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Butterscotch Sticky Buns

Apr 19, 2019

Chef Bart’s Butterscotch Sticky Buns (before glazing) I say when you have a craving, feed it! I was digging through the ol’ box of recipes and stumbled across this glorious breakfast sin. While reading through the ingredients, my mouth started to water, and I just had to see how it worked in the Forno Bravo oven. Grab your cast-iron skillet, or similar baking pan, your scotch whiskey, and your sense... Read More

roasted chestnuts video

Roasting Chestnuts in a Wood Fired Oven

Dec 05, 2018

History & Harvest Season Chestnut trees once covered huge swaths of East Coast forests until a fungal blight arrived from Asia, killing off about 3.5 billion trees in the first half of the 20th century. But lucky me, two of the very few surviving productive trees are right behind my house in the Hudson Valley. So the last couple of weeks have been a race between me and the critters... Read More

Jalapeno and Pecan Pesto Pizza

Oct 16, 2018

Thanks to Kenneth Kingswell of Strega Nonas Oven mobile catering in Gainesville, FL for sending in this recipe! This is a great pesto recipe for people who are lactose intolerant or are vegan.  There is no dairy in this recipe whatsoever.  It’s a great addition to bruschetta, pizza, eggs, fish, and chicken.  Give it a try!  I’ve also made this with almonds & pistachios with great results as well. Jalapeno & Pecan... Read More

Wood Fired Peach Caprese Salad in white square bowls

Wood-Fired Peach Caprese Salad

Sep 06, 2018

This recipe was submitted by Chef John O’Neil of Dallas, Texas. His fresh take on a traditional Caprese salad is sure to be a hit! He shares: “My wife loves peaches in season, especially Texas peaches. Using wood-fired peaches in this Caprese salad instead of tomatoes is a fresh, summery change. The Bella wood fired oven gives a nice char flavor to the peaches to season up the salad, and... Read More

Row of ham-wrapped baked peppers in white serving spoons

Date-Stuffed Peppadew® Peppers

Sep 06, 2018

We love having creative recipes in our Community Cookbook! So many of the best ones start with talented professional chefs and home chefs asking, “What if I…?”  Following is one of those recipes for you to enjoy.  Thanks, Chef John! “This is one of my family’s favorite dishes to make when we fire the oven. It is a little spicy, a little sweet, and a little savory. It hits all of... Read More

Fire Roasted Figs and Spanish Cheese in fluted square plates

Fire Roasted Spanish Figs

Sep 06, 2018

This recipe from Chef John O’Neil uses Texas Blue Giant Figs and several delightful specialty cheeses. He writes: I love using Spanish cheeses for this dish because it feels and tastes like we are basking in the sun in Spain! The Mahon Mitica, Cordobes Mitica, and Tronchon all melt nicely, which makes them the perfect blend for slicing over the top of the figs. The Tronchon cheese is an aged cheese... Read More

Grilled Corn on the cob - Potatoes - Green Beans - Lamb Chops

Bella Steak or Lamb Chop Dinner

Jul 31, 2018

Ever wondered how to order and pace your cooking so that your entire meal can be cooked in a wood fired oven and have everything land on the table all at the same time? If so, then this recipe is for you! Carrie Nalley takes us through preparing a whole steak or lamb chop dinner, with all the fixings, in her stainless steel Bella oven. ———- I am using a Bella Medio28.... Read More

Vesuvio Wood Fired Pizza Oven - Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Vito’s Wood Fired Pork Tenderloin

Jun 05, 2018

The scent of the meat roasting on a Tuscan Grill over coals accented with apple chips makes this simple recipe something special. Never tried grilling in your oven? Click here for some basics to get you started! Vito's Wood Fired Pork Tenderloin 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Delicious Pork Tenderloin roasted in a wood fired oven served with homemade applesauce. CourseMain Dish, Meat And... Read More

Infused Olive Oils

Feb 02, 2017

Olive oil, one of our most versatile ingredients, comes from the most cultivated tree in the world. It can be used in many different ways and can be transformed into something that will complement a dish, and add more depth of flavor. As you see in this video, I will be demonstrating the basics of infusing extra virgin Olive Oil with other flavors. Once you have mastered the basics,you can... Read More

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