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. […]

Black and White Irish Cream Cupcakes

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As far as cooking goes, St. Patty’s day may just be my favorite day of the year. I mean really – I get to play with beer and Irish Cream and whiskey! And where that may be normal for me for the week of St. Patrick’s Day on the blog, you can’t judge me ;D It’s an excuse for me to go to the liquor store and purchase fancy beers that I know nothing about, skip merrily down the aisles restocking the whiskey supply and make fun of the college kids that are laid out on the street by 9:30 […]

Almond Green Tea Cupcakes

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I decided to invest in my future the other day. I spent a whole ten hard earned dollars on scratch off tickets. Why? Because I had a $10 bill hanging out in my pocket for three weeks for the car wash that I hadn’t taken my car to and because a client of mine had just won 4 grand with scratch offs. What you should note is that this is really out of character for me. I voluntarily threw away ten dollars. I am way to stingy to be wasting money scratching off lottery tickets. We all know the odds. In case […]

Tomato Soup Cupcakes

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  Let’s talk a minute about this little sitcom that everyone seems to watch. One that kind of haunts my day to day life. Seriously, The Big Bang Theory. I can not tell you how often people step into our comic shop with wide eyes like it’s a strange and foreign land wondering what it must be like to ‘live in The Big Bang Theory”. No really. That show has made us all neurosurgeons and physicists or blond flakes. And since I’m the girl, they often assume the latter for me as well. Thanks. And I’m pretty sure my father had finally stopped thinking working […]

{Not so} Hi-Hat Cupcakes

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If you are anything at all like me, you are still trying to gather your pumpkins and figure out what your costume will be for the upcoming Halloween festivities. Yeah, I am the master and commander of having my stuff together. I may not have carved a pumpkin yet, but I can toss you some awesome Halloween themed recipes and posts. Candy Corn CordialsPumpkin Cheesecake Halloween Sugar Cookies Butterfinger Caramel Apples DIY: Lace Pumpkin Halloween Popcorn Twizzler- Tini Hi-Hats are supposed to be just that, HIGH. But, I was already dead set on this recipe before I realized I don’t own a hand mixer, […]

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

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It’s as easy as ______! Go on, fill in the blank. A few weeks ago while we were at a bike race, I was cheering people on. “It’s as easy as CAKE!,” came flying from my mouth. I didn’t think anything of it, but Handsome looked at my dumbfounded. “Cake? What the hell is that?” Now, to be fair, I am very bad at expressions. I never get them quite right, almost like I miss the nuance of it. So, I thought for a while that perhaps cake was not the right way to say what I was trying to […]

Black & Tan Cakes with Irish Cream Glaze

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How about we start celebrating the Irish way… with a lot of alcohol! Yeah, I see what that bad boy is missing. Whoop! There it is! These little babies were supposed to be cupcakes… they were also supposed to be made with a pure stout, but all we had was Black and Tan, so I went with it. If I am making a cupcake though, I want it piled high with icing, and I wasn’t sure Irish Cream icing on a Black and Tan cupcake wouldn’t be too much, so I decided to whip out my adorable mini cake pan. […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I hope you have special plans or are just making it an awesome day for yourself! Things are still winding down from my travels and a few other things I have going on, so no fancy dinner for us tonight (probably just left overs – that’s right, we know how to keep it classy). I did want to share a classic Valentine’s Day dessert and also, I realized I hadn’t shown you any of the pictures from my sisters wedding. There aren’t any of the ceremony only because I thought it would be in poor taste […]

Eggnog Cupcakes

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Seriously, what’s a birthday without some cupcakes? I hope everyone is prepped and ready for Christmas day and enjoying some quality time today. Or at least you are calming things down and will be able to relax by tonight. I have a bit of festive work, then some holiday party-ness and a long over due Christmas Eve dinner with my family. Then I will tuck myself in tight and await a visit from Santa. Eggnog Cupcakes Discovered on Annie’s Eats, from Baking Bites & Cook’s Illustrated Ingredients: For the cupcakes: 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour ¼ teas. baking soda ½ […]

Maple French Toast & Bacon Cupcakes

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Want to streamline your baking, speed up your cooking and spend less time in the kitchen? Check your salt situation before you start baking…. Oh and check your eggs too. Because when you look at a recipe and think there is no way that there is 30 minutes of prep work, know that the author somehow knew that you were going to have to stop a quarter of the way through to run out for salt… Then again half way through when you realize you only have two eggs left in the fridge. In other words, use some common sense […]

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

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 How about we end this week with a bit of a bang…. Ok, more than  bit of a bang. These were the whole shebang. I knew it the moment I spotted the recipe over at The Novice Chef that they would be a hit. That girl seriously knows how to knock your socks off! Now you’re going to have to excuse my short post – but it would be rude to talk with my mouth full!   Cherry Coke Float Cupcake Discovered on The Novice Chef, adapted from Homemade By Holman Ingredients: For the Cake: 3 cups all purpose flour […]

100 Grand Cupcakes – Now get off your cell phone.

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I don’t like to write about things that I am greatly opinionated on (well, other than food) because I don’t think this is the place for it, but you’re just going to have to excuse my turn at the pulpit for this one (or just skip ahead to the goodies). What is with everyone on the road lately? Have we all forgotten that 17 million people are out there with us and that our actions do indeed effect everyone else around us? I don’t consider myself an excessive driver, I have had my car for 4 years and haven’t hit […]

Hostess with the Most – Cupcakes, that is

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  Who doesn’t love playing hostess? I like to imagine one of those 1950’s scenes, dress pearls and all with a house full of friends and cute little serving trays rotating through a room filled with chatter. Laughter and great wine keeping the mood light long after the sun it set. Yeah, that doesn’t happen to much these days. Sure, we have guests over, but it’s never my perfect color coordinated matching napkin kind of event. By the time I get home from work and get dinner ready for my guests, I’m lucky if there is a fork and knife […]

Margarita Cupcakes – aka Tequilamockingbird Cupcakes

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It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, right? When I spotted these margarita cupcakes over at Annie’s Eats, I knew I had to make them (the tequila isn’t even cooked down!). However, making these turned into a much longer process than required because in the middle of beating the egg whites, my neighbor spotted my 70lb dog with a baby bird in his mouth… Not cool. I am not one to watch any animal suffer needlessly, but the baby bird seemed to be relatively intact. It was slow to move, and covered in drool, but nothing was bleeding. I spent the next […]

Raspberry Cupcakes

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I couldn’t let the whole week go by without a sweet treat! Where I was prepared last week by having candy, Spring and Easter treats all lined up for everyone, I have totally failed for this week. I realized I have no recipes planed to use up all of those Easter supper recipes. I have a ham bone in my freezer and plan to utilize it later but after the smorgasbord on Sunday, I just had to ration my ham recipes. Don’t get my wrong, I love ham but I already had things thawing and can very quickly get overloaded […]

Our Easter Finale, Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes

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I’ve had so much fun this week with these Easter/Spring themed goodies. On a personal level, I crave more savory treats then the sweet ones but I love the responses and comments I get from my random posts (like yesterday’s about Peeps) probably more then when I make an amazing dish because it is so unexpected. I do posts like those because they make me giggle, but it really makes me feel good when I get the impression that it may have made you giggle a little too. Next week we go on a diet (no, not really – but […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting

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A few weeks ago I made the deadly and dangerous Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake to make my day better from the wonderful Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. She warns that there will be extra cookie dough truffles, and oooh was she right. After a few days of hiding them in the freezer and being unsure of what I wanted to make with them, I decided to follow her lead and use the rest for cupcakes. I’ve been dying to try cookie dough cupcakes anyway. I sold these at a bake sale for a previous employee of my store who has […]

Good deeds gone bad, Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Even though sometimes people do good deeds just because, I can pretty much understand why everyone’s given up on them. A while back I parked my car at the market and pushed a cart back to the store front. I didn’t need a cart as I was only going in for one item, but I figured why not. I even pushed it passed a boy scout collecting donations. At which point his mother in disgust told the child that they just had to clean up after lazy people some times. Lazy? I pushed the darned thing back to the store […]

Banana Cupcakes with Creme Fraiche Frosting are here to stay

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Some days, we just need a cupcake. Ok, most days we need a cupcake. And why not? They are a great portion of sugary delight, have just enough frosting and come in so many awesome flavor combination. To those people that think cupcakes have been dethroned by pies, macaroons and whoopie pies –  I say ha! Even Matt Lewis of the epic cook book Baked and amazing Baked bakeries says cupcakes are here to stay in this article on Eat Me Daily or again on Eater with this article. Personally, cupcakes are here to stay for me because They are […]

Cute Matcha Cupcakes and a Kawaii Giveaway!

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February gets the short end of the stick. No pun intended. Here it is not even half way over and I’m already swamped. When this posts tomorrow I’ll have already been awake and active for three hours and hopefully safely on my trip to the giant state of Texas. It’s a business trip and I am both excited to go and miserable to leave (something that my BF is having a hard time understanding). Not cuddling with my cats for four whole days! (I know there are people who don’t get to see their kittens for much longer but let […]

Cannoli Cupcakes to get back into the swing of things.

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And on the 5th day, she just couldn’t take it anymore! Ok, maybe it was the 4th. Who’s counting? I’m fed up with typing about being sick (really – that’s not fun to read) but the other day I just couldn’t take it any more. There’s only so much sitting around in a NyQuil induced coma that one girl can take! Before I knew it I was cooking,  cleaning, trying to vacuum the dog and volunteering to go to the Home Depot with the BF (which let me tell you is always an adventure). Cannoli Cupcakes recipe adapted from Sugarcrafter, […]

Vanilla Cupcakes and an add on bonus

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It’s hard to top up the awesomeness of yesterdays post (and the glory of my KitchenAid mixer) but I was flipping through my things and couldn’t believe I forgot to share this with you guys. I love shopping online. It’s easier and I can actually find what I’m looking for without wasting gas, plus most of the time there are better discounts if you check for the coupon codes. What makes it super fun is that sometimes there are surprises included. Sourpuss Clothing always sends something spiffy, whether its cool stickers or a neat set of coasters. How cool is […]

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes for my SiTs day

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Howdy Cupcakes!   Today is my SiTs day and just in case you don’t know what that means, you can check out their site – a site dedicated to over 6,000 female bloggers linking up to build up and make each others site better.   Welcome to Pass the Sushi!  I am a 20 something food blogger who rocks an apron like no tomorrow. Get to know me better my checking out my about page or get to know my pets, Marble the broken puppy and the counter cruising kittens, or a moment that sucked and then made me laugh […]

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

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It’s November and time is flying by to ring in the end of the year. My holiday haters can dance with their hands over their eyes cringing at the ads for gifts and complaining about the holiday music – but to me its heaven. I don’t think I have ever been so happy to shop as today when I stepped into a Bath and Body Works to be greeted by Harry Connick Jr. singing Christmas carols and the world smelling of cookies and evergreens. Yeah, they got a few pennies out of my pocket, and the best part is, none […]

Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Candied Bacon

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I am not big on breakfast foods. I really don’t like to eat before noon for some reason and, if I do eat breakfast, I want something like steak. Most breakfast foods to me are very sweet and sugary and pretty much send my palate into overdrive first thing in the morning. However, after seeing the words “Candied Bacon” in Bon Appetit the other day, the first thing that came to mind was breakfast goodies – and cupcakes.   Seriously, candied bacon sprinkles? Yes, please. The final product, pancake cupcakes with maple frosting and candied bacon on top. After a […]

Good Deeds and Brownie Cupcakes

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The other day a letter arrived addressed to my BF from   Big D 101 You’re Welcome Dr DoSomething, Nice 155500 The letter inside was “Dearest (Insert Handsome’s name), I saw this on the ground at (insert location here) and thought you may need it. Have a great day. Sincerely, Big D.”   Enclosed was his driver’s license that he had lost several days before.   Now, I thought this was rather awesome of “Big D.” Most people wouldn’t even bother picking something up let alone spending the $0.44 to mail it – and include an awesome letter and great […]

Snickers Cupcakes

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Want to know a secret? I don’t really like sweets. I prefer meat and vegetables over cupcakes and candy, despite what this blog may lead you to believe. So, why all the baked goods? They are fun to work with, kind of like a challenge to get better and learn something. Cooking you can play, make spur of the moment changes, throw ranch dressing into a pile of mashed potatoes, and everything will work out fine. Baking, sure you can change something, but it’s more of a calculated risk. I’d like to become more educated and skilled with baking so […]