Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies

12 Days of Cookies and Cocktails  Sometimes all you need is a very simple, very basic hit for that sweet tooth. And these cinnamon coated cookies are perfect to kick that sugar craving in the booty. If you have never tried a Classic Snickerdoodle, you really should. They are a simple sugar cookie rolled in a cinnamon sugar combo before being baked. Bonus, make the cinnamon sugar mix in bulk and have it on hand for a wonderful addition to breakfast toast from time to time (this was a much loved family staple growing up in our house) or sprinkle […]

Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

The 12 Days of Cookies and Cocktails Truth, I am writing this post in Cambodia right now and finding really hard to switch from hiking all over ancient temples with really awesome children to writing about these delicious cookies waiting for me at home…. With that in mind… There is nothing more classic than the peanut butter chocolate combo. When you are whipping out the holiday baking list, I love to make sure there is a variety, just in case you know a person who has allergies, or just doesn’t like cinnamon or jam in their cookie choices. But if […]

Russian Tea Cake Cookies {Pecan Snowballs}

  The 12 Days of Cookies and Cocktails These little Russian Tea Cake Cookies bring back childhood memories in just two bites. Also known as pecan snowballs, perfect round sugar coated cookies are perfect for your next cookie tray. Russian tea cake cookies… I don’t think I knew such a thing even existed until I was an adult. My dad makes the best chocolate chip cookies ever. And his chocolate peanut butter ones are a must have. I recall rolling sugar cookies with him a few times as a child too… but these light melt in your mouth perfect little […]

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

 The 12 Days of Cookies and Cocktails These chocolate brownie cookies are for the chocolate lover in your life. They are rich and decadent. A cookie to be savoured bite by bite.  Is your home trimmed for the holidays? Or are you calling it this year. Do you wait until Christmas Eve to put up the tree? Is your house covered in lights with every stocking hung and every branch on the tree trimmed? Normally, our house is trimmed. A tree is falling and the stockings are hung. Every knock and cranny has a bit of garland or reindeer in […]

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

The 12 Days of Cookies and Cocktails Mix up the cookies this season with this melt in your mouth chocolate chip shortbread cookies. Two perfect cookies in one bite.  There is something about the holiday season that brings out the kid in us. Just the idea of twinkling lights and garland, hot cocoa and carols. All I want to do is be cozy and watch the classics. I want to watch the Santa countdown and snuggle. We don’t have kids, so really I have no excuse other than that I really just like to rock out with my holiday tunes […]

Cherry Cheesecake Cookies

The 12 Days of Cookies and Cocktails  Winter has crept in. People are decking their halls and jingling under the mistletoe. The year is traveling towards the final sprint at an enraging speed and there are only 30 swift days to scratch off any lingering goals on the list. Perhaps it’s the shorter days that lead to lethargic nights that have me sitting and thinking. Maybe it’s the 97 things I am disappointing I didn’t scratch off the list this year. Maybe it’s the 102 unexpected accomplishments that I am not allowing myself to consider a rewarding enough win. Whatever it […]

Seattle Food Tour & Boozy Sweet Potato Pie Milkshake

And a Seattle Weekend Recap A few months back Peabody, Erin and I tossed out the idea of a weekend get together, and since I am all about random acts of awesome lately, we made it happen. So, what happens when you put 3 totally hot food bloggers with only one man and a puppy in a mecca of organic seasonal and fresh food? We sit in our PJs and watch Magic Mike and Bad Words til all hours of the morning. Duh. And eat… a lot. Seriously, we were on a mission to pack as much food into 2 days as […]

Sweet Potato Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Meringue

You know how Christmas tastes like roast beasts and comes with Who-pudding? Well, this pie is that – but for Thanksgiving. It is everything that Thanksgiving should taste like. It’s homey, comforting, delicious, and perfect. It is the kind of pie that reminds you of cozy fires and hot cocoa, warm smiles, and comfy socks. This is the pie you need to make share with your loved ones this Thanksgiving. And it’s from non-other than the boys over at Baked. I can’t rave about the Baked books enough, and have been doing so every single year when a new one […]

Pumpkin Spice Macaroons

Sorry, guys. I couldn’t help it. I have been eyeing this recipe up for like 2 years. I meant to post it last year, but my macaroon skills were not up to par. After 3 attempts, I walked away vowing to try again. Well, again was this season, and sure my macaroons may not be perfect looking, but oh my were they perfect. One bite into these little clouds and you will understand what the macaroon madness is all about. I only experienced my first macaroon a year or so ago, and it was love at first bite. Tender, light, […]

Irish Apple Cake with Boozy Custard

In your dessert menu craving an update? Are you tired of rolling pie crusts over and over again to make the same thing every year? Do you secretly loathe cutting those apples into thin even strips every year and have flashbacks to reality cooking shows? Well, have I got a cake for you.  That’s right. This one is all the things you love about the fall baking season with a fraction of the work. (If you have been playing along this season, I am all about that). It’s loaded with apples (randomly diced for a homey look – none of […]

Butterscotch Biscoff Pudding Cookies

and a The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook Giveaway! Need a soft delicious cookie to add to the line up that isn’t loaded with the same old chocolate chips? These little doodads are the cookies you have been looking for. Double down with butterscotch flavor and knocked out of the park with a little hit of Biscoff cookie spread these cookies are it. Pause. What the heck is Biscoff? Am I the last foodie on the planet to discover this high flying cookie? Apparently, yes. Biscoff cookies are an 80 some year old European cookie that landed in the us in the 80’s […]

Pear Cornmeal Cake with Rosemary Simple Syrup

Forget apple pie. Let go of the pumpkin tradition. Set out this simple pear cornmeal cake this holiday season and watch their shock. This cake will take a fraction of the time you would spend rolling out dough and a quarter of the stress. It’s so uncomplicated that you can go back to actually enjoying your time in the kitchen, with company, and doing the things that matter. The rosemary simple syrup is understated, and the perfect touch to really pull the flavors together. Let them judge for themselves. This cake is the show stopper this holiday season. PrintPear Cornmeal […]

Rum and Date Cake with Caramel Sauce

Imagine a warm cozy fire, candle light, warm blankets, and a slice of this cake. There’s not much more I could ask for as the weather starts to dip and a chill sneaks in. This decedent Rum and Date Cake with Caramel Sauce is what a sinful dessert should be. It looks stunning, will make your eyes roll to the back of your hear, perfect to impress guests, and really, isn’t that hard to make. But, we can keep that between the two of us. While the days get short and dark and the holidays sneak upon us, add this […]

Banana Peanut Butter Swirl Bread

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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 […]

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumpling Recipe ||PasstheSushi.com

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 as a second shooter on Saturday with the awesome Adrienne Matz Photography (more photos a coming, I promise) Tested out some super cute Chef shoes that Mozo is putting out over the weekend. They […]

Chocolate Layer Oat Bars for Two

Chocolate Layer Oat Bars || PasstheSushi.com

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 I am, what I really want, and what it is I am supposed ‘to do’. I spent so much time fixated on trying to figure it all out that I pretty much have missed […]

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 out right night. The squash are redonculous, stacked cumbersome and high at my local market, the pears, all shapes and sizes. The green fresh beautiful produce… I don’t want to miss any […]

Banana Bread Scones with Maple Glaze

Banana Bread Scones with Maple Glaze || PasstheSushi.com

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 friends first 5k. And I wanted to be there to cheer them on. So, we dropped the chores and the work and drove down to be there to help them celebrate. I am […]

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Treats || PasstheSushi.com

Because some of us aren’t ready to give up flip flops and iced lattes. Because some of us don’t want the pumpkin take over quite yet. And because I know at least one person in the room is not ready for Christmas themed pins. Yeah, that’s right. In a world where all things caramel pumpkin apple cinnamon spiced are taking over, I’m standing my ground. And these little krispie treats are standing there with me. Sure, we may be over looked at first rush of the cookie aisle for those new pumpkin cream cheese bites. Yeah, you may rush right […]

Fluffernutter Pie

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There’s a little something about peanut butter and fluff that really hits the spot. Something I had forgotten as an adult with the weight and worry of the world sitting on my shoulders. Something that a spoon full of that sticky fun delicious marshmallow creme reminded me of in an instant. There was nothing like the after school or late night snack that Dad would make with simple peanut butter and crackers with fluff squished in between. Or the occasional surprise lunch of that perfect flavor combo in between white bread. Yeah, a Fluffernutter. And this Fluffernutter pie  takes you […]

Double Peanut Butter Butterfinger Pie

Big exciting new things are happening.  I will be joining a team of photographers in December on a workshop in Cambodia. We will not only photograph the stunning Angkor Temples and Tonle Sap river, but we will be working with Anjali House. Anjali House supports the children of Cambodia with education, healthcare, food and clean water. To say that I am exciting would be putting things mildly. I don’t have the slightest clue where to begin when preparing for a trip such as this, how to pack, or what photography equipment I am going to need. And I don’t care. It will […]

Bourbon Spiked Malted Milk Ice Cream

It’s mid August, but I’m net letting summer slip away without a fight! There’s still ice cream to be enjoyed, sprinkles to be had, and in this case, a topping palooza to bring down the house. First, I jazzed up some malted milk ice cream with a little bourbon to keep it smooth and delightful then I went to town creating an ice cream bar with more toppings than I could handle! Whipped cream, hot fudge, cherries, caramel corn, malted milk balls, and caramel waffle cookies (hello Whole Foods, have all the moneys).  All and it made for a fun […]

Spiked Mudslide Cupcakes

Hello Guys and Dolls. It’s time for an internet confession. (Because everything is 100% anonymous when you’re online). After a 24 day diet where I purged myself of pop, sugar, and gluten, I have been hitting the sugary sweets like an addict on buy-one-get-one-free day at the methadone clinic. It’s been a bit ridiculous. I have tried telling myself a slice or watermelon or bite of an apple will sedate my skin crawling urge for sugar, but really, I want to shove my face into a bag of Snickerdoodle Chex-Mix and let the world judge me as they see fit. […]

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Sometimes it’s about the simple things. Ok, lately, it’s all about the simple things. Finding time to squeeze in a homemade baked good instead of just binging in the bakery aisle like I am a kid who just toked up for the first time leaving with 4 desserts between two people under the judgemental eye of the sales clerk (true story, minus the toking). These strawberry oatmeal bars are perfect for on the go quick busy weekdays (or even weekends). I had a few jars of homemade strawberry jelly from Handsome’s mom and I thought – even though he cherishes […]

Berry Tart with Lemon Cookie Crust

12 Hours of Cranky Monkey This next post is about bikes. If you are just here for the tart, scroll down. If you never try anything new, you will never know how fun it can really be. I didn’t imagine myself a mountain biker. I never even considered it. But somewhere back on a hot summer day watching my first mountain bike race a few years ago I apparently drank some Kool-Aid. A whole lot of it. I met some amazing people, made some amazing friends, watched some crazy races, taken some awesome photos, even finished a race or two. I’ve […]

Roasted Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble Frozen Yogurt #AllThingsDairy Giveaway

Roasted Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble Frozen Yogurt | Passthesushi.com

It’s Dairy Month! And dairy is the one food group that I am all about. Growing up, we didn’t keep much fruit juice or soda in the house. Every meal was paired with a tall glass of cold milk. And even as an adult, I love cold milk with pizza and peanut butter and jellies. Smoothies filled with Greek yogurt, tons of spinach, and fruits to power me through my day. And I am 100% guilt of a slice of sharp cheddar cheese to pair with my piece of dark chocolate before bedtime.  Needless to say, getting my 3 servings daily […]

Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars || PasstheSushi.com

Sometimes plain Jane cheesecake just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes you have to dress it up a bit, put on the black tie, and douse it in caramel. Because sometimes you want something a little bit more than your classic old fashioned cheesecake. Let Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars come to the rescue. A quick and easy recipe, that makes kicking banana loaded dessert bars topped with a caramel sauce and extra bananas (just in case you weren’t getting enough already) is perfect for your next celebration. And celebrate we shall. PrintBananas Foster Cheesecake Bars Ingredients2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 1/2 cup […]