Category: Recipes

In the Kitchen: Baked Pears

Baked Pears with Bella Viva Walnuts: The hearty flavor of walnuts make them so versatile when using in recipes. The nutty crunch brings a regular meal to a whole new level. Don’t be surprised if your palette will be begging for more in no time. Walnuts pair so well with countless flavors. So many in

In the Kitchen: Prunes

Walnut Pastila with Bella Viva Prunes: With the holidays quickly approaching, you can never have too many recipes on hand. Sure, prunes are excellent all their own, but throw them into a dish and you’ve taken cooking to a whole new flavor level. The following recipe is for two scrumptious walnut pastila but beware, you

In the Kitchen: Almond Flour

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour: Another great thing about almonds is that they are able to be used in so many different ways. Almond flour and almond meal are made when the almonds are finely ground into powders; the flour consisting only the insides of the blanched meats and the meal consisting of the

Bella Viva Pecan Stuffing

Pecan Stuffing: This recipe comes to us from my family to yours just in time for Thanksgiving, thank you grandma Joan for sharing. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for larger gatherings, just keep the ratios the same. I prefer to leave out the butter because Bella Viva Pecans are so rich and

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

Congratulations to Nerine A. from Texas for winning first prize in the 2015 Bella Viva Recipe Contest! Her Blueberry Yogurt Muffins are to die for. We enjoyed their scrumptious combination of textures and flavors. The crumbly outside is complimented by the moist inside; which is made possible by a generous wallop of yogurt. To top

Sweet and Salty Fig Bars

Congratulations to Debra D. for winning second prize in the 2015 Bella Viva Recipe Contest! Her sweet and salty fig bars were delicious. We enjoyed the unique blend of flavors and the buttery rich taste. The beauty of this recipe is you can mix and match any dried fruit and nuts, such as: raisins, dates, prunes,

Harvest Apple Pie

Congratulations to Janeen T. of Illinois for winning third prize in the 2015 Bella Viva Recipe Contest! This apple pie is loaded with fruit. We love the sweet fruity taste and the occasional crunch from the walnuts. Ingredients: Crust: 1 heaping cup flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 rounded Tablespoons Crisco shortening Ice

Apricot Habañero Jam

Congratulations to Gail H. from Tennessee for winning third prize in the 2015 Bella Viva Recipe Contest! This was by far the most unique recipe we received for the contest. Who would have thought to combine our dried apricots with peppers and vinegar? We loved spreading this jam over bagels with cream cheese. Ingredients: 1

Christmas Fruit Cake

Description This recipe comes from our family to yours. Beatrice Martino, the sister of our owner Victor Martino, created this wonderful no-bake fruit cake years ago and it has been a family staple ever since. It doesn’t feel like Christmas until this tasty desert is made. It has been passed on from Beatrice to Victor’s

Harvest Crumble

Description Paul Decker of New York presented Bella Viva with this marvelous desert as an entry in our Online Bake Off. We awarded his recipe first prize ($100 Bella Viva Certificate) based on: taste, quality, revelant use of dried fruit and ease of baking. We invite you to experiment with any and all of our