I Got Press! And Zucchini Casserole!

Happy Friday! I have a bajillion things to do this weekend (like recipe creation and testing for my next book!) but I wanted to let you know about this really nice article that came out last week in CultureMap Austin. And I don’t want to say that the reason author Leah Moss was so kind […]

Spinach gonna knock ya block off.

Oh, brother. And sister. Oh, my brothers AND my sisters. I tell you, the other week I was having a rough time! Nothing very specifically terrible (or terribly specific), but you know how sometimes you just are in a shit-mood for a few days because everything is annoying and your job sucks and you’re hot […]

The Sardine Experiment: Part One

I did not grow up eating fish. My dad doesn’t like it and so, aside from the occasional tuna salad sandwich, fish was never on our table. I didn’t even start to like it myself until I was about 16 years old. The first time I remember eating it and thinking, “Hmm, this is not […]

Neat-O Stuff and Spanish Rice

Hey, it’s Friday! Yay! Here’s a couple of cool things that happened or are about to happen: 1. I was included in the Austin Gastronomist’s list of Austin’s Influential Foodies Under 35! I’m really flattered to have been included with some of the top chefs, restauranteurs, and writers in Austin. I’ll be doing an interview […]

Meet My New Pal: Pimm’s Cup

I am a lover of gin. Ever since I visited Ye Olde England for New Year’s 2000 (BIG disappointment when the Thames River refused to catch aflame) gin has been a favorite of mine. Many were the freezing-butt-ass-cold December nights I spent in my friend’s dormitory kitchen, getting drunk on Gordon’s and watching terrible TV […]

Making Friends And Picadillo

I remember being 23 and thinking that I would never again in my life be capable of making such amazing, smart, sweet, crafty, kind-hearted friends as I had then. Fortunately, I still have those incredible friends in my life and am thankful every day for that. But one part of that thought that I am […]

Cinco de Mayo, Amigos!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, everybody! If my life were a more organized mess right now, I’d have planned on making some kind of celebratory video for this day. Maybe we would have gone to Puebla to see the battle site where Mexico totally kicked France’s ASS even though they were outnumbered and out-gunned! Or at […]

Cooking Class Report

If you didn’t hear about the class I taught at Central Market a couple of weeks ago, then, well…we are not friends anymore. Psyche! Of course we are still friends! And like the best of friends do, I’m going to share some photos of that marvelous evening with you now. I was kind of nervous […]

Austin Blogger Awards – Hangover Edition

Good Day, fine people! Thanks to everyone who voted for Hilah Cooking in the Austin Blogger Awards! I am still in shock that we took home three awards (including Blog of the Year)!!! I feel like I hogged them all up. I’m a hogger. We noticed we’ve been having a lot of new visitors since […]