May 26, 2017

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

From the Publisher’s Desk — Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017

December is an exciting time of year, no matter how you observe the holidays. People decorate, gather together more often, and honor family and friends with kindness and gifts. In this issue, we celebrate the holidays by highlighting women entrepreneurs. Marilyn Allen opened her gorgeous Victorian to us, and we are thrilled to share it 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

Bio — Estella Tullgren

Born into a family with two varied cultures was the perfect backdrop for Estella Tullgren to become a foodie. Her mother, from Schweinfurt, Germany, and her father, born in the Rio Grand Valley in Donna, Texas, created endless dishes with incredible sauces, delectable pastries, and spicy flavors.      

From the Publisher’s Desk — June/July 2016

I have a handful of friends for whom life has been pretty steady, but for the rest of us, life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns. The older I get, the easier it is for me to see that the people who not only weather the storms, but get better because of 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

From the Publisher’s Desk — April/Mary 2016 — Take Responsibility For Your Health

Two days before the Marvelous! 5th Anniversary Party, I was in the emergency room with four of the symptoms women experience when having a heart attack—pressure in my chest, a pounding pulse and palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue. I didn’t have a heart attack, but I did have a wake-up call. We don’t know 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

5 Marvelous! Women and their influence on Marvelous!

By Deb Peterson • Photos by Amanda Herd When I started Marvelous! five years ago, I took a giant leap into the unknown, accepting all the risk that went with such a leap, in an effort to create the life I wanted. It was scary, to be sure, and I sometimes still worry about the Read More

From the Publisher’s Desk — December 2015/January 2016

When you can step out of your own story for a while and see the world through someone else’s eyes, when you can be open to the possibility that there are ways of experiencing life other than your own, I’m pretty sure you’ll be surprised and delighted by what you find. In this issue, we Read More