Fresh strawberry pie by Mama Steph

This pie is the perfect springtime dessert! It's beautiful on your table, tastes delicious, and if that were not enough, it is completely delicious!

  Fresh strawberry pie

Hot Buffalo chicken-ranch dip by Mama Steph

  Cheesy chicken enchilada dip by Mama Steph

  Chili rellenos-inspired skillet dip by Mama Steph

  4-ingredient fudge crackle cookies

3-ingredient fluffy biscuits and sweet potato biscuits

  Sweet potato casserole by Bear Creek Smokehouse

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Sweet potato bars with butter-toasted pecans by Mama Steph

Cornbread dressing simplified by Mama Steph

  Sausage and apple dressing bites by Mama Steph

  Pepperoni-cheese pull-apart bread by Mama Steph

  Mama Steph’s plum-perfect pork chops

  Authentic Louisiana gumbo with Mama Steph and Keith Honore

  4-ingredient Almond Joy cookies by Mama Steph

These cookies are so chewy, delicious, and couldn't be easier to make! They contain only four ingredients, and no eggs or flour, so they're perfect for those of you who can't tolerate those additions. And did we mention they're delicious?

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

During hot weather, everyone recommends we stay hydrated. Water is great, and we should drink a lot of it. But when you're in the mood for something different and delicious, try this delicious faux sangria! No alcohol involved in this refreshing drink, making it family-friendly and safe for pregnant moms.

  Famous ‘Tea Room’ Teacakes by Chef David Wallace

Chef David's most requested recipe is no doubt for a little sugar cookie that is called a tea cake.

  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!

  Apple-pear galette with pecan streusel by Mama Steph

  Cheddar witches fingers by Mama Steph

  Pan-roasted chicken thighs with spicy blueberry sauce by Mama Steph

  Easy lemon squares by Mama Steph

  Frozen blueberry-lemonade pie by Mama Steph

  Saucy baked enchilada chicken by Mama Steph

  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!

  Shrimp and Grits by Walk-Ons Bistreaux

If you'd like some good shrimp and grits, our friends at Walk-Ons Bistreaux and Bar in Tyler have the perfect recipe for you.

  Italian-seasoned stuffed peppers by Mama Steph

This is a great dinner idea that is full of tender veggies sauteed in olive oil, ground turkey, and fragrant, tasty herbs. Pretty low carb, too, if you're looking for more of that.

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE on East Texas Now: The Recipes

Do you need a few new, simple recipe ideas for back-to-school? Whether you need ideas for after-school snacks, lunch box treats, or an easy breakfast or supper during the busy week, Mama Steph has got you covered!

  Tomato-basil mini-pizzas by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults, owner of Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, shares a delicious Southern twist on pizza; they're easy to make and would make great appetizers or after-school snacks, too.

Brookshire Grocery Company extends curbside pickup to Longview Super 1 Foods stores

Brookshire Grocery Co. has announced that online ordering with curbside pickup is now available at Super 1 Foods stores in Longview.

State Fair of Texas reveals 2018 ‘Big Tex Choice Awards’ food finalists

The 2018 Big Tex Choice Awards finalists were announced Wednesday morning, selected from a field of 30 semi-finalists. From cotton candy tacos to a deep fried shepherd's pie, 10 culinary creations will take center stage at the State Fair of Texas this year.

Voluntary recall of Hostess brownies due to allergen omission

Hostess has recalled several kinds of their Cookies 'n Creme Brownies.

  Chicken-asparagus pasta with creamy lemon sauce by Mama Steph

This light pasta meal is the perfect for hot summer nights; lemon, oregano and a touch of cream make a perfect quick dinner for you to enjoy.

Chipotle marks National Avocado Day with free order of guacamole

In order to redeem the free side of guac, customers must purchase an entrée through the mobile app or online and use the promo code 'AVOCADO' at check out.

  Eton Mess by Chef Anne Kelt

Chef Anne Kelt, owner of Hick and Frog Bistro in Longview shares with us a luscious, light and airy dessert full of delicious fresh berries!

BGC: Tyler's Super 1 Food stores will now have online ordering, curbside pickup

The Brookshire Grocery Company has announced that online ordering with curbside pickup is now available at all Super 1 Foods stores in Tyler.

More frozen custard, juicy burgers coming to Tyler

In this hot, humid weather, there just can't be enough ways to cool off, and frozen custard is one of our favorite ways to do so.

  Hokey Pokey ice cream by Chef Simon Webster

Chef Simon Webster, owner of Sabor a Pasion in Palestine, is sharing a treat to help beat the heat.

  Easy lemon-basil pasta by Mama Steph

This easy pasta dish is so summery and fresh-tasting, with lemon, fresh basil from the garden, and the saltiness of grated Parmesan.

  Pork belly sandwich with fried green tomatoes by Saucy A's

Sandwiches are always a favorite, but this one by Saucy A's in Longview is an amazing combination of favorite Southern ingredients.

Brookshire Grocery Company to offer same-day delivery

Brookshire Grocery Company is now offering same-day grocery delivery.

  Watermelon-margarita fruit salad by Mama Steph

Watermelon? Check. Lime? Check. And also, lots of other delicious fruit and some agave nectar and mint to tie it all together deliciously.

  Simple lemon-garlic hummus by Chef David Wallace

Here's a great recipe from our friend, Chef David Wallace, to make a healthy dip even kids will love.

Pazzeria by Pietro's to open physical location in Tyler

Out with the old, in with the new.

  Grilled pound cake with fresh berry salsa by Mama Steph

Here's another great summer dessert idea; grilling the pound cake makes a huge difference in flavor, trust me!

  Summer pasta salad by 'Southern Fried Chef' Ben Carter

Ben Carter, The Southern Fried Chef, shares his recipe for a cool summer favorite to bring to any party.

Wish Bone salad dressing issues allergy alert for 'House Italian' dressing

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued the following allergy alert: Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Wish Bone House Italian Salad Dressing.

Tyler's TGI Fridays set to close Saturday

Tyler's TGI Fridays restaurant will be closing Saturday, and a spokesman for the company described the move as a business decision.

  David Beard, 'The Catfish King,' has died, family confirms

Well-known restauranteur and East Texan David Beard passed away on Friday.

  Red, white and beef salad by the Texas Beef Council

Shalene McNeill with Texas Beef Council shares a great summertime greens, warm steak...perfection!

  Jalapeno-cheese dip bacon-poppers by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults with Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall is back to share his recipe for Jalapeno Bacon Poppers stuffed with his homemade jalapeno cheese dip.

RECIPES: We're cooking for dad on East Texas Now!

Father's Day is this weekend, and we are all thinking about ways to show dad how much he means to us, right? Mama Steph's got you covered.

  Broccoli salad with red onion and cheddar by Dudley's Cajun Cafe

Dudley Lang, owner of Dudley's Cajun Cafe in Longview, shares a great summer side recipe that has lots of flavor and is easy to make.

The most extravagant doughnuts we could find on National Doughnut Day

Today was National Doughnut Day. In honor of the holiday, we rounded up some of the most extravagant doughnuts we could find.

  Berries and cream cornmeal cake by Buttermilk's Canton

Chef Ben Carter, owner of Buttermilk's on the Square in Canton, shares a wonderfully delicious cake that you can enjoy all summer long.

Peaches and cream freezer pie by Mama Steph

It's so hot. What could be better than to return home on a hot day to find a cold pie waiting for you in the freezer? Try this one out next time you get some fresh peaches in hand.

Watermelon-lime no-bake pie by Mama Steph

This lovely pie is also cold and refreshing, and so easy to make! The most difficult part is waiting for the gelatin to cool off before adding to the pie mixture. Now that's pretty easy.

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!

  English sausage rolls by Chef Simon Webster

Just in time for the royal wedding, Chef Simon brings us a lovely English recipe to enjoy making and eating!

  One-pan vegetable-chicken pasta by Mama Steph

Here's another perfect weeknight supper idea featuring wholesome ingredients and lots of flavor.

  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!

Blueberry French toast casserole by Mama Steph

Whether you like something warm and comforting for breakfast, or even breakfast for dinner, this easy casserole will make your blueberry dreams come true.

'2 Easy Nutella-stuffed French toast' by Chef David Wallace

This is a recipe that would allow Dad and the kids to give Mom the perfect Mothers Day gift, "BREAKFAST IN BED!"

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE on East Texas Now: Mother's Day brunch recipes

Here are four fabulous (and simple!) Mother's Day brunch recipes you can make for mom on her special day!

  East Texas Kitchen Live on East Texas Now: Brunch for Mom

Mother's Day is this weekend, and we are all thinking about ways to show mom how much she means to us, right? Mama Steph's got you covered.

Dinner in 10: Quick chicken and dumplings by Mama Steph

This lightened-up version of chicken and dumplings has some distinct advantages over the old-fashioned version: it's super fast to make, it packs in more nutrition because it includes vegetables, and it has far fewer calories

Bacon-tomato biscuit cups by Mama Steph

If you'd like an easy-to-make appetizer to serve before your big dinner on Sunday, these will do just perfectly!

Chocolate-toffee poke cake by Mama Steph

This is the perfect cake for the chocolate lover in your life! Easy to make, and very rich, it's a special treat that some have been known to request for birthdays and holidays!

  Baguette boats by Chef Anne Kelt, Hick and Frog Bistro

Chef Anne Kelt, owner of Hick and Frog Bistro in Longview, joins us to share something better than your average us.

  Brisket street tacos by Bear Creek Smokehouse's Robbie Shoults

Two things that Texans like: Brisket, and tacos, come together to make the perfect weekend meal! Robbie Shoults of Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall shares his simple slow-cooker recipe with us.

Corn-tomato salad with spicy ranch dressing by Mama Steph

This is a really good salad to enjoy with grilled meats all summer long!

Pizza pigs in a blanket by Mama Steph

April 24 is a fun food holiday: National Pigs in a Blanket Day! Now doesn't that sound great?

  Parmesan-vegetable skillet bake by Mama Steph

In this recipe, you can use any produce that you have on hand; this is a simple guideline that you can really play with: Mama Steph's Parmesan vegetable skillet.

  Butterscotch cookie bars by Mama Steph

These cookie bars are a great idea for those evenings when you want dessert but don't want to spend hours baking.

  Savory springtime galette by Mama Steph

Making a galette is so much easier than it seems! Delicious filling surrounded by a rustic crust...what could be simpler for a weeknight meal with a glass of wine or tea?

  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!

2 new Schlotzsky's locations open in East Texas

Sandwich lovers, rejoice! Two new sandwich shops have made East Texas towns their latest home.

Mediterranean beef kofta by Texas Beef Council's Shalene McNeill

Mediterranean Spring Staycation – Mediterranean Beef Kofta

Spasagna (baked spaghetti) by Mama Steph

This is a fun twist on spaghetti and on lasagna, too! Easier to make than lasagna, but less boring than another pot of spaghetti for supper. Spasagna!

St. Patrick's Day corned beef quesadillas by Mama Steph

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here's an easy recipe that's a little Texan, a little Irish, and a lot of fun to make.