Hilah Johnson

My name is Hilah Johnson. My partner Christopher Sharpe and I began our webshow Hilah Cooking in January 2010. We create short-form, educational, and occasionally hilarious cooking videos geared towards beginner and intermediate cooks, as well as people who are just looking for simple, low-cost recipes.

Everything is made from scratch, people! You will not see any packets of taco seasoning mix or gravy powder up in here. If you are going to learn how to cook, you are going to learn it for real! But I promise it will be fun and easy.

All of the ingredients are a cinch to find and I avoid using any super-specialized gadgets in order to keep the recipes accessible to everyone. That means I grind pepper in a mortar and froth up egg whites in my mouth. Just kidding. That would be gross.

I’ve been cooking since I could reach the stove — it was REALLY HOT! — and love it. I also do a bunch of other artsy crap like acting, writing, and singing in my goofball, punk rock band. Plus I love spicy food, innuendo humor, and porch-drinking.

Have I Become Racist Against White People?

I recently got into a little disagreement on Facebook, through a comment thread on an acquaintance’s page. I left a comment saying that people who fly confederate flags are generally not the kind of people who a black man (or woman) might want to be caught in a dark alley with. My point was not so much that flying a confederate flag makes you a racist, but in my experience, they usually are.Then I got called a racist. By a white guy from Mississippi. Which, as another commenter on the thread pointed out, was kind of humorous, seeing as I am also white....more
Oh, I loved this piece, Martha. Thank you for opening up about the things you wonder about. I ...more

How a Cashier Tried to Undermine My Parenting & Ruin a Teaching Moment

So the Monkey and I were at the commissary the other day, picking up a few things to get us through the week. He did not want to be there. Duh. I did not want to be there. I promised we would hurry, and asked for his help. This is how he helped: He kung-fu'ed a watermelon... and split that sucker right open....more
Smart thinking, mama! I can just picture that Monkey's face in the car. :)more

Chick-Fil-Gay Sandwich!

Make a Chick-Fil-A Fried Chicken Sandwich at home with this copycat recipe. Less sugar, less salt, and less funding for anti-human-equality organizations. ...more
 @Denise Thank you! :)more

Lessons from a First Year Food Blogger

My daughter Anne and I started on the culinary journey called “food blogging” a year ago, with our site, Fab Frugal Food. The road has not been without a few bumps, twists and turns. We have found much to enjoy in the journey, though, and it has taught us, inspired us and made us grow as cooks....more

Thanks for the post. I am a brand new food blogger and I am definitely going to take your ...more

Hilah Cooking!

Learn how to make awesome but simple food at Hilah Cooking! We publish new videos every Tuesday along with detailed instructions in the blog. Our focus is on food that people really want to eat, like tacos and whiskey drinks....more

Fish Tacos are awesome, but a lot of people are intimidated when it comes to making fish at ...more