Cafe’ 1948 to open in new downtown location March 25

The downtown revival continues as more businesses relocate.

Molasses smokehouse beans by Bear Creek Smokehouse

  Pi Day: Since 1988, an infinite excuse to eat dessert

Possible Salmonella contamination causes recall of Pillsbury flour

  Simple, delicious Fettuccine Alfredo by Mama Steph

  Cabbage lasagna by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

  Not-so-basic vinaigrette by Vic’s Scratch Kitchen

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  White turkey chili by Mama Steph

Boston Market frozen meals recalled, could contain glass or hard plastic

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

  Chicken lollipops and red onion marmalade by Chef Simon Webster

  Crawfish gratin by Pearl’s Kitchen

  Crawfish boil by Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe

  East Texas smokehouse creates ‘bacon bouquet’ for Valentine’s Day

Everyone is always on the lookout for something different on Valentine’s Day, including retailers. Bear Creek Smokehouse thinks it’s come up with a winner: A Bacon Bouquet.

  Red velvet cookie bars with M&Ms by Mama Steph

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

  Chinese barbecue beef by the Texas Beef Council

This dish is easy – you marinate the beef short ribs overnight in a beet marinade to provide the nice, red color, then put it on the grill like a steak.

  Creamy broccoli-cheese soup by Mama Steph

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

  Cherry-cream cheese streudel by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

  Mama Steph’s plum-perfect pork chops

  Saucy baked enchilada chicken by Mama Steph

  Louisiana Bread Pudding by Chef Anne Kelt

  No-bake peanut butter pie by Mama Steph

  No-bake chocolate-peanut butter bars by Mama Steph

  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.

Dinner in 10: Skillet chicken-veggie pasta by Mama Steph

If you want dinner in a hurry, this pasta with chicken and vegetables could be just what you’re looking for. Try it out this week for a warm, delicious dinner!

  Everyday beef barbacoa by Texas Beef Council

Shalene McNeill with the Texas Beef Council shares a delicious, easy recipe that can be enjoyed as a filling for tacos, sandwiches, or even on its own!

  Creamy taco soup by Mama Steph

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

Strap on your plastic bib, start pigging out -- it’s crawfish time

East Texans get ready-- it is officially crawfish boil season.

  ‘Texas Monthly’ recognizes Nacogdoches BBQ food truck - twice

Just two days shy of his one year anniversary, a Nacogdoches BBQ food truck has received impressive honors, not once, but twice by Texas Monthly.

  Spicy ranch-style crackers by David Wallace

Mama Steph's ranch-style crackers

  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.

11 holiday dishes featuring bacon

If you’re still finalizing your holiday menu, you might consider adding an American favorite on the menu - bacon.We’re continuing holiday countdown to Christmas with 11 recipes starring bacon.

10-minute recipes to de-stress your holiday-season meals

As much fun as the holidays are, it can also be tiring to do all the shopping, baking, visiting, and partying that comes along with them. Who has time to cook? You do!

  Scotch eggs by Chef Simon Webster

Scotch eggs are a filling, delicious pub food that you can make at home to enjoy whenever you like! They’re warm and hearty, which is just what one needs on a chilly winter morning.

9 newsroom recipes from our family to yours

One of the best parts of the holiday is sharing a meal with loved ones. So we gathered up all our favorite recipes from our newsroom to share with you this holiday season.

  Eight side dishes to enhance your holiday feast

The main dish is often considered the star of the meal, but your holiday dinner wouldn’t be complete without side dishes to complement the star.These side dishes are easy-to-make and don’t skimp on the flavor.

  Bear Creek Smokehouse to be featured in ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ January edition

A longtime East Texas business has received the honor of being a favorite of one of the world’s best-known celebrities.

This 7-layer dip is a perfect addition to your holiday lineup

There are all the traditional sides you’d expect to find at a Christmas feast, and then there’s this - a seven-layer dip featuring refried beans and guacamole.

  6-ingredient 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 berriest dreams come true.

  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.

Four twists on classic hot chocolate

On the fourth day of Christmas we’re sharing four ways to spice up hot chocolate from the East Texas Kitchen.

  This trio of Christmas cookies is perfect for sharing with friends or family

On the third day of Christmas East Texas Kitchen is gifting you with three cookies your tastebuds will thank you for.

  Zippy zucchini skillet by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults and his family have written a cookbook called Bear Bottom Bliss - Five Generations of Food, Family & Faith, and this delicious recipe is straight from the pages of that book!

Gumbo for Christmas: Two cooks, two recipes, too delicious

On the second day of our Christmas celebration we’re bringing you two takes on the same dish from local chefs.

  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.

  Celebrate the holidays with 12 Days of East Texas Kitchen

We’re celebrating the holidays with a countdown to Christmas featuring 12 days worth of ideas to make your holiday meals memorable.

Del Monte Foods announces recall alert

Del Monte Foods Inc. has announced a recall of 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn seasoned with red and green peppers due to under-processing, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

  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!

Herbed beef tenderloin with holiday rice by Texas Beef Council

This wonderful recipe is perfect for holiday family dinners or even fancy dinner parties. Shalene MCNeill with the Texas Beef Council shows you how to do it!

  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!

Creamy turkey-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

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

East Texas Kitchen: Three recipes from Mama Steph you’ll want to add to your holiday menu

Elevate your holiday menu with these delicious recipes from Mama Steph.

East Texas Kitchen: Three recipes from Mama Steph you’ll want to add to your holiday menu

Elevate your holiday menu with these delicious recipes from Mama Steph.

Louisiana Cajun Seafood Gumbo by Louisiana Cajun Fish & More

Louisiana Cajun Seafood Gumbo, includes chicken, shrimp, Andouille sausage, Alligator sausage, snow crab legs, lobster, catfish, crabmeat, and more!

3-ingredient white chocolate-cranberry fudge by Mama Steph

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

Roasted poblano burger with pepper jack cheese by Texas Beef Council

Shalene McNeill with the Texas Beef Council shares a delicious burger recipe that will warm you up this chilly weekend.

Kicked-up corn casserole by Mama Steph

Here’s an idea for a casserole you can proudly take to holiday dinners, church suppers, or put on your own Thanksgiving table. It’s kicked up, Texas-style, with the addition of jalapenos, bacon and onion!

  Fiesta corn salad by David Wallace

Fiesta corn salad by David Wallace

  Italian sausage - tortellini soup by Mama Steph

Italian sausage-tortellini soup by Mama Steph

Sweet potato-black bean chili by Mama Steph

Sweet potato chili by Mama Steph

  Awesome Spinach and Artichoke Dip by Dudley’s Cajun Cafe

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients until well blended. Spoon into 9 inch pie plate or quiche dish. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with Triscuit crackers and assorted cut-up fresh vegetables.

  Roasted sweet potatoes with brown butter sauce by Mama Steph

Roasted sweet potatoes with brown butter sauce by Mama Steph

  Mini puff pastry apple roses by Hick & Frog Bistro

Mini Puff Pastry Apple Roses Hick and Frog Bistro.

  Pasta with sausage and ricotta by Mama Steph

Pasta with sausage and ricotta by Mama Steph

Mediterranean beef roast by the Texas Beef Council

A roast prepared in a Dutch oven is the perfect dinner for fall.

  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.

  Sausage and Herb Stuffing Baked Pumpkin

Get your palate ready for fall with this beautiful recipe from Chef Hannah Parker, owner of Pearl's Kitchen in Mount Pleasant.

  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.

  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!

  WATCH: Back-to-school recipes to start your student’s year off right

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!

  Mediterranean Beef Pitas with Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce by Texas Beef Council

This recipe's simplicity is what makes it so versatile and perfect for any of your late summer activities, from picnics and pool parties to the first day of school.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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!

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.

  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!

  Shrimp and Grits by Copeland’s of New Orleans

Copeland's of New Oreleans' Longview location is a popular spot to get many traditional Louisiana-favorite dishes! Chef Terrell Smith shares his simple, delicious recipe for Shrimp and Grits so you can try it at home if you can't make it to the restaurant this weekend.