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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, “ Music and Memories”. 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’s 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 , “ When You’re Smiling.” 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’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 […]



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