Coconut Noodles (or Zoodles!)

coconut noodles

Coconut Noodles Video (Scroll down for printable recipe) I made this for a last-minute side dish to take to a pool party. I have the most best friends because they always welcome my food experiments as willing guinea pigs and even offer constructive feedback. Though this coconut noodle salad evidently needed no adjustments because it […]

Taco Salad

taco salad bowl recipe

Taco Salad Tortilla Bowls! (scroll down for printable recipe) No rinky-dink healthy taco salad, this one is served up in a flour tortilla bowl just like at Taco Bell. Except you make it at home. Without the questionable ingredients. You can still have it with Taco Bell sauce, though. Taco Salad Recipe – Printable 5.0 […]

Easiest Ice Cream Pie

Easiest Ice Cream Pie

Ice Cream Pie (Scroll down for printable recipe!) Chris’s grandma Pauline clipped this basic recipe from a magazine, probably in the early 1980s, judging by the food photography and yellowing of the paper. The original instructs how to make ice cream sandwiches with the “dough”, but Chris remembers her always making an ice cream pie […]

Pineapple Lamb Skewers

pineapple-lamb-skewers-hilahcooking

It’s July! Which to my mind means it’s officially grilling season. The American Lamb Board asked me to come up with a recipe using a boneless leg of lamb and a grill and a beer pairing for it as part of their summer grilling contest. Most people think of a leg of lamb as a stuffy […]

Easy Homemade Baby Food (without a blender!)

homemade baby food

Easy Homemade Baby Food (scroll down for printable baby food recipes) I get asked daily what I’m feeding Flint now that he’s old enough for solid food. I’ve been keeping his babyfood pretty simple (until we’re sure he’s not going to react to any foods) but not boring or bland because I want him to develop […]

How to Make a Cheese Plate

How to Make a Cheese Plate

How to Make a Cheese Plate Video (scroll down for tips and cheese suggestions) Part 3 in our French Brunch series, the cheese plate. I met with Kendall Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese in Austin Texas to get some tips for putting together a great cheese plate, as well as some specific cheese suggestions for our […]

Quiche Lorraine

quiche lorraine

Quiche Lorraine Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) The famous quiche of Lorraine, basically bacon and eggs in a pie. What could be better? Traditional quiche Lorraine doesn’t include cheese, but if you just can’t get enough of the milky stuff, you can add 4 ounces of diced Gruyere or Comte cheese in the […]

Mushroom Quiche

mushroom quiche

Until just about four years ago, I was an avowed hater of mushrooms. I mean that I found them disgusting, revolting and gag-worthy. Then suddenly, a switch flipped. Because I love food so much and so much of food (especially vegetarian food) involved mushrooms, I would make an attempt to give mushrooms a try every […]

Peach Melba

Peach Melba

Peach Melba Video (scroll down for printable recipe) For our French Brunch party, I chose Peach Melba to serve for dessert since it’s peach season and this happens to be one of the easiest desserts in history. Created by the one and only Escoffier, and named for famous British soprano Nellie Melba, Peach Melba is […]