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.

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

  Dudley’s Cajun Cafe closing after 28 years in Longview

  Leftovers? Creamy smoked turkey-sweet potato soup by Mama Steph

3-ingredient fluffy biscuits and sweet potato biscuits

  Sweet potato casserole by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Sweet potato bars with butter-toasted pecans by Mama Steph

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Cornbread dressing simplified by Mama Steph

  Sausage and apple dressing bites by Mama Steph

  Cinnamon sweet potato logs by Mama Steph

  Berry-chocolate chip bread by Mama Steph

New food truck rolls into Lufkin

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

  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!

  Easy garlic-cheddar biscuits by Mama Steph

These are just too good to pass up, trust us.

  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

  Creamy Tex-Mex Chicken Soup by Mama Steph

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

  4-ingredient baked omelet by Mama Steph

Starbucks building location in Marshall

  Chicken and yellow rice bake by Mama Steph

  Pepperoni-cheese pull-apart bread by Mama Steph

Whether you've got your grill out for tailgating or cooking on the patio, or even if you are inside in your kitchen, this cheese-y, gooey bread is the perfect appetizer to help you enjoy your favorite game!

  Taste of the Fair offers foodies a chance to chow down on East Texas State Fair favorites

Visitors can take home all of the fair food classics like turkey legs, funnel cakes, candied apples, and jumbo corn dogs.

  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.

  Back-to-school cheeseburger biscuit cups by Mama Steph

This recipe is fun to make for kids, or even with kids! They’ll enjoy pressing the biscuit dough into the muffin cups and helping to fill them.

  Cool cucumber salad with homemade dill dressing by Mama Steph

This delicious salad is cool, flavorful, and easy to make! It goes well alongside your grilled hamburgers or chicken.

  Lemon impossible pie by Mama Steph

Lemon Impossible Pie by Mama Steph is very easy to make, and it's delicious!

Whataburger rolls out massive food truck

The truck, which is 36-feet long and features a full-sized kitchen, according to the company, was unveiled on Thursday at an event honoring teachers in San Antonio.

  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!

  Simple summer-berry cobbler by Mama Steph

Here’s a nice, pared-down cobbler that’s easy to make, and makes just enough for two or three people to enjoy for a day or two. If you are feeding a crowd, double it and enjoy.

  Spicy baked pimiento cheese dip by Mama Steph

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

  Chicken-vegetable stir-fry by Mama Steph

Here’s a healthy, quick meal for your busy evenings. It’s loaded with vegetables and protein, so fits into many healthy eating plans.

  Buffalo chicken biscuit sliders by Mama Steph

If you are looking for a tasty and easy to prepare recipe for watching football, or just for something different for you weeknight supper, this may be just what you’re looking for!

  Slow-cooker barbacoa by The Texas Beef Council

Our kitchen guest this week is Shalene McNeill with the Texas Beef Council. She’s going to show us how to make a beef barbacoa in the slow cooker, so it’s easy, flavorful, and will make great taco filling.

  Creamy broccoli salad with sunflower seeds and cranberries

This broccoli salad is a classic; you can serve it any time of year, and it’s great with other ingredients added to this basic recipe, too

  Breakfast ‘boats’ with eggs, ham and cheese by Mama Steph

I love making fun, easy meals for my family, and you might like this one as much as I do. You simply carve out a small loaf of French bread or a baguette, fill, and bake.

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE on East Texas Now: Christmas recipes

Join Mama Steph as she cooks up a delicious, easy-to-make Christmas dinner for you, complete with dessert, plus a bonus candy idea that’s so easy you won’t believe it, and is suitable for gift giving.

  Super Bowl MVP’s wish for Whataburger in Kansas City may come true after all

Even though the reigning Super Bowl MVP is a big fan of the Texas-based restaurant chain, Whataburger has no plans to open one of its burger joints in Kansas City, Missouri.

  Frozen margarita mousse by Mama Steph

If you love the lime-drenched flavor of a real margarita, you’ll enjoy this dessert! There’s no tequila involved, but there is definitely the cold lime zing you’re looking for.

  Perfectly-dressed fruit salad by Mama Steph

Here’s a recipe that you’ll be craving all summer if you’re a fruit lover.

  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!

  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.

  Tortellini-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

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

  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.

  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.

  Kilgore food truck owners say increase in customers means people want to help small businesses

“A lot of people have stopped by and said ‘hey, there’s a small business, a mom-and-pop shop. Let’s stop by and give them a try,'" Lacreshia said.

  Grilled chicken with creamy mushroom sauce by The Potpourri House

Mushroom Sauce Over Grilled Chicken

  Korean braised short ribs by the Texas Beef Council’s Shalene McNeill

Your family and friends will think you spent all day in the kitchen with this recipe when you simply just threw it in the slow cooker for a few hours.

East Texas taco fans mourn loss of Curbside Taco

Curbside Taco, the first permitted Tyler food truck is closing.

  Non-profits in Smith County announce partnership to deliver grocery boxes to seniors

Each box will provide enough shelf-stable items for up to 16 meals.

  Grocery delivery service eases stress for customers amidst COVID-19

Grocery shopping is an essential task and with COVID-19 and stay home orders in place, some are too worried to go out or they can’t. There are no checkout lines, no bagging, and you don’t even have to leave the house.

Drive-thru service workers wearing protective gear to safely serve customers

Like many eateries, Café Del Rio has closed their dine-in area and started providing curb-side services.To stay within the CDC’S guidelines, Café Del Rio workers are wearing personal protective gear such as gloves to better serve their customers.

  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.

  Creamy taco soup by Mama Steph

This delicious soup will fill your belly and keep you warm...oh, and it’s delicious, most importantly!

  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!

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

This simple and delicious recipe is healthy too!

  Fun-Fruity Nothing Vanilla Cookies

Trevor Stripling joins us today with a fun dessert for birthdays, springtime, or any day!

Blue Bell releases new flavor for cookie dough lovers

Blue Bell has released a new ice cream flavor that is perfect for cookie dough lovers.

  Chicken Veronique by Chef Simon Webster

Looking for an easy, yet elegant dinner idea? Chef Simon has a great idea here to share.

  Authentic Louisiana gumbo with Mama Steph and Keith Honore

Keith Honore, senior director for KLTV, shared his mom Yvonne's recipe for authentic Louisiana gumbo. The Honores are from Lake Charles, and clearly, they know their gumbo.

Hormel Foods acquires Sadler’s Smokehouse, says operations will continue in Henderson

Hormel Foods Corporation announced Thursday its plan to buy Sadler’s Smokehouse, a family-owned business in East Texas.

Will Ferrell, Laura Dern to star in ‘Fruitcake,’ movie based on true crime at Collin Street Bakery

Actors Will Ferrell and Laura Dern will star in "Fruitcake," a new film reportedly based on true events that happened at the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana.

A Slice of Carnival: Sweet treats made by the thousands

We are well into the thick of king cake season, but there's a good chance you haven't tried them all

New nutrition labels on your food – Have you noticed?

New FDA rules are now in effect regarding how food nutrition labels look.

  Cookie cups with custard and strawberry glaze by Cookn’ Guy David Wallace

David Wallace will make the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day!

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE: Valentine’s Day treats and sweets by Mama Steph and Jennifer Kielman

This is a fun bunch of recipes for you to try on Valentine’s Day (or any day, really. They’re just fun!) for someone you love.

  Fluffy chocolate-strawberry ‘fool’ by Mama Steph

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

  Red beans and rice by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults from Bear Creek Smokehouse shares a delicious recipe for this classic Louisiana dish.

  White bean-chicken chili by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Our friend Robbie Shoults, CEO of Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, shares a recipe that will be perfect when you get a craving for something warm, cheesy and delicious for supper.

  Traditions in Tyler to celebrate 20 years by donating proceeds to The Salvation Army

Guests will also have an opportunity to make their own donation to The Salvation Army at a kettle which will be available at each table.

Longhorn Steakhouse opens in Tyler

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

  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.

  Red velvet cookie bars with M&Ms by Mama Steph

This pretty dessert is fun to make and delicious, too!

  Grab a slice: It’s National Pie Day!

If you’re looking for a sweet way to celebrate, East Texas Kitchen has you covered.

  Mustard cabbage recipe by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

Mike Chubboy shares a delicious, uncommon and keto-friendly recipe.

  Crawfish Fettuccine by Copeland’s of New Orleans in Longview

Wesley Wynne from Copeland’s of New Orleans in Longview joins us to share a scrumptious pasta idea.

  Creamy broccoli-cheese soup by Mama Steph

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

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

For as long as I can remember, I was taught that on January 1, it was important to eat certain foods for good luck and prosperity. Here are ways to add these "lucky" foods to your New Year's Day meal!

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

Day 12 we have Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies recipe and video