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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’

Snapshot Saturday: DIY Lace Pumpkins

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Well, it's not really a snapshot. It's more of a none step by step tutorial. I saw this killer pumpkin on everyone's favorite time sink (the same reason this post went from 5 minutes to 35 minutes...) Ok, back to the pumpkin. DIY: Lace Pumpkin Get yourself A pumpkin (I got one of those insanely over priced fake ones from the craft store … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Maple Stack Cake

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Last week I got to be a kid again. And it was awesome. My dad and I spent the day in Philly, going to the zoo eating out and seeing a concert. It was a blast. I didn't work, worry about emails, or wonder what was happening on twitter. I was walking around a zoo making sure we didn't miss anything and pouting because the rhino refused to turn around … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Pie Waffles

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Going into this year’s Thanksgiving, take a step back and remember – no one’s perfect! We've all had our fair share of entertaining flops, but take a tip from Julia Child and roll with it. I recently ripped out an article in Rachael Ray magazine where Guy, Spike and a few others I’d never heard of share their Thanksgiving horror stories from … [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...]

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

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There's been a lot going on for the last few weeks in the world. For my part, and many not so far away from me, a lot of the busyness has been dealing with the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. In my neighborhood, we got lucky. Really lucky. My boyfriend only had to help his grandparents with some flooding. Other parts were not so lucky and many are … [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...]

Pumpkin Maple Stack Cake

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Last week I got to be a kid again. And it was awesome. My dad and I spent the day in Philly, going to the zoo eating out and seeing a concert. It was a blast. I didn't work, worry about emails, or wonder what was happening on twitter. I was walking around a zoo making sure we didn't miss anything and pouting because the rhino refused to turn around … [Read More...]