With the holidays behind us and having a few more precious moments to relax, breath, and JUST BE STILL, it’s time once again to re-cap the top 10 and most pinned recipes of 2013! from La Bella Vita Cucina that you pinned and commented the most on.  I have to say, even though I actually posted less often in 2013, the recipes that I did share are among my best recipes (according to you and my family).

What can I say?

YOU have great taste!!

So here we go with the countdown of the Top 10 and most pinned recipes of 2013 on La Bella Vita Cucina!  Interesting that there were equally five sweet and five savory recipes that were well-loved by you.


#10  Espresso and Chocolate Tres Leches Cake was favored by all of the chocolate and coffee lovers!

Top Recipes 2013

Espresso and Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

#9  Pork Saltimbocca with Creamy Polenta had readers writing directly to me about how much their families love this recipe that is now a ‘keeper’ in their homes!  I love reading all of your emails about your experiences cooking these recipes!

Top Recipes 2013

Pork Saltimbocca with Creamy Polenta

#8  White Chocolate Glazed Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti was not only a top faved recipe, it was also selected to be a featured recipe in The Fresno Bee in California!  WOW!

Top Recipes 2013

White Chocolate Drizzled Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

#7 is this amazingly delicious and delicate Peach with Amaretto Cream Glaze Bundt Cake, so perfect for summer!

Top Recipes 2013

Peach Bundt Cake with Amaretto Cream Glaze

#6, Pork recipes are clearly a favorite every year, and these Pork Chops Marsala with Risotto Milanese kept that going in 2013 and were shared on Foodie more than any of my recipes.

Top Recipes 2013

Pork Chops Marsala with Risotto Milanese

#5 Sweets are certainly on your minds, as you indicated for this wonderful Italian Apple Torta

Top Recipes 2013

Italian Apple Torta

You love delicious, healthy food too!  The 4th most favorite recipe is this outstanding, full-of-flavor Grilled Swordfish Skewers with Mediterranean Olive Salsa Cruda

grilled swordfish

Grilled Swordfish Kabobs with Mediterranean Olive Salsa Cruda

The #3 recipe is one that my son asked me to prepare.  I normally don’t make Mexican food, since we prefer to eat at our local Mexican restaurant, but you loved this recipe just like my son does:  Creamy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Top Recipes 2013

Creamy, Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

A darn close tie for first place is the #2 most popular recipe by many people who love this pasta:  Spaghetti with Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

Top Recipes 2013

Spaghetti with Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

And finally, the #1 recipe that has gone viral on Pinterest is my Strawberry Layer Cake with Strawberry Mascarpone Cheese Icing

Top Recipes 2013

Strawberry Layer Cake with Strawberry and Mascarpone Icing

Here are more lists of the top recipes on La Bella Vita Cucina:

Most Popular Recipes from 2012

Most Popular Recipes from 2011

Most Popular Recipes from 2010


Thank you for being part of my blogging life; I truly appreciate each of you!  Here’s to a wonderful new year in 2014 for all of you and your loved ones!

I’ll continue to share delicious recipes, great gardening tips, and LOTS of travel experiences and recommendations in 2014 (going to Italy for 2 weeks in May)!