House of Aqua Recipe Reviews (Pg. 16) - Allrecipes.com (13777775)

cook's profile

House of Aqua

View All Reviews Learn more
Photo by House of Aqua

Sweet Vanilla Cupcakes

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2010
These are very tasty! They came out perfectly and very light and fluffy. I made the recipe as written except I used vanilla butternut instead of plain vanilla extract. I made cinnamon coffee frosting from this site for the top and I sprinkled some extra cinnamon on top of that. I am keeping mine in the fridge for storage. Mine flavor combination tastes like a maple donut with cinnamon. Thanks for sharing Marianne! :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
10 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2010
These are awesome! As soon as I saw the photo and looked at the recipe I knew I had to make them right away. A couple of things that I love about this recipe is the coconut and lime together. Also, I like that this recipe makes 12 cupcakes instead of 24. I am the only one in my home that eats sweets, so making anything more than 12 cupcakes is too much. I also love the use of coconut oil. I used organic unrefined coconut oil as we keep that in our house all the time. The only minor changes I made was I used up my cake flour instead of using all-purpose and I added a couple of drops of very concentrated Lori Anns Oils coconut oil to add just a bit more coconut to the cupcake batter. I recommend storing them in the fridge when not eating. They are delicious cold.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
16 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Zucchini e Pomodori Gratinati (Zucchini and Tomato Gratin)

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
One of my favorite recipes already! I used all fresh quality ingredients, minus the tomatos the first time because mine had gone bad. You can bet I am going to make this again soon with the tomatos and over and over again. I am looking forward to bringing this as a dish to the next party we are invited to.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
17 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2010
This is a great whole wheat pancake base. The only thing I would not recommend adding is artifical sweetner. I didn't have blueberries today, so I added some milk chocolate chips to my pancakes and my family ate their plain with real maple syrup.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
6 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Brownie Caramel Cheesecake

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2010
This is a pretty good recipe. I have been wanting to make it for quite a while. I used a 10 oz. package of brownie mix. Keep in mind when you make this that the brownie is as thick, if not more than the cheesecake layer. My brownie rose more in the middle than the sides so I let my caramel thicken before pouring it on so it wouldn't all run to the sides. The tricky part is putting the cheesecake mixture on top of the caramel. What caramel I did have in the middle was pushed to the sides when I carefully spread the mixture over the top. I baked following the directions and my brownie was not chewy as many described. I had a nice fluffy brownie on the bottom. My caramel hardened a bit because it was mostly pressed against the sides of the springform pan but this was still a good cheesecake. I would recommend this recipe, but just keep in mind it can be tricky and may not come as exactly like the main photo.....at least your first time around unless you are really, really good. I am not sure how they maintained that stick perfect layer of caramel.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
6 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Lemon Posset

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2010
Wow. You must try this very simple and easy dessert. I used meyer lemons from Trader Joes and scaled down the recipe to one serving since I am the only one who eats sweets in my home. It is an easy and quick tasty dessert!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
7 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Beth's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2010
I had no idea how these would turn out, but they are wonderful! I was pleasantly surprised as I am partial with another chocolate chip cookie recipe. The only thing I change is I use butter instead of shortening. Instead of making regular sized cookies, I made jumbo cookies by using 1/2 cup of dough per cookie. I took my 1/2 C. measuring cup and scooped the dough into my hands and I rolled them into perfectly round balls. They will be about the size of baseballs. I baked them on a dark metal cookie sheet at 350 for 20 minutes or until done. They spread out and bake nicely considering the amount of dough. I also make regular and big cookies and sometimes add sprinkles or M&M's to the tops. Terrific recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
8 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Candy Ice Cream

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2010
I made this recipe exactly as stated. The ice cream wouldn't freeze in my Kitchen-Aid Ice Cream Maker which was okay. I just mixed it well and then put it into the freezer. I like that the ice cream stays soft instead of hardening. I think the name of this ice cream should be changed to Sweet Cream because this is very sweet. It tastes like cold marshmallow fluff. I would recommend reducing the white sugar in the recipe. I stirred peanut butter and chopped Reeses's and chocolate syrup into my bowl of ice cream and that helped to mask the high sweetness. If you are going to make this, reduce the sugar and then add peanut butter and Reese's for sure.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
9 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Ghirardelli® Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2010
These were amazingly awesome. I wasn't sure what to expect based on the previous reviews. Some people said they were dense, but mine came out quite fluffy. After I baked them, they didn't look as nice as a cake mix cupcake would, but I piped my icing onto the tops and they were fantastic. I used special dark chocolate cocoa powder. I look forward to making these again soon.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
31 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

MySweetCreations Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2010
This recipe is often requested and always a favorite whenever I bring in somewhere. People will ask you for this recipe! Keep this in the freezer until you are ready to serve. I top mine with piped on whipped cream, caramel and chocolate and Reese's Cups. Sometimes I add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on top of mine. I sometimes like to serve with an extra dollop of whipped cream on the side. You can add the toppings before freezing, which is what I often do.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
12 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Very Chocolate Ice Cream

Reviewed: May 27, 2010
Awesome creamy ice cream. This turned out prefect despite me using only two eggs because I didn't have three and not tempering the eggs, the step the directions called for. I used a small handful of Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips and 1 ounce of 99% cacao. I just had to improvise a bit with that I had on hand this time. I will make this again and again! Thanks!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Coconut Macaroons III

Reviewed: May 11, 2010
This is an excellent recipe as is, however, if you want to take it a notch higher, add some drops of Lori Anns natural candy oil in coconut. I added about 8 highly concentrated drops to the mixture and it tastes even better. It is still light, but a little more flavor.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Grilled Zucchini and Squash

Reviewed: May 2, 2010
I prefer to put mine directly onto a grill or grill pan instead of sealing them in foil. Sometimes I add peppers, but adding feta cheese during the last minute or two if you are grilling in a grill pan on the stove is really tasty. Excellent recipe, very good!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
9 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2010
Oh my gosh! AMAZING! I followed all directions and I just added more chocolate chips, but used milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet which I recommend! I can't wait to share this with others! Make sure your butter and cream cheese is room temp. before mixing to ensure the batter can be whipped together well.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
23 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Sensational Strawberry Kiwi Zing Smoothie

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
Great for a snack or for breakfast. Easily can be made with all organic ingreditents, which is how I make mine. You can top with whipped cream or garnish with fruit. This is a smooth smoothie, but if you prefer an icy smoothie, you could add some ice when blending. If you don't like the zing, sub the orange juice with apple juice. It makes 3 cups, and serves 3 people.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Rocket Pops

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
Perfect recipe! A couple of helpful tips is first to be very patient and allow time when making these. Allow each layer to freeze solid before the addition of the next layer and that includes the whipped cream layer. I used my pastry bag and tip to pipe the whipped cream into each cup, you can also do this with a ziploc bag by snipping off a corner. I used plastic cups and small paper Dixie cups. I intended on using berry blue Jello, but mine expired, so I used lime.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2010
This is more of a cake-like cookie and soft chocolate chip cookie, which I love. I made this recipe according to the directions the first time, but found at 350, the temp. is too warm for this soft cookie dough and it browns the cookie too much. I customized the recipe by adding 1/4 tsp. of salt and milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Adjust the baking temp. to 335 and bake for 17 minutes. The recipe itself is awesome, you just need to adjust the baking temp/time.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2010
This is more of a cake-like cookie than a crispy, crunchy cookie for those who have a preference. At 350, the cookies begin to brown really fast, so I lowered the temp. to 325. The dough is soft and 350 is too high of a temp. to bake at. I would suggest baking at 300-325 degrees. I don't understand why some say they have no flavor? Make sure you use salted butter. You can add a little extra salt if you would like. These are extremely flavorful and my favorite cake-like chocolate chip cookie recipe. I pressed a few M&M's into the tops of half of the cookies.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
16 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Mexican Strawberry Water (Agua de Fresa)

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2010
This is a good recipe, it is just something that I personally didn't care much for. Other people really seemed to like it though! It is light and perfectly sweet.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful
Photo by House of Aqua

Marshmallow Fondant

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2010
This is a great alternative if you want to make it using the marshmallow fluff. I have made this using the original recipe several times, but I purchased some fluff on sale at the commissary for .89 cents so I wanted to try your recipe! Worked perfectly! Also, it is almost impossible to mess up fondant. If it is too dry, work butter in and if it is too soft, work powdered sugar in.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
15 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 301-320 (of 483) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

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

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

Gotta Feed the Football Fans
Gotta Feed the Football Fans

Get cheer-worthy chili, ribs, dips, snacks, and treats.

New! Free Menus
New! Free Menus

Now you can try Menu Planner free. Start your 30-day trial today.

Most Popular Blogs

Read our allrecipes.com blog

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
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