Bonnie Hooley

Bonnie’s Kitchen is a monthly column that is sure to get you excited about entertaining, by offering simple ideas and recipes that make every event a special occasion. Bonnie’s favorite scripture is found in Philippians 1:20, “…Christ shall be magnified in my body…” One of the best ways that she's found to live out that scripture is through entertaining. Her love for family, friends, recipes and dishes has worked naturally into this. When Bonnie's not in the kitchen, she is Vice-President of one of the largest Trustee firms in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, Canada. She sits on the board of her church and Kingdom Investments. She is past president of MAIRP. Her passion is Christ. The love of her life is her awesome husband of 25 years.

Bonnie has written 17 on Christian Women Online.

Chiller Thrillers

by Bonnie Hooley on July 1, 2009

in General

I have chosen these frozen drinks for my recipes this month because besides being cool and refreshing – which is what we thirst for in July – the very name of them reminds us of how awesome our God is! You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!  I sing for joy […]


The Mamoth Marathon Salad reminds us that although some things take time to prepare there’s a great sense of accomplishment when we see the finished product. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Phillippians 3:14 KJV) In our city in the month of June is […]

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Black Forest Cake

by Bonnie Hooley on May 1, 2009

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Black Forest cake takes a little longer to make than most cakes, but I specifically chose this recipe to remind us to try difficult things. “Honor thy mother” Exodus 20:12 On mother’s day all children come together and agree it is time to show our mothers honor.  After all it is a commandment of God […]


Fresh Salsa

by Bonnie Hooley on April 1, 2009

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While not your traditional Easter fare, my recipes this month were chosen because of their ingredients.  Fruit Salsa, Veggie Salsa, and Oven Stew are all made with pure ingredients, nothing artificial, wholesome food, nothing from a box, can or jar. Have you ever noticed when a true chef cooks something the flavor is fit for […]


This month I have a delicious recipe for spicy italian meatballs that I’m dying to share with you. It’s the secret recipe of our own editor Darlene Schacht. And since she gave it to me in confidence, let’s keep this post our little secret, shall we? This recipe freezes well which makes it a great […]


Love Ya!

by Bonnie Hooley on February 1, 2009

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“And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, …” (Thessalonians 3:12 NLT) There is something inexpressible about “love.”  For centuries love has been a predominant theme in poetry songs and novels.  Movies are rarely without a good love story weaved somewhere in its scenes. It seems […]

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