Beef Satay Meatballs

For when you want something a little sweet and a little spicy, but all you have is some boring ol’ ground beef, make these beef satay meatballs! I was slightly inspired by the satay-marinated beef tri-tip I saw Food Wishes post a month or so ago (listen to my podcast interview with Chef John here!)…

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HHH021 Interview with Elise Strachan – My Cupcake Addiction

I had a really fun time with this interview with Elise Stachan of My Cupcake Addiction. She’s one of the most talented cake decorators on YouTube and has the (way over-3-million) subscribers to prove it. Her first book Sweet! Celebrations was just released and it’s a gorgeous, thoughtful, comprehensive, party and desserts book. We had…

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Homemade Jalapeño Ranch Dressing

Homemade jalapeño Ranch dressing for salads, taco salads, or tacos! The secret to a Ranch-style dressing is a buttload of dillweed (What’d you call me?!) AKA dill. And if you want a recipe for regular Ranch style dressing, then just omit the jalapeño from this recipe. Easy! Now, you know that normally I like it…

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Coconut Corn Chowder

Whenever we have popcorn for a snack — which is often — Chris makes it with coconut oil. The other night I guess must have been particularly in tune with my tastebuds or something, because it finally occurred to me how nicely the sweet coconut complemented the earthy popcorn. And that got me thinking about a…

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5 Meals to Cook This Week #4

Week 4! Let’s have some more! It’s warming up all around the US (and the globe, but I guess that’s another topic) so let’s do some grilling this weekend! Plus, Saturday is my birthday and that’s what WE are gonna be doing so we should all do it together. 🙂 Want “5 Meals to Cook…

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HHH020 Interview Minnow Mountain Animation Studio

I got to talk to some famous animators! Who also happen to be a couple of my closest friends! You might remember FreekZone who was a guest on a few early HilahCooking videos . . . but his real name is Craig Staggs and he and Steph Swope run the Minnow Mountain animation studio in…

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German Potato Salad

German potato salad can be served hot or cold, though most people think of it as “the hot potato salad” which does sound weird, but is it less weird once you know that there’s no mayonnaise in German potato salad? In fact, the dressing is mostly bacon fat! Some vinegar. A little sugar. It really reminds me…

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Arroz con Pollo

arroz con pollo

Everybody in north America has had some kinda arroz con pollo at some point in life, I’m betting. Arroz con pollo; chicken with rice. It’s a one-pot meal (as long as you don’t eat too many vegetables 😉 ) and it’s beautiful to look at. It kind of reminds me of paella and I’m shocked that…

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5 Meals to Cook This Week #3

Week three! This week, we’ve got crispy, fried things; creamy, hot things; super fast things; super flexible things; and one thing you might think is weird but I hope you try anyway. 🙂 It has bacon! For more options check out meal plan #1 and meal plan #2 from previous weeks. Want to get notification of…

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