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 […]

Put It In My Mouth

Put It In My Mouth

A new series on Hilah Cooking wherein I let people put stuff in my mouth. Here’s the most recent goodies. Fancy Snacks from Kelly Snacks from Florida and France! Here’s our first video with Adriene. First audience-submitted video!   **I’m temporarily halting deliveries! It’s become a little overwhelming and I’m having a hard time keeping […]

Knife Care 101

custom knife maker Weige

Weige Custom Knife shop – How Knives are made We visited Travis Weige of Weige Knives in Austin to learn how he creates custom chef knives, Santoku, petty, paring, boning, utility and hunting knives in his home shop. Each knife is made by hand, from shaping the blade to smoothing the handle. Customers can choose […]

Best Breastaurants – Reviewed

Best Breastaurants – Reviewed

Find the best breastaurants with this video review of Hooters, Twin Peaks, Bikinis Sports Bar, and Bone Daddy’s. I was reading a while back about the “casual restaurant” industry and how while it’s been declining overall, the breastaurant industry is booming. Even if you’ve never heard the term breastaurant, you know what they are. Think […]

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 […]