Spicy Chicken, Qui..

Y’all, we really all oughtta be eating more casseroles. (Whoa, when I first read that back, my brain read “eating more assholes” which is not something we necessarily need to be doing.) I feel like casseroles have gone out of favor since I was a kid. Probably because they’re all heavily dependent on noodles, or bread, or […]

HHH015 Interview w..

Episode 15 of Hilah’s Happy Hour podcast! In this fun interview with Caroline Artiss — chef, author, YouTuber — we learn about how she grew up cooking, how she was discovered by the BBC, how she ended up in California, her new book Beauty Foods, her restaurant, and her favorite British and Malaysian recipes. Near the […]

Vegetarian Strogan..

I wanted to make something that tastes like a Philly cheesesteak, but with pasta and with no steak. So that leaves cheese and peppers and onions. And mushrooms I swear I’ve seen on some cheesesteaks but I’ve never been to Philly so I don’t know if that’s standard. Doesn’t really matter I guess, since I’m […]

California Chicken..

What makes this chicken salad a California chicken salad??? Let’s talk about it. I’m leaning hard on avocado for the answer. Avocado is in, or on, everything here. But also … poppy seed dressing! Because the poppy is California’s state flower! See?!? Pretty proud of myself for that one. The poppy seed dressing I used here is made with […]

HHH014 Interview w..

Interview with Chef John Mitzewich, creator of Food Wishes! Chef John is a YouTube legend. He started his channel and recipe website in 2007 then partnered with the AllRecipes site in 2011. His videos are known for funny voiceover and commentary combined with delicious recipes you can make at home. In this podcast interview with Chef John, we talk about how […]

Macaroni Salad

This is a slight variation on the macaroni salad my mom used to make when I was a kid. I have such fond memories of that salad that I even included it in my Learn to Cook book! To me, it’s the classic, creamy macaroni salad that everyone thinks of when they think of awkward family […]

Easter Menu 2017

I wrote last year of my somewhat uneasy relationship with religious holidays like Easter. I’m not religious; I’m not a believer; I’m maybe a little spiritual (whatever that means). Not to say I hold it against the faithful ones. Not at all. I could be completely wrong and maybe there is a God up there […]

HHH013 Interview w..

In episode 13 (ooh!) of Hilah’s Happy Hour, I interview Melissa Maker, the brains behind the Clean My Space empire. Melissa started a home cleaning business in Toronto in 2006, which led to the creation of the Clean my Space YouTube channel, her own line of cleaning cloths, and most recently to her first book: Clean my […]

Jackfruit Tinga To..

I’ve wanted to experiment with green jackfruit for years — since I tried some vegan bbq jackfruit at a party once. This is a riff on chicken tinga which is from Puebla, Mexico: shredded chicken in a chipotle sauce. This jackfruit tinga uses the same sort of sauce made from onion, tomato and chipotle. It’s very […]