June 28, 2017

Bella’s Table — June/July 2017

It’s summertime…and that means outdoor grilling, picnics, and bar-b-ques! I want to share some recipes for summer entertaining with your families and friends. Wherever you live, I hope you are taking advantage of the farmers’ markets and all the wonderful produce.      Shortbread Bars with Cream Cheese Filling and Fresh Strawberries Makes 12 squares Read More

Bella’s Table — April/May 2017

  Have you ever spent time perusing your old recipe collection? I did in preparation for this issue and found some oldies but goodies to share with you. I have the habit of dating my recipes, so I know these go all the way back to the ‘70s and my old college days! What a Read More

Bella’s Table — February/March 2017

  Thank you to the girls who participated in the Marvelous! Appetizer Mini in December. I love appetizers—for any occasion. I think your family and friends will enjoy some of these at your Super Bowl Party and all year long! Brie Stuffed Mushrooms Doubling this recipe is a must—it is always a crowd favorite. If Read More

Bella’s Table — December 2016/January 2017

  It’s the holidays! We all enjoy special meal gatherings during this time of year with recipes that are family favorites—sometimes on the rich and high calorie side. The recipes in this issue are all great for a light lunch or dinner during the holiday season. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas Read More

Bella’s Table — October/November 2016

By Estella Tullgren  |  Photos by Deb Peterson It’s fall! That means it is time for soups…glorious soups. Although I do have soup all year long, fall is the time to bring out those tasty, comfort-type soups. I have my favorites, but I have a couple new ones this season. I try to keep chicken Read More

Bella’s Table — August/September 2016

  In my quest for great fish taco recipes, I have discovered how much I like spicy shrimp tacos, too. While trying out various recipes, I have put together my favorite combination. You can always increase the heat in your dishes by adding more jalapeños or hot sauce. Enjoy these with all the summer bounty Read More

Bella’s Table — June/July 2016

By Estella Tullgren With the summer season in full swing, please take advantage of your local farmer’s market. I hope you will try the Asian Noodle Salad recipe. It is a great way to use your favorite salad ingredients. And who isn’t looking for another flavorful chicken recipe? One Pot Chicken and Orzo is just Read More

Bella’s Table — April/May 2016

By Estella Tullgren The holiday celebrations coming up over the next few months are good reasons to gather family and friends—perfect occasions to cook together and try new recipes. This version of Sweet and Sour Chicken is so good. I sometimes double the sauce so I can set some aside to drizzle over each serving. Read More

Bella’s Table — February/March 2016

By Estella Tullgren As with any anniversary, reminiscing is part of it, so I started thinking about a lunch for the Marvelous! group and wanted to share some of my favorite recipes from the past five years. Of course, I have added a few new ones. Thank you for letting me come into your homes Read More

Bella’s Table — December 2015/January 2016

By Estella Tullgren • Photographs by Deb Peterson One of my joys in coming to work on Mondays is being able to talk with one of my favorite foodies—Joan Michalek. She is always trying new recipes and, of course, willing to share them with me. If I’m lucky a sample accompanies some of these new-found Read More