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Jan. 8, 2012 5:58 pm 
Updated: Jan. 15, 2012 3:49 am
A friend of mine introduced me to Yogurtland last summer which is a very cool self serve frozen yogurt place. They have a variety of awesome flavors such as brownie batter, coconut, passionfruit, peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut, oatmeal cookie, etc. I usually get a couple of flavors and one… MORE
Making Red Velvet Ice Cream
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Making Red Velvet Ice Cream
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Red Velvet Ice Cream
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Red Velvet Ice Cream
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May 14, 2011 1:17 pm 
Updated: May 21, 2011 3:53 pm
A few days ago I was craving a coconut cream pie. I didn't have any eggs whites or a pie crust and I really didn't want to spend the time making a pie when I would eat a few slices and likely ending up tossing the rest. (I am basically the only sweet eater in my home.)   I browsed… MORE
MySweetCreations Coconut Cream Dessert
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MySweetCreations Coconut Cream Dessert
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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 Sqaures
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MSC's Peanut Butter Gem Squares
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MSC's Peanut Butter Gem Squares
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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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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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Dec. 13, 2010 10:42 pm 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2010 8:45 pm
I am watching Amazing Cakes on TLC as I type. I am learned a lot from watching the bakers create these amazing cakes.   1.) Make a stiffer buttercream by using more powdered sugar to pipe around the egde of the cake and fill in with regular buttercream. The stiffer buttercream will help… MORE
Strawberry Cake IV
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Coconut Poke Cake
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Mickey Mouse Cake
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Dark Chocolate Cake
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Tags:  How-To, Baking
 
 
Oct. 24, 2010 12:49 am 
Updated: May 16, 2011 8:11 pm
Because it is fall now, the weather has cooled down, you can smell the faintness of smoke from someones fireplace in the air, perhaps you are raking leaves from your lawn now?   Fall is a great time of the year. I always looks forward to fall, although, living on the coast in San Diego we don't MORE
Vanilla Syrup for Lattes
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Special Ingredient for Pumpkin Spice Lattes
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MySweetCreations Pumpkin Spice Latte
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Sep. 29, 2010 4:13 pm 
Updated: Nov. 10, 2010 4:31 pm
This summer I tasted the most delicious ice cream pumpkin pie. This pie was so amazing I had two huge slices and I couldn't stop thinking about it since. I found several recipes for it on the internet but I had this other idea in my head. I wanted to make it with my own… MORE
MySweetCreations Chocolate Cookie Pumpkin Pie
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MySweetCreations Chocolate Cookie Pumpkin Pie
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MySweetCreations Chocolate Cookie Pumpkin Pie
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Sep. 16, 2010 6:02 pm 
Updated: Sep. 24, 2010 3:35 am
While browsing our local cake and candy making specialty store the other day, I found myself eyeing the bags of crisp rice again. They are in the chocolate and candy making section of the store. The crisp rice is exactly what you find inside a bar of Nestle Crunch. The bag was only $2.99 so I… MORE
Making Homemade Nestle Crunch Bars
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Making Homemade Nestle Crunch Bars
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Homemade Nestle Crunch Bars
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Homemade Nestle Crunch
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May 29, 2010 9:56 pm 
Updated: Aug. 30, 2010 1:01 pm
Lemons are often overlooked when it comes to skincare. Most people use chemically laden commercial brand products for skincare. I opt to use natural products and foods when it comes to skincare which includes lemons. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and they naturally have antibacterial, antiviral, MORE
Lemons for the Skin
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Lemons For Your Skin
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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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