natalieNatalie M. Stone is a perfect specimen for admirers of adjectives beginning with “S.” The South Philly-born, Medford Lakes, New Jersey resident has Sicilian heritage, a sensual personality, and a sassy demeanor. Most importantly, she possesses a single-minded stance on loving and living unconditionally.

Her charming children and doting husband have been the primary recipients of her resolute regard for never neglecting one’s blessings, but what is a woman, especially one with tutelage from the prestigious Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, to do when she wishes to extend her happiness outside of her home? Start a business!

Bearing the name of her youngest child, Bella’s Biscotti finds Stone offering 12 kinds of the beloved Italian cookies. Twice-baked, they are a once-in-a-lifetime treat certain to sate any craving for crunchy goodies.

“Food is like love,” Stone told the South Philly Review for a July 2011 article chronicling an appearance on “Rocco’s Dinner Party.” “You let the aromas, textures, and flavors speak directly to your sense of what is delicious.”