Leave your requests here!

Hey dudes! Here’s a quick vlog update on my summer, what we’ve been up to, Mr Banjo and Daisy, plus a place to leave your requests for the upcoming season!

I’m taking a break for a couple of weeks stating now, but stay tuned for a new mini-series we are making: 2 Shots, 1 Take! Coming soon.

In the meantime, I’m working up the schedule for the rest of the year, testing recipes, and doing some experimenting. If you have a recipe request, leave a comment here and I’ll try to fit it in. The more specific you are, the better. 🙂


  1. Chris on August 31, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Hey Hilah!

    I have two requests, so charge me double 🙂

    First, can you devise an awesome sliced potato topped hotpot of some type? I’m thinking a nice rich beefy delicious sauce slow cooked to develop all the flavours then laid in a shallow oven dish and topped with sliced parboiled potatoes then oven baked to be crispy and gorgeous. Well anyway that’s almost a whole recipe right there 😀

    And I won’t even ask for the second one because that’s quite enough to be going on with and no one likes a greedy guts. You are the best YouTube chef by the way, your presentation style is so entertaining and your personality shines through. Really great stuff!

    • Hilah on August 31, 2013 at 10:03 am

      Chris! That sounds so awesome! And perfect for wintery dinner. Thank you!
      You can leave as many requests as you like, I welcome them with open arms.
      Thanks for writing.

  2. Jacqueline Noguera on August 31, 2013 at 9:54 am


    can you do flautas and abondigas this season?



    • Hilah on August 31, 2013 at 10:02 am

      Hi Jax!
      Yes! I have done chicken flautas, but albondigas will be coming up for sure. 🙂 Let me know if you had another type of flauta in mind.

  3. Janine Gober on August 31, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Sweetbreads! Some people think they are gross, I love them! What surprises me is the people who get disgusted by it are the same people who slurp down bull balls like they are Viagra! I have asked several other chef’s to do it, including Chef John. No response. Anyway, please think about it.

    • Hilah on August 31, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Hi Janine!
      I will think about it. I did have a not-good experience with sweetbreads several years ago and have never tried them since, but I have a friend who probably knows something about them and I will investigate. 🙂
      Thank you!

      • Janine Gober on August 31, 2013 at 10:09 am

        Thanks Hilah. My Dad made them so delicious but when I tried they just weren’t right.

        • Hilah on August 31, 2013 at 10:31 am

          Do you remember what he did? Were they breaded and fried or anything? The ones I had were cooked on a grill and I have a feeling that is not the way to do it!

          • Janine Gober on August 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm

            I do remember. He boiled them for a time and then removed the connective tissue. After that he seasoned, floured them and fried them. He served them with brown mushroom gravy on top. I did that but they sure didn’t taste the same!

          • Hilah on August 31, 2013 at 7:48 pm

            Thank you, Janine!

  4. BF on August 31, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Dude, Hilah! Can you figure out how to make a Cronut?

    • Hilah on August 31, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Fudge yeah, I can!

  5. Great Stone Face on August 31, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Comanche-Style Fried Corn
    Bolognese (Meat) Sauce
    Cajun and/or Creole cuisine (SE Texas?), e.g., gumbo, jambalaya, etc.
    Recipes for nopales
    Recipes with game: venison, bison, elk, quail, etc.
    Fish recipes: trout
    Campfire cooking

    • Hilah on August 31, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      These are great ideas, GSF!
      Have you any details on this Comanche-style fried corn?
      I’m so excited for next season!!!!!

      • Great Stone Face on August 31, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        Mostly, it’s corn kernels fried in bacon grease with onions and garlic. For example, http://www.fastfoodmedia.com/recipe/comanche-fried-corn/

        • Hilah on September 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

          Gracias! This also reminds me I have a recipe from a YT viewer for his grandfather’s succotash. I forget what tribe, but I have it written down somewhere.

  6. Charles and Matt on August 31, 2013 at 5:01 pm


    What about homemade scalloped potatoes? We have tried many recipes on line from youtube, but we always fail. 🙁

    Charles and Matt

    • Hilah on August 31, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      Hey guys!
      Yes! That is a fantastic suggestion. Thank you!

  7. Mike on August 31, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Tacos de lengua!

    • Hilah on August 31, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      I love a challenge, Mike!

      • Great Stone Face on August 31, 2013 at 11:13 pm

        Do you have a pressure cooker? That’s how my Mom used to cook beef tongue.

        • Hilah on September 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

          I do! Thanks for the tip!

  8. sfomark on September 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I would like to see you make paella or in the movie Big Night they made a pasta dish called timpano. Love your videos keep them coming!

    • Hilah on September 1, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Paella is on the calendar! I’ll have to look into timpano. Thank you!

      • sfomark on September 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm

        Also whoopie pies!

        • Hilah on September 2, 2013 at 4:59 pm

          Whoopee! 😉

  9. Nathan DeWitt on September 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I second the posole request. I would really like to know the proper way to make it. Red posole that is.

    • Hilah on September 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

      You got it! Thanks for the red posole addition. That’s my favorite kind, too, Nathan.

  10. Rachael Macry on September 3, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Hey Hilah! These are all great comments, next season will be delicio-so! My request: awesome (in season) vegetable side dishes. Because, I LOVE MEAT. Too much. Tempt me with some freaking fantastic veggies 🙂

    • Hilah on September 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Yes! That is a great idea, Rachael! I LOVE making amazing vegetable sides, and I love trying new, weird seasonal things I find at the farmers market. Thank you!

  11. Rick on September 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Hey Girl… No crawdad recipes?? Let’s git with it!!!

    • Hilah on September 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      I gotta do a crawfish boil!!! Thanks, Rick!

  12. Cass White on September 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Hi there Hilah! Here in the Twin Cities, we have the Jucy Lucy. I would love to see your take on this burger! (Burger with cheese cooked in the center to molten perfection)


    • Hilah on September 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Ooh, that’s a super fun idea, Cass!

  13. Margie on September 6, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Hi Hilah!
    Could you show how to use garam masala? Love Indian vegetarian.

    • Hilah on September 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Wonderful suggestion, Margie! Thanks!

  14. CurtCole on September 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    More “salad for dinner” or vegetarian stuff, please. Also, what can I do with seitan?

    • Hilah on September 9, 2013 at 8:55 am

      Yes, sir! I have a couple recipes for seitan. I’ll put them on the calendar!

  15. Jonathan on September 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Hello Hilah,

    mmmmmmmm, How ’bout some flavored cream cheeses? More specifically (or maybe more importantly I should say), Jalapeno cream cheese. I found some recipes online, but eh, i don’t know about ’em. But whatever you pick for this season, I’m sure it’ll be good and I’m just getting hungry thinking about it 😛

    • Hilah on September 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Mmm, that sounds good, Jonathan! May be a good appetizer idea for the holiday-time! Thanks for writing!

  16. Tim and Jonathan on September 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I’d like to see your take on baba ganoush or cacik.

    And by the way, my grandma makes chicken fried steak just like your video, except she uses both Saltines and Ritz crackers for the breading. But she does the same egg wash, bacon grease, pan fry method.

    • Hilah on September 19, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Hey guys!
      I love baba ganoush, but I’ll have to look up cacik. I’ve heard of it, but can’t remember what it is.
      That’s so cool your grandma does CFS the same! Where is she from?

      • Tim and Jonathan on September 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

        She’s a lifelong resident of Dallas!

        • Hilah on September 23, 2013 at 9:49 am

          Aha! I knew she hadda be a Texan! 🙂

  17. Emo on September 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Hey Hillah, it’s been a long time since I haven’t tried out your recipes and I wanna catch-up. Can you make a fondue with different type of cheeses. I am the ultimate cheese lover and I came across this dish today and I would love to make one for myself 🙂

    • Emo on September 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Oh, and a few spooky Halloween recipes would be greatly appreciated, since Halloween is approaching and I’m getting super turnt up and I wanna surprise my friends with something really amazing this year 🙂

      • Hilah on September 23, 2013 at 9:52 am

        Yes yes! I’ve got pumpkin cupcakes and cheesecake coming up, plus some kind of Halloween punch.

    • Hilah on September 23, 2013 at 9:52 am

      Ooh, I have an authentic Austrian fondue recipe I have been wanting to try!

      • Emo on September 24, 2013 at 2:59 am

        Thank you so much Hilah,looking forward to trying out your recipes so much 🙂

  18. Rose on September 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Hi, hilah, just wanted to say that my girls and I love watching your cooking show. We first found you when we bought a Roku streaming device for our tv. There was a hilah cooking channel that we downloaded and we would look forward to watching you every night. Unfortunately, When we tried to open your channel today, it said you were no longer available :(. Do you know anything about why it was taken down, or if it will ever be put back up again? Thanks for your time.

    • Hilah on September 23, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Hi Rose!
      We took the channel down because we don’t have the bandwidth to keep it updated and were getting a lot of complaints about that. You can watch new episodes (and old ones, all of them really) through the BlipTV roku channel. Hope that helps!

  19. Jed on September 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm


    As a fellow Texan and equal lover of the breakfast taco, have you thought about Barbacoa tacos? Great hangover cure for sure


    • Hilah on September 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

      I have, Jed! In fact I’ve been working on a good indoor-barbacoa recipe, since not everyone has access to a smoker or grill. I am pretty close, so stay tuned!

  20. Margie on October 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Hi!! Q about Learn to Cook, pineapple-lemon chix — how much cornstarch? I’m using canned pineapple.

    • Hilah on October 7, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Oh dangit! Sorry about that. It should be 1 teaspoon. Thanks, Margie.

      • Margie on October 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm

        Thanks so much for answering so quick! Perfect timing, and your dish was a hit with mother- in- law.

        • Hilah on October 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

          Oh hooray! 😀 Thanks for alerting me to the omission, Margie. Really glad it was a success!

  21. carol r on January 25, 2014 at 3:47 am


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