Cream of Fava Bean Soup

Fava beans — larger than lima or butter beans — are packed with flavor and nutrition. Remember Jack who sold  the family cow for a few beans — and they turned out to be a magical variety? When you think of fava beans, think of the old English children’s classic, “Jack and the Beanstalk” kind…

Food Revolution

When Julia Child stumbled onto the scene as the “French Chef” in the 1960s, only the mavens of public television picked up her show. They took a risk, and it paid off! How Julia did stumble through those early shows. A great cook she was; but a tv star, she was not! Still Julia hit…

Bonnie’s Blueberry/Apple Crisp

Last evening was the first time that our little family has been together under one roof for a meal. We have been here for a few weeks, but haven’t taken time to have a meal together. I know it’s awful that we are so busy, running in every direction. It is so nice to have…

Joe T. Garcia

One of our favorite Mexican restaurants in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area is Joe T. Garcias. If you are in the area, try it. I found these facts fascinating:

Bonnie’s Homemade Enchilada Sauce

A few weeks ago, I thought I saw enchilada sauce on a shelf at Deal Super, a nearby grocery store that carries a lot of American products. And maybe I did. If so, I should have bought every can on the shelf. But then again, maybe I didn’t see it. Sometimes everything blurs together when…

Coconut Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I put several recipes together for this outstanding cake. I make it at least twice a month for visitors and always get asked for the recipe. What sets it apart is the added coconut and the sour cream and coconut to the batter, if you like regular pineapple upside down cake and coconut, then this…

Bonnie’s Stuffed Bells

I learned how to cook stuffed bell peppers while living in Odessa, Ukraine. In fact, that’s where I learned to cook and to entertain in general. Who knew life abroad would became all about hospitality? But it was and still is, and I am so glad I learned it. I love to entertain and have…