Food

  Spicy braised chicken thighs with collard greens and potatoes by Mama Steph

3 types of canned beans recalled after reports of broken seals, potential contamination

  Strawberry breakfast pastries by Mama Steph

Banana pudding poke cake by Mama Steph

  Blueberry-lemon crumb bars by Mama Steph

  Skillet chicken spaghetti by Mama Steph

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  MarTeres Tea Room in Lufkin closing after19 years

  Cinnamon doughnut mini-muffins by Mama Steph

Taco Bell to recycle, reuse hot sauce packets

  Loaded cauliflower casserole by Mama Steph

  Pimiento cheese breakfast casserole by Mama Steph

CDC issues alert after ground turkey linked to salmonella outbreak

  Elaine’s Big Salad by Mama Steph

This recipe is an homage to Elaine’s Big Salad. I hope you like it!

  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!

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

This meal idea has a lot of things going for it; it’s delicious, it’s easy to make, and it can be put together in just one pot! I hope you’ll give it a try soon.

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

Texas Roadhouse, Inc., a Louisville-based restaurant chain, has announced Thursday that its founder and chief executive officer, Kent Taylor, has died.

  Chicken and kale soup by Mama Steph

  Berry-chocolate chip bread by Mama Steph

  Berry French toast bake by Mama Steph

  Chicken and yellow rice bake by Mama Steph

  4-ingredient baked omelet by Mama Steph

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

  Easy garlic-cheddar biscuits by Mama Steph

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

  Secret-ingredient cinnamon cookies by Mama Steph

These simple cookies are so delicious, and in spite of the unexpected secret ingredient, they taste like the best cinnamon cookies ever!

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

This cup is nothing but peanut butter, covered in a candy shell flavored like peanut butter.

  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!

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.

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 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.

Dole recalls salad kit over allergy concerns

Dole has issued a voluntary recall of its Endless Summer salad kit because it isn’t labeled properly for allergens.

  Hot pizza dip with garlic baguette rounds

If you're looking for a great appetizer for gameday or Oscar night...or anytime at all....here'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!

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!

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.

Spicy McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce are returning

Our prayers have been answered.

Nestlé recalls 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets

The problem was discovered when the company received four consumer complaints of extraneous material in pepperoni Hot Pockets, the department said.

  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.

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 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.

  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!

  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.

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!

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.