Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes

June 9, 2013By cozyovenCupcakes 1 Comment

This recipe features another way to spice up your regular store bought cake mix. I made cupcakes with store bought cake mix before and they were just way too fluffy and airy (never again!). Adding sour cream and buttermilk gives these cupcake a little more density and moisture than usual. If you are a cinnamon … Read More

Simply yummy banana muffins

Simply yummy banana muffins

May 5, 2013By cozyovenBreakfast, Muffins No Comments

Currently I am on a muffin-baking streak (unfortunately I haven’t had time to blog about them :S). The reason I love them is because they are so easy to make! Last weekend my parents came to visit and being typical loving parents they brought us sooo much groceries – including two big hands of bananas. … Read More

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

January 22, 2013By cozyovenCookies 2 Comments

I was never a big tea drinker up until this Christmas when I discovered and fell in love with the fresh citrus aroma of Earl Grey. I actually made these cookies about a year ago but I still remember the wonderful citrus and buttery flavour from these cookies. This weekend I suddenly thought about how … Read More

Christmas Tree Cake Balls

Christmas Tree Cake Balls

January 4, 2013By cozyovenCakes No Comments

Ever since my friend introduced me to Bakerella  few years ago, I had a whole new opinion on store bought cake mix and ready-made icing. I am not a huge fan of icing on cakes especially the ones that come in a can…they are too fluffy and sweet for me. However if the fluffy icing is … Read More

Red velvet cheesecake brownies

Red velvet cheesecake brownies

October 13, 2012By cozyovenBars No Comments

Finally a blog post! I have been severely busy in the past months with vacation,  packing and moving, and my Master’s program. I am beginning to feel rusty in baking :(. Despite the amount of work that is looming over me, I decided it was time to pick up my whisk instead of clicking my mouse modelling a … Read More

For the love of sesame!

For the love of sesame!

August 10, 2012By cozyovenCookies No Comments

  It is time for another sesame inspired recipe! As you probably know, I am a huge fan of adding sesame to baked goods. Just check out some of previous recipes with sesame seeds/powder: Peanut butter cookies with a twist  Black sesame bread Black sesame macarons What I love about this black and white sesame … Read More

Espresso mochi cupcake (gluten free)

Espresso mochi cupcake (gluten free)

August 9, 2012By cozyovenCupcakes No Comments

Moving day is quickly approaching and my plan to clear my baking pantry before the big move is not progressing quick enough. I am trying to use up my baking ingredients as much as possible so I don’t have to lug them over when I move (move as little stuff as possible!). So when I … Read More

Apricot blueberry galette

Apricot blueberry galette

July 6, 2012By cozyovenPies and Pastries No Comments

Yesterday I had a wonderful summer night with my Ottawa girls. It was the first time where we were able to get everyone together other than our annual Christmas potluck/exchange. It’s so great to see everyone is doing such exciting things in their life! I am so proud of all of you girls! For this … Read More

Genoese sponge and fruits

Genoese sponge and fruits

July 3, 2012By cozyovenCakes No Comments

Baking in Ottawa is much more convenient than baking in Toronto. I love the big kitchen space, new oven, and great lighting for picture taking. So every time I come back to Ottawa I have to take the advantage of the kitchen by baking something cool! In addition to the great physical space, I also get help … Read More