Mother's Day Delight - House of Aqua Blog at Allrecipes.com - 94855

House of Aqua

Mother's Day Delight 
 
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 the weekend, I went to the Navy Exchange and the Marine Corps Exchange because they have a decent selection of kitchen goods. I found the Martha Stewart Collection tea kettle and food copper that the NEX and today I found the retro timer, jumbo muffin pan and the sunflower cake pan at the MCX.
 
Can you believe that the sunflower pan was only $2.34? They had a ton of them, so they were marked down. I love the color of the tea kettle, timer and chopper. It matches my blue, brown and green theme I have going on.
 
I just wanted to share my new finds with everyone, Happy Mother's Day! ;)
Mother's Day Delight
X
Photo Detail
Mother's Day Delight
X
Photo Detail
Mother's Day Delight
X
Photo Detail
Mother's Day Delight
X
Photo Detail
 
Comments
Heidi 
May 10, 2009 5:08 pm
That's such a pretty color blue! What recipe is going on the maiden voyage of your new sunflower pan?
 
May 10, 2009 5:38 pm
Very nice! Happy Mother's Day to you too!
 
May 10, 2009 6:19 pm
I am not sure what I will make using the sunflower pan yet. I think some sort of lemon bundt cake would be good in it? I am undecided.....
 
May 11, 2009 4:32 am
The Mother's Day items are beautiful. I like your latest profile picture, too!
 
May 11, 2009 4:36 am
I'm sure whatever you make will turn out great! I love your pictures by the way, I wish I could be a good baker as well.
 
May 11, 2009 5:26 am
Those things are so cute!! I love that color blue! That sunflower pan looks awesome too, can't wait to see a cake made in it!
 
Dianne 
May 11, 2009 5:54 am
Love the color - kind of a "Tiffany" blue! I decorated our guest room with that color as an accent. So pretty!
 
May 11, 2009 7:36 am
Lovely! That color blue is so lovely, makes me want to redecorate my yellow/red/green kitchen! ;)
 
May 11, 2009 9:10 am
What?! That is an amazing price for the pan. I love shopping for the kitchen but it's even sweeter when it's such a deal. I hope you had a great mother's day.
 
May 11, 2009 10:23 am
Gorgeous blue color, great cake pan price! In your Presonal profile pix, I saw that you also have the sunflower jumbo muffin pan. How did you get them out intact?? Each of the few times I've tried to make muffins/cupcakes in my sunflower muffin pan, they have become stuck in it, & fall apart! Help, please!
 
May 11, 2009 12:38 pm
I use either Crisco Professional baking spray, much like the Pam for baking or I will use the Wilton cake release. I take a small butter knife that it slightly pointed with smooth side and I run it along the edges carefully to make sure that nothing is sticking to the pan and I gently lift up to release the bottom if I have to.
 
May 11, 2009 1:18 pm
Excellent haul! I can't wait to see the sunflower cake. Hey, no pressure...right? ;-)
 
May 11, 2009 4:17 pm
Very cool stuff! Always love a bargain.
 
DJ 
May 11, 2009 5:42 pm
Those are soooo cool! I asked for an AeroGarden which is not nearly as economical--but my 8 yo and I set it up yesterday and I already have a lettuce seed sprouting!!! Lots of home grown greens and herbs.
 
May 11, 2009 6:08 pm
Lovely gifts! & great deals-I just love a bargain!Such a pretty blue color & bundt cakes are always fun. Happy cooking!
 
May 11, 2009 7:00 pm
DJ-way to grow! Thats amazing your lettuce is sprouting! I would love to start gardening someday. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I will bake something in that two dollar sunflower cake pan soon.....!
 
May 12, 2009 4:37 am
Very nice gifts! I like your pictures too.
 
May 12, 2009 6:48 am
You were so smart to NOT spend your money on clothes and instead BUY COOKING STUFF. Only a true AR'er will appreciate this. And so lucky to shop at the NEX and get such good prices. You'll remember these "gifts" for ever!
 
Kath 
May 14, 2009 2:01 pm
Who doesn't love a good bargain. Hope I can find some near me.
 
May 15, 2009 7:36 am
You have so many pretty pictures and a very pretty daughter....I have 7 grandkids!! My son and son in law are in the AF so I don't get to see them very much!! Take care
 
 
 
Click to Change your Profile Picture
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

Links
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Guilt-Free Munchies
Guilt-Free Munchies

Get healthier takes on your favorite between-meal snacks.

Back-to-School Eats
Back-to-School Eats

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

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!
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States