Daily Bites

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 and lunch options are written on a chalkboard above a counter where you order. They read mighty nice, too. Everything sounds appetizing with a 'Build Your Own' breakfast,  where you can pick from options like pulled pork and black beans, to feta and spinach. Nice folding beach chairs are tucked under tables where boardwalk like benches aren't present and over all (hopefully not influenced by the dreary day outside) the place had a very mellow feel. I thought we would be quick, but after sitting, I wanted to stay a while. Handsome dug in on some buttermilk waffles with maple and bacon. And, upon seeing his choice heading to the table, … [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...]

Banana Bread Scones with Maple Glaze || PasstheSushi.com

Banana Bread Scones with Maple Glaze

You know those days when nothing is going according to plan? When there are 400 chores to be done and more being created every moment and still nothing is going right? Today was one of those days. And that is 100% ok. Because the chores will always be there. There will always be laundry to be done or a shelf to be dusted, but today was my … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Lovin’

Pumpkin Pie Fudge

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Anyone who says they enjoy looking through the catalogs of stores like Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma clearly is not living in the same salary bracket as myself. Now, there's nothing wrong with that, but personally, it's like poking myself in the eye with a hot fork. So when this article hit the web and spread like wild fire, I took a 15 minute … [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

Zucchini Whoopie Pies

Zucchini Whoopie Pies || PasstheSuhsi.com

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 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...]

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...]

Apple and Brie Dessert Quesadillas

Apple and Brie Dessert Quesadillas from PasstheSushi.com

Eating out is stupid expensive. And I am very very guilty of eating out lately. A lot. A lot more than I would care to admit. With the holiday season right around the corner, it's time to tighten the belt buckle and get back to my roots - making dinner. I have challenged myself to a solid 2 weeks of no take out, no eating out, and painfully, no … [Read More...]