Reader Favorite Recipes 2020

By Ann Fulton

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From prep-ahead breakfasts to easy dinners, the best recipes from 2020 cover all the bases and are destined to become family favorites!



The end of 2020 brings a tangle of thoughts to mind. It’s never easy to sum up a year in a few quick sentences, and that feels especially true this year.

Suffice it to say that, throughout 2020, I appreciated my readers more than ever. As we hunkered down and canceled so much of what gives our lives purpose, meaning, and hope, the connections we shared, even via a brief comment or email, felt like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.

So, as we launch into a new year, I figured it was the perfect time to remember some of the other good things from the year that was — like recipes! 

Today’s post highlights the recipes with the most pins, likes, views, and overall positive feedback sent to me in one form or another. If your favorite recipe isn’t on the list, please mention it in the comment section.

Additionally, I’m working on a few upgrades to my site and some other exciting ventures that will kick off in the new year, so stayed tuned. One little change can be seen in this post: a cleaner way to share recipe collections. 

My goal was a more streamlined way to deliver groups of connected recipes to you, whether that be All Things Pumpkin, Simple but Satisfying Soups, Quick Skillet Meals, Cooking from the Pantry, etc.

Along those lines, if there’s more of something you’d like to see, please let me know. More cocktails and fun beverages has been a frequent request, as have easy meals for college students and young adults. I always welcome your input and feedback, so keep it coming.

So, as we close out the year and I leave you with a baker’s dozen of favorite recipes (13 has always been my older son’s lucky number, so I consider it lucky, too), I am raising my glass to you with gratitude for all we’ve shared and hope for brighter days to come. And a lot more good food, of course. 🥂 ❤️


From prep-ahead breakfasts to easy dinners, the best recipes from 2020 cover all the bases and are destined to become family favorites!



Reader Favorites from 2020: 

    Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    If you’re not careful, these magical bites will disappear from the baking sheet before they make it to the table! Who knew we had to guard our vegetables?   I […]

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    Easiest Vegan Zucchini Fritters

    Inexpensive, easy-to-make fritters start with two base ingredients and make an endlessly customizable, protein-rich side or vegan entree.   Two main ingredients get you started with these healthy fritters, and […]

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    Crunchy Top Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal (Muffins Optional)

    Pumpkin and warm spices join a short list of kitchen staples in this hearty breakfast that may be prepped in advance and enjoyed throughout the week.   From sweet pies, […]

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    Everything Crusted Salmon

    When used on salmon, the classic bagel coating provides crisp crunch and great flavor for a super speedy meal the whole family will love. As an added bonus, the recipe […]

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    Porcupine Meatballs

    The silly name becomes apparent when these tender meatballs are pulled from the oven. For a satisfying entree portion, we like to make jumbo meatballs, but you may roll them […]

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    Low Sugar Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

    With just 5.3 grams of added sugar per serving, this healthy, wholegrain breakfast relies on the natural sweetness of whole fruit to deliver great taste that we can feel good […]

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    Christmas Chex Mix

    Sweet, salty, and delightfully crunchy, a big batch of this festive mix takes about 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for holiday snacking and gift giving. Tailor the recipe […]

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    Doctored Up Spaghetti Sauce

    Comfort food at its best, this meaty sauce starts with a jar of your favorite marinara and can be customized in a variety of ways. Easy to make a big […]

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    Easy Egg Taco

    Protein-rich tacos require just three basic ingredients and provide a speedy meal solution whenever needed. A satisfying alternative to fast food that tastes great any time of day!   Fast […]

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    Broccoli and Prosciutto Bake

    This quick-to-assemble casserole is ideal on a busy night or when you simply don’t feel like cooking. It can also be made in advance and reheated and it freezes beautifully. […]

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    Favorite Peanut Dressing

    Does the perfect peanut sauce recipe seem elusive? Look no further. This pantry-based recipe provides classic flavor with minimal effort and can be used in so many ways.   Does […]

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    Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

    There may be no shortage of pumpkin spice lattes in this world, but now you can make them at home, with tea or coffee, iced or hot, and with several other […]

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    Baked Tortilla Casserole

    Easy, economical, and loaded with filling protein, this pantry-based meal offers a modern twist on the traditional casserole and can be prepared the day before. Simply pop it in the […]

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