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Follow Friday – Lemons for Lulu

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Happy Friday!! It’s a good thing you guys can’t see me today. I’ve had a headache for two days and I’m just not my usually smiley self. I’m blaming the crazy weather. Change of weather can give people headaches, right??

Lemons for Lulu — doesn’t that make you feel warm and happy?!! It sure does for me! Tanya, the Ohio native behind Lemons for Lulu, will make you smile everyday… just look at her food. All of her meals are things she makes for her family. After stalking her website, I really wish I was young enough to be adopted. I’d love to have a place at her table! Tanya grew up loving food and all of her recipes show it.

I’ve selected 5 recipes from Lemons for Lulu to share with you. Get ready to feel hungry!

Sriracha Beer Cheese

Sriracha-Beer-Cheese Beer cheese is an awesome dip as is… but adding sriracha takes it to another level! I love the heat and flavor from sriracha.

S’mores Chocolate Donut

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If I woke up one morning and this donut was waiting for me, I’d jump for joy. I love anything s’mores!

Mediterranean Dip

I love this dip! It can be eaten with crackers, bread or veggies.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza with Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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I expressed last week I love BBQ chicken pizza. I’ve always wanted to grill pizza dough but I’ve been scared of messing it up. This recipe makes me want to give it a try. The reward looks amazing!

Red Velvet Caramel Shortbread Bars

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Ok, so this treat has a red velvet brownie, caramel and a flaky shortbread cookie. I think my head just exploded. :)

If you like these recipes, it’s just the tip of the iceberg of what you can find at Lemons for Lulu. To keep up with the latest & the greatest, be sure to check out Lemons for Lulu on social media.

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. I’ve got a #FollowFriday button on the right sidebar if you’d like to add it to your featured list.

Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

meghan sig

Follow Friday – This Gal Cooks

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Happy Friday! For this edition of #FollowFriday Blogger of the week, I’m highlighting This Gal Cooks! Julie is the Gal behind the blog and besides sharing eye popping recipes, she gives back to the blogging community. Julie is a host to a Monday Link Party and hundreds of fellow bloggers use her party to highlight their work. On Thursdays, Julie hosts a Blog Hop for her fans to find new blogs to follow. To donate 2 posts a week to others is exteremly kind!

Highlighting 5 of her recipes doesn’t give back as much as she has helped others, but I thought this would be a great way to thank her. She’s helped me by highlighting my recipes and commenting on posts. I hope to pass that feel good warm & fuzzy feeling her way! Julie 100% deserves it!!!

I’ve picked 5 of my favorite recipes from This Gal Cooks. Be sure to click on the recipes and pin them to your boards on Pinterest!!

Curry Crab Rangoon

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Crab Rangoon is always a MUST order when going out to our favorite Asian food places. Adding curry is such a fun way to switch up the already delicious recipe. Can’t wait to make this!

Mini Bacon & Egg Casseroles

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Aren’t these little breakfast bites so cute??!! It’s an easy breakfast to make and eat while heading out the door for the day.

Spicy California Sushi Bowl

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What a great idea!!

Roasted Poblano & Crab Soup

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Soup is my favorite thing to eat these days since it’s been pretty cold. I’d love to eat this soup while curled up on the couch watching TV.

Mini Oreo Cheesecake

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I’ve got such a sweet tooth! I know this mini cheesecake would satisfy my craving! YUM!!

If you like these recipes, it’s just the tip of the iceberg over at This Gal Cooks. Be sure to visit her page and look at her recipe page. All of Julie’s recipes are organized by category so you can find a recipe for what you’re craving that day. Stay up to date with Julie by following her on social media!

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. I’ve got a #FollowFriday button on the right sidebar if you’d like to add it to your featured list.

Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

meghan sig

Follow Friday: Back For Seconds

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#FollowFriday is one of my favorite posts to share with all of you! I really enjoying finding great blogs. There are so many creative people out there and it’s so fun to connect with others who share the same passions.

I’ve been holding out on all of you. I’ve been crushing on Back for Seconds for, like, 4 months. Stephanie is amazing! She develops recipes and takes amazing pictures. I’m not sure how she finds the time to delight us with sweet treats; Stephanie has twin boys and a little girl. Not to mention a hair stylist and makes jewelry. She’s the ultimate girly girl, a Mom, a wife and lover of anything with glitter.

I’m going to assume you’ve thrown in the towel on your healthy eating resolution and you’re ready to swap out a boring salad for some delicious treats. Back for Seconds will have you eating sugar in no time… but in case if you are still eating healthy, be sure to check out all of Stephanie’s Skinny Recipes. For the month of January, a majority of her recipes leaned on the lighter side. She has something for everyone!

Here are my top 5 recipes from Back for Seconds!

1. Four Ingredient SKINNY Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse

 

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See, this is the SKINNY stuff I was talking about. It’s totally possible to eat amazing desserts and they aren’t loaded with calories. THANK YOU, Stephanie for sharing this recipe! I’ll totally be making this soon.

2. Peanut Butter S’more Bars

 

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How can s’mores taste even better?? Add peanut butter! I love this cookie bar. And the best part – it’s no bake!

3. Coconut Carrot Mini Cakes

 

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This recipe isn’t the usual carrot cake recipe. Stephanie doesn’t care of raisins or nuts, but I doubt you’ll miss it. These mini cakes have coconut and a to-die-for cream cheese glaze. YUM!

4. Brownie Stuffed Cookies

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I love brownies. My hubby loves cookies. Can you guess what I’ll be baking this weekend?? :)

5. Fully Loaded Hot Fudge Bars

 

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If you head over to Stephanie’s About Me, you’ll see why she created this recipe. (Check out #7!!)

Tell me, what are your favorite recipes from Back for Seconds? Did I pick her best work?? If you aren’t familiar with Back for Seconds, be sure to take a look by clicking here. You can stay up to date with Back for Seconds by following on social media.

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. I’ve got a #FollowFriday button on the right sidebar if you’d like to add it to your featured list.

Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

Follow Friday – {I Love} My Disorganized Life

Happy Friday!! I’ve got a give away going on next week. It’s my very first and I can’t wait to share with you what I’ll be giving away. Be sure to come back on Monday and enter for some prizes!!

I’m so happy to be sharing with you a great blog follow. Rachel from {I Love} My Disorganized Life is one of the sweetest people I’ve had the opportunity to blog with and I’m so happy she’s my friend! (awwwe!) She writes in such a light hearted way, it’s hard to believe she’s been married for over 20 years, has kids AND grand kids. We’re both trying to figure out this blog world together and she’s doing an amazing job! Besides blogging about desserts and crafts, Rachel co-hosts a link party every Wednesday called Wicked Good Wednesdays. You should check it out!

I’ve bent the rules for my Dear Rachel and besides recipes, I’ll also be sharing her craft tutorial posts. I’m not crafty but I know some of my readers like to go on a shopping spree at Hobby Lobby, so I hope you like ones I selected. Here are 5 of my favorite blog posts from {I Love} My Disorganized Life.

1. Mixed Up Caramel Turtles

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Rachel posted this recipe the day after Thanksgiving. I immediately forgot about all of the food I ate the day prior and made these turtles. Excellent & tasty!!!

2. Infinity Scarf

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I’m totally obsessed with scarves!  If I ever become crafty, I’m totally following Rachel’s tutorial and making my own.

3. Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Muffins

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Muffins are the best morning treat and this is Rachel’s favorite muffin recipe. It’s a must make in my book!

4. Spiral ToteStep complete text

Pick up your favorite fabric and make yourself a tote! (and make one for me, too!!) Rachel has step by step directions so you’ll know what to do.

5. S’more Chocolate Chip Cookies

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S’mores aren’t just for camping. I’d love to eat some of these cookies with a big glass of milk and watch some movies!

Are you a new fan of {I Love} My Disorganized Life?? You must head over to her blog and see all of her posts. I love how Rachel takes the time to respond to every comment, so if you like something, let her know!  You can stay up to date with Rachel and her blog by following her on social media.

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. I’ve got a #FollowFriday button on the right sidebar if you’d like to add it to your featured list.

Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

Follow Friday – The Domestic Rebel

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!

Follow Friday – Half Baked Harvest

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

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

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

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

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!