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How to Ruin Thanksgiving

Here’s a sketch comedy we shot at YouTube SpaceLA a few weeks ago. It was a great experience and SO fun for Chris and I both to shoot a semi-scripted video again! Some of you may not know that doing scripted comedy videos is how Chris and I met. You can read more about his…

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Cookbooks: Well Fed 2 Review and Giveaway!

Melissa Joulwan’s newest cookbook: Well Fed 2 (2013) has released in print and ebook. I received a free copy for review. Read on to learn how you can win a copy of this gorgeous book.  The second edition of Melissa Joulwan’s best-selling paleo cookbook is — no hyperbole here — even better than the first. Those adhering to…

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Cookbooks: Moosewood Restaurant Favorites Review

Moosewood Restaurant has been serving vegan, vegetarian, and pescetarian lunches and dinners in Ithaca, New York since 1973. The newest cookbook: Moosewood Restaurant Favorites (2013) is the 13th book in the Moosewood Collective cookbook library. I received a free copy from the publishing company for review. Recipes in Moosewood Restaurant Favorites  remind me of what…

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10 Gift Ideas for People Who Cook

For the last-minute shoppers out there, here’s a list of some great gifts for cooks. I tried to find local or independent sources where I could, but some things are probably easiest to order from Amazon. If you have any ideas to add, please leave them in the comments! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!…

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Learn to Cook Book, Print Edition!

OhBoy OhBoy OhBoy OhBoy!!! It’s finally here: My Learn to Cook book, PRINT EDITION! I really wasn’t expecting to be so goldang excited, seeing the first proof arrive at my doorstep, but wow! It’s really exhilarating, knowing that every word, explanation, definition, every dumb joke, every embarrassing and inappropriate anecdote that went into the book is alive now: tangible, highlight-able, dog-ear-able, and…

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The Hilah Cooking Roku Channel

UPDATE 2014: The Roku channel has been taken down due to difficulty updating. HilahCooking can still be watched on new Roku 3 devices straight through YouTube or on older Roku models through the BlipTV channel. As of now, we have no plans to resuscitate the channel. We got our own channel on Roku, dudes! It’s…

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How Iced Coffee Ruined My Life

So you guys, I used to make my own iced coffee the old-fashioned way, with two vessels and a strainer and I made a video about that a long time ago to share my infinite knowledge on the subject of being “thrifty”. But then guess what happened. Chris showed up with this fancy-pants Iced Toddy…

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My Favorite Barbecue Joints in Austin

While I’m not a barbecue expert – I’m hardly a snob about any comestibles unless you count getting annoyed with weak-ass drinks in bars – I appreciate good barbecue as much as the next Texan. During my 8-year-long vegetarian experiment, a chopped beef sandwich was what I’d find myself missing most of all. Well, actually…

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10 Essential Things To Pack For a Day at the Lake!

Even though Summer is technically almost over, in Texas we can count on at least another month of 90+ weather and (probably) no rain days. That means there’s still plenty of time and reason to head out to some body of water on the weekend and get in it! As a seasoned lake-day-planner I have…

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