2021 Recap +Top 20 Reader Favorites!
If I wrote this blog post last week, I would have probably had a different perspective in the past year.
Putting all personal things aside for a moment – I cannot believe we are going into 2022 *still* worrying about COVID. I don’t want to turn this blog post into a COVID session so I will leave it at this. But wow – I was definitely not expecting to have deja vu when it came to the holiday season from last year.
For anyone who has dealt with loss or had a challenging year – I see you, I am here for you and I hope going into 2022, it can bring us all health, happiness and the best of vibes.
2021 was a pretty big year for us personally and professionally. We did kick off the year with having COVID ourselves, but we also had some growth as a family:
- We had our “baby cookie” aka Brody Isaac Carpenter. The mushiest and loving bubba and Ezra’s bestie.
- Jordan left his job in finance to help me run my business (still shook over this)
- We moved from Hoboken, NJ to Millburn, NJ and entered the land of suburbia
- We launched our peanut butter bites with Sweet Nothings
- JTGS Patreon crew kicked off (so much more to come there)
- We are officially on Tiktok
- We hit 1.1 million monthly views on Pinterest (go Jord!)
These have all been huge life changing things. And call me cheesy or whatever – but I am truly grateful to be in a spot where I am today. I am so thankful to have each of you and your support during it all. And most importantly – here are the top 20 recipes of the year…
1. Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread With Cream Cheese Frosting
2. Life ChanginBakery-Style Blueberry Muffins (Gluten-Free)
3. Insane Gluten-Free Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
4. Healthy Spaghetti Squash Casserole (No Noodles!)
5. Insane Brown Butter Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
6. Copycat Sweetgreen Kale Caesar Salad
7. Healthier Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pies (Gluten-Free)
8. One-Pot Ginger Coconut Milk Chicken Bowls
9. Fudgy Perfect Mudslide Cookies (Gluten-Free)
10. Epic Grill Pan Steak Tacos With Chimichurri Sauce
11. Copycat Little Bites Brownie Bites (Gluten-Free)
12. The Easiest Gluten-Free Yogurt Pancakes
13. Addicting Gluten-Free Cinnamon Peanut Butter Granola
14. The Best Healthy Apple Bread Ever (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
15. Crowd Pleaser Brussels Sprout Slaw!
16. The Best Ever Vegan Morning Glory Muffins (Gluten-Free)
17. The Best Ever Gluten-Free Lemon Cake
18. Peach And Burrata Pizza With Balsamic Glaze
19. Vegan Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread Muffins
20. Healthier Crispy Rice Recipe!