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.

  Crawfish Fettuccine by Copeland’s of New Orleans in Longview

  Creamy broccoli-cheese soup by Mama Steph

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

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

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

12 Days of Christmas on ETX Kitchen: 11 tips for your best gingerbread house

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12 Days of Christmas on East Texas Kitchen: 10 gifts for foodies

12 Days of Christmas recipes: 9 delicious sides for your holiday table

  English mince pies by Chef Simon Webster

12 Days of Christmas recipes on East Texas Kitchen: 7Up recipes for the 7th Day of Christmas cooking

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: 6 steps to pulled peppermint at Lindale Candy Company

4-ingredient Almond Joy cookies by Mama Steph

  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 recipe: Tanners 21 best Frito-chili pie by David Wallace

Here’s a fun recipe that you will enjoy all season long! Warming and delicious.

Third Day of Christmas: 3 anchor recipes

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

  East Texas Kitchen’s 12 Days of Christmas returns

  2nd Day of Christmas on East Texas Kitchen: 2 guest chefs

4-ingredient peanut butter buttons by Mama Steph

4-ingredient red velvet crinkles

  Chili rellenos-inspired skillet dip by Mama Steph

  Porcini-Dusted Tenderloin with Porcini-Wine Sauce by the Texas Beef Council

  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!

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!

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE on East Texas Now: Thanksgiving recipes

If you’re looking for something to bring to the family Thanksgiving meal table and tired of the standard mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie you bring every year, we have some ideas for you.

Waitr delivers Thanksgiving meals to those in need

Waitr is partnering with local restaurants to deliver Thanksgiving meals to those in need.

  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.

  Smoked turkey-cranberry salad by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults, CEO of Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, shares a handy recipe for this time of year! Use your leftovers if you have them, and enjoy this delicious salad.

US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, California

U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak.

  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.

  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.

  Rustic Salmon Cakes with Spiced Waffles & Mary Rose Sauce by Chef Simon Webster

Rustic Salmon Cakes with Spiced Waffles & Mary Rose Sauce is a great new idea for your weekend lunch or brunch!

Thanksgiving food Americans refuse to do without

America’s annual celebration of gratitude and gobblers is just around the corner, and cooks across the country are beginning to plan what they’ll serve on the big day.

  Pumpkin-white chocolate pudding cake by Mama Steph

This simple cake is moist and delicious with just the right amount of pumpkin flavor to make it a favorite fall dessert. Plus you can mix it up by hand in a mixing bowl!

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

This pie is the perfect one for your Thanksgiving table, courtesy of Hannah Parker, owner of Pearl’s Kitchen in Mount Pleasant.

  Mexican Hot Chocolate cookies by ‘Nothing Vanilla Cookies’

Here’s another uniquely delicious cookie creation by Nothing Vanilla Cookies owner Trevor Stripling!

Frozen fruit recalled due to possible Hepatitis A contamination

Frozen fruit is being voluntarily recalled because the mixes could be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Chocolate haystack creatures by Mama Steph

Here's a fun and inexpensive project to make with or for kids, and it's all edible and yummy!

  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.

Cheddar witches fingers by Mama Steph

Here's a savory addition to your Halloween table, and they taste great! Use slivered almonds to add to the creepy factor of the fingers.

Sweet (potato) weekend on tap at annual Golden festival

Golden is fairly famous for the plentiful, delicious sweet potatoes that are farmed there.

  Bananas Foster by Copeland’s New Orleans in Longview

Wesley Wynne from Copeland’s New Orleans shares his take on a classic New Orleans dessert: Bananas Foster.

  Nearly 100 batches of chili at the oil men’s cook off

Oilmen's Chili Cook Off for charity

  WATCH: We’re live at the East Texas Oilmen’s Chili Cook-off

The 27th Annual East Texas Oilmen’s Chili Cook-off is underway in Kilgore.

Healthy Halloween Snacks

Halloween is upon us and your kids will likely be getting plenty of candy!

  Chocolate ganache icing by Mama Steph

Chocolate ganache icing by Mama Steph

Mama Steph’s super cinnamon-y snickerdoodles

Have you tried MamaSteph’s Super-Cinnamony Snickerdoodles?Check out this delicious recipe below.

  Brisket and sausage Frito pie by the Texas Beef Council’s Shalene McNeill

Super festive and fun for football season, this recipe takes frito pie up a notch.

  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!

Chick-Fil-A coming to ETBU campus

A Chick-Fil-A restaurant is in the process of moving into the student center at East Texas Baptist University.

  Shrimp Spaghetti by Dudley’s Cajun Cafe

Looking for a delicious seafood dish? This shrimp spaghetti by Dudley’s Cajun Cafe can be made with crawfish instead and pairs wonderfully with a green salad.

(Literally) check out Longview library’s baking pans

Longview Library has baking pans patron can check out for three weeks.

  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!

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

We are all looking for new ideas to get dinner on the table, especially when we're bored with the same thing we've always made.  That's where this recipe will come in handy for you!

  German potato salad by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

Mike Chubboy with Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant in Kilgore shares his recipe for German Potato Salad, just in time for Oktoberfest!

  Tortellini-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

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

  Fall Favorites: Delicious comfort foods to kick off autumn

It’s officially fall, and the minds of food lovers quickly turn to comfort foods and favorite flavors that represent the season. We’ll just pretend it’s cool out while we enjoy these.

Luxury, customizable Kit Kat bars launch in the UK, command a luxury price

The luxury Kit Kat bars will be available at John Lewis Stores around the UK from September 26 to December 24. If you or a friend are headed there during that time, you may be able to sample the luxury for yourself.

  Brown Sugar Bacon Glazed Chicken by The Potpourri House

Tyler’s Potpourri House is a longtime favorite of locals, and its owner, Les Ellsworth, is with us today to share a new recipe for a unique chicken dinner to enjoy anytime!

  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.

  Creamy turkey-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

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

  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!

  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.

  Secret chef’s seasoning by ‘That Cook’n Guy’ Chef David Wallace

Chef David Wallace shares a delicious, dependable blend for grilling or frying that can be used on meats, veggies, or even grilled fruits!

  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.

  Chicken lasagna rolls by Chef Simon Webster

Chef Simon shares a creative dinner idea when you’re ready for something deliciously different!

  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!

  Spicy Mexican shrimp cocktail by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults with Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall is sharing a second version of Mexican Shrimp Cocktail!

Louisiana chef opening Cajun restaurant in Lufkin

A new Cajun restaurant with a “build-your-own” Po Boy bar is scheduled to open in Lufkin.

  SPAM is jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. Really.

Yes, Pumpkin Spice SPAM is real.

  Cooking basics: Making vanilla extract with Mama Steph

Only two ingredients are needed to make your own vanilla extract: vanilla beans, and alcohol to extract them in. Mama Steph shows you how.

  Spicy, cheesy migas by Chef David Wallace

If all you have on hand is eggs, cheese, and chips, then you have what it takes to prepare David Wallace’s easy, economical, fast and delicious dish.

  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.

  Caribbean Flank Steak with Coconut Rice by Texas Beef Council

Flank steak tastes great with so many marinades – you will want to grill with it all summer.

  Kilgore snow cone business booming with hot summer weather

As the sweltering heat of August sets in, working outside in East Texas can be draining, and any way to beat the heat is welcome. One East Texas business man is having one of his best summers yet by providing that relief, with a cold treat. Charlies Snoballs.

Lufkin’s Posado’s Cafe restaurant closes after being part of community 10 years

The Posado’s restaurant in Lufkin has closed.

  Updated cottage food law gives business owners more freedom

The updated cottage food law takes effect on September 1.

  Dinner in 10: Italian omelette by Mama Steph

If you are hungry and only have a few minutes for dinner, this omelette recipe is exactly what you need. Tons of Italian flavor, enough protein to keep you full and satisfied, and easy to make!