Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream

Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream from PasstheSushi.com

Spending half of the summer off my beloved mountain bike and learning to road ride I have decided to add one more goal to my season this year. A 100 mile road ride this Saturday for Bike to the Bay, a fundraiser for MS. There will be a lot of people, the day will start off chilly, and I’m guessing it’s going to take me 6 hours to do this. Mentally, I’m already psyching myself out. The other part of me just keeps making jokes that it’s all downhill since we are headed towards the water Handsome and I are […]

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 […]

Copycat Twix Bars

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Not quite ready to give in and shove the flip flops back in the closet until next spring? Me neither! But that doesn’t mean I am not itching to pull out the plaid and rock me some autumn wares. So here’s to a little fall themed shopping I may or may not have done yesterday, hopes to cleaning out the closet, and the inevitable must of going back to my parents house and gathering the remainder of my shoes I left behind in the last move (followed by a serious inventory and probably a trip to Good Will). Stripes Sweater Socks Biker […]

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 […]

Caramel Frosted Zucchini Bread

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Before we get on to the delicious zucchini bread below, it’s time for another quick round of Diggin’ It Tuesday. No lie, fall weather. It’s 66 degrees F outside right now. I’m in heaven. My Tameron 18-270mm lens, because it lets me get all up close and personal from far away. Not a professional level lens. There’s a lot more noise in the pictures than I would like, but it was really dark and for the price you can’t beat it. I know I have included a link to Amazon, but please, always buy your photography equipment from local stores. […]

An Apple a Day: Caramel Apple Brandy Gelato

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It’s a month long celebration of apples hosted by Rachel of Baked by Rachel, and I couldn’t be left out. This caramel apple brandy gelato recipe is creamy amazingness infused with fall’s classic fall flavors and speckled with dulce de leche. Make it and eat it by the spoon full, or scoop it out on to a fresh slice of apple pie and prepared to be mind blown! Check out the recipe and post here!    Check back later today for more fall themed goodies and head on over to Rachel’s site to get more apple packed deliciousness all month […]

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 […]

Samoa Tartlets

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About 5 years ago, with the horrid economy looming over head, I was lucky to be laid off. I left a job that I had come to think was important, I was making very good money and had been since I was fresh out of high school, the savings account was well stocked, and I was on my own. It seemed like the perfect sort of life. With all that around me, I wasn’t aware of how miserable a person I had become. Without warning I said my good byes to some very kind people, flipped some other people the […]

Skillet Brownies

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If you were to have the impression that I cook a lot, you would be right. And through all most of my experiments, recipes, failures, and success, Handsome sits and eats without saying a word. I ask if it was good, and he  may nod, or say yes, but there is rarely any excitement in his voice. After a while, you just come to terms with it. He wouldn’t care if I fed him macaroni and cheese for weeks on end, he would nod and say it was good (which may be something I considered for a while just to see […]

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 […]

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars

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Have I shared my families big news with you? My dad’s wolf-pack recently grew two sizes. Well, two very tiny tiny sizes. A few weeks ago my father found two lost baby Chihuahua mutts wondering the streets where he works. My father works in a very dangerous area where dog fighting is rather common, so he couldn’t imagine leaving these little girls to fend for themselves. He gathered the combined weight of 5 pounds of all bone and set them on his lap for the duration of his day and brought them home to meet his two boys, giving them a […]

Apple Cider Floats

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I work right next door to a co-op and every Sunday, while the weather permits, they host a farmers’ market. It consumes most of the parking lot with a wide variety of goods from farm stand fair to a wood fire pizza truck. Yes, you read that right. It’s kind of nifty because every other Sunday during my shift, it gives me no excuse to check out a farmers market. Problem is I rarely carry cash but am finding myself purchasing more and more organic, natural, farm raised, etc at the grocery store. Moving forward I am hoping to be […]

Caramel Apple Cake

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I went and did it. I’ve broken every one of my seasonal rules that keep me from getting to far ahead of myself (or like I will be in early to mid November) too excited about the upcoming season and events. I have rules about not changing the candles in the house from sunshine and buttercups to pumpkins and leaves. Rules about not wearing boots and making sure to get every moment of flip flop wearing weather in. Rules about not decorating, not fantasizing, certainly not shopping, and not cooking out of season. But I went and did it. The […]

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 […]

Brownies are for breakfast, especially when they have bacon in them

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Today, after giving my boyfriend a full 24 hours to claim the last lonely brownies, I finished it – for breakfast. Then I got told brownies are not for breakfast. On that I call BS. Who really eats a completely balanced breakfast? What breakfast isn’t a sugar loaded sweet tooth festival?  Unless your a eggs on toast kinda person, most breakfasts I can think of have sugar. And lots of it. Pancakes, waffles, crepes, fruits, cereals – all sugary goodness. I am not a breakfast person to begin with – heck, I don’t really even like eating before noon – […]

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 […]

Caramel-Glazed Apple Bread

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If pumpkin is a seasonal thing, and you have had Halloween candy out for 3 weeks, what the heck are you waiting for? I was told pumpkin is a seasonal item and the local grocery store will be receiving it closer to the season. The store is currently decorated with hay bales and fake pumpkins everywhere. Not to mention the 3 aisles devoted to ‘fall’ themed house stuff, like pumpkin shaped cake pans, pumpkin printed table linens, and pumpkin scented candles…. >.> No one could tell me what season exactly that they would be getting the pumpkin though. Made me […]