Desserts

  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.

A Slice of Carnival: Sweet treats made by the thousands

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

  Valentine’s Day treats and sweets by Mama Steph and Jennifer Kielman

  Fluffy chocolate-strawberry ‘fool’ by Mama Steph

  Red velvet cookie bars with M&Ms by Mama Steph

  Grab a slice: It’s National Pie Day!

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

  English mince pies by Chef Simon Webster

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  4-ingredient Almond Joy cookies by Mama Steph

  Famous ‘Tea Room’ Teacakes by Chef David Wallace

Third Day of Christmas: 3 anchor recipes

Check out these recipes from Anissa Centers, Jennifer Kielman, and Erika Bazaldua:

  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!

  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!

  Pumpkin-white chocolate pudding cake by Mama Steph

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

  Mexican Hot Chocolate cookies by ‘Nothing Vanilla Cookies’

  Chocolate haystack creatures by Mama Steph

  Bananas Foster by Copeland’s New Orleans in Longview

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  Chocolate ganache icing by Mama Steph

Chocolate ganache icing by Mama Steph

  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!

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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!

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

This Southern-style dessert by Chef Ben Carter, owner of Southern Fried in Mineola, is a perfect idea for dessert, anytime you can get your hands on fresh peaches.

  Creamy orange dreamsicle pie by Mama Steph

Remember the cold, creamy popsicles that tasted like a combination of orange and vanilla ice cream? This pie will bring back those childhood memories, and it’ll keep you cool on hot summer days, too.

  4-ingredient limeade pie by Mama Steph

Since it's summer and it is HOT, here is my mother's refrigerator limeade pie, which you can make in five minutes and enjoy after it has a short chill in the fridge!

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with these scrumptious recipes

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with these scrumptious recipes

  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

  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.

  Frozen blueberry-lemonade pie by Mama Steph

Frozen blueberry-lemonade pie by Mama Steph

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

  3-ingredient white chocolate-cream cheese fudge by Mama Steph

This creamy, decadent fudge is just as festive as it is delicious, with the addition of red and green candies! You can choose your own candy if you prefer something other than M&Ms, of course, to make it your own. Enjoy!

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

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

  Eggnog bread pudding by Chef David Wallace

Chef David Wallace shares his recipe for a holiday bread pudding; decadent, beautiful and delicious!

  3-ingredient white chocolate-cranberry fudge by Mama Steph

Here's a simple dessert to make that's perfect for the holiday season!

  Pumpkin Patch In-a-Cup by Mama Steph

Pumpkin Patch In-a-Cup By Mama Steph

  Mini puff pastry apple roses by Hick & Frog Bistro

Mini Puff Pastry Apple Roses Hick and Frog Bistro.

  3-ingredient pumpkin ‘brownies’ by Mama Steph

First, these low-fat treats are unusual….not the typical brownies, they’re very dense, quite moist, and have the flavor of fall, even without the oil and eggs! Just don’t expect them to be cake-like; they’re definitely unique in that regard.

No-bake creamy strawberry pie by Mama Steph

This recipe makes one delicious pie that is beautiful enough to serve on Easter Sunday...or anytime you want to make something easy but special!

  5-ingredient cake with berries by Mama Steph

With this simple cake made from five ingredients you likely always have in your kitchen, you can make a dessert anytime!

  Lemon-raspberry blondies by Mama Steph

Here's a really simple and 100% delicious recipe for a springtime treat that is just as lovely to look at as it is delicious to eat!

  Lemon Gin Mousse by Sabor a Pasion’s Chef Simon Webster

This luscious, lemon-y dessert is perfect for your table this spring!

Chocolate-strawberry trifles by Mama Steph

Here's an easy dessert...easy enough for people who never cook to make! The flavor of chocolate and strawberry are a classic Valentine's Day combo.

  4-ingredient Baked Alaska by Chef David Wallace

Chef David Wallace says, "I always like to do something that is easy, fun, low cost, and something you might even attempt to prepare.This sounds crazy, but I'm going to demonstrate just how easy it is to make a BAKED ALASKA!

  Caramel-banana nut cake by Mama Steph

This cake is so decadent and moist, and the flavor is out of this world! If you prefer, it can be made without bananas.