2021 Best of the Year Blog Posts

Taking a look back at my Top Recipes and Home Decor Posts in my 2021 Best of the Year Blog Posts!  Here are the top posts that you loved over the past year.

Hello friends! Today I’ve joined my blogger friends in sharing our Top Blog Posts from 2021! This special series is hosted by my friend Krista of The Happy Housie. If you’re coming over from Stephanie’s blog Casa Watkins Living, welcome! I hope you find my post interesting…I sure do…it’s so eye opening to see what resonated with you all! After you’ve read along here, make sure to check out my friends top posts in the links at the bottom of this post. xoxo

As this year winds down I like to take this time to look back at the work I’ve done on my blog over the year. This helps me to create a vision for the upcoming year and decide where I should go next. It’s also SO interesting to see what recipes and home decor posts resonated with you. In doing this look back, I thought it would be fun to share these favourites with you, plus a few of my favourites that didn’t make the list! Fun fact…last year I posted 116 times and I hope to keep things going strong in 2021 (putting that out to the universe)!

First, Thank YOU!

Before I get started, I want to take a moment to THANK YOU all so much for reading my blog!  Your love, encouragement, visits, comments, shares, pins…it all means so much to me, because without you, my blog just wouldn’t be here. xo

My 2021 Best of the Year Blog Posts

My Best of the Year Blog Posts!

10 Top Recipes of 2021

I always find what ends up in my top 10 posts for the current year quite a surprise. Honestly, the posts that make this list are never ones that I would have expected. But the good thing is that these lists also help me to figure out what YOU really want over here, and this helps to give me focus. Sometimes I get off track and these lists are a good reminder to stay on task. So here we go, My 2021 Best of the Year Blog Posts…I’ve split this post into 3 sections: Top 10 Recipes, Top 10 Home Decor, and My Faves. First up, recipes.

Classic Spinach Dip

This recipe for Classic Spinach Dip came in at #1 for 2021, and I’m in complete shock about it. This was a recipe that I wasn’t even going to post because I hated the pictures, but I posted it anyway and here we are at #1. Crazy.

Easy Dill Pickle Carrots

Coming in at #2 are my Dill Pickle Carrots. This one makes me SO happy because these pickles are my absolute favourite…the recipe is my Mom’s and it’s the BEST. It deserves the #1 spot.

Bread Machine White Bread

I love that you love bread machine recipes as much as I do…they’re such a great kitchen tool and I use mine all the time! This Bread Machine White Bread recipe is #3.

No Flour Cornbread

Now this is another recipe that is a complete shock! I didn’t expect this No Flour Cornbread to be such star this year, but here we are with it coming in at #4! BTW, it’s delicious with these ribs!

Christmas Morning Wife Saver

My adaptation of the classic Best of Bridge recipe for Christmas Morning Wife Saver is slowly making it’s way to the top spot which is amazing because I only posted it a couple of weeks ago! Looks like everyone loves this breakfast bake as much as we do.

Pickled Beets

I’m so happy to see another pickle recipe in my top posts! These Pickled Beets are so easy and delicious! I think I’m going to share more pickle recipes in the upcoming year…you all seem to love them. My other pickle recipe (Pickled Banana Peppers) is very popular as well!

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

My recipe for this Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf has been viewed thousands of times and I’m quite happy about it! It’s a delicious loaf! And again, another recipe that quietly became popular.

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Whenever I think the internet doesn’t need another chocolate chip cookie recipe, I will think of this recipe for Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies. I suspect it will be in my top 3 posts (beating out this one) very soon. They’re SO good, so that makes me very happy!

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

I love to see these Pepperoni Pizza Sliders in my top recipes for 2021! Sliders are the best lunch solution for feeding a crowd, they’re so easy to assemble and they’re DELICIOUS. I’m going to make and share more slider recipes this year.

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Ooooh I love a good bundt cake! This Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake comes in at #10 for 2021! Which reminds me, I need to make it again! Yum.

10 Top Home Decor Posts of 2021

Now moving onto my top home decor posts. I really love the posts that ended up in my top 10 for 2021!

Summer Home Tour

My Summer Home Tour was #1 of my home decor posts for 2021, and I didn’t see that coming. It makes me happy though because this was also one of my most favourite home tours yet…I love green and black and white together.

Fall Home Tours

Both of my Fall Home Tours (Tour #1 and Tour #2) made it into my top 10 home decor posts for 2021 which is awesome because these tours are a lot of work (and cause me stress because I always worry they’re not good enough to share haha).

Easy Easter Napkin Rings

Now this was a surprise…I know, I know, they’re all a surprise, but really they are! These Easy Easter Napkin Rings came in at #4!

Spring Home Tour

Both Spring Home Tours (Tour #1 and Tour #2) also made it in my top 10 for 2021. I really enjoyed putting these tours together because I loved the fresh feeling of adding spring to my home.

Simple Summer Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen

I’m always happy when you love my home decorating tips, especially in the kitchen because they’re my favourite too! It’s also nice to know that you don’t need a brand new show home kitchen to resonate with people. This post for Simple Summer Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen came in at #7.

10 Things to Buy at the Dollar Store for your Kitchen

This 10 Things to Buy at the Dollar Store for your Kitchen was an interesting one to see in my top posts, and tells me that I definitely need to do more Dollar Store posts. I actually enjoyed sharing these things with you because they’re all items I use regularly.

Cozy Christmas Home Tour

My Cozy Christmas Home Tour came in at #9 for 2021. I mean, how can you resist this cutie pie pup sitting in my plaid pillows?!

How to Make a Fall Wreath

And at #10 is my DIY Fall Wreath! Wreaths are my favourite.

My 5 Favourite Posts of 2021

Now these posts might not have made it into My 2021 Best of the Year Blog Posts in terms of pageviews, but they are my favourite posts that I shared in 2021, so I thought I would share them once again with you!

My Urban Vegetable Garden

My Urban Vegetable Garden is by far one of my most favourite posts…I think it’s because it’s been such a labour of love, especially over the last couple of years. I love to watch things I’ve planted grow. I love the little harvest it creates. It’s where I go to decompress, feel silence and get my hands dirty.

Chocolate Pavlova Heart for Valentine’s Day

I love this Chocolate Pavlova so much…it’s SO delicious and pretty. And it’s going to make an appearance for Valentine’s Day once again this year. It’s such a special dessert.

Easy Beef Ragu

If there is one cozy dinner recipe that I could recommend from my site for everyone to make, it’s my Beef Ragu. It’s easy, hearty and SO flavourful…it’s such a favourite here that we make it for Christmas Eve or Christmas Dinner…so so good. (but don’t worry, it’s easy enough for regular weeknight dinners too!)

Meal Planning Printables

Over the last year or two I have started sharing some free printables with you, in hopes that they help you with all of your meal planning. These Meal Planning Printables are among my favourites because this kit has everything you need to organize and plan your meals…checklists, grocery lists, inventory lists…just head over and download them for free!

Nutella Crepes

We love crepes in our home, and these Nutella Crepes are the most favourite…I mean, how can you go wrong with Nutella and bananas?!

Thank you for reading along, I hope you’ve enjoyed taking this little trip down memory lane of My 2021 Best of the Year Blog Posts, as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you! I look forward to a new year filled with more delicious recipes and home decor. Be safe and well my friends, and see you in 2022. xoxo

More Best of the Year Blog Posts for 2021

Now it’s time to see what my friends top posts of 2021 are…I always find these so interesting! Next up on this hop is Amanda of Sincerely, Marie Designs. Then visit the other posts and see the year’s most popular content by using the links below the images.

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  1. Jo-Anna,
    You are so talented, friend. I am blown away by all of your inspiration this year, thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    I cannot wait to see what 2022 holds for you.
    Thankful for you!

  2. Oh my gosh! I’m so hungry now! Your recipes are amazing! I’m definitely making your copycat lemon loaf for my daughter this month. You have been so busy and are so talented, my friend!
    Happy New Year
    Hugs, Jamie

  3. Wow, so much deliciousness! My boys would love those sliders, so I think I’ll try making them. Such pretty home decor posts too. Looking forward to seeing what 2022 brings for you!