Hilda's Kitchen Blog

Hilda's Kitchen Blog

A place to share my Assyrian recipes, and other original recipes.

Recent Posts

Pear-Apple Preserves

Pear-Apple Preserves

It’s Fall, my favorite time of year! We don’t get much Fall weather in San Diego, but I still like to partake in Fall activities. One of those activities is making preserves. What says Fall more than apples and pears?

Fig Newtons

Fig Newtons

Fig newtons are one of my favorite Fall treats. I always have plenty of fig preserves in the Fall, thanks to my beautiful fig tree. If you like store-bought fig newtons, you will love this homemade version!

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

Fall is the perfect time for ham and split pea soup. It’s warm, creamy, and oh-so-filling. The next time you bake a ham, be sure to save the bone so you can give this recipe a try.

Masgouf / Iraqi Grilled Fish

Masgouf / Iraqi Grilled Fish

Many consider masgouf to be the national dish of Iraq. Assyrians are not known for their seafood dishes. As a matter of fact, masgouf was the only fish dish my mom ever cooked.

Not Your Mother’s Hareesa

Not Your Mother’s Hareesa

Ask any Assyrian to list some of their favorite Assyrian dishes and hareesa will most likely be on that list. But because it takes so much effort to make, it’s usually only prepared for special occasions and holidays.

Plum Preserves

Plum Preserves

Plum Preserves is quite easy to make. You can take some not-so-beautiful plums and make some gorgeous preserves with them. Follow along this easy recipe to learn how!

Pomegranate and Quinoa Salad

Pomegranate and Quinoa Salad

A couple of days ago I was invited by a friend to come pick some pomegranates off of her tree. Ask anyone that really knows me what some of my favorite things are and they should name some of the following; cooking, rain, Mr. Bean, working out, and picking fruit from friend’s fruit trees!

Chili Sauce

Chili Sauce

For the past few years my serrano pepper plant has been going crazy! It’s more like a bush. Last year I dried the peppers and we ate them as a side with Mexican food. This year I wanted to try something new.

White Chocolate, Dried Cherry and Pistachio Biscotti

White Chocolate, Dried Cherry and Pistachio Biscotti

Who doesn’t love a wonderfully crisp & perfectly sweet biscotti to dunk into their coffee? You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy these delicious cookies!

Assyrian Pickled Eggplant

Assyrian Pickled Eggplant

Recently, while visiting my sister in Chicago, we discussed some of mom’s old recipes. I mentioned that I recalled mom making pickled eggplant when I was younger, but didn’t recall her making them in my adult years.


Join Mailing List
Get notified when a new recipe is posted!
We respect your privacy.