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Banana Peanut Butter Swirl Bread \ PasstheSushi.com

Banana Peanut Butter Swirl Bread

There are days when I see bright beautiful pictures all over Pinterest. They are on everything from wedding blogs to food photos. Clear, crisp, and clean. Perfect homes, stunning tablescapes, picturesque gardens, all being maintained by beautiful women all in perfect white outfits. I worry that I don't send the right message through my work on here of GirlCarnivore.com. That my personal "brand" isn't bright enough. Not clear or crisp enough to attract the right kind of audience, client... the right kind of life. Then I take a step back from those photoshop-ed models, those magazine homes,  and I realize that fresh and spotless and white... that's just not me. The world has enough sparkling pins to go on for days. I sit back and remember I want mine to stand out.  As long as I own it, I shine all on my own. And that is today's self help lesson from the PasstheSushi kitchen - now on to the banana bread! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:133]   … [Read More...]

Breakfast at Blue Surf Cafe | Wilmington, North Carolina

Every trip is spent with much patience as I search for non-traditional places to park and stretch our legs. Which means, we spend more time driving. But that's ok, because that's when we find unexpected places like this breakfast nook in Wilmington, North Carolina. We stopped into the Blue Surf Cafe not really knowing what to expect. Breakfast … [Read More...]

Apple Dumpling Recipe ||PasstheSushi.com

Apple Dumplings

It's very simple. Shorter days make me a little old lady. I just want to wrap up in a blanket and read until the sun comes back out to play. It's making my already crazy jam packed busy life speed by that much more rapidly and I am not sure I can tell the weekends from the workdays. BUT things have been pretty awesome. Photographed a wedding … [Read More...]

Chocolate Layer Oat Bars || PasstheSushi.com

Chocolate Layer Oat Bars for Two

Grab a bar, sit down. Lets have a chat about nothing to do with food blogging. Let's have a big, clear the air, what's really been on my chest talk. No, Dad. I am not pregnant. Now that I got all of you parents calmed down ;) Let's talk about 2014 and my pursuit of happiness. I have spent 2014 struggling. Really grasping to figure out who … [Read More...]

Zucchini Whoopie Pies || PasstheSuhsi.com

Zucchini Whoopie Pies

Everything right now is apple or pumpkin. All of it. And I won't lie, I totally found myself trying to enjoy a #PSL the other day, but they don't make them in 'skinny' and I didn't know a vente from a grande and that annoyed the young man behind the counter.... so regular coffee it was. But I'm here in defense today of all of the amazing produce … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Lovin’

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Spice Glaze

Pumpkin Bread Pudding // Passthesushi.com

Still trying to figure out that holiday menu? That's ok, because I am too. I have 99 pages marked and magazine recipes flying about and I know that when it comes down to it, the same old sides will be staring my family down the day of. But, if you are looking for something that you could break into steps and make a few days before, this pumpkin … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars

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  Whether you are ready for it or not, baking season is here. Thank God those over sized sweaters are popular this year because you are going to need them this holiday season with all the things I have in store for you. Trust me, I am already feeling the calories set it. Diggin' It Tuesday is a little hint hint wink wink at some of … [Read More...]

Give Thanks {Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cocoa}

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Whether your table is filled with all the trimmings, house is packed with friends and family, or you are spending this Thanksgiving in a more cozy atmosphere and keeping it small and simple, today is a day to sit back and remind yourself all that you have to be thankful for. First and foremost I am thankful for chocolate. ;) The man that … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Pie with Brown Sugar Meringue & a #Pumpkin Recipe Round Up

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Don't know about you, but I am in serious denial. Denial that Thanksgiving is next week. Denial that Christmas is like 39 days away. Denial that I won't be able to try all the new recipes I had planned for you. Denial that my house needs a top to bottom scrubbing before anyone can set their merry little toes in my doorway this season. We may need … [Read More...]

Fall Baking

Tart Cranberry-Cherry Pie

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If one things scares me in the kitchen, it's dough. We only had pie once a year in my house, one pumpkin and one apple.. All homemade by my father that we would dish out on Thanksgiving day to anyone who would eat them, because we didn't. That is my whole pie experience  All 26 years of it. When I think pie, I think fruit filled, gooey, warm filled … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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 So yeah, these cinnamon rolls are all over the internet right now, along with anything else pumpkin. I was flipping through my new copy of Baked Elements and trying to figure out what recipes I would test for my review and the entire chapter on pumpkin caught my eye. Fall is here and apples and pumpkin are pretty much on every food blog out there. … [Read More...]

Whiskey Pear Tart – the one thing you should probably make this fall

Whiskey Pear Tart from PasstheSushi.com

This weekend was killer. Handsome and I participated in Bike to the Bay for MS 2013. It was a 75 mile trek from Dover to the beeches of Delaware with the option to add an additional 25 to round out the trip to a full 100. I went into the day wanting to crush the 100, but heavy winds and a need for a bit more endurance training made the choice to … [Read More...]

Halloween Sugar Cookies

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  The chilly weather has me needing layers and craving new gear (which can be a very dangerous thing) so this weeks round up is all about riding gear. Lucky for you, I just made it one picture so you can scroll down to cookie awesomeness - or you can actually check out those spiftastic handles that I'm putting on my … [Read More...]