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My AllRecipes Story 
Apr. 15, 2012 6:58 pm 
Updated: Apr. 17, 2012 7:07 am
I have been kicking around the idea of filming my "AllRecipes Story" for my YouTube Channel the past few months. I have learned over time that we all have a story on AllRecipes. Some of us happened upon the website while doing a general internet search for a recipe, some have been referred here, and others simply came across it and found the great support network AllRecipes is known for.

I remember eating these delicious orange colored chocolate chip cookies during my childhood at a friend’s house. I can still remember the texture and taste and being amazed because they were so different than any chocolate chip cookie I ever had. I never knew what kind of cookie they were until I saw a package of soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in the deli section of a grocery store in downtown San Diego. I knew at once those were the cookies I never forgot and went home to do an internet search for a recipe!

I remember it was June of 2008 for me. I was sitting in my kitchen at the center island on my laptop. So there I was…sitting on my black barstool quickly typing in “pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.” was the first option that came up so I promptly clicked on the link for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III. I made the recipe and it was everything I hoped it would be!

I spent several weeks becoming familiar with the website before I submitted my first photo of the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. I quickly became fascinated with the website. I found much joy in being able to read reviews of recipes and browse through the photos and started adding photos of my own.

While I always enjoyed baking, I credit for really propelling me deep into my baking adventure I have been on for the past four years. I never photographed anything I baked prior to finding AllRecipes and as of today I have 2,002 photos on the site making me the second highest photo submitter.

When I started using, I never created a recipe of my own and today I have many. I spent the first couple years making so many cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats using the recipes that I learned the basics of a recipe and became confident it branching out and creating something that was my own. I want to genuinely thank for the wonderful experience I had during our episode of "What's Cooking?" and every other opportunity they have afforded me. I look forward to continuing an active relationship with
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies, first photos I submitted to
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III
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Apr. 15, 2012 9:12 pm
Those cookies look yummy. I was sure I had made those ones but I guess it was a different recipe. I'll have to try those ones.
Apr. 16, 2012 4:57 am
I have been reading your blog and the one thing that I have been impressed with is your sincere interest in your baking- especially for (what I judge to be) such a young person. I have missed your blog for the recent months and I'm glad you are back! As for the video? Go for it! If you do it as good as your recipes, it should be excellent!
Apr. 16, 2012 7:02 am
What's your you tube channel so I can watch your videos?
Apr. 16, 2012 12:19 pm
Apr. 16, 2012 12:19 pm
Above is the link to my YouTube Channel!
Apr. 17, 2012 7:07 am
Thanks for sharing, I love reading about the delicious things you bake!
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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:
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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