Chill Out: Stay cool through summer heat

Cool beverages and desserts are some of the best ways to make summer’s hottest days somewhat bearable. From iced tea to lemonade, ice cream, milkshakes or a chilled down version of your morning coffee, everyone has a favorite ‘cold one’ to grab when the sweat starts to pour. Freezer pops are simple to make and the flavor variatio…

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FRESH Ideas for Weeknight Dinners

This week on FRESH Ideas I am starting a new series called “5 Nights of 5 Ingredient Entrees.” Each recipe is easy to assemble and contains only five ingredients. They are designed to make cooking during the week an easy,…

19 August 2014 [11:10 PM]
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Chill Out: Stay cool through summer heat

Cool beverages and desserts are some of the best ways to make summer’s hottest days somewhat bearable. From iced tea to lemonade,…

19 August 2014 [11:06 PM]
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VIDEO: Fresh Ideas for Thai spice

Some of my favorite spicy dishes come from Asian cuisine, specifically Thai food. A restaruant in Houston named Kanomwan was a place…

13 August 2014 [03:08 PM]
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Hot: Spice things up with fiery foods

Spicy sauces, fiery ingredients and hot peppers can be found in many different food products. There’s mayonnaise mixed with Sriracha, cole slaw…

12 August 2014 [10:30 PM]
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VIDEO: FRESH Ideas for Summer Salads

Grilled Panzanella Salad INGREDIENTS 1 eggplant 1 zucchini 1 sweet yellow onion 1 large tomato 1 ear of corn 4 cups bread…

06 August 2014 [04:34 PM]
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All you need is home grown summer flavor

There’s nothing you can make with summer’s favorite homegrown vegetables and fruits that would be turned down by anyone this time of…

05 August 2014 [11:43 PM]
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Fresh Ideas for spicy-hot salsa

FRESH by Brookshire’s is getting ready for their annual “Some Like it Hot” festival that celebrates all things spicy. From peppers, to…

30 July 2014 [12:54 AM]
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Beat the heat with summer drinks

I think we all can agree that we’ve entered into the hottest days of summer. Our cool spring and mild summer has…

30 July 2014 [12:49 AM]
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VIDEO: FRESH Ideas for basil pesto

Sweet & Spicy Basil Pesto INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups packed fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup pecans 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper chili…

23 July 2014 [09:10 AM]
Reap the benefits of summer tomatoes

We wait for months for the first beautiful and juicy, ripe tomato. It’s a favorite flavor of summer and then as soon as we take the first bite —there are so many around we don’t know what to do with…

23 July 2014 [12:30 AM]
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FRESH Ideas for Cole Slaw

FRESH Ideas for Cole Slaw Sweet & Crunchy Slaw with Cider-Mustard Dressing INGREDIENTS For the Dressing: 1/4 cup…

15 July 2014 [11:59 PM]
FRESH chef winner in nationwide competition

In June, Michael Brady, executive chef at FRESH by Brookshire’s, was selected to compete in the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) Supermarket Chef Showdown. More than 130 supermarket chefs representing 30 retailers submitted recipes in five categories for the competition. Ultimately,…

15 July 2014 [11:57 PM]
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Summer Food Fresh-Picked and On Your Plate

Visit any farmstand, farmers market, and even local grocery stores, and you'll find a plethora of fresh-picked summer produce. Squash, zucchini, tomatoes…

15 July 2014 [11:52 PM]
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Freebirds opening its doors

Freebirds World Burrito opens in Tyler today. “Tyler has been an area we've been looking at for a long time,”…

13 July 2014 [06:28 PM]
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FRESH Ideas for cool summer desserts

FRESH Ideas for Cool Summer Desserts Chocolate-Cherry No Bake Cheesecake INGREDIENTS For the Crust: Vegetable oil cooking spray,…

09 July 2014 [12:43 AM]
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Bowled over by cherries

The phrase ‘life is just a bowl of cherries” was intended to mean that life is short and should be enjoyed. It…

09 July 2014 [12:38 AM]
Tasting the best in food contests

Turn on your television these days and it won’t take long before you find a cooking show, and more specifically a cooking competition. They are a popular platform for entertainment and it even spills over into community events. Naturally, cooking…

09 July 2014 [12:25 AM]
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Rusty Taco rebrands as Rowdy Taco

David Weaver has renamed and rebranded his Rusty Taco restaurants. Now Rowdy Taco, the restaurants have an expanded menu and a different…

06 July 2014 [08:55 PM]
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Star-Spangled Cooking Recipes

Nothing beats food cooked over an open flame. From mouth-watering mains to savory sides, McCormick spices, sauces and marinades have you covered…

02 July 2014 [04:18 PM]
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FRESH Ideas for hot dogs

This is an old family recipe from my grandmother who grew up in Wisconsin. It works best with sausages or brats, rather…

02 July 2014 [12:23 AM]
Flavor Profile: Keep it local

By Jennifer Cook, Guest Columnist The phone rang and it was Cedric Fletcher, owner of ZaZa’s, calling to say he was closing his doors. This news seemed to be coming more often with small, locally owned restaurants in the…

01 July 2014 [04:26 PM]