Drive-thru service workers wearing protective gear to safely serve customers

Like many eateries, Café Del Rio has closed their dine-in area and started providing curb-side services.To stay within the CDC’S guidelines, Café Del Rio workers are wearing personal protective gear such as gloves to better serve their customers.

  Chicken and kale soup by Mama Steph

  Stovetop smoked ham and cheese macaroni by Mama Steph

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

  No-bake peanut butter-corn flake cookies with mini-chocolate chips by Mama Steph

  Korean braised short ribs by the Texas Beef Council’s Shalene McNeill

Mama Steph’s plum-perfect pork chops

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  Fun-Fruity Nothing Vanilla Cookies

  Breakfast ‘boats’ with eggs, ham and cheese by Mama Steph

Blue Bell releases new flavor for cookie dough lovers

  Chicken Veronique by Chef Simon Webster

  Authentic Louisiana gumbo with Mama Steph and Keith Honore

Grilled chicken with creamy mushroom sauce by The Potpourri House

  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

Will Ferrell, Laura Dern to star in ‘Fruitcake,’ movie based on true crime at Collin Street Bakery

Actors Will Ferrell and Laura Dern will star in "Fruitcake," a new film reportedly based on true events that happened at the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana.

A Slice of Carnival: Sweet treats made by the thousands

We are well into the thick of king cake season, but there's a good chance you haven't tried them all

New nutrition labels on your food – Have you noticed?

New FDA rules are now in effect regarding how food nutrition labels look.

  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 beans and rice by Bear Creek Smokehouse

  White bean-chicken chili by Bear Creek Smokehouse

  Slow-cooker barbacoa by The Texas Beef Council

  Simple, delicious Fettuccine Alfredo by Mama Steph

A simple Alfredo sauce is a recipe you can learn to make very quickly. This version is far superior to any jarred, preservative-laden Alfredo sauce you can buy in any store.

  Red velvet cookie bars with M&Ms by Mama Steph

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

  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!

  Grab a slice: It’s National Pie Day!

If you’re looking for a sweet way to celebrate, East Texas Kitchen has you covered.

  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.

  Mustard cabbage recipe by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

Mike Chubboy shares a delicious, uncommon and keto-friendly recipe.

  Crawfish Fettuccine by Copeland’s of New Orleans in Longview

Wesley Wynne from Copeland’s of New Orleans in Longview joins us to share a scrumptious pasta idea.

  Creamy broccoli-cheese soup by Mama Steph

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

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

For as long as I can remember, I was taught that on January 1, it was important to eat certain foods for good luck and prosperity. Here are ways to add these "lucky" foods to your New Year's Day meal!

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

Day 12 we have Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies recipe and video

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

Our friends at ETX Weekend share 11 tips for building the perfect gingerbread house

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

Inspiration for shopping for your favorite food lover or cook

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

Here is a list of 9 delicious side dish recipes for you to enjoy this holiday season, each and every one delicious!

  English mince pies by Chef Simon Webster

Chef Simon Webster shares a delicious, traditional recipe for the holidays.

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

On this seventh day of our East Texas Kitchen recipes countdown, we thought we’d have fun with the number seven and share some recipes that use 7Up or you other favorite lemon-lime soda.

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

Watch this super-satisfying video of 7 steps to pulled peppermint at Lindale Candy Company.

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 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

Following a fun 2018 debut of 12 festive ideas for your holiday season, Mama Steph returns with 12 more days of East Texas Kitchen.

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

We are counting down the days of Christmas on East Texas Kitchen, East Texas Now and East Texas Weekend!

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!

  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.

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

This is a special meal idea that isn’t difficult to make. You and your guests will love it!

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!

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!