Best Books of 2020

Earlier this week, I shared reader’s favorite recipes from 2020. Today, it’s time to recap last year’s reading, highlighting some of my favorite and reader favorite books. 

My goal for 2020 was to read 24 books. If you follow me on Goodreads, you’ll see that I blew past that with 50, but it’s a bit misleading – over a dozen of those books were novellas that accompanied a couple of young adult series I got into. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether that should count, but needless to say, I met my goal! I did read a bit more that usual because of COVID. My family was under a stay-at-home order for about 6 weeks and there were multiple weeks when I was not working. While we had some normalcy for a few months, life was never really normal, as we continued to avoid shopping in stores and didn’t see quite as many friends and family as usual… 

3 shelves of a bookshelf filled with books

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Reader Favorite Recipes of 2020

Happy 2021! Never have I been so happy to welcome in a new year, filled with optimism about what the future holds. 

This week, I’m celebrating the end of 2020. While I can’t yet say goodbye to the pandemic, nor put my kids on a school bus and send them off to a more patient teacher than myself…. I can look back on the good from 2020. More family time. A Disney World trip that we snuck in just before the pandemic hit, that the kids talked about all year. More time outside and exploring local treasures. Getting a puppy who is adorable when she’s not driving me crazy. And more time doing things I enjoy, like reading, cooking, and crafting. 

photo of Miss Hazelnut, the dog, and Mr Nutternbutter in front of our christmas tree

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Parmesan & Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Parmesan & Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a savory take on a traditionally sweet side. Parmesan, garlic, and Greek seasoning are tossed with sweet potatoes and roasted for an easy fall or winter side dish.

Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from Page Street Publishing Co. in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine alone.

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Greek Seasoning Spice Blend + The Mediterranean Diet Made Easy Cookbook Review

Greek Seasoning Spice Blend is a savory, herby blend of herbs and spices. Stash a jar in your pantry and use it to give vegetables and proteins a Mediterranean flare.

Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from Page Street Publishing Co. in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine alone.

Side view of a clear bowl of Greek Seasoning Spice Blend set against a green and white background

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