Main Dish

  Elaine’s Big Salad by Mama Steph

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

  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

  Chicken and sausage jambalaya by Mama Steph

  Creamy turkey-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

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  Creamy chicken pot pie soup by Mama Steph

  Creamy broccoli-cheese soup by Mama Steph

  Tortellini-vegetable soup by Mama Steph

  Creamy Tex-Mex Chicken Soup by Mama Steph

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

  Chili rellenos-inspired skillet dip by Mama Steph

  Leftovers? 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.

  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.

  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!

  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.

Mama Steph’s plum-perfect pork chops

  Chicken-vegetable stir-fry by Mama Steph

  Buffalo chicken biscuit sliders by Mama Steph

  Slow-cooker barbacoa by The Texas Beef Council

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

  East Texas Kitchen LIVE on East Texas Now: Christmas recipes

Grilled chicken with creamy mushroom sauce by The Potpourri House

Mushroom Sauce Over Grilled Chicken

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

Your family and friends will think you spent all day in the kitchen with this recipe when you simply just threw it in the slow cooker for a few hours.

  Creamy taco soup by Mama Steph

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

  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!

  Chicken Veronique by Chef Simon Webster

Looking for an easy, yet elegant dinner idea? Chef Simon has a great idea here to share.

  Authentic Louisiana gumbo with Mama Steph and Keith Honore

Keith Honore, senior director for KLTV, shared his mom Yvonne's recipe for authentic Louisiana gumbo. The Honores are from Lake Charles, and clearly, they know their gumbo.

  Red beans and rice by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Robbie Shoults from Bear Creek Smokehouse shares a delicious recipe for this classic Louisiana dish.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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!

  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!

  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.

  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.

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!

  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.

  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.

  Chicken lasagna rolls by Chef Simon Webster

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

  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.

  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.

  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!

  Nicoise toast by Chef Anne Kelt, Hick & Frog Bistro

Chef Anne Kelt of Hick & Frog Bistro in Longview shared a simple, yet flavor-packed recipe that you can make anytime you’re hungry and short on time. It’s a delicious lunch idea straight from Nice, France....with Anne’s twist, of course!

  Bacon, Shrimp and Grits Casserole by Chef Ben Carter of Southern Fried

Ben Carter, owner of Mineola restaurant Southern Fried, shares a truly Southern casserole idea with us this week!

  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.

  Hoisin BBQ Steak-On-A-Stick with Pineapple Salsa by the Texas Beef Council

• Put these delicious kabob chunks atop a fresh green salad to brighten and already fun, celebratory day.

  Blackened Bayou Chicken by Copeland’s New Orleans of Longview

Here’s a restaurant-quality restaurant that you can make at home with this recipe, shared by Etta Stephens with Copeland’s New Orleans in Longview.

  Körözött (Hungarian cheese spread) by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant in Kilgore

Körözött is a delicious, creamy blend of cheese and spices that can be used to fill peppers, add to a salad, or as a spread on crackers or toast.

  East Texas Kitchen on East Texas Now: Mother’s Day recipes

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and if you are wondering how to make your special mom, grandmother, or other important person in your life feel loved, these two recipes will be a great start.

  Tri-tip roast with Rosemary-garlic vegetables by Texas Beef Council

Shalene McNeill shares a simple recipe so you can make a tasty roast perfect for your Easter celebration: Beef Tri-tip roast with rosemary-garlic vegetables. It looks impressive, but the preparation is quite simple!

  Dinner in 10: Thin crust Southwestern pizza by Mama Steph

This thin crust Southwestern pizza is a great idea for a weekend by the pool with a cold drink, or a cozy dinner around the kitchen table. The nicest thing about it is that you can have it on the table in about ten minutes!

  Shrimp and tasso pasta by Copeland’s New Orleans of Longview

Etta Stephens with Copeland’s New Orleans in Longview is sharing a scrumptious pasta recipe that will tempt every tastebud around your table.

  Chicken-pasta salad by Mama Steph

This recipe is so refreshing, so cool, and so easy to make that you will want to have it all summer long, I feel confident. You can easily swap in your own favorite veggies if there is something here that isn't your favorite. Salads are one of the great customizable meals!

  Cajun turkey wrap with homemade sweet mustard dressing by Chef David Wallace

Chef David Wallace says his favorite recipes are those that are easy to make and use just a few ingredients, which is the way most of us like to cook, isn’t it? This recipe meets that criteria and is a great lunch idea, or quick supper, even.

  Mediterranean-inspired chicken and rice skillet supper

Here is another delicious recipe that will help you get dinner on the table in a hurry and is absolutely full of flavor.

  Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs by The Texas Beef Council

Shalene McNeill and Beef Loving Texans put together a great recipe for a Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs dish that is as nutritious as it is delicious.

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

Robbie Shoults, CEO of Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, stopped by to share his hearty recipe for smokehouse beans. They are full of flavor and have a little kick, plus they feature delicious smoked sausage.

  Cabbage lasagna by Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant

Mike Chubboy, owner of Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant in Kilgore, shares a scrumptious recipe for a lasagna that is sure to please just about anyone, even your low-carb family members and friends.

  White turkey chili by Mama Steph

This is a staple at my house, not just during cold weather, but all year long! Why? It’s so delicious, and it’s really easy to make with basic ingredients. Good for you, too!

  Chicken lollipops and red onion marmalade by Chef Simon Webster

This amazing sauce is perfect for all kinds of meats, including the chicken lollipops that Chef Simon makes.Red Onion Marmalade.

  Crawfish boil by Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe

Ashley Hugghins with Razzoo’s is going to share how you can make delicious crawfish in your own kitchen!

  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.

Saucy baked enchilada chicken by Mama Steph

I've got you covered with another quick meal idea this week! This chicken bakes up quickly while you relax or help the kids with their homework. And it's incredibly flavorful!

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!

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!

  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.

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!

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!

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.

  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

  Pasta with sausage and ricotta by Mama Steph

Pasta with sausage and ricotta by Mama Steph

  Chicken-pasta salad by Mama Steph

This recipe is so refreshing, so cool, and so easy to make that you will want to have it all summer long, I feel confident. You can easily swap in your own favorite veggies if there is something here that isn't your favorite. Salads are one of the great customizable meals!

Savory springtime galette by Mama Steph

Making a galette is so much easier than it seems! Delicious filling surrounded by a rustic crust...what could be simpler for a weeknight meal with a glass of wine or tea?

Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta by The Potpourri House

Les Ellsworth, owner of the Potpourri House, a longtime Tyler favorite, brings us a new recipe today that you'll want to try out in your own kitchen very soon!