What’s Up In Malibu


Dinner with The Smiley’s

Dinner is more than just a meal. It’s when we share not only food, but laughs, stories and conversation. It’s the evening gathering of family or friends. We land back at home from work, school, activities and other things we’re off doing each day. And despite the cell phones, tablets and ever-calling Netflix que, it is generally a meeting we look forward to, perhaps even more than the food being served. With the release of the book Dinner with the Smileys, we can be reminded just how much is to be gained from sitting around a table together. The Smileys are a typical American family. Author … Read More

Invite Bonnie Into Your Kitchen!


The Kale Detox Salad

I was gifted with an abundance of fresh vegetables today (actual pic above) and I immediately went to work making a detox salad...well, mainly because I am doing a detox week, but a little bit because I really, really LOVE this salad even when I am not … Read More

Three Herbs

Bonnie’s Custom Herbs & Spices

Featured on The Oprah Show! If you want an easy way to dress up anything you are making, just add one of Bonnie's hand blended spices. Given away on the Oprah Show, Bonnie's Tasty Herb Rub became an instant hit and is now used in thousands of … Read More

chalkboard cheese platter

Need a Caterer or Private Chef?

Let Chef Bonnie come to you! Private Chef Details in addition to regular food items, chef bonnie also specializes in paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free & many other diet restrictive foods chef bonnie can prepare family meals, snacks, group meals, … Read More

Favorite Recipes

lasagna bonnie stoilkovich

Stove Top Lasagna

What's a girl to do when there are kids to be washed, clothes to be folded, dogs … Read More

Spring Greens

Green Leafy Salad with Dip Dip

OK, so not really a recipe, but when my daughter says she wants to "try" … Read More

chocolate rice crispy treats

Almond Butter Crispy Bars

You can absolutely switch out regular smooth peanut butter for the almond … Read More

Food News & More

Heart Coffee

Coffee Love

The title of this piece is a bit false. I do not love coffee! I enjoy a cup of … Read More


Kids Cook Books I Recommend

Many of you already know that I collect food/cook books.  I’m not picky…any … Read More


Naturally Colored Easter Eggs

I did this with my daughter last Easter…the colors are soft and pretty. To make … Read More