years in Longview

A longtime East Texas restaurant has made a difficult decision to close due to the effect of the pandemic on its business.

3-ingredient fluffy biscuits and sweet potato biscuits

This recipe is used widely across the south, or variation of it are, at least. They're easy and fluffy and delicious!

  Sweet potato casserole by Bear Creek Smokehouse

It's time to get your kitchen in shape for holiday cooking! To kick us off, Robbie Shoults with Bear Creek Smokehouse shares his recipe for sweet potato casserole....always a favorite!

Sweet potato bars with butter-toasted pecans by Mama Steph

Here's an easy fall recipe that those of you who love sweet potatoes but don't have the skill or the time to make sweet potato pie will enjoy!

Cornbread dressing simplified by Mama Steph

First of all, there's a debate about what to call this ever-popular Thanksgiving side: dressing or stuffing?  (It's stuffing if it's inside the bird, right? Right.) Anyway, here's a great recipe for cornbread dressing that you might want to try.

  Sausage and apple dressing bites by Mama Steph

These little orbs of luscious sausage, apple and dressing, baked in mini-muffin tins, are the perfect way to get the flavors of Thanksgiving into an hors d'oeurve for the holiday.

  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.

New food truck rolls into Lufkin

When one door closes, sometimes another window opens. At least this is the case for owner Travis Koehn of a new food truck, Lot 402.

  WATCH: Goudarzi & Young Law Offices giving away 750 Bear Creek Smokehouse turkeys

This year they are partnering with Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall for the turkey giveaway. “We did our research and they have a great product,” Goudarzi said.

  Creamy butternut squash pasta by Mama Steph

Cooking for fall makes us think of warm, comforting soups, breads, and pastas. Here’s a new way to enjoy a special pasta just perfect for fall!

  Tyler restaurant receives governor’s award for disability employment awareness

An East Texas restaurant has received a prestigious award from the Governor of Texas.

  Apple-stuffed baked acorn squash by Mama Steph

I love using acorn squash and butternut squash for side dishes like this. They’re pretty to look at and they taste wonderful.

Chick-Fil-A announces location coming to Jacksonville

Mayor Gorham made the announcement via a YouTube video.

Starbucks building location in Marshall

Henson Property Group LLC announced the new Starbucks location at 100 East End Blvd North in Marshall, at the northeast corner of Highway 59 and East Houston Street.