Fabulous Foodie Fridays #57

To say I’ve been chasing my tail this week is the understatement of the year! As a lot of you know, I gave up teaching last year to blog full-time, but I still do a little bit of casual relief teaching here and there just to stay in the game (and so I don’t completely lose the plot)! Anyway, this week I filled in for a teacher at my old school who was on long service leave. It’s been so much fun, but geez I remember why I had to make the decision to do one or the other. I’ve been absolutely exhausted… and my poor blog has been completely neglected! As much as I love teaching, this week has definitely made me realise that I made the right choice last year – as tough as it was to do. Anyway, enough of my ramblings – I’m just SO tired! Here’s my picks from last weeks party…

I love anything that is sweet and fruity so these Easy Strawberry and Rhubarb Bars from Adore Foods caught my eye. Yum.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Bars

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! The gorgeous Danielle from Zamamabakes made this No Bake Tim Tam Hedgehog Slice. Talk about WOW!!!

Tim Tam Hedgehog Slice

As you know, I’m a big an of winter desserts and these Mini Caramel Apple Streusels from My Brown Paper Packages would be perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Caramel Apple Streusels

I’m a massive fan of Mrs D Plus 3and this Baby Mac’s Chocolate ‘Anne’ Cake is the best thing ever! I’ve made it a couple of times and it’s so yummy.

Thermomix Chocolate Cake

For something a little different this weekend, I’m thinking of whipping up one of these Savoury Scone Rolls from Kate’s Weekend Kitchen. Mmm check out the melty cheese…. drooooool!

Savoury Scone

Don’t forget to check out the lovely Lauren and Danielle’s picks too!



Lauren from Create Bake Make, Lucy from Bake Play Smile and Dannielle from Zamamabakes have put their chocolate filled minds together, to bring you the newest and yummiest link up party in town…. Fabulous Foodie Fridays.

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37 thoughts on “Fabulous Foodie Fridays #57”

  1. I love the combination of strawberry and rhubarb that Adore Foods shared. The bars look so yummy.

  2. Thanks for picking my streusels! I enjoyed mine with vanilla ice cream too. Enjoy your much deserved weekend

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Anytime – love them! I’m going to make a batch over the weekend!

  3. Maxabella says:

    I think you’ve got last week’s linky code in there, Luce. Probably your teacher tiredness doing the blogging for you there.

    It’s really good to have tough decisions prove correct. I’m glad it’s working out for you. x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh boy… yep I’m definitely blaming the tiredness Bron! Thanks for letting me know! All fixed now xx

  4. Cracking round up of yummy foods, as always! The decision is which to make first!! 😉 Brave decision Lucy, but sounds like your sooo glad you made it!
    Angela x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yep I definitely am Angela! It’s nice to do a bit of teaching here and there and stay in touch with everything, but it was the right decision for sure!!

  5. Rebecca says:

    How exhausting is it?! I have no idea how I work full time and blog kind of regularly.. let’s say my poor friends and washing basket hehe!!! Lovely round up and now I am craving ham and wholegrain mustardy scrolls! x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I Know!!!! Hahaha you should see the washing pile I am determined to get through today!!!

  6. Yum! Best time of the week! Xxx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thanks xx

  7. I’m not surprised you’re tired! Sounds like you need a slice of cake to make it all better!! There’s some good looking recipes here already – can’t wait for a snoop around.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh yep! I am definitely planning on a cake baking weekend, thats for sure!!!

  8. Ah, I am glad it is not just me… blogging + teaching = exhausting!! I need to know your tricks into just being about to blog!

    1. Able… I meant able to blog full time. The week has got to me too!!

      1. Bake Play Smile says:

        Hahaha you totally deserve a few weeks off lovely!

  9. Teaching really takes it out of you, doesn’t it? But on the flip side, you got to collect some cash and know that you made the right decision. Now the weekend is here, you can kick back, relax and enjoy the party!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh yep, it sure does!!! Haha how true! And I’m not teaching today which means I am totally going to do blog-work like a crazy woman!!

  10. Yum I love the look of the cheesy scone rolls and of course everything else there. I bet you are glad that it’s school holidays! Hope you have a lovely weekend. x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh yes! It will be nice to just have one thing to focus on for a few weeks!

  11. I’ve added my Marmite Macarons. Thanks for hosting!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay! Thanks for joining us xx

  12. Aww Lucy, you poor thing. I hope you get some sleep and feel less exhausted next week. x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Bec! I’m already feeling 100% more organised! Phew!!

  13. TheStrawberry and Rhubarb Bars look so delicious! A great combination 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Such a yummy combination! It gets me every time!

  14. Those strawberry and rhubarb bars caught my eye earlier in the week too! They look like perfection!
    I hope next week you find yourself back in the balance of things 🙂 Keeping your hand in teaching is a good idea, but it is super stressful trying to do two full time jobs at once!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Don’t they!! Oh yes – I already feel much more in balance! Phew!!!

  15. I just don’t know how people keep up with blogging and working and family life. I’m perfectly happy being a stay at home mum for this period of my life. Although I could totally seeing the joy in a little kid free time – even though technically you’re still with kids whilst you’re being a teacher.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh my gosh – I think being a stay at home mum would be the busiest job of all! I’m in awe of how you do it AND find time to blog!

  16. It’s amazing when you make a decision to change career & how tough it is, that when you think or doubt your choice it becomes so clear why you came to it to begin with. Nothing like a little reaffirmation.
    I hope you relaxed & back in the kitchen.
    Looking forward to a good bake day this week get on top of some recipes and post… Creative fun! Love it.
    Here’s to a less frantic week. xx

  17. Yay for tough decisions and double yay for realising they were the best ones to make. I’m SO trying those savoury scones this weekend. Have a good one Lucy x
    PS Triple yay for your finalist spot at Kidspot Voices 2015, well done, I can’t remember if I’ve congratulated you yet. Xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much – I was definitely very excited and totally blown away! xx

  18. Grace says:

    So many yummy things this week! I’m loving that strawberry and rhubarb bars recipe!
    Hope you’re getting plenty of rest this weekend, Lucy. Full-time work and blogging is a tricky juggle!

  19. Great minds think alike! Thanks for the feature gorgeous lady! I’m loving that ricotta cake if yours. Hope you have a much calmer more organised week this week. Enjoy your Sunday! Xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh I’m certainly planning too! xx

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