How To: ‘Golden Gaytime’ Cheesecake

Hi Nibblers!           One of my best friends Thao celebrated her 23rd birthday a few months ago. She was overseas on her actual birthday so we had a belated celebration. Thao and I have known each other for half our lives. We had actually crossed paths at an after school tutoring…

How To: Apple and Custard Buttercream Cupcakes

Hi Nibblers!            When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. It’s been a tough month since I last posted with the passing of my Grandma. She was battling lung cancer for almost two years. She was never a smoker which made her illness difficult to accept. My Grandma was always so…

How To: Chocolate Banoffee Cake

Hi Nibblers!     Inspiration for recipes come from all kinds of places. This one came as I was strolling through Coles and stumbled across Chocolate Banana Tim Tams.  I was sold! I was thinking of all sorts of chocolate and banana cupcake ideas until Mum asked me to whip up a cake for my…

How To: Chocolate Orange Oreo Cupcakes

Hi Nibblers!         I was flipping through the supermarket catalogues looking for a bargain when I stumbled across Oreo Orange Scream biscuits – a Halloween special. Recipe ideas came rushing through me and I thought I would do what I do best, cupcakes. These cupcakes turned out amazing. It had the perfect…

How To: Tim Tam Stuffed Brownies

Hi Nibblers!          It’s Father’s Day tomorrow and for those that need a last minute gift, I have you covered. This recipe brings a classic Aussie Tim Tam and smothers it in amazing brownie batter. This dish won’t just have Dad feeling proud that he has such talented kids but have him…

How To: Bánh Bao (Vietnamese Steamed Pork Buns)

Hi Nibblers!          I have been craving all things buns this month. With my parents away on yet another holiday, it meant that I was now free to roam the kitchen and do experiment with whatever I pleased. Buns have been the talk of the town lately with more ‘Bao’ establishments popping…

How To: Chocolate, Peanut Pretzel Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Hi Nibblers!            This cupcake is the ultimate cupcake when you’re craving the decadence of chocolate but also want to chill with a bag of potato chips. The salt from the pretzel really breaks down the Nutella frosting and chocolate cake batter and enhances the flavours. You’re not left feeling like…

How To: Mango Cake with Caramel Latte Frosting

Happy Easter Nibblers!        I have an excess of mangoes at home at the moment. I knew I wanted to make a mango cake but, could not decide on which type of sponge or frosting. I was in a tickle for days. But then, I was out looking at the easter eggs range and…

How To: Easter Eggs with Chocolate Fruit Filling

Hi Nibblers!         Easter is just around the corner and easter eggs are flocking supermarket shelves like there’s no tomorrow. That chocolate rush paired with the whiff of freshly baked hot cross buns is what gets me going through those stressful grocery trips. My stomach is grumbling just thinking about it. In light…

How To: Chippy Sandwich

Hey Nibblers!        Not long to go until Valentine’s Day. This tutorial is based on one of my all time favourite things. My parents rarely allowed potato chips in the house so whenever we did have them in the house, I made it my mission to butter some bread and pop a bunch…

How To: Apple and Bacon Cookies

Hi Nibblers!     Valentine’s day is just around the corner! Whether you’re spending it with friends, family or a very special someone this is a super easy recipe to woo apple and bacon lovers. These cookies are gooey in the centre, sweet and sour from the apple bits and a touch of salt from…

How To: Meat Pastry Shell Pies

Hi Nibblers!         Whenever I come home from overseas, the first thing I crave is a good old Aussie meat pie. That shortcut pastry at the base, simple beef mince filling and flaky puff pastry on top is the best. What’s better is the comfort of a home-made pie and having the house…

How To: Ginger Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Hey Nibblers!            I haven’t had many gingerbread cookies in my life. It was never love at first taste for me. I love the way the cookies are decorated but, never craved the ginger goodness. But with Christmas only 27 days away, I suddenly had a craving for a gingerbread cookie. So,…

How To: Mini Quiche

Hi Nibblers!          I still remember the first time I ever made quiche. It was in my food technology class in high school. I had never tasted quiche nor knew how to pronounce it properly. Since that lesson, I have made the recipe over and over again until I quiche-d out! Until…

How To: Fairy Cupcakes

Hey Nibblers!          Nothing makes me happier than the sight of fairy bread at a party. Yeah sure I’m an adult now but, who can resist? It reminds me of the days I was a kid. For those that are not familiar with this little piece of awesome it’s a slice of…

How To: Bánh Patê Sô (Vietnamese Pastry Pie)

Hey Nibblers!            Christmas is coming! Stress levels may be raging this time of year but, it’s my favourite time of year. I love it for the food, the lights, the buzz and being able to sit down and relax with family. To celebrate, I wanted to post as many finger-licking…

How To: Maltesers Cupcakes

Hey Nibblers!             I’ve been wanting to put this recipe up for so long! With university nearing its end, time has just been slipping out of my fingers. Three more weeks and I’ll have to start fending for myself in the real world! This has been my go-to recipe lately….

How To: Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

Hi Nibblers! Spring is only a week away for those of us in the southern hemisphere. To welcome the months of hay fever, flowers and sunshine I decided to whip up a batch of ‘Strawberries and Cream’ cupcakes! These cupcakes are extremely easy to make and will not only look great on a plate, each…

How To: Hot Cross Buns

Hey Nibblers!           Winter is in full swing right now. I’m sitting cozied up against my blanket rocking those fluffy strawberry slippers of mine. I don’t know if it’s just me but when the temperature drops, I’m immediately in carbs mode. All I can think about is breads, pasta, muffins. Mix that…

How To: Salted Caramel Sauce & Frosting

Hey Nibblers!      Salted caramel, where have you been all my life? Salted caramel has been all the rage lately. Its ability to satisfy the sweet tooth but also deliver a salt kick performs well in anyone’s book.  There has not been a day that I haven’t spotted a salted caramel image. I call…

How To: TARDIS Cake and Adipose Cupcakes!

Hey Nibblers!         My friend, Thao is turning 21! Woo hoo! In celebration of this glorious event, she had a dinner party at ‘Kansai’ a Japanese restaurant on Hunter Street, Sydney a few days ago. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to challenge myself and make a cake. Thao is a…

How to: Choco-Cat Cupcakes with Peanut Butter frosting

Hey Nibblers!          If you can’t already tell by the title this is going to be one CAT-riffic post! To be quite honest, I’m actually not a cat person. In fact, I’m not really an animal person. It’s not because I dislike animals, it’s just I’ve never been around them enough to…

How To: Starburst Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Hey Nibblers!      I have literally just finished my last uni exam for this year. I’m peering outside my window and all I see is rain. Usually, this upsets me but, I’ve feeling quite calm from the pattering sounds hitting my window. Thunder and lighting are going at it with each other but for…

How to: Banana Cupcakes

Hey Nibblers!          I know I’ve already posted a banana cake recipe but since then, I’ve started experimenting and after three successful attempts, I just had to share it with you all. It’s such a quick recipe that doesn’t take much of your time. It’s moist and stays light and fluffy the…

How to: Parsley Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Hey Nibblers!      Chicken? Check. Rocket? Check. Bread? Check. Pesto? Check. Sandwich time? Oh yeah. When I’m trying to cut down on my carbs in my day to day life, it only heightens my obsession and lust for sandwiches. I don’t know what it is about the crusty outside and deliciously yeasty soft insides…

How to: Parsley Pesto

Hey Nibblers! I’ve always loved my pesto. If there’s anything pesto on the menu, I’m the one to order it. My Mumma has been tending her little herb garden religiously for about two years now. So, when she said she wanted me to use the abundance of parsley for her, I gladly did, by making…

How to: Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Hey Nibblers! I’m super excited today to be sharing one of my favourite dishes of all time! It’s really easy to make and great for when you have a small group of friends over for a chilling session. It also gets everyone involved and you can personalise them to any way you like. It may…

How to: Chicken Schnitzel

Hey Nibblers!            Chicken Schnitzels are one of my all-time faves. They’re great by themselves, in a sandwich packed with lettuce, mayo and bacon or in a salad. The only problem is I try and only gobble one but, let’s face it, I don’t actually just eat one, more like five…

How to: Fish Cakes wrapped in lettuce with guacamole.

Hey Nibblers!         Fish and I aren’t really friends. Leftover fish and I are definitely enemies. However, I have found a super easy way to jazz these fishes up. For those of you that feel like you are missing some omega 3 in your life because fish just isn’t you cup of tea, I…

How to: Banh Bong Lan (Vanilla Sponge Cake)

Hey Nibblers!        On Friday, my amazing mum turned 50! She’s my inspiration when it comes to cooking. She loves to experiment and always tries to perfect her recipe if she makes the tiniest mistake. She mostly cooks Vietnamese cuisine as that’s our background which is great because that way, I’ve learnt to…

How To: Carrot Loaf

Hey Everyone, Oh yeah, Mr. Carrot. Today, I lost my carrot cake virginity. And boy, did this baby leave its mark on me. I was grating these carrots real hard and my fingers were swamped in their orange juices for a couple of hours after. So, if you want protection, better glove up! Here’s what…

How to: Banana Bread

Hey Everyone, I have a foodfession to make. I am obsessed with bananas. Bananas for breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, everyday. Which is why I want to share with you all my ‘Banana bread’ recipe full of mushy goodness. What you will need: This is the full recipe. I used only half of the…