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Nov. 17, 2010 6:29 pm 
Updated: Dec. 9, 2010 8:37 pm
I decided to make some Pumpkin Spice Truffles the other day after browsing through all of the truffle recipes on AllRecipes. Most of them are either cream cheese based or ganache based. I decided to try a ganache based truffle.   I whipped up my ganache using Ghiradelli Bittersweet… MORE
Making Pumpkin Spice Truffles
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Making Pumpkin Spice Truffles
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Making Pumpkin Spice Truffles
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MySweetCreation's Pumpkin Spice Truffles
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May 17, 2010 9:28 am 
Updated: May 18, 2010 10:29 pm
I have used the "Lemon Poppy Seed Bread" recipe from AllRecipes before. I enjoyed it, but I ended up throwing most of the bread away. It was a little dense and the orange juice glaze crystalized on top after a few days. I just got a brand new bread pan that I have been dying to use, so I… MORE
 
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Vanilla Glaze
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
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Apr. 15, 2010 11:51 am 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2010 12:46 pm
I recently threw a birthday party for my daughter's 4th birthday. The color theme was pink and brown. I was exhausted by the time the party started as it took me three days ahead of time to prepare. Several batches of buttercream later, the party was ready and the guests began to arrive. MORE
Candy Bar Wrappers
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Custom Water Bottle Labels
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I'm 4 Chocolate Birthday Suckers
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Feb. 19, 2010 8:30 pm 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2010 7:31 pm
So, I got this idea in my head last year after Easter that I would like to start a new tradition after having way too much leftover candy. It was a lot of the same.....Snickers, Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars, Nestle Crunch, and M&M's. I love to eat sweets, but I was struggling to eat… MORE
Peanut Butter Filled Milk Chocolate Bunnies
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Chocolate Easter Bunnies
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Chocolate Easter Bunnies
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Nov. 21, 2009 9:40 pm 
Updated: Jan. 20, 2010 2:28 pm
During my last trip to the commissary, I found a box of Fudge Mint Oreos. Each year during the holiday season, they come out with these delicious treats! I already had a bag of Hershey's mint chocolate chips in my buggy that I wasn't sure what I was going to do with, and I was about to put a… MORE
Mint Chocolate Covered Oreos
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Box of Homemade Chocolate to my Giftee
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Chocolate Mint Oreos
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Chocolate Mint Oreos
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Nov. 14, 2009 10:51 pm 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2009 12:14 pm
     I was purchasing some Godiva hot chocolate for my exchange giftee (lisaj) when I saw chocolate spoons at the store. I thought it was a great idea to give with hot chocolate and I knew I could make some at home that were better than the ones in the… MORE
 
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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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May 3, 2009 8:53 am 
Updated: Nov. 24, 2009 7:50 pm
Yesterday, May 2, 2009, I threw a baby shower for a great friend at my home. I wanted to make the event special for her. I am sharing with you all the pictures of the sweets I made and well as the decorations. The invites are not pictured, but they match the design on the water bottle… MORE
Coconut Poke Cake
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Water Bottle Labels
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Apr. 17, 2009 3:33 pm 
Updated: Jan. 20, 2010 12:00 pm
I am making preparations for a May 2nd baby shower I am throwing for a friend at my home. Like my daughter's birthday, which I blogged about, I ordered custom invitations and water bottle labels. My friend is expecting her third child and does not know the sex of the baby, so we decided to… MORE
Wrappers for Fun Cookie Suckers - Baby Shower Favor
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Water Bottle Labels for Baby Shower
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Baby Shower Gift - Custom Diaper Wipes Case
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Baby Shower Preparations
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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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