Cooks & Cocinas: Helen Schnelzer

“Guests are always welcome in a kitchen that’s newly updated with practical changes and serene colors.

Who’s cooking: Helen Schnelzer, co-chairwoman of Threads of Blessing, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas that works with women of Uganda to create and sell their needlework. Helen’s husband, Garry, is a retired Air Force major general who works as a consultant on military space programs. The couple has two children and four grandchildren.

What’s cooking: The daughter of a good cook, Helen began throwing dinner parties for friends in her native Australia when she was 18. “It comes easily,” she says. She enjoys putting together spontaneous dinners for friends.

Meals are simple with entrees of…”

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