Kitchen Counter


Dom De Luise’s Rice Pudding

One of my very favorite recipes. Rice Pudding.  From Dom De Luise’s cookbook.   Dom DeLuise’s Eat This It’ll Make You Feel Better cookbook Recipe Introduction This is the best rice pudding I’ve ever had. Also, the richest! Ingredients 1/2 gallon milk 1/4 pound butter 3/4 cup sugar Bring above to a slow boil. Add: 1 cup rice Lower flame to simmer and cook 45 minutes-stir often. 1 egg 1/2 […]


Tess La Bella’s Pasta and Ceci ( chickpeas)

3 cups Mariana sauce  2 cloves of garlic sliced thin 1/2 cup olive oil 1 generous handful fresh parsley 1 generous handful fresh basil Salt, pepper to taste  1 lb 13 oz can chick peas 1 1/2 box Barilla Ditalini In a large stock pot pour olive oil and add sliced garlic . Sauté until garlic is lightly browned. Add  chick peas, salt, pepper, parsley , fresh basil and continue to […]


Tess La Bella’s Peanut Butter Brownie Cups

1 Package of Fudge Brownie Mix 15-18 Mini Peanut Butter Cups   Mix Brownie batter according to package directions. Fill paper or foil lined cups 2/3 full.  Remove wrappers from Peanut Butter Cups. Put 1 Peanut Butter Cup in each and press down until batter meets the top edge of candy. Then bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Makes 1 to 1 1/2 dozen   ———-   Good morning 96 […]


Gil Green

Got to hug a very special person to me tonight. Gil green , my heart is full of love and gratitude. Had the honor of being cast  in Gil’s movie about ALS. The movie entitled, “ Who is Lou Gergig”. I play the nurse that bathes Jeff Fogel who this story is about.  In this photo Gil and I are a symposium called, “ 90 Minutes of Solutions.” The event is […]



Follow me on Instagram:  @ tess_labella every Saturday it’s Saturday Selma Says….  Selma is always busy… Making people smile.    Stay tune for some exciting meet and greets coming up in October when I am in LA. 


Night Owl Security Systems

I am the voice of the doorbell shown here in this picture taken in Lake Tahoe. We installed ours at our home and it was easy breezy. I feel truly blessed to represent such an amazing product. Get yours today.


Legends Radio 100.3 FM WLML FM

Become a listener it’s so easy. Download the free app on your smartphone or smart device . Legends Radio streams all around the world.  I am thrilled to be one of the voiceovers and part of the Legends Radio family.  Go to the Legends Radio website for updates.


SAG-AFTRA re election

Very proud to announce the 2019 SAG-AFTRA ELECTION RESULTS. So honored and privileged that I was re elected to the Miami local board and convention delegate. Congratulations to the USAN team and our President Gabrielle Carteris. See you all at the convention in LA at the Beverly Hill Hilton this October.    


Vote for Tess!

Sending all my SAG-AFTRA brothers and sisters a brief announcement. I will once again be running for the local Miami board member and convention delegate . I hope that I can continue to earn your trust and therefore your vote. I look forward to continuing my work representing all of you. Thank you for your support. Warmest Regards, Tess La Bella .Photo credit: Monica Mendoza 


Petrell Ozbay

Here I am with Petrell Ozbay. Award winning author for, “X’s and O’s for Gabby Ann. We are collaborating on our second children’s manuscript. It is a joy to work together and if we could stop laughing long enough we might write a novel.