House of Aqua Blog at Allrecipes.com (4/2012)

House of Aqua

 
Apr. 26, 2012 11:34 am 
Updated: May 2, 2012 6:01 pm
I grew up on a farm in Iowa. My parents were primarily hog farmers with a few cows from time to time while my grandparents were dairy farmers. When I think of butter my memories immediately takes me back to my childhood. Butter was always sitting out on the counters to soften for toast for… MORE
Annie's Compound Herb Butter
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Real Butter: Annie's Compound Herb Butter Recipe
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Apr. 25, 2012 8:25 am 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012 7:48 am
I think the photos speak for themselves, but here is how you can take basic frozen toaster waffles and create a gourmet breakfast for guest, a special occasion, or yourself!  Ingredients:1.) Frozen Waffles (I used Trader Joes Multigrain.)2.) Chocolate (I used milk chocolate.)3.) Fresh Homemade… MORE
Quick Gourmet Waffle Breakfast
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Quick Gourmet Waffle Breakfast
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Quick Gourmet Waffle Breakfast
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Quick Gourmet Waffle Breakfast
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Apr. 18, 2012 5:33 pm 
Updated: Apr. 19, 2012 7:51 am
AllRecipes has numerous brand partners and as a brand ambassador I have been asked to try some of the the brands and recipes. In Febuary I received a box containing Fiber One cereal and a recipe card for Fiber One Chocolate-Peanut Butter Haystacks.  Is you ask me, there is no better… MORE
 
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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… MORE
Kitchen of MySweetCreations
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies, first photos I submitted to AllRecipes.com
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III
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Apr. 14, 2012 4:29 pm 
Updated: Apr. 15, 2012 6:01 pm
The retro candy theme birthday party was a success! I served a variety of mini bagels as well as a variety of cream cheese, fruit, and chocolate chip coffee cake from an AllRecipes recipe.  For beverages I prepared party punch from AllRecipes using blue punch, rainbow berry sherbet, and ginger… MORE
Retro Candy Birthday
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Retro Candy Party
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Beverage Area
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Retro Party Birthday - Balloons
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Apr. 12, 2012 8:41 pm 
Updated: Apr. 14, 2012 7:53 am
I am preparing for my daughter's upcoming 6th birthday party on Saturday. We decided to go with a "retro candy" theme. The theme is more about the colors than actual retro candy although there will be rock candy and cherry sticks on the candy table.  Here is a sneak peak.....I am trying to… MORE
Retro Candy Birthday Party
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Retro Candy Birthday Party
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Setting Up Candy Table
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Beverage Area
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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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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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