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 […]

Kumquat Margaritas

Still basking in the glow of kumquat season (and my everlasting love of tequila) I woke up Saturday morning on a mission to come up with a top-notch kumquat margarita recipe. That was a long day. But I was successful and here’s what I did for one kumquat margarita: If you like this margarita recipe, […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade taco seasoning is a great, edible gift for the people in your life who can’t eat any more cookies! But seriously, for years I’ve eschewed pre-mixed seasoning blends in favor of individual spices and combinations to suit my delicate whims. Put a kid into that sitch, though, and those lofty goals go straight down […]

7 Years of Hilah Cooking!

It’s the 7 Year Anniversary Video! All the hits, some of the jokes, all the songs, some of the mistakes. We made a lot of funny cooking videos together, Chris and me, along with a few recurring guests. It’s been such fun; we’ve met great people and made new friends; figured out how to self-publish […]

2016 Recipe Round-Up!

So long, 2016! Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. Inspired by Nick at Macheesmo, I put together a recipe round-up of the best (and worst?) recipes I shared last year. Let’s start with the most popular and work our way down. 🙂 These are the 10 most popular videos […]

World’s Best Tuna Melt!

It truly is the world’s best. This tuna melt recipe was shown to me by Chris, of all people. I say that because he’s not really much of a cook and it’s the only thing I can recall that he showed me in the kitchen. What makes it super special is the pineapple! Before you […]

Sweet Potato Banana Bread

Having a kid has made me have to try harder to be better. Not that I wasn’t already a pretty good person, generally, but it’s made me think a lot more about what I eat — and drink — how much sleep I get, how much sugar I eat … and how much much I […]

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

I’d forgotten about hot chocolate until recently. As a kid, my mom would make it sometimes by just stirring leftover chocolate frosting into hot milk. Or sometimes we’d just have Swiss Miss (the sugar-free variety after my dad was diagnosed with diabetes). I thought about that again when I was thinking of edible gift ideas. […]

Spiced Candied Nuts

These crispy sugar-coated candied nuts are a better mood-setter than any Cinnabon-scented candle around! Plus, you can eat them. You can’t eat that candle. Use any kind of nuts you like for this candied nuts recipe. I like a mix of pecans, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts (or filberts, as my mom calls them) but you […]