Recipe Copyright Policy & Attribution ...the right way!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Recipe Copyright Policy & Attribution ... the Right Way!

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Welcome to the Blogging Crash Course! 

Helping you grow your blog into the powerhouse you know it can be!

Most people don't realize that recipes are copyrighted manuscripts and documents that require proper attribution just as other texts do. 

Recipes can be a bit tricky to pin down in terms of attribution because so many recipes are timeless classics, are passed on via word-of-mouth or are simply not written down. All of these instances make it difficult to properly give credit to the recipe's developer.

Websites like Pinterest and Facebook don't help with the problem because many people copy and paste recipes in the body of a post or pin, not citing the blog or website it came from. Even though it's not widely discussed, there is an etiquette to sharing and distributing someone else's recipe. There are legalities to consider and to be aware of for both food bloggers and blog readers. The purpose of this post is to clearly explain what the law is regarding recipe copyright and attribution and to give clear examples of how to properly attribute a recipe.


Halloween Mummy Brownies & Witch's Brew Party Punch Recipes

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Toffee-filled brownies dress up for Halloween with marshmallow mummy wrappings & candy eyes! Wash it all down with tasty and tangy Witch's Brew!
Spooky Mummy Brownies from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Makes about a dozen brownies

Mummy Brownies & Witch's Brew Party Punch 

Tomorrow night little ghosts and goblins, witches and mummies will be sticking their hands out for candy and treats the world over! These Mummy Brownies would make great snacks while you wait for the doorbell to ring and the trick or treaters to appear on your doorstop! Wash it them down with some of the fantastically tangy Witch's Brew Party Punch and you're in for a treat of your own!

These brownies gluten-free brownies are a cinch to make, too! And they're decorated with marshmallow icing and have candy-coated chocolates for eyes. The punch is equally easy to make and will have you reaching for more! Don't fancy the punch? Serve these brownies to adults with my Monster White Hot Chocolate & Vodka Shooters and save the punch for the kids.

Halloween Witch's Brew Party Punch from www.anyonita-nibbles.com

Tasty Tuesdays #34 + Last Chance to be a Permanent Tasty Tuesdays Host!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

This link party is all about sharing recipes! 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! Due to Google's algorithm changes regarding comment spam, I have had to adjust my commenting style and as of Tasty Tuesdays #19, I will no longer be leaving comments on every post. Instead, I will now share three different links each day the party is live on various social media sites. I will also still continue to pin every link that complies with the rules of the party. Be sure to follow our Tasty Tuesdays board on Pinterest!

Giveaway opportunity!


Calling All Bloggers and Businesses!

A group of bloggers, including myself, have gotten together to host a giveaway for Black Friday Weekend! We want this giveaway to be BIG, which means we're going to need some help! We'd like to invite you to team up with us in sponsoring and hosting this giveaway November 29th - December 2nd.

Crock Pot Beef Tortilla Soup with Crispy Tortilla Strips Recipe

Monday, October 28, 2013

Classic tortilla soup gets a twist in this family favorite with lashings of coriander and tender beef slow-cooked to perfection!
Crock Pot Beef Tortilla Soup an Crispy Corn Tortilla Strips from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Feeds 2 adults; 1 toddler with leftovers

Crock Pot Beef Tortilla Soup with Crispy Tortilla Strips 

Tortilla soup is like slurpable taco salad: warm and cheesy and full of punch from fresh coriander. It's comfort food at its very best and it's absolutely brilliant. I love a good bowl of chicken tortilla soup, but I wanted something different. I didn't want the clean taste of boiled chicken, I wanted the meaty taste of beef!

This is one of those soups that changes each time I make it. Sometimes I use sweet corn, sometimes I add in fresh cherry tomatoes toward the end. Sometimes I use chicken. Sometimes it bubbles away on the stove for 30 minutes. It's versatile. But my favorite way to have tortilla soup is just like this: slowly cooked all day in the crock pot with tender beef and finished with fresh coriander, black pepper and crispy, crunchy seasoned tortilla strips.
Crispy Corn Tortilla Strips from www.anyonita-nibbles.com

Crock Pot Pumpkin Risotto

Friday, October 25, 2013

This effortless crock pot pumpkin risotto is tender and full of autumnal flavor!
Crockpot Pumpkin Risotto from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Feeds 2 adults; 1 toddler with leftovers

Crock Pot Pumpkin Risotto 

This crock pot pumpkin risotto combines two of my favorite things about Fall: pumpkins and my slow cooker! As soon as the weather gets chilly and the leaves start to change color, the crock pot takes prominent space on my counter top. I probably cook with it at least three times a week in the Fall and Winter. And at this time of year, every time I go to the grocery store, I come back with a pumpkin or squash. I just can't resist.

The day I made this, I wanted something comforting but easy to make. A rummage through my cupboards resulted in a forgotten bag of arborio rice and I was sold on the idea of an indulgent, comforting risotto. I wasn't sold on the idea of standing at my stove for 20 minutes, lovingly stirring the temperamental rice into subjection, however. I'd heard about making a risotto in the oven, but I think it gets too dry and crisp on top. The next best thing, of course, is the slow cooker!

I love how tender the rice is while still being just al dente. The grains swell almost to the size of orzo with the delicious liquid. I added in a bit of verjus with the white wine for added tang and I think it works really well with this dish. Especially if you spritz the risotto with a bit more verjus just before serving. It's mouthwatering.

#GetHimFed 13

Welcome to #GetHimFed with Jess from Hungry Harps and me! :)

We have all heard the saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” It’s true – and any good woman knows it! Not only do men love to satisfy their hunger with something delightful on the palate, they are also in love with the fact that their meals are made, with love, by the women in their life. Sometimes they are even eager to please back after tasting a recipe that was whipped up for them – and those are the ones we are looking for at #GetHimFed!

10 Tips for Newbie Bloggers

Thursday, October 24, 2013

10 Tips for Newbie Bloggers

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Welcome to the Blogging Crash Course! 

Helping you grow your blog into the powerhouse you know it can be!

10 tips or newbie bloggers to get your blog noticed and respected from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
In every industry in the world, there are rock stars. Those people who are natural innovators, the inertia behind any movement or subculture. The ones many of us strive to emulate. Blogging is no different.

New bloggers naturally seek out these bloggy rock stars and pour over their content, hoping for some of their blogging brilliance to rub off on them. 

It makes sense. Blogging is so competitive. Not in a nasty Tanya Harding way, but in that there are so many of us who blog. In April 2013, a figure was released that there were an estimated  239,882,754 blogs not including Blogger blogs.
What every blogger wants to know, especially the newbies, is how to not be another digit in that statistic. How to make their blog stand out and get noticed. That's where these 10 dead easy tips come into play. These 10 tips will help you get your blog noticed and respected.


Oven Roasted Pork & Warmed Mixed Grapes with Cheshire Discovery Applesauce

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Roast pork with perfect crackling and juicy verjus soaked warmed mixed grapes is a modern twist on a classic roast dinner!
Oven Roasted Pork & Warmed Mixed Grapes from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Feeds 2 adults; 1 toddler

Oven Roasted Pork & Warmed Mixed Grapes with Cheshire Discovery Applesauce 

This roast dinner is your quintessential Fall meal. Late season Cheshire Discovery apples lend their distinct sweetness to rustic applesauce, the crackling on the pork is salty and has the perfect crunch and the warmed grapes, dressed in drippings from the roast and a verjus reduction are both sweet and tart.

I served this on a Sunday after letting the pork rest overnight in the fridge, the fat scored and stuffed with fennel and bay, prepping itself for epic crackling. This dish is so good. Divinely good. Worth the extra pennies it cost to import the verjus from France and made extraordinarily special by the fact that we picked the apples by hand not more than a week before from a local orchard.
Cheshire Apple Picking from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
It's a showstopper: the perfect pork, the enticing balance of sweet and sour, salty and bitter. This is comfort food, exciting and interesting but full of love and memories. It's what food should be about. If you never try another recipe on Anyonita Nibbles, you've got to try this one. I swear, you'll never want pork any other way.

Tasty Tuesdays #33 + Call for Permanent Party Hosts

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

This link party is all about sharing recipes! 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! Due to Google's algorithm changes regarding comment spam, I have had to adjust my commenting style and as of Tasty Tuesdays #19, I will no longer be leaving comments on every post. Instead, I will now share three different links each day the party is live on various social media sites. I will also still continue to pin every link that complies with the rules of the party. Be sure to follow our Tasty Tuesdays board on Pinterest!

Black Dog Delicatessen's Vermicelloni & Meatballs Recipe

Monday, October 21, 2013

Black Dog Delicatessen's dried vermicelloni noodles get paired with juicy meatballs and a quick pasta sauce!
Black Dog Delicatessen's Vermicelloni & Meatballs Recipe from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Feeds 3 adults; 1 toddler

Vermicelloni & Meatballs 

 A cross between spaghetti and vermicelli, vermicelloni are thick strands of pasta air-dried for 36 hours before being packaged. Vermicelloni are a "meaty" noodle--the thickness is nice and works well with meatballs and a red sauce or ragu. We especially liked how this pasta tastes when cooked al dente.

Distributed by the Black Dog Delicatessen, this vermicelloni is made in Italy to a traditional recipe. It's perfect for a special occasion and tastes noticeably different from other pasta noodles. The Black Dog Delicatessen produces a range of wonderfully flavored Italian store cupboard staples, all prepared from traditional recipes.

Here's a look at the samples I was sent, you can get an idea of the types of products the Black Dog Delicatessen makes:
A range of Italian Black Dog Delicatessen products from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by getting to eat all the yummy Mindi's I received. Even with my full belly, all opinions are mine and were not bought, bribed or beaten out of me. - See more at: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/Mindis-gluten-ghee-free-punjabi-snack-pots-review.html#sthash.p19tcPV3.dpuf
 Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by getting to eat all of the yummy Black Dog Delicatessen products I received. Even with my full belly, all opinions are mine and were not bought, bribed or beaten out of me.

Monster White Hot Chocolate & Vodka Shooters Recipe

Friday, October 18, 2013

These vodka laced monster hot chocolate shooters are a real treat for adults this Halloween!
Monster White Hot Chocolate & Vodka Shooters perfect for an adult Halloween party from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Serves adults only

Monster White Hot Chocolate & Vodka Shooters 

Made with white chocolate and as much vodka as you can stomach, these little shooters are all treat and no trick! Hot chocolates might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the word cocktail, but hear me out: these dandy little shooters are perfect for an adult Halloween party. Topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, these shooters will make you feel like a kid again while giving you a slight party buzz!

Paired with savory canapes or other Halloween treats, these shooters would like adorable on a platter, passed around a party. They'd be ideal at a Halloween bonfire, too! The milk retains its heat quite well and the whipped cream serves as a hat to keep the liquid at optimum temperatures. If you're teetotal or want to serve these at a kid's party instead, just leave out the vodka!

Have you seen all those Pinterest pins for Halloween hot chocolate? They inspired this recipe.

10 Unmissable SEO Tips for Food Bloggers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

10 Unmissable SEO Tips for Food Bloggers

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Welcome to the Blogging Crash Course! 

Helping you grow your blog into the powerhouse you know it can be!

10 Unmissable SEO Tips for Food Bloggers from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Having a grasp of SEO can make or break your blog. You don't have to be an SEO master, but knowing a few tried and true tricks and how to implement them can catapult your blog in search engine results and set you apart from the millions of other food bloggers out there. That's where these 10 unmissable SEO tips matter most.

I've done some freelance work in SEO from the business end so learning how to utilize my SEO knowledge to benefit my blog took a bit of time and canoodling, but it's definitely been worth it.

I'm not going to bombard you with dozens of multi-step things that you could do. I'm not trying to get you to change the way you blog or use social media and I'm not trying to enroll you on a 12 week SEO course, because who has time for that? 

These 10 unmissable SEO tips are things that you can implement right now without too much thought or too much effort but with a whole lot of results. Really, they couldn't be any easier or more beneficial.


Beef Bowl Inverse Recipe

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A pile of rice, tender beef and mushrooms with vegetables sits beneath a soft-set fried egg in this classic Mauritian dish!
Beef Bowl Inverse/Bol Renverse Recipe from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Feeds 2 adults

Beef Bowl Inverse Recipe 

Bol Renverse is a popular Mauritian dish and this Beef Bowl Inverse is a nod in that direction. This dish is subtly flamboyant and touts mystery from the start. Traditionally, you're meant to serve it on a plate with the bowl still covering the goodness inside. Then when the bowl is lifted, everyone's meant to ooooh and ahhh and applaud the chef on their cunning. It's dinner and a show in one without the pesky danger of flambe.

Much like a stir fry, anything you want can go in your reverse/inverse. If you've got veggies to use up before they rot, then this makes a refreshing change from the usual everything but the kitchen sink stew. Plus, that silky soft set yolk just coats everything in a velvet blanket of protein and eggy goodness. It's definitely the best part of the dish. If you like your yolks runny.

Remember: if you plan on serving this dish to children, pregnant women or the elderly, you've got to cook that yolk all the through. People with compromised or underdeveloped immune systems can get salmonella-induced food poisoning from runny eggs, so says medical staff around the globe. At the very least, if you must feed runny eggs to anyone in the at risk group, be sure to use pasteurized eggs as these carry a lesser risk.

Tasty Tuesdays #32

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

This link party is all about sharing recipes! 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! Due to Google's algorithm changes regarding comment spam, I have had to adjust my commenting style and as of Tasty Tuesdays #19, I will no longer be leaving comments on every post. Instead, I will now share three different links each day the party is live on various social media sites. I will also still continue to pin every link that complies with the rules of the party. Be sure to follow our Tasty Tuesdays board on Pinterest!

Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara with Guanciale Recipe

Monday, October 14, 2013

This easy recipe for authentic Spaghetti Carbonara is made with melt-in-your-mouth guanciale bacon!
Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara with Guanciale Recipe from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Feeds 2 adults; 1 toddler

Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara with Guanciale Recipe 

Spaghetti carbonara. It's a dish that most people have tried and many home cooks whip up in their kitchens, covering spaghetti or fettuccine noodles with lashings of cream and bacon pieces. As with many popular dishes, spaghetti carbonara has been Anglicized and what typically gets hocked as being traditional is anything but. If you're looking for the creamy, commercialized white congealed mass many food brands and restaurants pass off as carbonara, then you'll be disappointed.

During my one foray to Italy, there were three things I needed to eat in order to consider my trip a success: pizza, pasta and gelato. On my first night in Italy, I ordered a plate of spaghetti carbonara and practically devoured it along the banks of one of Milan's rivers just before midnight. The most memorable thing about this pasta dish as the guanciale: seductive, fatty unsmoked bacon made from pig's cheeks.

The best thing about guanciale is the flavor it carries. It tastes slightly smoked, when all the fat renders it melts in your mouth and it adds much more panache to carbonara than pancetta could ever hope to. This recipe only uses six ingredients and there's not an ounce of cream in sight. Just how the Italians eat it.

31 Terrifyingly Brilliant Halloween Treats

Friday, October 11, 2013

31 Terrifyingly Brilliant Halloween Treats on www.anyonita-nibbles.com

I love Halloween! It's my favorite holiday. The crisp weather, the sinister feel of dressing up and begging for candy. It's brilliant. So I knew I wanted to share with you some top notch Halloween treats to help you have a fantastic holiday! Halloween's not just for kids, although some of these treats will make you feel like a kid again!

Enjoy each and every one, my little ghouls & goblins!

Making Time (& energy!) For It All

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Making Time (& energy!) For It All

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Welcome to the Blogging Crash Course! 

Helping you grow your blog into the powerhouse you know it can be!

Making time and energy for it all: a look at a day in the life of a stay at home mum from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Strictly speaking, I know this isn't one of my typical blogging crash course posts. Instead of looking at things you can do to your blog to make it better, I wanted to talk about balance. One aspect of Anyonita Nibbles that is missing from this blog is a bit more insight into who I am and what my family life is like. While thinking of ways to share more of me with all of you, I thought starting at the center would help. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into my life.

Coriander Mesquite Barbecue Chicken with Roasted Fries & Bacon Aioli Recipe

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Succulent chicken breast gets wrapped in bacon and coriander and smothered in rich barbecue sauce and melted cheese. Served with roasted fries and homemade bacon aioli, this one's a firm family favorite!
Coriander Mesquite Barbecue Chicken from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
From Scratch Bacon Aioli from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Feeds 2 adults

Coriander Mesquite Barbecue Chicken with Roasted Fries & Bacon Aioli Recipe 

I'd been meaning to make bacon aioli for a month before I finally got around to it. Before Callum was born, the husband and I used to have our version of fish and chips--fried shrimp with roasted fries and aioli--almost weekly. Purely delicious. But since Callum has a suspected shellfish allergy, we've stopped having it and I hadn't made aioli since before I was pregnant. Then, a few months ago, we went out for dinner to a local burger joint and had sweet potato fries with bacon aioli and I knew I needed to recreate it!

Making mayonnaise (that's what aioli is) is dead easy and if you've not tried it, you should give it a go! I love that this bacon aioli is much creamier and firmer than shop-bought mayo. I served it with roasted fries, but it would be equally good slathered on bread in a bacon sandwich or even on a burger bun!

I also paired it with that delicious coriander mesquite barbecue chicken up there. The chicken is wrapped with coriander and bacon and baked and then smothered with barbecue sauce and cheese and baked again until the cheese melts. It's delicious and it's my take on that Pinterest favorite, Monterey Chicken.

Most importantly, this is an easy dish to make for weeknight dining and you'll find a million uses for the bacon aioli! Trust me!

Tasty Tuesdays #31 + Call for Halloween Recipes

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

This link party is all about sharing recipes! 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! Due to Google's algorithm changes regarding comment spam, I have had to adjust my commenting style and as of Tasty Tuesdays #19, I will no longer be leaving comments on every post. Instead, I will now share three different links each day the party is live on various social media sites. I will also still continue to pin every link that complies with the rules of the party. Be sure to follow our Tasty Tuesdays board on Pinterest!

Oktoberfest Stew with German Lager Recipe

Monday, October 7, 2013

Meaty kielbasa meets classic German lager in this hearty stew perfect for whipping up in autumn!
Oktoberfest Stew with German Lager from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
 Feeds 2 adults; 1 toddler with loads leftover

Oktoberfest Stew with German Lager Recipe 

Nestled along the banks of Georgia's Chattahoochee River lies a little-known Bavarian inspired town called Helen. Done up in the style of quintessential Alpine villages, Helen sits in a valley of the Blue Ridge Parkway and attracts thousands of visitors each year, longing for a taste of Bavaria. I first visited Helen as a student at UNCG one summer and fell in love with the town's kitsch souvenir shops. One of the things I loved most about Helen was the chain of German restaurants offering up all manner of tasty treats from Deutschland. The dish that caught my attention, though was a hearty bowl of Eintopf or stew served with hand torn, rustic German bread and a mini pewter Steinkrug of the beer used to make the stew. Before eating, you're meant to pour the beer into the soup or drizzle it over the bread. Unfortunately, because I was under 21 years old at the time of my visit, my stew came with an empty stein! I've not been back to Helen since, but I've thought about that stew (and the schnitzel I had!) often and wanted to try to recreate it. When shopping for the ingredients for this, I couldn't find bratwurst at my grocery store, so I thought I'd bring two nations together and use Polish kielbasa instead. I think the two sausages are so similar in texture and taste that you get the same result and we quite enjoyed it.

Crispy Honeyed Soy Chicken Wings Recipe

Friday, October 4, 2013

These wings make excellent party food or tailgating grub!  They're the perfect combination of sweet, sticky and crispy! You won't be able to eat just one..
Crispy Honeyed Soy Chicken Wings from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Feeds 2 adults with leftovers

I'm a wings kinda girl. I can barely go past a pizza place without having a hankering for them. I prefer them with lashings of buffalo sauce and fiery chili. My husband, on the other hand, doesn't share my affinity for hot food. He much prefers the demure sweetness of barbecue wings. So the last time we wanted wings, I wanted a way to satisfy us both. Usually I'll make a couple fiery and a couple barbecue, but this time, I cloaked the wings in a sweet and sticky, finger lickin' sauce with just a bit of unexpected heat.

There's no chili in this recipe, but the wings still have a slight kick. Taking inspiration from black pepper curries of the Far East, I used just a bit of freshly ground black pepper, potent enough to satisfy my lust for fiery heat without making the husband sweat bullets.

The other thing that makes these wings ultra endearing is their crispyness. In fact, that was the first thing my husband commented on. You get that classic wings crunch with these. No soggy, soft skin. That's even with slathering them with sauce! Have I got you hooked yet?

#GetHimFed #11

Welcome to #GetHimFed with Jess from Hungry Harps and me! :)

We have all heard the saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” It’s true – and any good woman knows it! Not only do men love to satisfy their hunger with something delightful on the palate, they are also in love with the fact that their meals are made, with love, by the women in their life. Sometimes they are even eager to please back after tasting a recipe that was whipped up for them – and those are the ones we are looking for at #GetHimFed!

1 SEO tip that will improve your food blog overnight & free Halloween printable

Thursday, October 3, 2013

1 SEO Tip that will Improve Your Food Blog Overnight

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Welcome to the Blogging Crash Course! 

Helping you grow your blog into the powerhouse you know it can be!


1 SEO tip that will improve your food blog overnight from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Blogging can be quite competitive. Surprisingly so. I belong to a number of private blogging forums and groups and it seems there's not a week that passes by that someone isn't asking for advice on how to get their blog to perform better in search engines.

When Google and blogger/PR companies introduced a way for bloggers to make money, the urgency to get on the first page of Google became the driving force behind many posts.

I know bloggers who won't publish posts that won't go viral. I know bloggers who remove posts after a month if they've not gone viral. 

It's a sad reality, but blogging has quickly become a commodity. But that's what it is and the best way to get or maintain a well-performing blog is to get your SEO in shipshape and seen as an authoritative figure in your chosen area. The tip I'm going to share with you well help with getting your blog recognized as an authority on search engines. Once you achieve and maintain that with your blog, you'll see it regularly improving and you'll get more traffic.


Halloween Sticky Toffee Cupcakes with Pumpkin Buttercream and Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Classic British sticky toffee pudding gets paired with rich pumpkin buttercream in this whimsical Halloween cupcakes recipe!
Halloween Sticky Toffee Cupcakes with Pumpkin Buttercream from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Makes 12 to 18 cupcakes

These spooky cupcakes with their whimsical Halloween toppers would be perfect for a Halloween party! They're easy to make--the sponge is light and sweetened with dates and the frosting is a moreish buttercream made with pumpkin puree and lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

The sponge is a basic sticky toffee pudding. Sticky toffee pudding is a classic British dessert made with dates and muscovado sugar. It's one of my favorite desserts and every time we go to a pub or restaurant here, I have to have it if it's on the menu.

I made my own pumpkin puree because it's hard to come by the Libby's stuff in the UK, but if you wanted to cut corners, you could use shop bought puree, instead. I have to admit that the buttercream is one of my favorite aspects of this dessert.

The set of 4 cupcake toppers will be available for you to download tomorrow, so be sure to come back for them!

Tasty Tuesdays #30 + 36 best ever slowcooker recipes is a hit!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

This link party is all about sharing recipes! 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! Due to Google's algorithm changes regarding comment spam, I have had to adjust my commenting style and as of Tasty Tuesdays #19, I will no longer be leaving comments on every post. Instead, I will now share three different links each day the party is live on various social media sites. I will also still continue to pin every link that complies with the rules of the party. Be sure to follow our Tasty Tuesdays board on Pinterest!