Hilah Talking #6 – SXSWet, Book Club, Recipe Q&A

We’re about to head out into a rainy SXSW for a day of networking (day drinking), but first, here’s my weekly video blog where I answer your recipe questions. Also: we’ll be doing an awesome online book club based on the Learn To Cook Book, so check out the video for the first few details! […]

Hilah Talking #3 – Recipe Q&A + My Cute Dog!

Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I ate a lot of mashed potatoes as a kid. Not unusual, I am sure. But one thing that was maybe unusual in these Modern Tymes was actually growing the potatoes ourselves. The funnest part was harvesting them. It’s like finding pirate’s booty that you can eat! Working my little fingers into warm earth and pulling up […]

Texas Tater Twisters

This is it, y’all! The lost footage from the fated Ferris wheel accident I mentioned in the Monte Cristo episode. I guess it wasn’t really lost after all. But it was hard-going to figure out how to retrieve it. The camera had to be dusted off, battery changed, disassembled, reassembled, prayed for, and ultimately cleansed […]

Pasta Primavera

Okay, people. This is a real kitchen-sink kind of deal. Pretty much just throw in whatever vegetables you have around and viola: Pasta Primavera! Which means, like, Springtime Pasta, which means, like, bright colors and light textures and fresh flavors and baby birds all over the damn place. I love Spring. I love colors and […]

Zucchini Pancakes

Here’s a majorly easy recipe for zucchini pancakes with only 4 ingredients! Switch out zucchini for anything else and make vegetable pancakes! Viola! It’s just that easy, my people.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo sandwiches are like ham and cheese sandwiches from France. Not any harder than a ham’n’cheese, but a hundred times fancier and yummier. Kids like ’em and probably your boyfriend will, too.

How To Make Chili (Texas-Style!)

Chili (AKA chili con carne) shouldn’t be difficult! Let’s keep it simple and radical! Here’s my old man’s Texas chili recipe and it’s ultra-good. Make it as spicy as you like. Then make a Frito pie and tell me Texas isn’t the best place on earth. As far as chili goes, anyway.

How To Cook Black-Eyed Peas

Black eyed peas on New Year’s Day will bring you good luck all the year! Here’s how to make perfect black eyed peas with pork fat for your loved ones. Or make them vegetarian by using some butter or oil instead of pork fat.