Holidays

  Berry French toast bake by Mama Steph

This delicious casserole is so good for a weekend breakfast! Use fresh or frozen berries, whichever are available depending upon time of year.

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

  3-ingredient cookies with cranberries, white chocolate and pecans by Mama Steph

  Apple-stuffed baked acorn squash by Mama Steph

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE on East Texas Now: Christmas recipes

A Slice of Carnival: Sweet treats made by the thousands

  Cookie cups with custard and strawberry glaze by Cookn’ Guy David Wallace

Continued Coverage

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE: Valentine’s Day treats and sweets by Mama Steph and Jennifer Kielman

  Red velvet cookie bars with M&Ms by Mama Steph

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

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

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

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.

  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

Third Day of Christmas: 3 anchor recipes

  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

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.

  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.

  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.

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.

Healthy Halloween Snacks

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

  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.

  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.

  Red, white and blue recipes for Independence Day

Here is a collection of desserts that would fit in just perfectly for your patriotic holiday; maybe you can make something for someone you'd like to say "thanks for your service" to!

  Father’s Day steak and bacon pizza by Mama Steph

If your dad likes pizza, bacon and steak, he’s going to love it when you make this pizza for him! Of course, feel free to adjust the toppings so it’s exactly what your dad will like best.

  Chef Bourdain’s perfect scrambled eggs

Chef Anthony Bourdain, like most other chefs, said that good food doesn't need to be complicated, it just needs to consist of a few good ingredients. This scrambled egg method he shared is a great example of that.

  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!

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.

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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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!

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.