House of Aqua Blog at Allrecipes.com (12/2010)

House of Aqua

 
Dec. 19, 2010 3:49 pm 
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011 5:52 pm
I got these super cool grapefruit spooons at Crate and Barrel. Before jamming my spoon into the fruit and trying to work out of the wedges was messier. These grapefruit spoons are wedge shaped and they a smooth, yet serated sides to get the fruit out with ease.    I think these spoons are… MORE
Grapefruit Spoons from Crate and Barrel
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Grapefruit Spoons from Crate and Barrel
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Dec. 13, 2010 10:42 pm 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2010 8:45 pm
I am watching Amazing Cakes on TLC as I type. I am learned a lot from watching the bakers create these amazing cakes.   1.) Make a stiffer buttercream by using more powdered sugar to pipe around the egde of the cake and fill in with regular buttercream. The stiffer buttercream will help… MORE
Strawberry Cake IV
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Coconut Poke Cake
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Mickey Mouse Cake
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Dec. 9, 2010 6:28 pm 
Updated: Jan. 12, 2011 10:04 am
I previously wrote a blog about the Pretzel M&M's asking what you guys thought about them. The blog became wildly popular which I didn't expect at all. The overall assessment from the responses is that most people do not care for the Pretzel M&M's.   Today, I finally laid eyes on… MORE
Coconut M&M's
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Coconut M&M's
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Dec. 2, 2010 5:58 pm 
Updated: Dec. 8, 2010 9:03 am
I love comfort food. I don't love the effects from comfort food, especially over a long winter. Also, in case you haven't noticed I love baking and I need to save room for that stuff.   The Healing Cabbage Soup is a great comfort food without all of the calories. It has become a new… MORE
 
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Grilled Panera Tomato and Basil Bread w/ Pesto and Fresh Cracked Pepper
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Grilled Garlic, Pepper and Asiago Bread
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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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