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Music and Memories

Music¬†¬†has always been an important part of my life . Tonight, ¬†I celebrated the evening with a talented group of artists . Their stories , along with mine were featured in the book entitled, ‚Äú Music and Memories‚ÄĚ. The book was published by The StarGroup International , founder and president Brenda Star.¬† Brenda hosted this beautiful event at the Findlay Galleries in Palm Beach.¬† Sponsor and preface to the book […]


Tess La Bella Merry Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Tess La Bella see you in 2020!  


Tess Crumb Cake Recipe

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix ¬† Mix as directed and place in 350 oven in greased 13x 9 pan . Cook cake until just firm enough for crumbs to sit on top without falling through batter.¬† ¬† Crumbs ¬† 2 cups flour 2 sticks butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar¬† 6 tbls of cinnamon¬† ¬† Mix the flour butter sugars and cinnamon together until crumbly. I use a […]



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The Morning Lounge on Dick Robinson’s Legends Radio 100.3 FM

The Morning Lounge on Dick Robinson’s Legends Radio 100.3 FM

Today, I had the ULTIMATE JOY, of being in the recording studio with Jill and Rich Switzer, Co- hosts of The Morning Lounge on Dick Robinson‚Äôs Legends Radio 100.3 FM. ¬† We had the best time, laughed our silly heads off , and then got down to business recording a Legends classic from the Great American Songbook , ‚Äú When You‚Äôre Smiling.‚ÄĚ Thank you Jill and Rich…..¬†️️️ I loved our […]


Dom De Luise’s Rice Pudding

One of my very favorite recipes. Rice Pudding.¬† From Dom De Luise‚Äôs 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 . Saut√© 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‚Äôs movie about ALS. The movie entitled, ‚Äú Who is Lou Gergig‚ÄĚ. I play the nurse that bathes Jeff Fogel who this story is about.¬† In this photo Gil and I are a symposium called, ‚Äú 90 Minutes of Solutions.‚ÄĚ The event is […]



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