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May 1, 2011 7:02 pm 
Updated: May 30, 2011 3:05 am
There was a time about 3 years ago when I really began to bake frequently and thought to myself, "how the heck do people create their own recipes?!" I thought that was something I would never be able to do. I found some courage and began creating some recipes over a year… MORE
MSC's Peanut Butter Gem Sqaures
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MSC's Peanut Butter Gem Squares
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Mar. 24, 2011 4:40 pm 
Updated: Dec. 3, 2011 12:46 pm
In the beginning of February I filmed a "What's Cooking?" episode with AllRecipes.com First, I want to say thank you to Cory, Michael, David, and everyone else at AllRecipes for the wonderful opportunity. It was really an amazing experience, something one may only dream… MORE
MySweetCreations Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
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MySweetCreations Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
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MySweetCreations Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
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MySweetCreations Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
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Mar. 17, 2011 6:43 pm 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2011 10:35 pm
I managed to make these brownies last night in between the pain. I went to dental to have some work done because I experienced sudden and kinda intense teeth sensitivity but the work caused a lot of pain in the muscles and tissues in my jaw and cheek. I would often stop mixing and sit and on… MORE
 
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Mar. 7, 2011 7:29 pm 
Updated: Mar. 9, 2011 6:58 pm
Girl Scout Cookies are in! I haven't had any in several years but as I was shopping at the Marine Corps Exchange over the weekend, sweet little Girl Scouts were outside selling their cookies and I couldn't resist the Thin Mints.   I only bought one box of Thin Mints and one box of… MORE
Girl Scout Cookies
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Feb. 26, 2011 8:13 pm 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2011 9:28 pm
Ever since I made the Mud Pie II from this website, I have been longing to make more difficult and from scratch sweets. I decided to break out my Candymaking book. I bought this nearly two years ago but I wasn't quite ready this level yet and I didn't even own a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer either. MORE
Candymaking
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Candymaking
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Making Cream Fondant for Truffle Centers
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Truffle Centers
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Feb. 12, 2011 12:23 pm 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2011 11:15 am
I have a lot of recipe ideas bouncing around in my head and finally life is slowing down enough and I am able to create some of the recipes. I love Chai Tea Lattes and I have always wanted to create a Chai Cupcake. Last night I had the chance to be creative.   I meant for this to be a… MORE
Chai Latte Muffins
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Liquid Chai Tea Concentrate
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Whipped Cream Stabilizer
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Feb. 5, 2011 11:01 pm 
Updated: Feb. 11, 2011 7:49 pm
I recently came across some photos of a local restaurant on Yelp. As I scrolled through the photos I kept seeing pictures of a Mississippi Mud Pie. You know when you go to a restaurant and order one of these slices and it comes comes and is enourmous that feed four? It looked so good so I… MORE
 
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Jan. 31, 2011 3:55 pm 
Updated: Feb. 12, 2011 7:22 am
In my hometown of Dubuque, Iowa just a few blocks from the Mississippi River is a row of quaint shops on Main Street. One of them is called The Calico Bean Market and it is one of the places that I must visit each time I fly back to Iowa when visiting my family.   Here are a few things my… MORE
Wilton Pearlized Sprinkles
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The Calico Bean Sprinkles
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The Calico Bean Sprinkles
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Jan. 22, 2011 4:34 pm 
Updated: Jan. 25, 2011 12:31 pm
We all know most of us eat or have ate chocolate chip cookie dough before. How can you resist that sweet goodness? Eating chocolate chip cookie dough is part of everyones childhood, isn't it?   I am still guilty of sampling chocolate cookie dough, sugar cookie dough and even my cake… MORE
 
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Jan. 19, 2011 4:01 pm 
Updated: Mar. 26, 2011 3:37 pm
I live trying new candy bars when they come out! It seems lately there have been several new ones to hit the market. Pretzel M&M's and Coconut M&M's recently came out and now there is a new Snickers. It is called the Snickers Peanut Butter Squares. Have you tried them yet?   I… MORE
Snickers Peanut Butter Squares
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House of Aqua

Home Town
Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Living In
San Diego, California, USA

Member Since
Jun. 2008

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert

Hobbies
Biking, Walking, Reading Books

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About Me
I am a Southern California wife and mother of one. I am a simple person that enjoys home decor, baking, and spending time with my family. You can also find me on YouTube - House of Aqua: http://www.youtube.com/user/HouseOfAqua/videos?sort=dd&flow=list&page=1&view=0
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making a variety of ice cream, cookies, cakes, and candies. In recent years I have branched out by making new dinner recipes and found that I enjoy the challenge.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have a daughter that loves to help me bake. We spend Christmas Eve in the kitchen making special cookies for Santa together.
My cooking triumphs
I consider tempering chocolate and making caramels a triumph. You either get it right or your wrong!
My cooking tragedies
I failed several times at trying to make fondant centers for truffles. I decided to put my candymaking book away for a while!
 
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