This blog has sat vacant for over a year. My heart has broken, mended, and my life has taken such a different form than when I began blogging here at Oven of Happiness. From my About page: I created this blog in August 2012 as a way to emotionally cope with my mother’s cancer. Baking… More A broken and reshaped heart – and life.
Last year, my future sister-in-law requested a specific type of cake for her birthday. S: “What kind of cake does she want?” D: “Umm… choco-choco-choco chip… with chocolate.” S: “Ahhh… a girl after my own heart.” D: “I have an idea…” (insert light bulb here) For those of you who have seen the movie Grown… More Chocolate Wasted Cake.
You know how sometimes you make something so dang delicious that you dream about it the next day? How you keep trying to find an upcoming special occasion so that you can make it again? World Penguin Day? Hug an Australian Day? We should totally make this pie to celebrate! It is so… More Mint Chocolate Pudding Pie.
You know how you’re always in search of the perfect (fill in the blank) recipe? One you can go to time and time again and it always turns out perfect? One that you bust out when you have an event to attend and you want to bring something that doesn’t disappoint? Yeah, me too. These… More Blueberry Muffins.
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had a mad obsession with chocolate and mint. The richness of the chocolate paired with the refreshing quality of peppermint? Oh, good heavens. Sign me up. To this day, mint chocolate chip remains my favorite ice cream flavor (though let’s be real… I don’t discriminate… More Mint Chocolate Malt Brownies.
Hi, friend! Let’s not talk about what a major blogging slacker I’ve been lately… no, let’s talk about little nests made of crunchy chow mein noodles, glued together with melted chocolate and butterscotch. Yes, let’s talk about that. These couldn’t be easier. Three ingredients. No baking required. I believe in you. (PS — If… More Chocolate Nests.
Well, friends — February is upon us. And yes… that dreaded and/or joyous holiday brought on by Saint Valentine is just a couple of days away. I, personally, have always enjoyed holidays. Valentine’s Day included — whether I had a valentine or not (which most of the time, I haven’t had one… more… More Chocolate Cherry Cookies.
Hey, friend! Happy 2013 to you! How’s your year going thus far? Mine’s going swimmingly. And you know… January is what many people refer to as “Treadmill Awareness Month,” so I figured I’d make a semi-health conscious cookie… “semi-” being the operative word. Hey, there’s whole grains and fruit in the ingredients list. What more could you… More White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.
Oh, friend. Can I start this post out with an apology? I’m sorry for the lack of posts… the lack of chocolate, the lack of butter, the lack of sugar… especially this time of year, when it’s needed most. I could give you the whole, “Life has been bonkers/I’m still settling into my… More Chocolate Truffles.
I recently had the opportunity to take a little road trip and visit a dear friend of mine. While there, she invited a few friends over for a dinner party — and asked me to (naturally) provide dessert. My brain immediately thought of something chocolaty and decadent, and this cake certainly delivered. I made… More Cookies ‘N Cream Chocolate Cake.