Simple Lentil Soup (and also the best!)

I’ve said it before, bean soups are some of my favorite soups. And this simple lentil soup has quickly wormed its way into my heart and stomach and that turn of phrase is slightly inappropriate on a food blog but you know what I mean. The key is a little bit of bacon. I know! […]

HHH06 Interview with Skyy John, Tipsy Bartender

I met Skyy John, the Tipsy Bartender, at VidCon a few years ago when we shot a cocktail video in his hotel room in Anaheim. Sounds a little scandalous maybe but it was completely sweet. Skyy is a bartender and all-around entertaining guy who uses his channel to demonstrate crazy, weird, funky cocktails along with […]

Creamy Orzo with Mushrooms

Ooh lala! If you’re looking for a super easy thing to make that kids and grown-ups will all eat, creamy orzo with mushrooms is the thing. Orzo is a tiny rice-shaped pasta (orzo means barley in Italian) that is most often used in soups, but I like to cook it as a side dish and […]

HHH05 Interview with Jen Phanomrat – Just Eat Life

I first “met” Jen through her first YouTube series Tasty Memories which she and her boyfriend and production partner Leo made together. I was instantly charmed by her vibrant smile and her slightly filthy humor. Then, of course, the delicious family recipes she shares. As two people who love food, love life, and dearly love […]

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 […]

Taco Pockets! Homemade Hot Pockets

I’m calling these “taco pockets” because it has a nice ring to it, but they’re really just homemade Hot Pockets. Except I don’t think Hot Pockets has a “taco” flavor; or at least they didn’t start out that way. I know because I used to eat a shitload of Hot Pockets when I was in […]

Moqueca – Brazilian Seafood Stew

Moqueca is a dead-simple, Brazilian seafood stew characterized by coconut milk, bell peppers and dendê oil. Dendê oil is also known as red palm oil. Red palm oil is pressed from the fruit of oil palm trees and has a beautiful bright orange-red color. Its taste is somewhat meaty; its fragrance is slightly of anise; it’s […]

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken enchilada casserole is the casserole I put together when I was pregnant to store in the freezer for an easy dinner. It’s also the casserole I’ll often make when someone’s had a baby (or a funeral). Enchilada casseroles are great because you can take all the shortcuts, or just some of them. Make your own salsa […]

Tex-Mex Latkes

These crispy, Tex-Mex potato latkes are jazzed up with chiles and salty cotija cheese. I love chiles with potatoes and this is one of the best ways to eat them both: fried 😉 A couple of pointers for the best latkes: Grate the potatoes by hand and grate 2/3-3/4 of them on the large holes and […]