Our Super Recipe Roundup of 2020

our favorite recipes of 2020
Author: Heather
Category: Recipes
Published Date: 12/30/2020
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What a year this has been. As of today, we’ve officially been in our home for eight and a half months.  Man, has this year has been full of ups and downs.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with so many incredible brands. Super Dad found a job he loves. We’ve adjusted to distance learning and are missing our family road trips terribly.

But, above all else, we are healthy and together and so we can’t complain. I’ve gotten the opportunity to work on old recipes, and create new ones. 

2020 Recipe Roundup

While we plan for some awesome new content for 2021, we will continue sharing our favorite family-friendly recipes, such as the ones we shared in 2020. 

My Not So Secret Collard Greens

You haven’t tried collard greens until you’ve tried this recipe. Packed with bacon, onions and fresh, chopped greens, you won’t believe what you’ve been missing.

bowls filled with homemade collard greens

Quick and Easy Salmon

Looking for a quick and delicious family friendly meal? This easy salmon recipe is made with just a handful of ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes.

Plate of homemade salmon


Baked Red Velvet Donuts

Similar consistency to a small cake, these red velvet donuts are baked, not fried. Drizzled cream cheese icing provides exactly the right amount of sweetness. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

plate full of red velvet donuts


No Churn Pistachio, Chocolate Chip and Coconut Ice Cream

This ice cream is packed with pistachios, dark chocolate chips and shredded coconut. So good, it’ll taste like you spent hours making it!

ice cream cone with pistachio chocolate chip and coconut ice cream

Cheesy Bacon Irish Soda Bread Muffins

A twist on a classic, these Irish soda muffins are packed with cheddar cheese and bacon.

bowl of cheesy bacon irish soda bread muffins

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

These truffles are somewhere between a peppermint patty and a thin mint. They taste gourmet, but are much less expensive. You won’t believe how easy they are to make.

row of mint chocolate truffles


Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts with Fresh Banana Icing

These may be the most chocolatey and moist donuts you’ve ever tasted. Topped with fresh banana icing, your taste buds will thank you!

double chocolate chip donuts with banana icing

Starbucks Pink Drink Copycat Recipe

Our most popular recipe, viewed over 175,000 times and pinned over 10,000 times on Pinterest, this Starbucks Pink drink copycat recipe is a refreshing blend of ingredients including strawberries and coconut milk. Now you can make it at home!

result of starbucks pink drink copycat recipe

Funnel Cakes (Fried Dough)

These funnel cakes are crisp, deep-fried cakes, topped with powdered sugar. One bite and you’ll be instantly transformed to your childhood days at the fair!

close up of a homemade funnel cake with powdered sugar

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcakes

You will fall in love with this cinnamon and chocolate chip cupcake topped with a mascarpone frosting, chocolate chips and a piece of cannoli shell for crunch.

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Fries

Apples wrapped in crispy, fried dough and covered in cinnamon and sugar. Imagine an apple stuffed churro. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever eaten.

plate of cinnamon sugar apple fries with caramel dipping sauce

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef

Just 10-15 minutes of prep for this slow cooker main dish. It’s the most delicious bbq beef you’ll ever eat.

plate of slow cooker bbq brisket

Nutty Nutella Fudge

This easy, three step, five ingredient nutty Nutella fudge is so creamy and smooth. It’s heaven in a bite!

small Rae Dunn mug next to a stack of Nutella fudge

S’mores Pudding Pie

All of the delicious flavors of a s’more come together in this incredibly delicious s’mores pudding pie. Homemade graham cracker crust and chocolate pudding filling are topped with toasted mini marshmallows.

piece of s'mores pudding pie on a plate

Non-Alcoholic Banana Piña Colada

Bring the flavors of the Caribbean to your home, in a frozen, sweet and tropical drink that the whole family can enjoy! This is the yummiest non-alcoholic piña colada ever… at least according to my kids.

piña coladas with cherries and pineapple wedges

Nana’s Classic Goulash

The perfect combination of beef, pasta, onions, peppers and spices, in a tomato sauce. It’s a recipe that my Nana made once a week and brings me back to my childhood every single time.

classic goulash in a bowl

Claremont Salad

Also often referred to as “Health Salad”, Claremont salad is a blend of sliced veggies, soaked in a vinaigrette dressing. It is perfect as a side dish but is good enough to be eaten for a meal.

bowls of claremont salad on a table with wooden spoon

Super Meaty and Cheesy No Boil Lasagna

Two pounds of meat and nine cups of cheese are layered in between no boil lasagna noodles and marinara sauce, making this meal hearty, easy to make and super delicious.

slice of super meaty and cheesy lasagna

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies

We took our three most favorite things, peanut butter, chocolate chips and pieces of SNICKERS® and packed them all into one cookie. They are the perfect amount of crunchy and the perfect amount of chewy.

beautiful stack of cookies

Fluffy Pancakes

Fluffy homemade pancakes have never been easier. Just take our pancake mix, add a few ingredients and voila!

stack of pancakes with maple syrup

Easy Homemade Guacamole

The easy recipe that finally convinced me to try guacamole is now my family’s absolute favorite homemade guacamole recipe!

Slow Cooker Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

If you love the classic Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage, you’ll love the casserole version. All of the flavor you love, without all the work!

scrumptious rae dunn bowl filled with hungarian stuffed cabbage casserole and rice

Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate

A spicier version of your favorite hot chocolate, this rich and creamy drink is vegan friendly and features a number of spices, MiCacao tea and an incredible chocolate flavor.

close up of vegan chai hot chocolate

Panera’s Kitchen Sink Cookie Copycat Recipe

Now you can make Panera’s The Kitchen Sink Cookie at home. It’s quite possibly, the most perfect balance of salty and sweet you’ve ever put into your mouth. Packed with chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, caramel and pretzel pieces and then topped with salt flakes, this is easily your new favorite cookie!

plate full of fresh homemade cookies

Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato Copycat Recipe

Now you can make the super popular, Iced Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks, right in your own home. This incredible blend of espresso, milk and caramel is refreshing and the perfect way to start your day.

starbucks iced caramel macchiato

Easy Homemade Oatmeal

No more packaged oatmeal for you! This easy recipe can be completely customized to your family’s taste. Choose the toppings you love and enjoy!

bowls full of oatmeal with fruit

Caramel and Chocolate Panna Cotta

This caramel and chocolate panna cotta is heaven. Caramel panna cotta on top of a layer of chocolate ganache. It’s the perfect dessert for any gathering.

caramel and chocolate panna cotta on a plate

REESE’s Peanut Butter Fudge

If you love the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate, you’ll love this creamy and buttery Reese’s peanut butter fudge.

fudge with a bite taken out of it

Chocolate Très Leches Cake

If you love moist cake with a rich, chocolatey flavor, you have to try this chocolate très leches cake!

piece of chocolate tres leches cake on a plate

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

A quick and easy cupcake recipe that is perfect for the holidays. A hint of peppermint is the perfect compliment for this soft and fluffy chocolate cupcake.

a chocolate peppermint cupcake with peppermint candies

Eggnog French Toast

A holiday twist on our favorite french toast recipe. Use your left over eggnog instead of milk and create the perfect holiday breakfast dish.

syrup being poured onto egg nog french toast


Which recipe in our 2020 recipe roundup is your favorite? Have you tried any of them? Comment below and let us know!

What type of recipes would you like to see me share in 2021?

As always, I want to personally thank you for your support. Without you, our family couldn’t continue to run this small business. We appreciate you more than you know! 


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  • I am going with Pina Colada that looks absolutely stunning to me. What an eventful and food-flavorful year you’ve had!

  • My stomach just growled. All of this looks amazing. I might have to start cooking more in 2021!

  • What a fantastic 2020 you had. I still get excited thinking about how you’re in a Rae Dunn cookbook!

  • There are so many great recipes here! I love roundups like these, because I’m always looking to add more dishes to my list of things to make. Love it.

  • My fav is the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes and Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato Copycat Recipe. These 3 things are best for me. And I already made. It’s superb!