Baked Mini Blueberry Streusel Donuts

Baked Mini Blueberry Donuts from PasstheSushi.com

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 […]

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 […]

Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers For Two

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Have you ever had a craving for food you were fond of as a child but grew out of? I can’t tell you how bad my craving for chicken fingers was. It was one of those no matter how good the meal in front of me was I still wanted little chicken fingers to dip in ketchup or barbecue sauce or something. Anything! Sadly, the last time I had chicken nuggets at a fast food joint, my stomach was not so happy about it. >.< So, I was forced to make my own and it’s something I should do more […]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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 So yeah, these cinnamon rolls are all over the internet right now, along with anything else pumpkin. I was flipping through my new copy of Baked Elements and trying to figure out what recipes I would test for my review and the entire chapter on pumpkin caught my eye. Fall is here and apples and pumpkin are pretty much on every food blog out there. I’m pretty sure I would have been blacklisted from the food blogging community had I not posted something pumpkin related. When I was making these, I didn’t think I was going to love them. None of the […]

Caramel Apple Cake

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Just for the record, caramel, apples, and I don’t get along very well. Caramel and anything else, no bigs. Caramel and apples and something just goes all sorts of wrong in my kitchen. Caramel ends up everywhere besides where it is supposed to be and usually ends up with me doing a lot of extra cleaning. See hot mess here. Which pretty much sums up how I feel today. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the lifestyle but something in me is going a little nuts today. I am all sorts of down on myself, down on Pass the Sushi […]

Baked Elements Review: Alfajores and Dulce de Leche

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First there was Baked, the most beautiful and fun cookbook we had seen in a while. Followed up two years later with Baked Explorations, which sent food bloggers and bakers alike back into the kitchen with a flurry of new recipes and classic flavors reinvented for an updated audience ready and eager to taste test. And now the boys are back in the kitchens and presenting the third in their collection of dessert filled masterpieces with Baked Elements. Baked was the first book to ever move me to want to write a review, and not just a ‘this is a […]

The (Pink) Whiteout Cake

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I’m not saying another year has come and gone, but this cake ain’t for no one. This tic mark represents the year I officially turn ‘old’ according to my boyfriend, and that I have to start revising previous years for fear of the trade them in, trade them up policy. It’s ok, you should hear what I told him I’m trading him in and up for. If I have to revisit the same age again and again, I’d be ok with that. This last year was a great one. It was the first time in a long time I felt solid on […]

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans

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Baked beans are one of those things that seem pretty darned perfect right from the can with that long honored secret recipe locked away from us forever. So, when I set out to make my own batch of baked beans, Handsome asked why bother? One, I wanted too, two I wanted to see if a few hours of slow cooking and the geniuses over at Cook’s Illustrated could convince me that going back to a can was never going to happen again. It didn’t. But that’s not to say these beans weren’t kicking, but when a good can of beans is at most […]

Baked Bars

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If you had told me a year ago that I would be mountain biking upwards of 20 miles in a weekend, over rocks, roots and the occasional fallen log, I would have laughed and changed the conversation. I didn’t know then that some crazy people actually clip their feet into tiny metal petals – yes, locking your feet into the bike – and if I did, I certainly would never clip my own shoes in. I had no idea that bunnies, squirrels, and groundhogs would dart widely in front of mountain bikes just like cars like tiny suicidal madmen. And oh […]

Tuscaloosa Tollhouse Pie

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Things have been really kicking up for us the mountain biking front so I thought my novice mountain biking self should share some thoughts with you. You will fall. You will have cuts, scrapes, and bruises. But, until the day you fall in horse poop, you’re not having a bad day. Stop thinking and peddle through it. Whenever I just push a little harder, I usually make it over the rocks, roots and other impediments. Freeze your extra water bottle. It’s gotten so hot that I cleared my only water in like 15 minutes on one of our last rides. […]

Lemon Drop Cake

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As a food blogger, creating food and post to inspire our readers for special occasions is mandatory. Once again I sit down at my desk with an over-sized mug of tea in my hand wondering how on earth to deal with Mother’s Day. As some of you know, my mother passed away when I was younger and I didn’t really have a normal parent/child relationship with her. Last year, I talked about my mom and dazzled you with out Chocolate Jimmy Sandwiches telling you how awkward a post it was for me. In a year of posts and miles forward in the blog-o-sphere […]

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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Confession time: I have a problem with books. Like, I have about 4 dozen too many. Books I will never use, books I had to have, books that were simply too cheap to not earn a place in a box in my father’s attic never to be seen again on my  book shelf. So, even though I am seeing other bloggers cook their way through cook books I want, am reading intersting reviews on cook books I really want to try, and am adding all sorts of new books to the ever growing wish list I am not allowing myself one […]

Buckeyes {Recipe}

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Do you believe in love at first site? After seeing these babies, I do. Buckeye balls are one of those treats that I had been eyeing up for far too long. I found myself lost in long debates (with myself) over whether or not to make these dangerous little treats. You see, the simple combination of peanut butter and chocolate – who could resist? Rhetorical question. If you have a peanut allergy you probably already broke into hives and fled this post. For the rest of us though, bite size balls (giggle) of pure deliciousness await. I wanted to make […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

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It’s my party – I do what I want. Ok, not really. But it is my birthday and I thought we could celebrate with something a little special. I’m not sure when my blog-aversary would be as I’ve owned Pass the Sushi for a few years but didn’t actively start ‘blogging’ until last year so we’re going to party down on my actual birthday. It’s Wednesday, hump day, right smack in the middle and I’m working – so why not throw a virtual b-day bash! I turn a quarter of a century old today. It feels as though that should […]

Making time for dinner: Baked Chicken Nuggets

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Enter to Win a 170z bottle of Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil through May 22nd. You know what I don’t get? Not having time for dinner. What has changed so much that people now don’t have the time for dinner? Make time. My family always had dinner together, it may have been Shake-n-bake with frozen Green Giant veggies, but it was time spent as a family at the supper table. I may not be at home with my father making me eat what’s put in front of me, but I still serve dinner at the dinner table almost every […]

German Chocolate Cake

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Excuse my language, but my cat is a dick. Seriously. You think I’m joking, exaggerating a little, or maybe just venting but it’s true Maddox is a dick (and he knows it). In the mornings, if he doesn’t get fed on his schedule he starts to do things that are just unreasonable. He’ll look right at you and knock over your drink. He’ll chew on your mouse cord – or if you have no mouse, your power cord. Today, he chewed right through my Ipod cord. He demands attention, and if you don’t give it to him at 4AM when […]

Awards and the Baked Double Chocolate Loaf

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Woot woot, I gotz me an award. Both Runs with Spatulas and Sprinkled with Flour have awarded me with the Stylish Blogger Award. The Rules: Thank them, make a post, and put a link back to the person/s who gave us this award. Share 7 things about myself. Pass the award to 10 recently discovered great bloggers. Contact these bloggers and personally tell them about the award. Why is it we always are super cool in our heads until we actually have to say something and then we can think of nothing? Yeah, about those 7 things about myself I […]

Baked Giveaway & a Lemon Lemon Loaf

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Ever since I saw Baked I knew I had to have it. Since purchasing the first book, I have made several of the recipes and loved each and every one. When the newest book from the Brooklyn bakers came out, I wanted it more than the first. I wasn’t disappointed and even wrote a review about just how great I found the book to really be. In honor of the books awesomeness the publisher has agreed to let me give one away on Pass the Sushi. So, you can either read my adorable anecdotes or scroll down to see how […]

Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie brought to you by Cookie Monster

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Today is brought to you by the letter C. As in Cookie Giant Skillet Cookie. Mmm. Said in my best googly eyed Cookie Monster impression. I was watching last week’s Top Chef Allstars and was happy to see the Sesame Street characters on there. Not because I think that our Top Chefs skills aren’t far and above Sesame Street, but because I’m 99% sure it made some of them heroes to their children. It was also neat to see muppets making grown chefs in a serious competition laugh. Whether this says something about the direction of Top Chef or not, […]

Breaking the rules with Macaroni and Cheese

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There are few rules in this house when it comes to food. Ok, let’s be honest – there are a ton of ‘requests’ that I pay no attention to (like no onions – really? No onions? Isn’t that part of the holy trinity of cooking? How could I possibly give up onions? My neon pink Virgin Mary would be horrified if she thought there would never be another onion in this house – it’s a sin!). But really, the BF is willing to try any of the things I put in front of him with minimal whining as long as […]

Review: Baked Explorations & Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

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I have an addiction. Ok, I have a few addictions. Shoes. Books. Kitchen Stuff. Clearance plates at TJ Max. All justifiable as I am never going to sell my soul for any of the above and I know when to draw the line – but really, can you ever have enough cookie cutters or good boots? So as part of my 2011 resolutions for myself and blog, I am going to bust into that mountain of books I own more often and try to write some reviews for you. At least then I have a justifiable excuse to give the […]

Getting Baked Again With Brewer’s Blondies

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The dog is broken. I am not sure what happened or how but his tongue wont stop licking. Slop, slurp, slop, slurp can be heard any time day or night and he licks his paws over and over, sometimes forgetting that he is licking his paws to lick the carpet (giggle) or just lick the air. He has always done this, but for the past week or so it seems to be in hyper-drive. It drives us crazy and he knows it. He’s using it against us. When he wants up in the morning, it starts. When he goes to […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Christmas in July?

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Apparently summer is half over and that means stores are filling their shelves with Autumn decorations, school supplies and early Christmas bargains…. Really? Because my calendar says Summer doesn’t end until late September and the heat isn’t going to break until October 31st and which point – yes – it will be winter.   I get that the kids go back to school soon and maybe that is the unofficial end to summer, but Christmas deals? WTF? I read a report yesterday that major stores like Target and Best Buy will be advertising Christmas in July to help “loosen some […]

Single white female looking for strong well built spatula

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And Peanut Butter Crispy Bars from Baked. Have you ever realized how important a well stocked kitchen is? Having the right tools for cooking is like a doctor making sure he has the right scalpel. Ok, maybe not that serious, but you get what I’m saying. You don’t realize how important a wooden spoon, offset spatula, micro grater, or hell, a good spatula is until you are working in a kitchen without these basic tools. I’m, however, at an odd point where I refuse to buy any more kitchen supplies until I have my own kitchen again. My kitchen is […]

I believe in buying butter in bulk.

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And unsalted at that. Without my bulk purchases of butter, today would have been an epic fail. Or at least a two trips to the store kinda day, and that usually makes me cranky. The other day I was finally flipping through Baked and my jaw dropped. Never before have I wanted to cook everything in a book. Page for page though, Baked had me wanting to, well, bake. I don’t even like fruit, but that didn’t stop me from wanting to try their scones or tarts. I am making a vow to myself to bake everything in this book. […]