Apple cinnamon cupcakes

November 23, 2015By joy's cozy ovenCupcakes, Uncategorized No Comments

This past summer a few girlfriends and I finally experienced high tea at the Ritz Carlton. We’ve been planning to go since winter but we’ve decided it would be nicer to drink tea in summer dresses instead of baggy sweaters. It was a lovely afternoon of drinking fancy tea and sampling dainty finger foods. Do not … Read More

Raspberry almond muffin layer cake

November 12, 2015By joy's cozy ovenCakes No Comments

Last weekend I went back to Ottawa to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. In the past, I didn’t often go back for my Dad’s birthday due to various reasons such as school or work assignments.  Because my Dad is super understanding he forgave me for those missed birthdays. This year his birthday fell on a weekend … Read More

Blueberry muffin cupcakes

July 4, 2014By cozyovenBreakfast, Cupcakes, Muffins No Comments

Time goes by so fast! I can’t believe the last time I blogged was last December. A lot has happened since my last post which probably explains my lack of blogging activity. First of all…a new job! I am loving it especially the fact that it’s a 10 minute walk from where I live – … Read More

Chocolate avocado cupcakes

November 17, 2013By cozyovenCupcakes, Vegan No Comments

This is for all the avocado lovers! I love its creamy, rich, and soft texture. Its subtle flavours also makes it a very versatile fruit, used in both sweet (avocado smoothies!) and savory dishes (sushi, sandwiches, salads). Another bonus is they are healthy, full of unsaturated fats (the good fats). So you can feel less … Read More

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

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

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

Banana cream cheese muffin

June 18, 2012By cozyovenBreakfast, Muffins No Comments

Muffins are wonderful things to eat for breakfast. They give you a quick and sweet start for your day. According to Joy of Baking, the word muffin came from a French word “moufflet” which means soft bread. These banana muffins are indeed soft and very moist. The extra moisture is probably due to the extra-ripped bananas, … Read More