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All-Time Best Recipes from the First 15 Years of Sarah’s Cucina Bella

This is a look back at 15 years of Sarah’s Cucina Bella through the most notable recipes. These are the all-time best recipes because they’re beloved.

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What’s your favorite recipe you’ve developed? This is a question writers ask of cookbook authors, blog writers and other people who work in food. But much like children, it’s hard to choose. All have their merits and memories.

As we countdown to the 15th anniversary of the launch of Sarah’s Cucina Bella on Nov. 9, though, I wanted to do a retrospective of some of the most notable recipes published here. These recipes represent some of my personal favorites along with crowd favorites and ones that got the most attention.

Of course, with thousands of recipes on this site, this only represents a small smattering of the reliable, delicious recipes that have been delighting readers since 2005. I hope you enjoy these, and then go dig through the archives as well.

What’s in the list?

Sweet potato fries — actually, a pair of recipes for sweet potato fries — got discovered overnight once. They represent my first (and second) recipe to ever go viral. I didn’t know what to do with the attention.

Pumpkin is a favorite around here, so there’s a number of pumpkin recipes on the list including the cupcakes I adore, the pancakes a long-time reader adores and more. Likewise, blueberry dishes are a favorite too. The blueberry white chocolate pancakes, in particular, are my son Will’s favorite.

Pasta is always on rotation in our home, so I’ve included several recipes for pasta. It was hard to narrow down though — I have so many favorite pasta recipes with shrimp, for instance.

The turkey and gravy recipes I make every year for Thanksgiving are also on the list. So is the special overnight French toast my family craves.

And more! Have a look through.

Do you have a favorite?

Regular readers, I want to hear from you! Do you have an pick for all-time best recipes from the first 15 years of Sarah’s Cucina Bella? Share in the comments so new readers can find more beloved suggestions.

Best Recipes from the First 15 Years of Sarah's Cucina Bella

There have been thousands of recipes published on Sarah's Cucina Bella since its launch in 2005. These represent my personal favorites, reader favorites and ones that got the most attention over the years.


Friday 13th of November 2020

I love your broccoli slaw.. yumm and those double chocolate salted cookies πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Sarah Walker Caron

Sunday 15th of November 2020

Thank you, thank you, thank you!