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 flakes 2 large garlic cloves, smashed pinch of salt & pepper 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated 2 tablespoons honey 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice DIRECTIONS In a food processor, …

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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
FRESH Ideas for summer produce

Zucchini and squash are two of the most prevalent vegetables of East Texas summer, and in this recipe both can be…

25 June 2014 [12:20 AM]
Local flavor throughout East Texas

My favorite places to hangout, dine and drink are owned by my neighbors, friends and family. There is nothing better than eating, drinking and enjoying the atmosphere at local mom and pop restaurants. It not only supports your community, it’s…

25 June 2014 [12:06 AM]
FRESH Ideas for apple pie

When it comes to patriotic food, apple pie tops the list of well-respected favorites. And along with hot dogs and fireworks, apple…

18 June 2014 [01:12 AM]
FRESH Ideas for homegrown tomatoes

This Saturday is the Jacksonville Tomato Fest and in anticipation of all the homegrown fresh tomatoes I hope to purchase I created…

10 June 2014 [11:04 PM]
99 Flavors of Summer Part II

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and if you count the days between May 26 and Labor Day on Sept…

10 June 2014 [11:01 PM]
Tuscan Slice to hire more than 100

Brothers Jonathan and Joshua Evola plan to hire more than 100 employees for their new Tyler restaurant, Tuscan Slice. They plan to open the Waxahachie-based, wood-fired Italian cuisine restaurant in the former Johnny Carino’s space during the first week of…

08 June 2014 [06:11 PM]
Crawfish Tales: Life on the creek

FRANKSTON — Kris Snead doesn’t have a long commute to work. When she walks out of her house each morning, she doesn’t…

08 June 2014 [05:41 PM]
VIDEO: Pasta Carbonara

Erik "Chef Egg" Berlin shows us how to make pasta carbonara. To see recipe in print form, follow the related link.…

08 June 2014 [04:31 PM]