Banana Almond Bread with Bacon

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Banana Almond Bread with Bacon in the Loaf Tin
How amazing does that bread look?! You guys are in for a double treat today: we're welcoming the lovely Jess from Hungry Harps who's sharing that delicious looking loaf.

Oreo Overload Brownies

Friday, June 28, 2013

Oreo cookies meet brownie in an unbelievable way in this deliciously sinful dessert!
Oreo Overload Brownies with Oreo Butter
You guys, these brownies will change your life. I promise. If you are an Oreo lover, you'll sink into this without second thought. Remember last week, I shared with you that lovely recipe for delicious Oreo butter? Well, I had a few queries about what to do with the stuff. While I fully condone just going at it with a spoon, those of you with a bit more decorum, might prefer to incorporate into these tasty treats. 

I made this brownies for a barbecue we went to last week and I feel pretty safe in saying they were a hit! I allowed myself one small brownie beforehand to taste test that they were okay and I shared one with Callum while we there. At the end of the barbecue, I collected my empty plate. So, yeah, they were popular ... just in time for the Fourth of July, too! Can you imagine these at the Independence Day barbecue???? Forget the fireworks, you'll be the star of the show with these delicious treats!

Patchwork of Oreo Overload Brownies

Why, When & How to Watermark Blog Photos

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Why, When & How to Watermark Blog Photos

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Why When & How to Watermark Blog Photos

Why When How to Watermark Blog PhotosWelcome to the Blogging Crash Course! Helping you grow your blog into the powerhouse you know it can be!

When I first started blogging, I didn't watermark anything! Now, after three years of blogging, I understand the benefits of a watermarked photo, from increased functionality to helping to protect your identity while online. 


This week, we're going to cover four main areas: why to watermark your blog photos; when to watermark your blog photos; how you should watermark your blog photos and we'll look at some tools for watermarking your blog photos. 
All right, let's go!


Baked Chicken Parmarella Meatballs Two Ways

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Baked Chicken Parmarella Meatblls with Sauce
Today, you guys are in for a treat! One of my fabulous co-hostesses from the Tasty Tuesdays link party is here guest posting a yummy baked meatballs recipe as well as two different ideas for serving them up!

Hi guys! I am super excited to be guest blogging over here today! Thank you, Anyonita! My name is Tara and I blog over at Organized SAHM, where you will find menu plans, recipes, homeschooling posts, crafts, Pinterest ideas, book reviews and sewing projects. I am an organized mom to four kiddos, otherwise known as Things on my blog to protect their identity. Today, I am going to share a budget-friendly meal that you can make two ways!

With all of the tomatoes from our garden we have coming in this summer, I have been trying to perfect my spaghetti sauce! I am oh. so. close. to getting it exactly where I want it. In the meantime, I am taking a break from gluten-free pasta this week. We love meatballs, but for some reason, I never make them with chicken. That needed to be remedied. Once I decided to make the classic chicken and cheese meatballs, I had trouble deciding which cheese to go with (parmesan or mozzarella). Decisions, decisions. In the end, I added both. These were good! I didn't see The Man's face until he was done eating.

Before we get to the recipe, don't miss this amazing summer giveaway coming to you from 17 bloggers! One lucky blogger will win 18 fantastic prizes to promote their blog including top billing ad space on Anyonita Nibbles!

Tasty Tuesdays #16 + A Dozen Delicious Desserts Roundup

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

This link party is all about sharing recipes & food-related posts! Joining in is easy; just click "You are Next" and copy/paste the URL of a previously unlinked blog post's URL. Choose a flattering photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers!

Why should you link up to Tasty Tuesdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog's followers!

All Tasty Tuesdays participants get guaranteed Pinterest exposure; we pin every post you share because this party is about everyone getting exposure for their blog! I also make sure I leave a valuable comment on each post because if you've taken the time to link up on my blog, it's the least I can do! Be sure to follow our Tasty Tuesdays board on Pinterest to see your post and all the rest from the party!


All Tasty Tuesdays featured bloggers get added to a beautiful roundup and get followed on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, G+, Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin'! Here's how we do features on Tasty Tuesdays:

Featured from last week's party
For features this week, we're giving our sweet tooth a workout and showcasing a dozen truly delicious and satisfying desserts! We've got special birthday cookies, two festive Fourth of July treats, brownies so luscious you'll want to take 'em to bed an amazingly indulgent Snicker's bar cake and much more!

A Dozen Delicious Desserts Roundup

Gluten Free Leftover BBQ Chicken Nachos with Roasted Tomatoes

Monday, June 24, 2013

Leftover BBQ Chicken Nachos with Roasted Tomatoes
A few weeks ago, the sun came out in Manchester and the temperature rose to the high 70s for a few days. Like always, everybody grabbed picnic baskets and sunglasses and flocked to the park for lazy afternoons in the sun. We were right there with them, with a picnic and blanket. Instead of making the usual, boring sandwiches, we opted for picking up assorted rotisserie and barbecue chicken from the deli counter. After our day in the sun, I wasn't in the mood to cook and didn't want to throw out the leftover chicken. As a result, these delicious nachos were born.

Cohosting Let's Get Social Sunday!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

LGSS Collage2Today, I have the great opportunity co-host the Let's Get Social Sunday link party! :) I love participating in this party every week; it's such a great way to grow my blog and to find other blogs to read, too!

If you've never linked up here, then today's your lucky day! You will NOT be disappointed with all the great blogs you'll find! 

Welcome to Let's Get Social Sunday!



Oreo Butter

Friday, June 21, 2013

Made with coconut oil, Oreo butter is a tantalizing guilty pleasure that's perfect eaten on its own or swirled into desserts!
Oreo Cookie Butter
The humble Oreo. Enjoyed on its own or dunked into tall glasses of milk. Like many children growing up in the 90s, Oreos were the best part of afterschool. Leaving the bookbag at the door and settling at the table for a handful of Oreos and milk was what afternoons were made for! Nowadays Oreos have evolved from being the classic American sandwich cookie and are in everything--cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, ice cream and even other cookies!

Working with Brands Part 3 of 3

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Anyonita Nibbles Blogging Crash Course: Working with Brands Part 3 of 3

Working with Brands 3 of 3

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8 free social media icons with scalloped edgesBefore we get to the meat and potatoes of the course, I've got another set of free social media icons for you! Just click the image to start the download! 

As with the Sweet Candy Shop Set, use these however you'd like--all of one color or mix and match!

It's time for the fifth installment of the Blogging Crash Course, helping you develop and grow your blog into the powerhouse you know it can be! :) 

This week, we're wrapping up our talk on working with brands and discussing what happens when it all goes right; troubleshooting what to do if it all goes wrong and taking a brief look at some basic brand to blogger etiquette.

Gluten Free Bacon & Emmental Nids de Tartiflette

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

These crowd-pleasing cheesy potato nests get a punch of flavor from smoky bacon!
Bacon & Emmental Nids de Tartiflette
This recipe, this potatoy, bacony, cheesy recipe is an adaptation from Rachel Khoo's Nids de Tartiflette from The Little Paris Kitchen.

Nids de tartiflette is roughly translated by Rachel as being cheese and potato nests. And that is exactly what they are. Scrumptious little nests that your family will want over and over again.

I made 9 from this recipe, and my toddler ate 1 1/2 of them! Rachel suggests them as an appetizer or a side dish. But I bumped up the bacon, served it with a fresh salad of iceberg, tomatoes, red grapes and pistachios and some homemade garlic bread courtesy of a special recipe and they were very filling!

Rachel's original recipe calls for Reblochon cheese, a cheese from the Alps. She describes it as having a pungent aroma and a nutty taste. An alternative, she suggested, is Brie. Except, I cannot stand the flavor of Brie. So I took inspiration for her nutty comment and went for the nuttiest cheese I know: Emmental. Or, as it's colloquially referred to in the US, Swiss. I'm thinking Edam, Munster and Provolone would all be equally good substitutes too. Keep reading for the recipe!

Tasty Tuesdays #15 + 9 Recipes You'll Love & New Co-hosts!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
Last week was our biggest week to date with 137 links! :) Woohoo! Let's see if we can do better this week! 
This link party is all about sharing recipes & food-related posts! Joining in is easy; just click "You are Next" and copy/paste your post's URL. Choose a flattering photo and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers!

Why should you link up to Tasty Tuesdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog's followers!
All Tasty Tuesdays participants get guaranteed Pinterest exposure; we pin every post you share with us and comment on each one too!
All Tasty Tuesdays featured bloggers get followed on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Google Friend Connect! Here's how we do features on Tasty Tuesdays:

Featured from last week's party
This week, we decided to go old school and do a classic featured post! Each of us (me, Holly & Jess--who wrapped up their co-hosting last week) chose our top 3 links from the party. Man, was it tough! I think these 9 recipes are fabulous and that you'll enjoy them! Don't forget: if you like it, put a pin on it!

Tortilla-Wrapped Fiesta Mexican Burgers

Monday, June 17, 2013

Boring burgers get a fun & funky twist with a tortilla wrap!
Tortilla-Wrapped Fiesta Mexican Burgers
In the run up to Father's Day, I deemed the week Burger Week. We had burgers every night except one when I had come down with such an unshakable cold, all I wanted was a Chinese takeaway and an early night in. Other than that, though, it was burgers to the max! And my boys loved them!

We're not talking ordinary ground beef + cheese + a bit of tomato and drizzle of mayo. Oh, no! We're talking burger burgers! Different, unusual, out of the ordinary burgers. Burgers each with a distinct flavor. This tortilla-wrapped fiesta Mexican burger ticks all those boxes. It's absolutely amazing. It combines the homemade taco seasoning recipe I shared with you in the Ultimate Nacho Chicken dish with toasted tortillas. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it; and you've got to try this one!

Best Ever Gluten Free Blueberry Freezer Jam

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Best Ever Blueberry Freezer Jam
Freezer jam. It's all over Pinterest and over many of the food blogs I frequent. Most of you who've made it, swear by it. I see the obsession. It's so easy! My husband's verdict: "This is the best blueberry jam I've ever tasted." And you know what? I think I might just have to agree. That's even after using a bit too much pectin. Which is what gives the jam the look that it's moving. Lol. So, next time round, slightly less pectin for me. But, oh my NOM! This is tangy and sweet and has large bits of blueberries in it! Which is vitally important for me!

Gluten Free Southern Smothered Pork Chops with Kale Crisps and Mustard Mash

Friday, June 14, 2013

This heartwarming, down-home dish hails straight from America's deep south. It's comforting, soul food with a modern twist!
Southern Smothered Pork Chops with Kale Crisps and Mustard Mash
When people suss out I'm an American, there's usually two things they always ask:
  1. Why would you move to rainy Manchester?! and
  2. What do you miss most about America?
I always feel a bit let down by the Manchester comment; I love Manchester and I think it's one of the greatest cities on the planet! In terms of what I miss most, one of the things is the food. I'm a southern gal, bred in North Carolina and one of the things we southerners are known for is our hospitality and drop-dead delicious meals. You'll never leave a southern house hungry. And you'll never get invited into a southern house without being offered sweet tea and some type of baked good.

Although there's no baked goods in this dish, this is a modified version of one of the meals my mom used to make. In true southern style, everything is homemade from the mashed potatoes to the gravy giving it all a big, warm hug! Smothered pork chops with mashed potatoes is one of my favorite dishes and eating it here, thousands of miles from home is a nice feeling. Being able to share this down-home southern cooking with my family is nice as well! I enjoy plying my husband with soul food and one day, when my son is older, I hope he'll appreciate this side of his culture. Okay, enough with all the sentiments. Let's get to the recipe, shall we?!

Working with Brands Part 2 of 3

Thursday, June 13, 2013



Working with Brands 2 of 3

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Before we get to the meat and potatoes of the course, I've got a sweet bloggy snack for y'all: free social media icons! 

I've just learned how to make these little guys and immediately wanted to share my spoils with you, my fellow bloggers! I've had fun coming up with loads of new colors, but I'll be releasing them bit by bit. First up, is my Sweet Candy Shop Set. Just click the image to start the download. Use them however you'd like--all as one color or mix and match ... and if you love it; pin it so others can enjoy it too!

It's time for the fourth installment of the Blogging Crash Course, helping you develop and grow your blog into the powerhouse you know it can be! :) 
8 Free Social Media Icons in 8 Colors
This week, we'll delve a little deeper into working with brands and discuss what you can expect, whether you should be looking to receive cash or perks and more ways to find brands to work with.



Update: This freebie is no longer available for download.

Working with Brands Part 2 of 3

Last week, a few of you left comments or emailed me stating that there was a lot of information in part one of this installment. I apologize; I tried to condense it as much as possible without losing the point of the post. I'll try to do the same again this week, but if you feel like it's too much to take in at once, then, by all means, pin & read later! 

This post will always be here, so feel free to come back at your leisure. :) Or, you can now print out each of my posts using the handy, green "print friendly" button at the very bottom. (Each post will be printed with only the content and the comments, none of the ads or other information from the sidebars will be included.)

So, last week we talked about attracting brands, what brands look for and why you should consider working them. If you missed that post, go catch up here before continuing. This week, I want to talk a bit about what you can expect, whether you should receive payment in cash or perks and discuss some of the companies out there who dedicate time to connecting bloggers with brands.

Gluten Free Ultimate Nacho Chicken with Gringo Rice

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Chicken nachos are one thing, but nacho chicken is something different entirely! In this dish, the chicken is the hero and the nachos are regulated to supporting role. One thing that doesn't take a backseat, though is the flavor!
Ultimate Nacho Chicken with Gringo Rice

Every now and then, the stars align and you see pins for the same style of recipe dozens of time in the space of just a few hours. When that happens to me, I take it as a sign from the food blogging gods to get my butt in gear and put that recipe on the menu! That's exactly what happened with my ultimate nacho chicken. As a result, this recipe was inspired by about six similar dishes, but I've really jazzed it up a bit and made it my own.

Ultimate Nacho Chicken still in the pan
This recipe will become your go-to for a Mexican dinner! Trust me! I'm not only going to share that amazing concoction of nacho chicken, but my tried and true recipe for Gringo rice (aka Mexican rice) as well as the best and only recipe for homemade taco seasoning you'll ever need!  Those are some pretty big claims, I'm making, huh? Guess we'd better get straight to it, then so you can see for yourself!

Tasty Tuesdays #14 + 16 Dad-Approved Father's Day Recipes!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
This link party is all about sharing recipes & food-related posts! Joining in is easy; just click "You are Next" and copy/paste your post's URL. Choose a flattering photo and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers!

Why should you link up to Tasty Tuesdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog's followers!
All Tasty Tuesdays participants get guaranteed Pinterest exposure; we pin every post you share with us and comment on each one too!
All Tasty Tuesdays featured bloggers get followed on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Google Friend Connect! Here's how we do features on Tasty Tuesdays:

Featured from last week's party
With Father's Day being right around the corner, I asked for your best Man Food recipes last week and boy did you guys deliver!! Since Father's Day is June 16, I thought it would be fun to choose 16 of the best Man Food posts to feature in this Grub for Dads roundup!

Grub for Dads 16 Dad-Approved Father's Day Recipes

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Swirl Applesauce Brownies

Monday, June 10, 2013

Salted Caramel Swirl, Egg-less Applesauce Brownies
Standing Rigatoni PieYou're in for a treat today, guys! Two recipes for the price of one! But not just any recipes, two summer recipes that your family will love!The first recipe, you can find over on Emily's amazing blog, Nap-Time Creations. If you've never stopped by, then today's a perfect reason to! You'll have to if you want to know how I made that impressive pie up there, anyway! :) That's right, I'm guest posting over on Nap-Time Creations, so be sure to go see how you can make that pie, too! It doesn't disappoint! The recipe is here: http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/06/standing-rigatoni-pie.html


For the main event: my impromptu, egg-free applesauce brownies with salted caramel! At my husband's work, they take it in turn making treats for each other's birthday. This month, the person who should have made the treats forgot, so I whipped this up for my husband and his workmates. Two of the colleagues don't eat eggs, so all recipes needed to be egg-free. Those salted caramel applesauce brownies are what I came up with! To my surprise, you couldn't even tell they were missing eggs!

One of the great things about this recipe is its versatility, given the short-notice I had, I used store-bought applesauce, but with summer just around the corner, making your own applesauce for your summer baking would be amazing! The applesauce I used had chunks of apple in, so you could really taste the applesauce.

Gluten Free Chocolate Macarons with Albumen Powder

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Albumen Powder Chocolate Macarons

Have you heard of the amazing baking supplier, The Craft Company?  I love that these guys stock all sorts of otherwise hard-to-find ingredients. For instance, I'd been searching for months for albumen powder to make macarons. I hadn't been able to find any other UK suppliers for it! It wasn't until I went to the The Craft Company's website that I found some, though!

It was shipped me to the next day of placing my order and arrived along with vanilla bean paste, cake pops sticks and cake pops bags in a sturdy, branded box. I'll be sharing a recipe using the vanilla bean paste, cake pops sticks and bags in a few weeks. I just whipped up some macarons using the albumen and wanted to share right away!

Here's a good macaron recipe, if you need one. Substitute the egg white for albumen powder. You'll need to dissolve the albumen in water first--there should be instructions on the packet. Be advised though, you might need to adjust the instructions and use them as a guide only. I found that following them point blank, resulted in to much white powder! You'll probably see that you'll need to whisk the albumen a bit longer than you would ordinary egg whites. I really liked the texture of the macarons, although it was a bit less firm, surprisingly. I would only use the albumen powder for personal use as it's not gluten free and all the macarons I sell in my shop are.

As a shop, I was very impressed with The Craft Company. They have such a wide selection and the high-quality items are shipped out quickly. Everything I ordered arrived as expected. I'd definitely be interested in order more from them in the future.

My Evening with Raw Food sponsored by Vitamix and Better Raw

Friday, June 7, 2013

Thai gree curry with courgett noodles raw food main



Last night, a friend and I exited the dramatic and bustling Covent Garden streets and sought refuge in the reception area of a contemporary PR firm. We had been invited to attend a raw food supper club and were welcomed with a flute of potently green basil lemonade. With one sip, we forayed into the world of cold courses, strange ingredients and quizzical expressions known as the raw food movement.

Working with Brands Part 1 of 3

Thursday, June 6, 2013



Working with Brands 1 of 3

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Anyonita Nibbles Blogging Crash Course: Working with Brands Part 1 of 3
It's time for the third installment of the Blogging Crash Course, helping you develop and grow your blog into the powerhouse you know it can be! :) 

This week, I'm introducing the first of three installments in a series on working with brands. I've done a fair amount of work with brands since January and have received a few comments and emails from people asking for advice, so I thought this crash course would be the perfect place to post this info.

Why a Blogging Crash Course?

I feel it's fair to warn you: I'm not a professional blogging consultant. I've just become committed to growing my blog and helping others do the same. So what qualifies me to share blogging strategies with you? Personal experience!

Tasty Tuesdays #13 I want your Man Food! + 9 Pinnable Cakes Roundup

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
This link party is all about sharing recipes & food-related posts! Joining in is easy; just click "You are Next" and copy/paste your post's URL. Choose a flattering photo and that's it!  
This week, we're doing something new in honor of Father's Day! Please link up your best man food recipes!

Why should you link up to Tasty Tuesdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog's followers!
All Tasty Tuesdays participants get guaranteed Pinterest exposure; we pin every post you share with us and comment on each one too!
All Tasty Tuesdays featured bloggers get followed on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Google Friend Connect!

Gluten Free Tilda Veggie Fried Rice with Chicken Candy

Monday, June 3, 2013

Veggie Fried Rice with Chicken Candy
In the Anyonita Nibbles house, we love fried rice. Whether it's from a takeaway or made using leftover rice or, like this recipe, made from fresh rice. This rice, though is extra special as it was made with delicious vintage Basmati rice and topped with amazing chicken candy.
If you've never had chicken candy, you are going to be in for a real treat! It's delicious and sweet and juicy.