Smart Cookie Cookbook Saturday

Smart Cookie Cookbook. Transform Store Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats! By Christi Johnstone. In stores September 2nd, pre-order now on Amazon or Barnes & Noble

Happy Saturday, it’s time for another Smart Cookie Saturday!  Today I am sharing a sneak peek of one of my favorite cookies in Smart Cookie!  I can’t thank my friends, family and readers enough for all of the enthusiastic support for Smart Cookie!  It is SO amazing to have others share in the excitement about click to read more

Nutella Ice Cream Sundaes

Nutella Ice Cream Sundaes

This past month, in partnership with Mode Media and Nutella, I’ve been sharing ways that I am spreading happy in my life.   And today I’m spreading the happy with Nutella Ice Cream Sundaes. This week we are talking about happy summer memories.  I have such fond memories of enjoying homemade ice cream in the summer, click to read more

Summer Pasta Salad

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With the summer heat in full swing, I am all about finding ways to put together meals that are easy to make, delicious and don’t heat up the whole kitchen (I have the Arizona heat for that!).   One meal that we always enjoy during summer months is pasta salad.  One of the things I love click to read more

Hello Summer Instagram Giveaway

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I am so excited to join a great group of bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway! Together with No Biggie, Make It And Love It, U Create Blog, Tatertots And Jello, The Idea Room, Remodelaholic, I Heart Naptime, Make And Takes, How Does She, Pizzazzerie, Shelley Coates, Alison Prince & Pick Your Plum, we click to read more

Apple Crumble

Recipe For Apple Crumble

Let’s talk dessert, apple crumble to be specific.  It’s no secret that I’m big on chocolate.  When I think of dessert, that’s immediately what comes to mind.  But this Apple Crumble Recipe, oh my word, it might be one of the best desserts I have ever made.  It is outstanding, and so simple to make.    click to read more

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Calling all chocolate lovers, these chocolate cupcakes are for you! I made these chocolate cupcakes this weekend for my mom’s birthday.  My mom is not a fan of anything vanilla, it’s all about chocolate for her.  I’m not sure where I get my intense love of vanilla from, as it certainly would not be from click to read more

Smart Cookie Cookbook Saturday

Smart Cookie Cookbook By Christi Johnstone of Love From The Oven

A little bit of excitement here at Love From The Oven this week, I received my first advance copy of my book, Smart Cookie. Eeek!  That’s a book.  With my name on it!   Smart Cookie Cookbook! Talk about crazy!   Even though I’ve been working on it for a long time, having the actual book in click to read more

Cookies And Cream Cake

Oreo Cookie Cake

Life is full of hard decisions.  What to for a living, where to live, who to marry, what to name your kids, making chocolate cake or vanilla cake, things like that.   For the first few, I’m afraid you are own your own, but when it comes to chocolate cake or vanilla cake, I say go click to read more

Frozen Drinks And Easy Pool Care

Easy Slushies

This post is sponsored by Clorox.     It’s that time of year.  The time where you want to sit out by the pool, sip frozen drinks, relax and enjoy yourself.  Today I’m talking about keeping your pool care, and your frozen drinks, easy as can be. If that relaxing pool is at your house, there is click to read more

Liege Waffles With Nutella Spread

Liege Waffles

Throughout the summer, in partnership with Mode Media and Nutella, I am sharing some ways that I am spreading happiness in my life.  Summer, with a break from our always packed schedule and never ending stream of homework, really is an ideal time to work on spreading some happiness to our friends and family. With click to read more

Caffeinated Coffee Brownies

Rich Moist Delicious Brownies

I have brownies for you today.  AMAZING brownies.  We’re talking make these immediately brownies.  Super delicious, moist, rich brownies that only take one bowl to make, no need to melt chocolate, and really only take a few more steps than making box brownies.  And they are totally worth those few extra steps. I’m calling these click to read more

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bakery Style Cookie Recipe (18 of 7)

Let’s talk cookies.  Big, yummy, delicious bakery style chocolate chip cookies. I *love* a big bakery style chocolate chip cookie.  A little crisp crunch around the edges, but moist and just slightly undercooked in the center, and full of chocolate of course.  Mmmmm.  Perfection.  They are somehow always a little different than the cookies I click to read more

Fun Finds – Frozen Treats & Popsicles

Fun Frozen Finds

I meant to share some fun finds on Friday, but in typical fashion, I’m running a few days behind.  We’ll call it running on “summer time”.   :)  And speaking of summertime, I think it’s supposed to be about 109 toasty degrees here in Phoenix today, so I am all about trying to find some chilly click to read more