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Follow Friday – The Domestic Rebel

14 Dec

Happy #FollowFriday! I’m happy to share with you one of the sweetest chicks on the internet. She’s a baker with a funky side and can easily break out to any N’Sync song at a drop of a hat. There is no such thing as too much glitter or frosting in her life. Miss Hayley from The Domestic Rebel is the ultimate girly girl with a killer sense of humor. I love reading her posts! I always feel like I’m right there with her.

I’ve been reviewing her blog all week and I started to see a theme with all of  Hayley’s recipes I wanted to share with you — Chocolate! Of course The Domestic Rebel has more than just chocolate desserts, but these recipes are the ones I want to make like right now!  Be sure to head over to The Domestic Rebel to see all of her posts. Hayley has some recipe round-up posts which cluster together a common theme. I love those!

Here are my #FollowFriday Recipe Favorite from The Domestic Rebel!!!!!!

1. Santa Claus Cupcakes 

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How hilarious are these cupcakes??!! I think these Santa Cupcakes would be a hit at any holiday party!

2. Snickers Brownie Bites

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I don’t know about you but I have an obsession with brownies & snickers. How perfect is this for a girl like me??!!

3. Cake Batter Cookie Dough truffles 

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My favorite frozen yogurt flavor is cake batter and I always top it off with cookie dough. Just looking at these truffles make me break into my happy dance.

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter 7 layer Bars

chocpb7layer7 – Layer bars was one of my favorite treats growing up. I love how Hayley took a new spin on a traditional favorite!

5. Turtle Capookie

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You may be asking youself, “What in the world is a Capookie?” A capookie is a delightful combination of pie, cookie, and cake. The best of everything in this treat!

After you’re done wiping the drool from your chin, head over to The Domestic Rebel and see why I love Hayley so much! I promise she will make you laugh every day and give you great recipes to try! To keep up with Hayley, be sure to visit her on social media.

  1. She’s got twitter game!
  2. Her status updates will make you smile!
  3. Pinning is her thing!

Have you missed my past #FollowFriday posts? No fear, I have a pin board with all of the past blogger’s recipes for easy reference. 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 – Half Baked Harvest

7 Dec

Happy Friday! I’m totally looking forward to my weekend. Do you know what I have planned?? NOTHING! It’s going to be a weekend to relax because after this weekend, the holiday chaos will start. My work life gets busier. I’ll start my holiday shopping. Parties start popping up on the calendar. All great things but a weekend of relaxing is just what I need.

I’m super excited to share my #FollowFriday blogger with you. Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest is a very talented young lady! She loves cooking for her family and sharing their reviews on each dish. Teighan has to be pretty creative to keep everyone happy! Here are 5 of my favorite recipes.

1. Candy Cane Cinnamon Rolls

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How cute is this?? I don’t think there could be a more perfect breakfast for the holiday season.

2. Cranberry, Brie Biscuit Appetizer 

IMG_9583This sounds like a great little appetizer. What a great combination of flavors & ingredients!

3. Pecan Pie Brownies

IMG_8133Pecan Pie & Brownies??!! YUM! I’d put in extra minutes on the treadmill (and not even complain!) so I could eat a ton of these brownies.

4. Gorgonzola Butternut Squash Ravioli

IMG_9189There really is nothing like homemade ravioli and the filling sounds amazing!

5. Baked Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

IMG_7663I pinned this recipe a few weeks ago. I’m thrilled that Tieghan came up with this recipe so I no longer have to buy the frozen taquitos from the store!

Thank you, Tieghan, for all of the great recipes! Be sure to check out Half Baked Harvest. She has some creative holiday treat posts you should make with your family. Here are some ways to keep up with Half Baked Harvest.

Have you missed my past #FollowFriday posts? No fear, I have a pin board with all of the past blogger’s recipes for easy reference. 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: Kitchen Meets Girl

30 Nov

Happy Friday! I’m so glad the weekend is finally here, aren’t you? I mentioned earlier this week  The Tasty Fork will be getting a makeover. I’m undergoing a blog redesign and moving to a self hosted server. I’m so excited! I’m so anxious! I’m really excited about getting a bloggy makeover! Meg from VintPrint Designs has been amazing and she’s so patient with all of my question. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with! I’m so anxious because I heard when you move to a self hosted server, you can lose a lot of your followers. I really really really don’t want that to happen! If you’re subscriber to my blog, you’ll need to re-subscribe once I make my official move. Trust me, you won’t want to lose me! Once I’m up and running, I’m going to have a give away to celebrate my new look. You won’t want to miss out! This would be a great time for you to follow me on Facebook & Twitter so you can stay up to date on my posts.

Ooook, enough about me! #FollowFridays are never about me. This post is all about my blog crush of the week. And this week, I got a good one for you to start following. Have you heard of Kitchen Meets Girl? Ashley is amazing! Her recipes are creative, she takes beautiful photos and she’s very interactive with her followers. She’s doing everything right as a blogger. I hope to be like her when I grow up 🙂

If you’re new to #FollowFriday, this is how it works. I select a blogger and highlight 5 of my favorite recipe posts. Ashley made this job very hard on me. After 5 minutes of surfing through her blog, I had 15 posts written down to highlight…. and I had barely made a dent into her recipe catalog. The next 20 minutes of my life were very indecisive as I tried to narrow my list. Luckily I picked my 5 but trust me, you’ll want to head over to Kitchen Meets Girl and see for yourself what Ashley can do. Soo, here we go!

1. Maple Bacon Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

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Oh yes she did. I mean, I think my head almost exploded when I saw this post. She combined my two favorite breakfast items. Bacon & Cinnamon Rolls.

2. Jalepeno Popper Turkey Chili

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This is the recipe which got my attention to Kitchen Meets Girl. I made this chili and it was everything she promised. Delicious & Spicy! I was sad when the leftovers were gone.

3. Seven Layer Mexican Dip {Individual Sized}

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This would be a great dip and cute presentation for a holiday party. Plus, you can double dip your chip!

4. Two Bite White Chocolate Cheesecake

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Another great holiday party treat! I love a bite sized desert.

5. Peppermint Malted Hot Chocolate

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Just looking at this picture warms me up inside. I can’t wait to make this when I’m decorating our home for Christmas!

Do you like the 5 recipes I picked? I hope so! Head over to Kitchen Meets Girl and bookmark her page. If you like what you see, here are some more ways you can stay up to date on her latest & greatest.

I hope you liked my #FollowFriday Blogger Feature! 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 : Southern Pink Lemonade

23 Nov

Happy Friday! How was your Thanksgiving? I started off my day with a 4 mile run, cooked in the afternoon and watched a lot of football. It was the perfect day!

I’m happy you’ve come by to see who is my featured #FollowFriday Blogger. This week, we have Heather from Southern Pink Lemonade. I’ve always said, I’m easily distracted by yummy looking food photos. Southern Pink Lemonade caught my eye right away. Heather takes awesome pictures! Drool-worthy is an under statement.

Heather lives in the Midwest, but she’s a southern girl at heart. She’s a big Alabama Football Fan, which also caught my attention. There has been a lot of chatter about the BCS National Championship game — could we have a Notre Dame vs.  Alabama match up?? If this happens, I think there may need to be some kind of sweet exchange between me & Heather….just throwing out some ideas 🙂

Here are 5 of my favorite recipe posts from Southern Pink Lemonade!

1. Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

 

I’m such a sucker for homemade donuts. Aren’t these so adorable??!!

2. Cheesy Mexican Corn Dip

I’ve never had a dip like this before! It would be the perfect snack to eat while watching football this weekend!

3. Cranberry Lemon Squares

With Christmas right around the corner, cranberries are going to be all the rage. I love Heather combined cranberries and lemon. What a great treat!

4. Apple Cinnamon Granola

Home made granola is soooo much better than the store-bought stuff. I’d love to eat this granola with some yogurt every morning!

5. The Perfect Traditional Chili

Every cook needs the perfect chili recipe. I can’t wait to try this one! I love that it simmers for 3 hours. I can only imagine how great this chili would smell in our house!

I hope you take some time and check more recipes at Southern Pink Lemonade. I had a hard time just picking 5! Here are 3 ways you can stay up to date with Heather’s latest posts.

I hope you liked my #FollowFriday Blogger Feature! 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: 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!

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.