‘The Chocolate Fest’ – Celebrating CCN’s 1st Anniversary!!

Hurrah! Hurrah! Cook-curry Nook turns ‘ONE’ on October 18th, and I could not have brought CCN this far if not for you guys! My heartfelt thanks to each and every reader, for motivating and encouraging me to keep this going. I owe it all to you guys. Come here now will you, let me give you a big hug for everything you’ve done for me! <Huggggggggsss> from both CCN, and me 😀

Aren’t we feeling festive already? We’re celebrating Navaratri, Diwali is around the corner, and CCN adds to the festive spirit by turning One too! Seriously, could this get any better? Only you could make that happen! How? Let me tell you in a bit. Before that, let me tell you what a terrific journey this last year has been with you all. Thanks to CCN, I have so many new friends from the world over, friends who I havent met, but I know they’re there, just like that. What’s more, all you friends are big foodies just like me *smirk*, so I don’t feel like a fool when I ramble on about my love for different foods. Talking about my love for foods, you know about my long-standing affair with the Chocolate family no? Why am I suddenly talking Chocolate? Am I planting ideas in your pretty head? Are you getting the exact same ideas I want you to get? Oh yes you’d better be! After one year of listening to my banter, you should know of my love for chocolate and anything chocolate-y. Do you not? Well you know now, yeah? Make a mental note of this, ‘cos I’m going to have you thinking of chocolate all the time, for the next one month. Yes, all the time! Why? Isn’t it simple? I want YOU to join ME in celebrating CCN’s first Anniversary, and how are we going to do that? By making all things chocolate-y and talking about it too! Oh yes, you get to talk about it alright, and share it with CCN too, right here, at a virtual party to celebrate one hell of a year, and many more to come! Isn’t that just wonderful?

Here’s how – Make any food with chocolate or something that is chocolate-y, anytime between today i.e. 15th October, and 15th November, and send it over to the party. The creation can be a cake or bake, a dessert, pudding, home-made chocolates, your own chocolate-y creations…you get the drift. Prepare and share just anything, as long as it is chocolate-y for all of us to tip into the heaven-liest Chocolate Nirvana!

Here are some rules we could do with, just to make things clear –

  1. The entries must be original. If inspired or copied from another source, please give credit. Multiple entries are allowed.
  2. Please link your post/s to this post.
  3. Older entries are fine as long as you link them here. No need to re-post.
  4. If you are a Blogger, leave me a comment here with a link to your post, once you have your chocolate-y recipe posted. NO need to send me an email.
  5. Non-bloggers, I would love it if you could contribute. After all, you are my pillars of strength! Please send me an email with a detailed recipe (inclusive of ingredients, their proportions, and the procedure), along with a picture, and then leave me a comment on this post, so that way, its easier for me to include your entry for picking the random winner.
In case you have any queries, feel free to drop me a line.
So are you ready to dive head-long into a month-long bout of Chocolate Nirvana? I for one, am not sure if I should dive into it, or levitate in the high. Help me decide, will ya? 😉 Gee yes, go on and flood me with your entries, and I hope this will be a high that none of us will forget very easily!

52 responses to “‘The Chocolate Fest’ – Celebrating CCN’s 1st Anniversary!!

  1. Heya Teach!!
    Well, I am just resurrecting me blog, but you can bet I bring at least a few dishes for your awesome anniversary PAAR-TYYYYY!!!!
    Here’s hoping that CCN has a LONG and DELISH life!! 😀 😀 😀


  2. Congratulations, Madhuri. Every anniversary is special but the first one is always extra special. 🙂
    And chocolate is definitely the way to go.

  3. Congragulations to you and your wonderful blog.
    If I make something chocolatey I sure will send it your way.

  4. Congrats on ur first happy bloganniversary..wishing more and more beautiful years in this blogosphere..Will send my entries soon..

  5. Congrats on CCN turning one!! Can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!! Am already reaching out to my bar of cooking choc, choc entries on their way to CCN!!

  6. Wooah Wooah wooah! Diwali’s around the corner but your Chocolate Fest makes it feels like Valentines! And why not? We all LOVE CCN!

    Await my entries.. and yes, CONGRATULATIONS!!

  7. Congrats and best wishes.

  8. Congratulations, Madhuri!! I share your love for chocolate and I’m definitely going to participate!

  9. Heys mads, congratulations…I’ll definitely try out something in Chocolate and post it..all the very best and may u have many more.

  10. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday Dear CCN!
    Happy Birthday to you!

    Keep em coming Mads – you know we all love this space of yours!

    And I’m sure giving you a chocolatey treat for your celebration!

  11. Count me in…im supposed to call you too!! was out of station…thats y dint return yur call 😦

  12. Belated B’day wishes to CCN 🙂 Madhuri,i just posted a chocolate Milkshake recipe for the celebration here –http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.com/2010/10/chocolate-milkshake.html
    Hope you like it 🙂

    • PJ, I LOVE it!!
      Thanks so much for sending this over. Your’s is the first entry…whooopah!

      The milkshake looks inviting indeed. Though winter is supposed to be setting in here, I would love to make this and relish it, along with a nice read for company 🙂

  13. Hi,

    My submission to this month’s event: Cocochoco Burfi

  14. Heya Teach!!

    As promised my first entry of many more to come!! :0D


    Stay awesome!! :0)


  15. Heya Teachie!!

    I just remembered this post. Hope its ok to post an old one?! :0)



  16. Here you go, Madhuri! My black and white entries to the world’s best fest yet! 😀

    1. Black Forest Cake – http://somesalttotaste.blogspot.com/2010/08/black-forest-cake.html

    2. White Chocolate Mousse – http://somesalttotaste.blogspot.com/2010/10/quick-n-easy-white-chocolate-mousse.html

    3. Black Forest Cupcakes – http://somesalttotaste.blogspot.com/2010/10/black-forest-cupcakes.html

    And, thanks for making sending entries as easy as commenting!!!

    Happy Cho-collating, if I can say so! LOL!

  17. Hi Madhuri,
    Congrats to you and CCN…
    For your 1st Annivesary celebration sending you many wishes and this cake balls and cup cakes for the chocolate event.

  18. Madhs,
    Here comes my Pistachio chocolte fudge to participate in your chocolate Fest …


  19. Congrats!!!!! I’ve sent you my entry. Hope I win cos the book looks interesting !!

  20. thanks for making this so easy – i just need to leave a comment! here’s my entry to your celebrations. good luck!! 🙂


  21. My entry to your fab event….
    Something my mum whipped up regularly when i was a kid…


  22. Hi Madhuri,

    Congratulations on your first year anniversary. Happy blogging!
    Here is my entry to the Chocolate Fest: http://ohtastensee.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/2-min-microwave-chocolate-cake/

  23. Hi Madhuri,
    Here are my entries to your Anniversary celebrations…
    1. Red Velvet Cake Pops ~ http://swapnascuisine.blogspot.com/2010/11/red-velvet-cake-pops.html
    2. Chocolate Raspberry Cake ~ http://swapnascuisine.blogspot.com/2010/09/chocolate-raspberry-cake.html

    Best wishes,

  24. Hey Madhuri!! Here comes my entry, nope my first entry to ur fest:-) More coming ur way!!

    1. Queen Of Sheba Cake: http://sumarowjee.blogspot.com/2010/11/queen-of-sheba-cake-my-100th-post.html

  25. Hey Madhuri,
    Nice blog and a sinfully delicious event 🙂

    Here is my entry for the party.

    Happy blogging

  26. Heya Teach!!
    As promised – my 3rd entry!! :0D Ya, I want that book DESPERATELY!! :0PP hehe


    Hope I can get my act together and send at least one more in!! You know how much I hate odd numbers!! :0D

  27. Hi Madhuri,

    Congrats on your 1st anniversary! Here is my entry. Hope you like it.


  28. Madhuri,
    My Eggless Chocolate Cake, Milk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and Zebra Cake can be found here : http://www.apycooking.com/2010/09/reposting-for-events.html

  29. Hey Babe!
    How about some coffee to go with your chocolate fest? Here’s my Mocha Cream Gateau!



  30. Hey a little late in coming..but here I come, Mocha Dip


  31. Madhuri,

    Its done. My promise is kept..kept inside a trifle bowl with layers of chocolatey goodness and all that you and I want!

    Congratulations on your big day. Here’s a little more sweet stuff to celebrate it.



  32. Hi Madhuri,
    Here is my entry. Hope I’m not too late.

  33. Hi Madhuri…I have sent you my entry for the contest. Please check you mail 🙂

  34. Dear Madhuri,
    Heartiest congratulations for CCN’s first anniversary 🙂
    Have submitted 9 entries by mail.
    Was planning to be the first one to send in the entries..
    Looks like i ll most probably be the last !!! hehe 😉
    Ur blog and U (my Guru) inspire me a lottt 🙂
    Keep rocking !!!!!!!!!

  35. Congratulations again!!!!!
    Am having a field day with Chocolate….

    My entry for you is a couple of Flying Tiramisu Cupcakes…..


    The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts – Nachiketa
    Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

  36. Here is my chocolaty entry for the chocolate fest


    Thanks for accepting this last minute entry.

  37. Congratulations for your first Anniversary and wish a success future

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