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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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Jan. 13, 2012 9:56 am 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2012 2:33 pm
I was inspired by this photo from Veranda Interiors which shows tall shiny silver candle pillars flanking each side of the stove/cooktop. I admired the look for some time and I recently saw something similar at Home Goods but I was bummed out when they only had one candle pillar available. It… MORE
New Kitchen Accessories
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New Kitchen Accessories
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Kitchen Accessories
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Jan. 8, 2012 5:58 pm 
Updated: Jan. 15, 2012 3:49 am
A friend of mine introduced me to Yogurtland last summer which is a very cool self serve frozen yogurt place. They have a variety of awesome flavors such as brownie batter, coconut, passionfruit, peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut, oatmeal cookie, etc. I usually get a couple of flavors and one… MORE
Making Red Velvet Ice Cream
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Making Red Velvet Ice Cream
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Red Velvet Ice Cream
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Red Velvet Ice Cream
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Nov. 12, 2011 6:52 pm 
Updated: Dec. 15, 2011 2:22 pm
Fall will be coming to an end soon and the winter season will begin. I haven't been baking lately so I thought I would browwe through my older photos to see what I have made in the past. I actually forget about a lot of desserts that I have made until I see the pictures. Here are some of my… MORE
MySweetCreations Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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The Cupcake Courier In Use
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MySweetCreation's Fall Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Pie
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MySweetCreation's Fall Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Pie
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Aug. 21, 2011 4:15 pm 
Updated: Sep. 13, 2011 3:21 pm
This was a huge feat for me! I am still learning how to make breads and a little unsure at times. I fell in love with brioche when a neighbor introduced me to a local bread place in our neighborhood called Con Pane. They well chocolate brioche bread, brioche twists, and brioche cinnamon… MORE
Brioche Cinnamon Rolls, Fresh From The Oven
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Brioche Cinnamon Rolls
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Brioche Cinnamon Rolls
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Brioche Cinnamon Rolls
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Aug. 12, 2011 10:05 pm 
Updated: Aug. 22, 2011 8:23 am
Oh. My. Goodness. This was my dinner tonight. Inspired by the Cookie Bottom Sundae from Ghiradelli's. I was up late a couple of evenings ago and whipped up some chocolate chip cookie batter using this recipe.  Want to make this?  1.) The first thing you need to do is make the chocolate chip… MORE
Warm Cookie Bottom Sundae
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Warm Cookie Bottom Sundae
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Warm Cookie Bottom Sundae
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Warm Cookie Bottom Sundae
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Jul. 1, 2011 12:34 pm 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2011 12:53 pm
I found a new new things for my kitchen that I am excited about.  1.) Kitchen Aid Salad Spinner: I wasn't really in the market for a salad spinner nor did I think I would ever own one but I am a sucker for the aqua color that matches my Kitchen Aid mixer, blender, and measuring cups. I saw… MORE
Kitchen Aid Salad Spinner
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Cuisinart Mini Food Processor
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Coffee Cups & Saucers
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Small Appetizer Plates
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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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May 16, 2011 6:39 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2011 8:40 pm
Check this out! I made some homemade Snickers from the Candymaking cookbook I have. They are actually called "Snicks."   The process was a little time consuming, but totally worth it.   (I will write more later...!!) MORE
Making Homemade Snickers
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Making Homemade Snickers
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Making Homemade Snickers
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Making Homemade Snickers
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May 14, 2011 1:17 pm 
Updated: May 21, 2011 3:53 pm
A few days ago I was craving a coconut cream pie. I didn't have any eggs whites or a pie crust and I really didn't want to spend the time making a pie when I would eat a few slices and likely ending up tossing the rest. (I am basically the only sweet eater in my home.)   I browsed… MORE
MySweetCreations Coconut Cream Dessert
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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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