San Diego Vacation

San Diego Vacation

Recap of our recent San Diego vacation – our first real vacation in three years! Highlights of the trip: Watch the video for footage of sea lions, harbor tour, and some animals in the Aquarium of the Pacific! Read on for more details and San Diego restaurant recommendations. Balboa Park – This is the crowning jewel […]

Yellowstone National Park Trip and S’mores

Yellowstone National Park Trip and S’mores

Part two of our trip to Yellowstone National Park! We captured great footage of the Lower Geyser Basin, the Fountain Paint Pots, Silex Spring, and Old Faithful. Plus some bison in the wold and some bears eating lunch at a bear sanctuary. Then back to camp to make s’mores with Diana de la Fuente and […]

Beet BLT Sandwich

Beet BLT Sandwich

A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen approached me with the following idea: borrow a VW for a couple of days, drive around somewhere cool, and track the trip using their new SmileDrive app. Since Chris and I are in the market for a new car, and Chris loves playing with new apps, we figured what […]

Frito Pie

Frito Pie

Episode 12 of Hilah’s Texas Kitchen: Chuckwagon Chili and Frito Pie Picture this: It’s 9 o’clock in the morning. Already a fire has been lit and partly burned down. Smoke wafts around your face, changing direction with the wind. You’re dressed like a “cowgirl” in jeans and a threadbare Western shirt and a hat just […]

Oyster Nachos

Oyster Nachos

Episode 10 Hilah’s Texas Kitchen: Oyster Nachos! Evangeline Cafe is one of Austin’s best-loved Cajun restaurants. Chef and owner Curtis Clarke hails from Lake Charles Louisiana and for 10 years has been making friends through his delicious food and nightly live music. Perhaps Evangeline’s most famed item is their Oysters Contraband, or “oyster nachos” as […]

Migas – My Favorite Breakfast Taco

Migas

In this episode, I interview Carlos Rivero, co-owner of both El Chile and El Chilito. El Chilito has been a popular spot for breakfast tacos, anytime-tacos, and frozen sangria since the beginning of time. Or at least since they opened their order window 10 years ago on Manor Road in Austin. Migas tacos are one […]

Soft Pretzel Recipe

Soft Pretzel Recipe

Episode 7 Hilah’s Texas Kitchen: German soft pretzels! You might not think of soft pretzels when you think of Texas, and that’s okay. Soft pretzels have made their way through the whole of the US by now, as ubiquitous and American as bagels and baguettes. You might not think of Germans when you think of […]

Puffy Tacos

Puffy Tacos

Episode 6 Hilah’s Texas Kitchen: Puffy Tacos Teka Molino is San Antonio’s “Best Kept Secret” no longer! Puffy tacos were high on our list when we set out to make this show about Texas food. They are related to the crispy taco, but are light and pillowy and flaky. Made by deep-frying an uncooked corn […]

Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak

Episode 4 of Hilah’s Texas Kitchen: Chicken Fried Steak! For this episode, we got to check out a restaurant that’s been serving great Texas cooking in Austin for about 16 years. Chef and owner Kevin Williamson is warm, friendly, and has a respect for Texas cuisine that’s to be admired. He designed his restaurant as […]