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 […]

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

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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 […]

Chocolate Pretzel Granola Bars

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Is it just me, or is there a white sand beach with crystal clear waves calling out because it seriously needs a beach chair and a mai tai in it these days? I think it has a lot to do with the end of school and summer vacation season kicking off… you know, even though I don’t have kids. Speaking of not having kids…. the puppy has been hilarious lately. We were giddy with how docile and mellow he was. Haha! Tricked us. His newest phase is eating frogs… It’s gross. It doesn’t end well (for the dog or the […]

Baked Mini Blueberry Streusel Donuts

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Let’s have a little chat about etiquette. Internet etiquette that is. Last week it was brought to my attention that one of my photos, along with the entire recipe was posted to a facebook page that wasn’t mine. It’s the internet. It was built to share information quickly. It was a recipe. I post recipes on the internet because I want people to try them. But copying and pasting an entire post to your own page without and credit is just plain wrong. Sadly, these sort of pages are springing up everywhere and the people who follow them feel that they are […]

Peanut Butter Krispy Treats

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I admit it. For as little as I know about football, I know even less about basketball. I know that people are playing the game right now, and that it’s some sort of March Madness, so I’m guessing it’s similar to the playoffs for football and getting close to basketball’s version of the Super Bowl. I don’t think they get nearly the commercials though, as I’ve never watched a basketball game for the commercials. Heck, I’ve never watched a basketball game. One thing I do know, though, is how to feed a room full of hungry fans. I might not […]

Chewy Chocolate Goji Berry Granola Bars

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Granola is simple. Stupid simple. And yet time after time, I find myself throwing various boxes into the shopping cart or pre-made bars packed with who knows what. I dig granola on the go. When we are out mountain biking it’s a quick fuel option. And because I’m generally pretty lazy, I figure it makes a half decent breakfast. I can’t help but wonder, since – as I mentioned – it is so darned simple, why I don’t make it more often. That is until I make it. Sure, granola is packed with healthy nuts and stuff, but once you […]

Chocolate Walnut Turnovers

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One of my favorite movie lines is when McLintock, after an outrageous demand from his daughter to protect her good name, points a gun at young Devlin Warren and tells his daughter in a rather matter-of-factly kind of way, “Well, I’m your father, and I love you” while pulling the trigger. If you’ve never seen McLintock, this sounds like a rather heartless scene, but it was a blank, Devlin was fine, and it resulted in a spanking for the mouthy daughter. I can’t help but think of my own father every time  hear that line. I’m not sure I could ever convince […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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This weeks edition of Diggin’ It Tuesday has been taken hostage by hurricane Sandy. It’s all I’ve talked about for the last 5 days and all I’ve read about (thank you facebook, nice break from politics). So in honor of some rainy windy weather, enjoy this weeks round up! (Hunter Boots from Pinterest, Jacket from Urban Outfitters, Umbrella from Design Fetish, and duckies from Amazon – only $2.99. Sold!)  Now, since I can’t do anything but sit back and watch it rain, why don’t you join me and munch on a few of these amazing cookie dough bites. Come one, […]

Copycat Luna Bars

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This week’s Diggin’ it Tuesday is all about taking 5. So shake off the rest of the work week and drama and enjoy: Lack of cell phone reception. (That’s right no way to check texts, emails or tweets. And I love it.) Mountain biking on cold slippery trails (And being muddy. I’m weird and I love it.) The leaves that happen to be on mentioned cold slippery trails Daydreaming about new mountain biking gear… Drooling over friends biking pics and races and stories. (Yes, it really is my crack.)  Good company, good entertainment, and a great weekend outside and away […]

Monster Bars

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  The Birthday Edition: Since all the food went over so well at my party, I figured this weeks Things I’m Diggin should give you a hint into what I made (sorry for the lack of featured images for each recipe, but I was really busy!):  The Killer Cherry-Peach Sangria  My Go-to Mayo-free (so no need to worry) Summertime Pasta Salad Jessica’s Drool Worthy Pizza Dip  This couldn’t be much simpler Spinach and Artichoke dip (for my man)   And more from Jessica (cuz you can’t go wrong here) with this perfect for summer flavor packed hot corn dip & […]

Chocolate Banana Doughnuts

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Schools out, the holiday season is over, summer is breaking over the horizon with temperatures peeking into the 80’s and I thought for sure that would mean that I would have some long and lazy days. Wrong. But it’s all in a good way. There are some things keeping me very busy over here in the Pass the Sushi kitchen/office and I can’t wait to share them with you. However, they are preventing me from being an active member of the food blogging community. My comment time has dwindled to barely nothing, and even as I type this for tomorrow the clock […]

Quick Sopaipillas with Chocolate Sauce & Mexican Recipe Round Up

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Weekends are for this… And because I’m awesome, some of this… This weekend in particular should be filled with savory Mexican dishes Gringo Enchiladas Sangria Pops Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri and Drunken Peppers Chile Colorado Conchinita Pibil Mini Churros  Pork Tinga Refried Beans, Guacamole, Carnitas and more!   And of course, Free Comics! Please click here to find out more about Free Comic Book Day events in your area. Comics are a great way to get kids to read and most stores try to make it a family friendly event. We go hog wild, so if you are in the area, or […]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars

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  Who’s got two thumbs up and is addicted to Instagram? This girl. I know that I am like 4 years late to the party. Sue me. When Handsome first got his smart phone, I was addicted to Angry Birds. I wanted to play with the little gadget any chance I got so we finally broke down and purchased me one of my own, and you know what? I haven’t played Angry Birds on it once. I tried Words With Friends and Sudoku and forgot about them after a few weeks. I have a twitter ap and can check my […]

Sugar Cookie Bars

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It seems pastels are popping up everywhere and Pinterest is leading the march for this one. I am seeing beautiful Easter egg designs, image from Rit dye  cute outfits, image from Shabby Apple and as always, damn good looking food. image from Cupcake Project.com  And since I am always late to the party, I figured it was my turn to bust out the food coloring and get down to business.  

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Muffins

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It’s crazy to believe today is just the first day of spring. I guess Spring just wasn’t messing around this year, shoving old Jack Frost out of the way and showed us what it’s all about! There are people outside (I hope that doesn’t fade), we have already been hitting the mountain bike trails (wow, do I have a way to go), and I have this insane urge to grill everything. The cats and dog seem really pleased about our early spring as the wild life in the yard has them stalking from window to window making those amusing clicking sounds that […]

Banana Chocolate Granola

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Have you seen this little video yet? I’m Making Cook’s Illustrated Beef Stew! I saw it on facebook the other day and it left me in stitches. I am a huge fan of the Cook’s Illustrated publications, owning more of their supplemental magazines, recipe collections and every off shoot of the brand that I can find. I enjoy reading the tips, tricks, and methods leading in to why they prepare things the way they do, but say I will never cook my way through all of them would be an understatement (as you can see joked about in the video linked above). The quality […]

Cheddar Beer Weenies and BBQ Wings

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Because I’m an awesome planner (or maybe I am just a freak about my magazines), I ripped out a page in Rachael Ray October 2011 – and wrote the date on it – to share with you. As I mentioned yesterday, I know nothing about football, but RR was kind enough to have an entire page summing up the game for me. The article covers everything from the quarterback being the person who throws the ball, to the value of the touchdowns. That being said I still have no clue what an H-back is, or who the why the linebacker is watching […]

Brownies that are better than Crack?

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If you are going to say something is better than crack, you have set the bar pretty high. My expectations are that I am not going to be able to walk away. I will be like a fiend for the thing unable to stop myself, to the point of being fidgety and wired trying to get more until ultimately I become fatigued and moody until I can have another hit. Well, heck, that’s me without dark chocolate in the house any old day, but these brownies will do it to you bad too. Just a small bite and you want more. But […]

Red Velvet Krispy Treats and a Sephora Mascara Review

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To say I’m not girley is… putting things lightly. I have previously discussed on here my attempts to be more feminine, such as the time I decided to wear more skirts, which lasted about a week. I’ve always been more grounded in blue jeans, more comfortable in a T-shirt, and more cozy in a hoodie than I’ll ever be in one of the 9000 pairs of high heels I own. Nothing stops me from buying more shoes though.  I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, figuring why not just start now, so with that in mind I went and did […]

Flu-Fighter Cookies

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It’s that time of year where if you don’t have the sniffles, someone you know does – and you’re avoiding them like the plague. Each of us has a little secret up our sleeve, on standby for if we ever do come down with a cold to make us feel better and get back up and running. I ripped out an article in Rachael Ray Magazine (November 2011) talking about our symptom ‘crushers’ and asking “The Doctors” (a show I had never heard about before) whether or not they work. The first one was sleeping on onions. Ew. And you guessed it, […]

Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints

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Oh boy, have I been holding out on you. Pause, now re-read that last sentence with a liiittle more enthusiasm. Because I’m not lying and the moment I saw these Pumpkin Spice Kisses, I just had to have them. (Then I got them home and had to figure out what to make with them). After a little debate, my answer was to plop those suckers down into the middle of a chai flavored thumbprint cookie. Inspired by those delicious chai cupcakes last year, and some of the ingredients from that recent chai pie, I knew these would come together nicely. […]

Apple Cider Doughnuts

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Apples have certainly held their own here at Pass the Sushi this fall. With other blogs exploding into the autumnal flavors of pumpkin and other squash it has been hard to hold out – and keep making apple recipes – for as long as I have. We have had pumpkins on our doorsteps for a few weeks, jars of pumpkin filling are lining end caps, and those pesky Hersey’s Pumpkin spice kisses have been mocking me for days (ok, I maaay have jumped the gun and have something up my sleeve as far as those go…). But! I have held out and […]

Butterfinger Caramel Apples & Fables Giveaway

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I had visions of creating a post filled with wicked witches and poison apples, riddles wrapped in fables and tales of childhood characters spun in a whole new way to coordinate with ABC’s new show, Once Upon a Time. The thing is, I got a little poisoned appled out a bit early in the month and secondly, read Fables instead. Fables is a comic – bare with me – like you have never read. It’s my ‘gateway drug’, my ‘comic crack baby’, and easily my number one selling graphic novel. And there’s a reason for it. Fables takes every fairy tale character […]

Football Appetizers: Hoagie Dip

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Are you ready for some football? Good, cuz I’m not. To be honest, I know nothing about football. I only watch one game a year, and sadly since Janet Jackson decided to flash a stadium full of people and several million all age viewers via cable, I can’t even say it’s for the commercials. (Come on! They have not been nearly as amusing as they used to be.) But on that one cold day at some point in 2012, I’ll be into football. I’ll pick a team based on little knowledge of the players, who else is in the room, […]

Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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We all need a little something something from time to time. And let me tell you, this is it. Oh, it’s it alright… A layer of cheesecake sandwiched in between chocolate chip cookies? Yeah, we need that.     Rather different pics for me but I wanted to show what my desk can look like from time to time. Not to mention my awesome Stitch mug. Yeah. I love that mug.

Dark Chocolate Almond Granola Breakfast Cookies and a Giveaway

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A few weeks ago I was contacted by Small Planet Foods asking if I would like to sample some of the products from two of their companies. The first,  Cascadian Farm, specializes in healthy and organic breakfast items, while the second, Muir Glen, had some tasty tomato products. Would a girl like to sample? Um… Lucky for me, I have just recently tried to get into the habit of eating breakfast. It’s not something I have enjoyed doing since the toys in my Captain Crunch started to really suck or vanish altogether. From high school on, I don’t ever recall stopping for breakfast. First, […]

Cosmic Brownies: A return to school

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Ever noticed as a kid, summer lasts forever. Fooooor.Evvvv.Eeer. Time ticked by slowly even though your days were filled with sunshine and laughter. The occasional family trip felt like days even though it was really only an afternoon. And you couldn’t wait for school to start to see all of your friends and show off that new 101 Dalmatians side slung backpack you scooped up. Ok, that last one was probably just me, and only in the second grade. Once. I swear. Now, it seems like summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye and I didn’t even get the awesome […]