The holidays are a busy time filled with a million family gatherings and parties to go to. So, here’s a super quick and easy party dip to whip up that everyone will love. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

When it comes to the holidays, we all know the cookie tin is coming out. Whether we’ve mastered the art of the sugar cookie or our family has come to expect a few burnt edges every now and then, it can never hurt to have a tip or two from an expert when we prepare to get some flour on our aprons with our loved ones.

Gingerbread White Russians are a splendid holiday cocktail. Warm cinnamon, sweet molasses and spicy ginger create the ideal combination to usher in the holidays.

If you’re looking for real sourdough bread, homemade with all the care, craft and skill possible, look no further than right here in Lufkin. On any given Tuesday, Claudia Tomison, owner and head baker of Real Time Breads can be found baking in her home kitchen, preparing for the upcoming Saturday.

Olive oil … one of the most misunderstood ingredients in almost every kitchen. From a robust unflavored olive oil to one infused with the flavor of chipotle, lemon or garlic, there are so many delicious things you can do with them outside of a salad dressing.

Fall weather is finally here. We have transitioned into cooler weather and heartier fares: stews, chili and pumpkin everything. Full-bodied wines make their appearance with meals that fill you up and keep you warm. The holidays are a great time to try full-bodied red and white wines. Additionally, the weather change means the menu will change as well.

If you are a regular scroller on Instagram or Pinterest, I’m sure you have seen the beautiful masterpieces of garden art that people are doing with focaccia. I’ve been obsessed with it ever since the first time I saw it. I’ve made several of them by cutting the vegetables and herbs, and arranging them on top of the dough in a way that creates an artful masterpiece.

More than three years after debuting in the piney woods, the East Texas winery known as Naca Valley Vineyard has adapted to the times.

    Thinking of hosting an adults-only Halloween party? Consider making this blood orange margarita your signature drink. Instead of rimming your glass with salt alone, try adding some brown sugar to create the perfect salty-sweet mixture that will take this drink over the top.

    Did you go on vacation this summer? My family did not, but I did spend the summer recreating some of our favorite meals we’ve experienced during our travels. I love how nostalgic food is; it can bring back some of the best memories. Living in Europe for four years, we had the opportunity to travel to some great places and eat some of our favorite dishes. I remember the first time I had Ratatouille in Paris, and then again when my husband and I stayed in a quaint non-touristy village in Provence, and I ate one of my most memorable meals ever.

    Stress is a six-letter word that no one likes to think about. Yet, we can’t stop thinking about it. What gives? 2020 has brought more than its fair share of stress, but we rarely stop to think about what affect this stress has on our weight, nutrition status and overall health. After all, it’s stressful to think about. And the vicious cycle continues.

    Do you still have a garden full of summer veggies that you need to use up? We don’t have a garden, but I had co-workers and friends share their bounty with me all summer long, and I loved every bit of it. My favorite way to eat vegetables is to marinate and grill them. I make kabobs and put them in quinoa. We eat them as a side dish, and my boys will use the leftovers to make omelets or breakfast burritos in the mornings.

      Smoky and sweet, enjoy this Campfire Cocktail, whether you’re out camping or just chilling around a fire in your own backyard.

      The upcoming fall season is a great time to incorporate some recently harvested wild game into a delicious, home-cooked meal. Combining two kinds of meat is an excellent way to provide your family and friends with a wildly scrumptious experience. That’s exactly what they’ll get with this pasta dish, which includes dove breasts and venison sausage.

      It’s never too early to instill a love of healthy food, responsibility and hard work in your kids. Children who are actively involved in prepping and planning a meal eat better and have a higher respect for the work it takes to feed the family. It’s important to start them young, keep it simple, be patient and make it fun.

        At first glance, these pieces of toast seem pretty intricate; however only a few, simple ingredients make a big statement. Let us see what you come up with by sharing your funny face photos on our Facebook or Instagram pages.