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Sep. 22, 2013 12:15 pm 
Updated: Sep. 23, 2013 6:40 am
Have you tried the "Cinnamon Yogurt Dip" on Allrecipes? If you haven't, you totally should. You most likely have all of the ingredients already!  It is a simple recipe yet one of my fall favorites. I love this recipe because I have found many ways to use it and it's easy to increase or… MORE
Cinnamon Yogurt Dip
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Feb. 9, 2013 9:24 pm 
Updated: Feb. 17, 2013 7:58 pm
I recently discovered Affogato and have become obsessed! Affogato is a traditional Italian espresso drink. It is amazingly easy as it only consists of vanilla ice cream with a shot of hot espresso poured over the top. The fun comes with being able to play with the basics by trying various… MORE
Affogato
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Apr. 26, 2012 11:34 am 
Updated: May 2, 2012 6:01 pm
I grew up on a farm in Iowa. My parents were primarily hog farmers with a few cows from time to time while my grandparents were dairy farmers. When I think of butter my memories immediately takes me back to my childhood. Butter was always sitting out on the counters to soften for toast for… MORE
Annie's Compound Herb Butter
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Real Butter: Annie's Compound Herb Butter Recipe
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Apr. 25, 2012 8:25 am 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012 7:48 am
I think the photos speak for themselves, but here is how you can take basic frozen toaster waffles and create a gourmet breakfast for guest, a special occasion, or yourself!  Ingredients:1.) Frozen Waffles (I used Trader Joes Multigrain.)2.) Chocolate (I used milk chocolate.)3.) Fresh Homemade… MORE
Quick Gourmet Waffle Breakfast
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Quick Gourmet Waffle Breakfast
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Quick Gourmet Waffle Breakfast
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Quick Gourmet Waffle Breakfast
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Apr. 18, 2012 5:33 pm 
Updated: Apr. 19, 2012 7:51 am
AllRecipes has numerous brand partners and as a brand ambassador I have been asked to try some of the the brands and recipes. In Febuary I received a box containing Fiber One cereal and a recipe card for Fiber One Chocolate-Peanut Butter Haystacks.  Is you ask me, there is no better… MORE
 
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Apr. 14, 2012 4:29 pm 
Updated: Apr. 15, 2012 6:01 pm
The retro candy theme birthday party was a success! I served a variety of mini bagels as well as a variety of cream cheese, fruit, and chocolate chip coffee cake from an AllRecipes recipe.  For beverages I prepared party punch from AllRecipes using blue punch, rainbow berry sherbet, and ginger… MORE
Retro Candy Birthday
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Retro Candy Party
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Beverage Area
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Retro Party Birthday - Balloons
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Apr. 5, 2012 4:11 pm 
Updated: Apr. 6, 2012 7:28 pm
It has been a while since I last made sugar cookie cut-outs. Yes...it is a little time consuming. You have to make the cookie dough, allow it to chill in the fridge, then roll it out and get flour all over the kitchen, then you finally to bake them.  Icing the cookies always seems like a… MORE
 
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Best Rolled Sugar Cookies in my chip and dip container.
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Getting Read to Ice Sugar Cookies
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May 27, 2011 12:04 pm 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2011 9:30 am
My meeting Teresa Guidice last night was so cool since I am follower of the New Jersey Housewives along with all of the other series on Bravo.  It happened last minute actually....my husband came home in the early evening and mentioned to me that Teresa Guidice would be signing her book at… MORE
MSC & Teresa Giudice from Real Housewives New Jersey
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Meeting Teresa Guidice
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Waiting in line at Theresa Guidice book signing.
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Book Signing
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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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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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