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Oct. 22, 2009 4:46 pm 
Updated: Nov. 4, 2009 10:06 pm
My favorite smoothies are simple and smooth. I came up with the "Simple Strawberry Smoothie" after playing around with ingredients and other recipes for a few years. Although I list apple juice in this recipe, I have used peach juice and grape juice and they are all equally delicious. You don't… MORE
Simple Strawberry Smoothie
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Simple Strawberry Smoothie
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Sep. 25, 2009 7:39 pm 
Updated: Oct. 9, 2009 5:11 am
Recently, after seeing a photo of someone who made hot fudge sauce, I thought I would give it a try. I never thought to make this before! I decided to try Sue's Hot Fudge Sauce from this site.   I made the recipe as written and it was good, but after a few bites, I found it tasted very… MORE
 
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Aug. 19, 2009 5:03 pm 
Updated: Oct. 15, 2012 3:37 pm
If you haven't noticed by now some stores are receiving their fall and Halloween candy. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I can't resist warm apple crisp served with vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce dizzled on top or hot apple cider or fresh baked pumpkin bread with milk chocolate… MORE
Gourmet Caramel Apples (Fall 2008)
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Jul. 13, 2009 1:04 pm 
Updated: Jan. 26, 2010 2:40 pm
I highly recommend the Smooth and Creamy Peanut Butter Pie from this site. I discovered it last fall and I have made it several times. The last time I made it was for Thanksgiving, along with a pumpkin pie! It has a very smooth, creamy, and rich taste. A sweet tooth or a love of peanut… MORE
Smooth and Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
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Individual Size Smooth and Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
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Jul. 5, 2009 3:38 pm 
Updated: Sep. 13, 2009 12:28 pm
I volunteered to bring the sweets to a Fourth of July backyard barbeque/swim party. I recently found a small, locally owned cake specialty store in San Diego called, "Do It With Icing." While browsing their large selection of unique cookie cutters, I came across one shaped like the United… MORE
 
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Fourth of July Fondant Cake
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Fourth of July Sugar Cookies
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Jun. 22, 2009 10:57 am 
Updated: Sep. 6, 2010 7:09 pm
How I made homemade peanut butter cups:   1) Melt milk chocolate and using a paint brush, paint the chocolate in the bottom and up the sides of the cup and allow to dry.   2) Once the cup is dry, make peanut butter mixture. I have tried many, but I highly prefer  the… MORE
Making Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
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Making Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
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Making Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
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Making Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
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Jun. 18, 2009 11:11 am 
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012 10:35 pm
On Monday night, I watched a show called Cake Boss on TLC. They were making a white cake with a chocolate ganache and fresh strawberry filling. They iced the cake with buttercream and covered it with fondant. The show inspired me to try fondant for the first time and I also wanted to make the… MORE
Leveled Cakes
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Fondant Cake Preparation
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Jun. 18, 2009 10:48 am 
Updated: Oct. 4, 2009 12:32 pm
My favorite quesadilla at home are made with all Trader Joes items. There shredded cheese, handmade flour tortilla, organic roma tomatos, and fresh quacamole and veggie flaxseed torilla chips make the perfect lunch or dinner.   When I make this for lunch, I make just the cheese… MORE
Trader Joes Quesadillas
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Trader Joes Quesadillas
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Trader Joes Quesadilla Lunch
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May 10, 2009 3:52 pm 
Updated: May 15, 2009 7:36 am
This year my husband insisted that I pick out some things for Mother's Day. I spent a couple of days last week walking around the mall trying to find clothing that I like and the few items that I found were too expensive......who pays $69.99 for a cardigan on clearnance, right?   Over… MORE
Mother's Day Delight
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Mother's Day Delight
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Mother's Day Delight
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Tags:  Hobbies
 
 
May 3, 2009 6:58 pm 
Updated: May 20, 2009 5:38 am
I stopped using most commercial products within the last couple of years. I try to avoid putting chemicals on my skin that my body will absorb. Here are some of the foods that I use for my face and I must say that I my skin have never been healthier:   ~Avalon Organics cleansing milk and… MORE
Food for your face
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Food for you face
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Food for your face
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Tags:  Lifestyle
 
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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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