Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cocoa Recipe

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Nutella pairs with chocolatey peanut butter cups to make an extra special cup of cocoa!
Peanut Butter Cup Cocoa from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Serves 2

Peanut Butter Cup Cocoa 

This peanut butter cup cocoa is a peanut butter and chocolate lover's delight. It's indulgent and sweet and the Nutella and the cream combine to make the cocoa very silky and smooth. For extra sweetness, I've piled on whipped cream and a few drizzles of toffee sauce. Yeah, I went there.

The really special thing about this cocoa though, is the whimsical mug it's served in! The mug and tea towel pictured in these photos are products from Gone Crabbing, a British range of coastal inspired clothing and giftware. I absolutely adore these products; they're beautiful and fun. The vibrant and bright colors are eye-catching and the soap is great! It lathers really well and it smells fantastic! Check out these products:

Whimsical gifts from Gone Crabbing
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by getting to keep all of the adorable Gone Crabbing merchandise I received. All opinions are mine and were not bought, bribed or beaten out of me. 

Gluten Free Actifry Scrambled Eggs & "Skillet" Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

Friday, November 29, 2013

Breakfast just got easier with perfectly fluffy scrambled eggs & crispy skillet breakfast potatoes cooked in the Actifry air fryer!
Actifry Scrambled Eggs and "Skillet" Breakfast Potatoes from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
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Actifry Scrambled Eggs & "Skillet" Breakfast Potatoes 

I'm a sucker for breakfast food! These eggs are outstanding. They're fluffy and soft and the potatoes are perfectly crisp on the outside and billowy soft on the inside, without all of the butter and oil normally used to make skillet breakfast potatoes. Making scrambled eggs for a few people is easy enough to do in a traditional skillet, but if you need to cook for a crowd (I'm thinking Christmas Eve breakfast), then the Actifry will make it an easy task! That said, there's no other way to cook these "skillet" breakfast potatoes than by ditching the skillet! Opting for the Actifry is the smart option as the minimal oil used makes these potatoes much healthier than the traditional, oil-soaked method.

If you're like me, you might be a bit dubious about eggs in the air fryer, but it really does work! I prefer my eggs scrambled soft so that they're still runny. It's harder to achieve this with an air fryer, so assume the eggs will come out on the more well-done side of cooked. That said, though, they're not hard and dry like usual well-done eggs! With an Actifry air fryer, you use about a tablespoon of oil for frying. This is all you need:

All the oil you need with an Actifry air fryer from www.anyonita-nibbles.com

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A Very Foodie Christmas: Christmas Gift Guide for Food Lovers

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans!
A Very Foodie Christmas from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
This week, we're taking a short break from the Blogging Crash Course and I'm sharing with you my picks for Christmas 2013 for foodies! You may not know this, but I've been doing some work as one of the editors at Inkling where I've been on the hunt for the latest and greatest foodie gifts for Christmas.

Gluten Free Nutella Gingerbread Cocoa with Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup Copycat Recipe

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Indulgent Nutella hot fudge sauce gets re-purposed as the base of this cocoa with festive gingerbread syrup and finished with a sprinkling of fresh nutmeg!
Nutella Gingerbread Cocoa with Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Serves 2

Nutella Gingerbread Cocoa with Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup Copycat Recipe 

This is perhaps the best Christmas drink I've ever tasted. Decadent Nutella hot fudge sauce makes up the base of this cocoa made with almond milk. The gingerbread syrup gets swirled in right at the end and then come the pile of toppings and grating of fresh nutmeg for a wholly festive and indulgent treat!

This cocoa is a nod to the ever-popular gingerbread latte that you can find in any decent coffeeshop during the holidays. But it's for us non-coffee drinkers! That's right, I hate coffee, y'all. But I love gingerbread and I don't think coffee drinkers should get to monopolize gingerbread in their hot drinks! I have to admit, when I was pregnant, I downed gingerbread lattes weekly. But, after giving birth, my disdain for coffee returned. But I still wanted that warming sweet gingerbread taste, so I decided to recreate it myself!

You're going to love this recipe, guys. You'll find yourself making it time and time again this season! And if you are a coffee drinker, you can drizzle some of that gingerbread syrup into your coffee, just the way Starbucks intended. The syrup will keep on the counter for up to a month, but I doubt it'll last that long!

Tasty Tuesdays #38+ call for YOUR link parties!

Tuesday, November 26, 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!

Gluten Free Slowcooker Pulled Turkey Sliders Recipe

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tender turkey crown cooked in white wine and spices in the slow cooker makes an excellent filling for these delicious sliders!
Slow Cooker Pulled Turkey Sliders from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Feeds 3, with leftovers

Slowcooker Pulled Turkey Sliders 

These pulled turkey sliders are my Thanksgiving compromise. They have all the flavor of a classic American Thanksgiving dinner but none of the fuss and there's no mound of leftovers to contend with, either. The turkey is slow-cooked in a rich bath of wine and butter before being shredded and stuffed into hamburger buns slathered with stove top stuffing and tangy cranberry sauce.

Celebrating Thanksgiving as an expat can be a bit tricky. Since Thanksgiving isn't celebrated in the UK, the day isn't a holiday. And since it's always on a Thursday, it means my husband has to work as do other family members and friends, which makes it difficult to invite people over for a mid-week feast. And when it was just my husband and me, we couldn't really justify the banquet of food synonymous with Thanksgiving. So, over the years, I've found ways to sneak in Thanksgiving without actually having Thanksgiving.

That's where these sliders came from. Of course, you could use this recipe with any leftover turkey you have and it'll taste just as fantastic. And if you really like the look of those printable Thanksgiving flags, download them for free!

Gluten Free Soft Brown Butter, Brown Sugar Cookies with Almonds Recipe

Friday, November 22, 2013

Traditional sugar cookies get a sophisticated makeover with the complex flavors of brown butter and brown sugar, rounded with nutty ground almonds!
Soft Brown Butter, Brown Sugar Cookies with Almonds from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Makes up to a dozen

Soft Brown Butter, Brown Sugar Cookies with Almonds 

Brown butter or beurre noisette, as the French say, is the understated yet elegant ingredient that catapults these cookies from being your run-of-the-mill sugar cookies. The combination of ground almonds plays on the nuttyness of the brown butter and the brown sugar, soft and sweet, is the harmony to the butter and almond melody. And these cookies? These cookies will have you singin'.

I remember my first encounter with brown butter. I was following the guidance of a recipe for making fish caramelized in beurre noisette and as the butter turned from its comforting, vibrant yellow to a more sinister brown, I began to panic. I thought I had taken the butter too far and was preparing myself for a bitter acrid taste. Something compelled me to scoop the treacle-colored butter over the fish anyway, so I did. And then I tasted it and I was converted.

Brown butter symbolizes everything I love about cooking. It is butter's dark secret, revealed only when you take butter to its very limit. There's this sweetness, this nutty intensity. Some people have described as tasting and smelling of hazelnuts. It's such a comforting, complex flavor. In patisserie, it's used as the base of many pastry recipes and cookies and in savory cooking, it's used as a finishing sauce. In these cookies, it's the star of the show.
Brown Sugar Cookies with Almond and Brown Butter from www.anyonita-nibbles.com One pinner said, "These are the BEST cookies I've EVER made!"

#GetHimFed 17

Welcome to #GetHimFed with +Jess Harp  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!

What Every Blogger Should Know about Copyright Protection

Thursday, November 21, 2013

What Every Blogger Should Know about Copyright Protection

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What every blogger should know about copyright protection from www.anyonita-nibbles.comGetting your head around your  copyright protection is one of the best things you can do for your blog. Understanding what you are entitled to and how to display your copyright notice helps to identify your blog as an authoritative work and clears up any confusion readers or companies may have about your content and working with you. Copyright infringement happens and if you have a blog that is read by at least one other person it probably has or will certainly happen to you--whether on accident or purposefully. 

"Imitation is the highest form of flattery." That's what my mother used to tell me as a child when I would get upset that someone was copying something I did or said. That may be true, but after I've put my time, effort and energy into a blog post, photo, printable, tutorial or recipe, you can be damn sure I want recognition for it! Not because of an unhealthy need for attention, but because no one likes to feel like their contribution has been received ungratefully. And I've got news for you, blogging shouldn't be a thankless task!   

This tutorial seeks to answer some of the questions bloggers have surrounding copyright policy. I'll show you how to write a copyright notice and how to get a free Creative Commons License for your blog that displays the ways your content can be used and distributed. We'll also talk about what to do when your copyright is infringed upon, because if you have a blog of quality, it's only a matter of time before that happens! 

Don't forget to download my free Thanksgiving printable while you're here! These whimsical and fun food flags will liven up your Turkey Day tablescape! 

Free Thanksgiving Mini Food Flag Printables from www.anyonita-nibbles.com


Gluten Free Holiday Glazed Carrots Recipe

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Plump Chantenay carrots sauteed in butter and glazed with a brown sugar, honey and lemon juice reduction, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
Holiday Glazed Carrots for Christmas or Thanksgiving Dinner from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
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Holiday Glazed Carrots 

I've got an obsession with turkey, but the thing that I look forward to most of all during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, Boxing Day season is the side items! In particular, these sweet glazed carrots. We tend to only have them around the holiday season and maybe once at Easter. For us, these glazed carrots a real festive treat! With just five ingredients, they're easy to make and you can leave them to bubble away on the stove while you get on with the rest of the meal. Winning.

These carrots make my toddler ask for seconds. My toddler who despises carrots cannot get enough of these sweet nuggets of nutrition. And do you know what? I'll happily give him seconds of these because he'll be filling up on vegetables, not cookies and crisps.

More about Chantenay carrots...they're amazingly sweet & no need to peel!

Tasty Tuesdays #37

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oy vey. Ever have one of those days? That's how today's been for me. It's been a crazy day. Husband & I went to a concert last night of my favorite band. It was a lovely night out, but I'm so out of party mode. Haha. I woke up this morning still groggy from the night before, put my bra on inside out, my shirt backwards. *sigh* Obviously, this party got delayed. To make up for it, it'll run until Saturday night instead of Friday night! Let's get to it, shall we? 
 
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!

Gluten Free Marshmallow Fluff Frozen Hot Chocolate with Nutella Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Monday, November 18, 2013

This icy blend of cocoa and milk is whizzed with marshmallow fluff and drizzled with Nutella hot fudge to make a truly indulgent hot chocolate!
Marshmallow Fluff Frozen Hot Chocolate with Nutella Hot Fudge Sauce from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Serves 2 to 4

Marshmallow Fluff Frozen Hot Chocolate with Nutella Hot Fudge Sauce 

The frozen hot chocolate is the mighty oxymoron of drinks. Although there doesn't tend to be anything hot left in a traditional frozen hot chocolate, I wanted an element of warmth, so I've drizzled rich Nutella hot fudge sauce over top. (I mean, who can seriously say no to Nutella?)

Marshmallows usually get left out of the fro-ho (see what I did there?) equation, but I don't think that's fair at all. Most people love marshmallows bobbing about their hot chocolate! But since frozen marshmallows could pose a dental risk, I thought it best to use marshmallow fluff instead! That way, you get the sweetness and the best of the 'mallows without compromising the state of your teeth. I think it's a win-win.

The bit that I loved most about this is the Nutella hot fudge drenched whipped cream! I have a confession to make: I don't even like chocolate. Find most of it far too bitter and I just don't like the taste. Hot chocolate is probably one of my least favorite chocolate tastes, so this was a mid-week lunch treat for my husband and toddler. Both fans of cocoa and chocolate, they loved it. I had a sip to make sure it wasn't vile, scraped off the dollop of cream and fudge sauce and happily passed the glass to them to finish.

Don't be alarmed that I'm sharing a recipe with you for something that I don't particularly like. They guzzled this fro-ho down; I mean drained the blender, y'all. And I did have a couple spoonfuls of that Nutella hot fudge...
Easy Nutella Hot Fudge Sauce from www.anyonita-nibbles.com

Gluten Free Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon Recipe with Step-by-step Instructions

Friday, November 15, 2013

Rich and hearty, this slow-cooked French classic is a perfect winter warmer!
Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
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Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon 

If ever a dish was awarded a prize for rising from the culinary slums to the refined dinner table, beef bourguingnon would be the recipient. This classic French dish had its beginnings in the bowls of peasants, but over time has become one of the most enjoyed and revered beef dishes from Burgundy. 

We aren't Francophiles, well not in an overbearing way. My husband used to live in France and I have become quite obsessed with patisserie and some most French cuisine and we did  have an enjoyable holiday there two years ago (a leisurely roadtrip from Manchester to Calais and around Normandy, Brittany, the Loire Valley and Paris). Okay, maybe we are slightly overbearing Francophiles. But you don't have to be to enjoy this stew!

Ignore the poncy French name and at the end of the day, it's just a stew. But it's a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth stew full of the things I love: soft and tender beef, salty, smoked bacon, pearls of shallots and a richly indulgent red wine sauce fiery with pepper. I always serve bourguignon with mashed potatoes and carrots--either the carrots go in the stew or on the side. But I've seen bowls of bourguignon dished with thick ribbons of egg noodles, too! You could serve it over rice, if you really wanted. But I'd opt for wild rice instead of the perfume-y Jasmine rice popular in Thai dishes or the bitty Basmati. Wild rice or even giant couscous would be an interesting substitution.

I'm doing that thing that food bloggers aren't supposed to do. I'm re-sharing a recipe already published on my blog. I first published a version of this recipe in 2011 and while that it is a very good version, this one's better. A bit longer in the kitchen and after making this dish repeatedly throughout the fall and winter, I've made some changes that make this dish worth re-sharing. The photo alone would be worth it, too!

#GetHimFed 16

Welcome to #GetHimFed with +Jess Harp  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!

How to Autoschedule Posts on Facebook

Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to Autoschedule Posts on Facebook

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Welcome to the Blogging Crash Course! 

Helping you grow your blog into the powerhouse you know it can be!
How to Autoschedule Posts on Facebook from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Even as a stay-at-home mom, I can't spend 100% of my days online promoting my blog. Even before I was a mom and just worked from home, I didn't have this luxury. Not many people do. So finding tools for scheduling posts to boost your readership is essential as a blogger.

Did you know that you can autoschedule your Facebook posts? I'm a big fan of autoscheduling to market my blog and posts and I'm constantly using IFTTT and Hootsuite to manage my social media, but there are some times when platforms like these can't perform as effectively as going straight to the source. Facebook's finicky and top-secret algorithm is a perfect case in point.
Before we get on with the post, have you seen the latest freebie from Anyonita Nibbles? Print out these mini food flags for your Thanksgiving table:



Gluten Free Nut-Crusted Toffee Apple Cake Recipe

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A scattering of crunchy nuts and sweet toffee make this moist apple cake extra special! Serve with custard, ice cream or enjoy on its own!
Nut-Crusted Toffee Apple Cake from www.anyonita-nibbles.com with free Thanksgiving printables

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Nut-Crusted Toffee Apple Cake Recipe 

This Nut-Crusted Toffee Apple Cake is like eating a toffee apple but without all the hard work! It's laced with sweet toffee, succulent apples and crunchy nuts. It works well as a dessert with custard or ice cream and I even enjoyed the occasional slice for breakfast with a cup of tea.

The thing that I love most about this cake is how moist it is. It's a lip-smacking, bite-savoring delight. It's easy to make and the fanned apple design is impressive and would look right in place as the centerpiece of a dessert table during the holidays. I used Golden Delicious apples for the cake because they are my favorite eating apple, but you can use whatever variety or mix of varieties you prefer for a slightly different taste and texture.
Free Thanksgiving Mini Food Flags from www.anyonita-nibbles.com

And to help you get in the holiday spirit, I've got a free Thanksgiving printable for you too! These cute mini food flags will be great dotted around your Thanksgiving tablescape or pushed into lovely autumnal desserts. Or glue them to stripey straws and serve them with your Thanksgiving drinks.

Simply print out, cut out and glue around wooden skewers, cocktail sticks or straws. There are five styles to choose from and five different words/phrases.

Tasty Tuesdays #36 + double features!

Tuesday, November 12, 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!

Gluten Free Sea Salted Soft Pretzel Knots with Rosemary Mustard Recipe

Monday, November 11, 2013

These soft pretzel knots are a perfect homemade treat! With just a scattering of sea salt and fiery homemade rosemary mustard, they're great for munching during the game!
Sea Salted Soft Pretzel Knots by www.anyonita-nibbles.com The best, easiest pretzel recipe ever! One pinner said, "We almost ate all of these in one go!"
Makes 16 to 20 pretzels

Sea Salted Soft Pretzel Knots with Rosemary Mustard 

These soft pretzel knots are phenomenal. They're deliciously golden and slightly crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. They're everything you want from a good pretzel. And they're very nearly bite-sized, which makes them great for popping in a bag and toting around on holiday (as we did) or along to a sporting event.

I whipped up a batch of these babies the night before we went away for an extended weekend to the coast. I made the mustard the morning before we left (and actually left it on the counter while we were gone!) But to be honest, these pretzel knots don't even need mustard. Or cheese. Or anything but an empty tummy to fill. I packed them in a Tupperware box and they kept fresh three days, although they barely lasted that long because we couldn't stop snacking on them whilst driving!

When I was growing up, I had a bit of a thing for soft pretzels. No trip to the mall was ever complete without a visit to Pretzel Time (I think it calls itself Pretzelmaker now). And when Target launched its in-store food courts, my daddy and I would stop in after school at least once a week to have soft pretzels and slushies. So I'd say I've got a pretty discerning pretzel palate.

That said, I stand on the side of a more modern approach to pretzel making. I take the controversial stance in not boiling my pretzels before baking them. I've read many opinions about the merits of boiling pretzels in a baking soda solution before baking them, including this post that argues the scientific benefit of doing so. I don't know much about Ph levels; what I learned in a high school chemistry class, I've since mostly forgotten. What I do know is pretzels. And baking. And I'm here to tell you, that you don't have to boil pretzels to get the crust beautiful and dark with that crackling effect all pretzel lovers go ape over. Let me show you another way...
A basket of beautiful sea salted pretzels knots from www.anyonita-nibbles.com

Do you Dare to Dayre?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

As a blogger, I understand the importance of social media. I rely on it heavily to boost my number of visitors and unique visitors to my blog, but sometimes, I get overwhelmed by the hassle of multiple platforms and of being restricted to an arbitrary number of characters or amount of photos I can upload.

There's a new app that addresses these concerns. It's targeted at bloggers and it's developed by people who understand these frustrations. It's called Dayre and I think it's pretty phenomenal. With Dayre, you can create sort of a rolling blog post--filling your day with real-time, in the heat of the moment snippets. You can upload videos or photos, add stickers or straight text and more. Then you publish them in the app. It's fast and effective and it helps bloggers stay on top of blogging.

Gluten Free DIY Microwaveable Macaroni & Cheese in a Mug Recipe

Friday, November 8, 2013

Do-it-yourself macaroni and cheese done in a mug in a microwave is a perfect lunchtime treat for one!
DIY Microwaveable Macaroni & Cheese from www.anyonita-nibbles.com This Easy Mac copycat is easy to make and better for you than the packet stuff! A must pin!
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DIY Microwaveable Macaroni & Cheese in a Mug 

I love this macaroni and cheese. It's just enough for one person for lunch or a snack. Since everything is cooked in the microwave in a single mug, there's not many dishes either. It's perfect cheat's mac 'n' cheese. I know, I know. That's not exactly macaroni up there. It's fusili. Or spirals. But it's close enough to count, right? Right.

There was a time (in college) when I lived off of Easy Mac.  As a penniless student, boxes of Easy Mac went a long way. But oh, if someone had told me that I could have made it just as easily all by myself without any of that radioactive yellow cheese goop! ...

This is a dead easy recipe. It's always the easy ones that go pop, though. I remember as a child, my oldest brother accidentally put some tin foil in the microwave one day. That didn't go pop. That went bang, spark smoke. And in college, a friend and I were rushing to make snacks during a commercial break in Gilmore Girls. Our snack of choice was one of those Easy Mac microwave bowls and in our haste, we forgot to put any water in. That did go pop. It went pop, flames, smoke. Then the fire alarm went off and the whole dorm was evacuated and we never got to finish that episode of Gilmore Girls. But we learned an important lesson: pasta is surprisingly flammable if cooked in the microwave without liquid.

Luckily, this recipe didn't cause any drama. It's easy to do and delicious. You'll love it. And you'll welcome the break from sandwiches for lunch, too.

#GetHimFed 15

Welcome to #GetHimFed with +Jess Harp  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!

How to Add a Read More Image to Posts on Blogger

Thursday, November 7, 2013



How to Add a Read More Image to Posts on Blogger

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Welcome to the Blogging Crash Course! 

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

How to Add a Read More Image to Posts on Blogger by www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Inserting a jump and showing just a snippet of your posts is a proven way to increase click-through on your blog. In addition to encouraging your readers to actively engage with your posts, you are presenting them with a neat and tidy platform for viewing your blog.

Blog organization is an important aspect of blogging. A cluttered, busy blog may drive readers away instead of welcoming them. You can use jumps within your post to order the structure of your blog's main page and to showcase introductions to previous posts on your blog.

This tutorial will briefly explain the benefits of using jumps within your posts and provide you with a code for inserting your own read more image onto every post on your blog.


ActiFry Gluten-Free Sesame Orange Chicken Recipe

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Made in the ActiFry fryer, this gluten-free take on classic orange chicken is tastier and healthier than the takeout version!
Better than takeout! ActiFry Gluten-Free Sesame Orange Chicken from www.anyonita-nibbles.com is a must-pin, must-try recipe!

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ActiFry Gluten-Free Sesame Orange Chicken 

This Sesame Orange Chicken is better than from a takeaway. It's so succulent and the orange sauce is thick and coats and clings to the chicken. Using crushed Rice Krispies to coat the chicken is a clever, gluten-free trick for people who can't have breadcrumbs! What I especially love about this dish, is that it's cooked in the ActiFry Fryer so it's insanely healthier than the usual orange chicken recipes. Trust me, guys, you're going to love this recipe!

I had heard lots of things about air fryers like the Tefal ActiFry I used to make this recipe. People promised that using an air fryer would transform my cooking and my life, but I remained a bit skeptical. I'm unsure why I was skeptical, because all of my pots and pans are Tefal and I have many of Tefal's appliances and accessories. In my cooking, Tefal has long since been a trusted brand. Still, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from an air fryer, so I shied away from it. That was probably the worst decision I could make.

I'll say it straight out: this ActiFry is amazing. Hands down. Not only can you make perfect chips and fries, but you can make a ton of other tasty dishes, too! Like that Sesame Orange Chicken up there. I even used the ActiFry to make breakfast!

Here's why every cook needs an ActiFry: It's safer to use than traditional deep fat frying methods. It produces healthier results than traditional frying--the food isn't sodden with grease! It produces food that is light and tasty and crisp. The fryer is dead easy to use and even easier to clean and it's so versatile! 
This post is in association with Argos.

Tasty Tuesdays #35

Tuesday, November 5, 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!

Gluten Free Gooey Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Monday, November 4, 2013

Caramel meets marshmallow in this gooey, sticky treat that's perfect for movie nights in or as a Bonfire Night treat!
Gooey Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Makes 1 bag

Gooey Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn 

If you ever need a movie night treat, reach for this recipe. This gooey marshmallow caramel popcorn will change your life, or at least your snacking habits! It's perfect party food, great for nights in and would be utterly delicious on Bonfire Night, too.

I've had an obsession with caramel corn since I was a child. I'd spend the Christmas holidays each year working through one of those enormous multi-flavor popcorn tubs and the caramel was always the first to go! Combine the delicious taste of caramel corn with sticky, gooey marshmallow and you've got a winner!

Gluten Free Apple and Blueberry Mini Tarte Tartin Recipe

Friday, November 1, 2013

This tart of paper-thin apple slices and juicy blueberries all coated in thick caramel makes a perfect autumn dessert!
Apple and Blueberry Mini Tarte Tatin from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Makes 4 tartes Tatin

Apple and Blueberry Mini Tarte Tatin 

Overly autumnal, this indulgent tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert made with paper-thin slices of apple and fat blueberries, nearly bursting with their own juice. The first time I ever had a tarte Tatin, I had a single serving. Greedily, I wanted to capture the remaining tarte and gobble it up myself, fork cast aside, getting stuck in with just my fingers.

Somehow, I managed to employ self-restraint. It was that strong urge of gluttony that made me realize two things: 1. Tarte Tatin is one of my top 3 favorite desserts of all time and I get very cross at the thought of having to share it with anyone else. and 2. If I ever made another a tarte Tatin I would need to put extreme measures into place to prevent me from scarfing it all down myself.

That's how these mini tarts came about. No matter how illogical it may seem, I needed to know that I could have a whole tarte to myself. So I made them smaller. Voila! False sense of exclusivity instated and binge eating of French pastry prevented in one fell swoop. I felt like a rock star. And then I tasted it. And I wanted to be alone with my little tarte Tatin. And I was. It was just me and ol' tart-y. Elbows propped up on the kitchen counter and this golden pastry in my hands. It was unrefined, undignified and maybe just a bit uncouth. But it was perfection.

Disclaimer: I've not gone loco. (Completely.)  Did you know that the plural of tarte Tatin is tartes Tatin?! When I found that out, I felt like Lorelai Gilmore and the whole culs-de-sac versus cul-de-sacs thing. Also, the correct grammatical spelling is: tarte Tatin. Just as you would write Granny Smith apple and not Granny Smith Apple.

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