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Follow Friday: JE SUIS ALIMENTAGEUSE

16 Nov

It’s my weekly installment of #FollowFriday. This really is one of the most fun posts I get do on my little blog. I love doing some blog stalking and picking out my favorite posts! This week, take a look at Je Suis Alimentageuse! Don’t worry, you’ll be able to read her blog. Just the title is kinda frenchy.

I was drawn to Lisa’s blog for the unique title. She had made a couple comments on The Tasty Fork, and I was curious to see if I had a potential French Blogger Friend who would let me come visit. Lisa is from Canada, not France, but she’s still my first International Blogger Buddy! Alimentageuse is a word she created which means, “likes to eat a lot.” She’s a blogger after my own heart. 🙂

Another thing about Lisa, she’s been a vegetarian for almost a year. All of her recipes are based on a vegetarian or vegan diet. Sometimes I wonder how people give up meat, but after looking at Lisa’s food photos and recipes, I could see why she doesn’t need it. All of her pictures are rich with color and the recipes are healthy. I’m going to need some healthy recipes after Thanksgiving, so I’ll be sure to check out what Lisa is making.

The recipes I picked on Je Suis Alimentageuse are things that could work into Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season. Here are my top 5 favorites!

1. Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup

 

I LOVE soup! And this soup looks so pretty! It comes together really easy if you have an immersion blender.

2. Avocado Pesto Grilled Cheese

 

Warm, melty cheese, creamy avocado and fresh pesto… Sounds like a gourmet sandwich to me!

3. Peach Apricot Mango Iced Tea

 

I’m sure this would be great in the summer but I’d love to serve this as an option at a holiday party!

4. Spinach Dip

 

There is no excuse for store-bought spinach dips. This recipes puts anything else I’ve eaten to shame. Make it!

5. Healthier Chocolate Fudge

 

Yes, you read the title of the recipe correct… Healthier Fudge. Check out the recipe to see how Lisa did it.

Doesn’t Lisa make Vegetarian look good?? Besides visiting Je Suis Alimentageuse, you can stay up to date Lisa’s latest by:

I recently created my own pin boardto highlight all of my favorite recipes from #followfriday. How can you be my Featured #FollowFriday Blogger next week? It’s easy! All I have to know is know about you! Make comments on my blog, get active in Link Parties or take drool worthy pictures. (I’m easily distracted by yummy looking food!) If you are featured, all I ask is for you to tell you fans & followers you were featured on The Tasty Fork.

Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

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Follow Friday: Bailey Bakes

9 Nov

Hi Everyone! It’s Friday. And that means it’s time for me to feature my Blog Crush of the Week. Meet Bailey from Bailey Bakes!

Besides being adorable, she bakes up some yummy looking treats! When she announces a new post on Twitter, I don’t care what I’m doing, I’m clicking that link to check out her latest treat. With every post, she includes a little story which I really like too. Bailey is the perfect person to feature on #FollowFriday!

So let’s get down to business. Here are my 5 Favorite Posts on Bailey Bakes!

Chocolate Pound Cake Cookies

I’m a total chocoholic… so I just about died when I saw this post. Give me a few of these cookies and a glass of cold milk, I’d be in heaven.

Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

What a great twist on a pumpkin spice cake! I’m sure using apples makes this cake extra delicious!

Polka Dot Cheese Cake Brownies

These brownies are the cutest things I ever seen! No wonder Bailey has over 1000 pins for this recipe.

Sweet Potato Carrot Bread

We should all thank Bailey for adding some vegetables to a dessert. 🙂

Chocolate Shortbread Blondies with Macaroon Topping

This is a picture I can’t stop staring at — these cookie bars look so amazing!! It’s a must make. Wouldn’t this be perfect for the holidays coming up??!

Are you now a fan of Bailey Bakes? I’m going to make this really easy for you — Keep up with Bailey on all of her favorite social media outlets.

I’m loving this #FollowFriday feature, so it will be here to stay. So, how can you be my Featured #FollowFriday Blogger next week? It’s easy! All I have to know is know about you! Make comments on my blog, get active in Link Parties or take drool worthy pictures. (I’m easily distracted by yummy looking food!) If you are featured, all I ask is for you to tell you fans & followers you were featured on The Tasty Fork.

Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

Follow Friday: Inside BruCrew Life

2 Nov

I attended Online BlogCon last week. I learned so much great information..but the thing I was most surprised by was the network I gained. There were so many awesome bloggers and the Facebook page for the group was blowing up 24/7. It was hard to keep up with everyone’s helpful tips and questions.

One of the first people I connected with was Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life. I asked a question about blog design and transferring to WordPress.org.  Jocelyn was the first person to respond and she gave me a great referral of the woman who recently helped her. Her new page is sooo cute! And she lives in Indiana. It’s probably another reason why I like her so much 😉

After the conference, I was thinking of ways to highlight other bloggers I love. Of course I can pin their recipes to Pinterest, write comments on their posts, like them on FaceBook… but I wanted to do something more. Twitter has this thing called #FollowFriday. You list people you think your followers should follow too. Why can’t I do that on my blog??!!

Even though I come up with a lot of my own recipes, I love making things other people have done. It takes the pressure off of me and I feel relaxed following a recipe. I was always good at following directions and that’s all a recipe is, right?? 🙂

One thing I don’t post a lot of are dessert recipes. I have a huge sweet tooth, so I’m shocked that I don’t. But guess who loooves to post sweet treat recipes?? Inside BruCrew! And guess what people??! These recipes are delicious, unique and use common ingredients. I picked my top 5 favorite recipes from her blog. Trust me, I had a hard time just picking 5. EVERY recipe looks good. So here is my seriously narrowed down list.

1. Salted Caramel Brownie

Milk Duds in a brownie??!! Jocelyn might be a genius.

2. Pumpkin Spice Latte Scones

This recipe will keep your pumpkin addiction alive and you can skip the trip to Starbucks.

3. Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

Instant pudding adds some extra richness and using Reese’s Pieces make this a fun fall looking cookie. 🙂

4. Carrot Cheesecake Muffins

One thing this recipe title leaves out is the streusel topping…and it’s made with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal. I know, wow!!!!!

5. Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Swirl Ice Cream

Peanut Butter and Brownies Batter??!! Yes, please! And you don’t even need a fancy mixer attachment to make this ice cream happen.

So what do you guys think?? Are these recipes as drool-worthy as I think they are? Be sure to head over to Inside BruCrew Life and check out all of her amazing recipes! In honor of #FollowFriday, here are all of the ways you can stay up to date on what Jocelyn’s doing in her kitchen.

So, how can you be my Featured #FollowFriday Blogger next week? It’s easy! All I have to know is know about you! Make comments on my blog, get active in Link Parties or take drool worthy pictures. (I’m easily distracted by yummy looking food!) If you are featured, all I ask is for you to tell you followers you were featured on The Tasty Fork.

Have a great weekend, everyone! Next Monday, I’ll have a new post about some tasty creation I made over the weekend.