White Chocolate Coconut Cookies & a Lingerie Gift Guide that isn’t Victoria’s Secret

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  Gentlemen, I am going to have to ask you to scroll down to the recipe, me and the girls have to have a chat. Or maybe you should stick around and check out these hints to spice up that holiday stocking. Alright ladies, this Diggin’ it Tuesday is for you. If things around you house are anything like mine, every special occasion or holiday, I can guarantee one thing for certain, that little pink bag… And you know what, that gets old. There’s nothing wrong with a little black and lacy for special occasions, but Viccy S isn’t for everyone all […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oh dear God. Brace yourselves. I wasn’t prepared or ready for it. I didn’t feel it coming on. I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to happen this year. Then as I was standing around waiting to get some images framed at the art store the other day, Christmas landed in my cart. (bet you were expecting something much more dramatic, huh?) Garland, ornaments, windings, whohas, and ribbons exploded from the aisles and threatened to take me hostage if I didn’t send a few home with myself. So I did. Because I can’t not. (The bags are currently hiding in my car […]

Post Holiday Eggnog Pancakes

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It’s hard to find a balance between what to post on Pass the Sushi and what not to. I don’t photograph everything I eat (trust me, you would be appalled) but I do try to photograph the good ones. There are a few that have never even made it to a ‘photo shoot’ because I simply can’t be bothered with making them look pretty before devouring them. I am trying to strike a harmony between my tummy and my food blogging self that maybe will someday share with you some of my favorite fall back meals. As for December, there just wasn’t enough […]

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 […]

Eggnog Sugar Cookies

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There is a mountain of presents in the middle of being wrapped, all the grocery shopping is done (I hope), and the stockings are all set to be hung. I’m taking a moment to unwind a minute and watch a little bit of The Santa Claus 3. I was expecting to be doing this with an additional 90 pounds of energy running about, but sadly, Gouda won’t be spending the holidays with us. So let’s have a little holiday run down for everyone who may be interest, if not skip ahead to the recipe for the tasty sugar cookies below. […]

Christmas Breakfast? Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

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I may be in my twenties, but Christmas morning has never changed. I wake up early giddy with anticipation. I try to not wake anyone else. Finally, I drop one too many spoons or shut the pantry door a little too hard and everyone else wakes up. There is the childlike joy of unwrapping presents under the tree and the mess of paper that follows. We never made Christmas breakfast. Ever. Chocolate chip cookies, candy and pure excitement was all we needed to fill our tummies. But if you did want your family to have something more than pure sugar […]

Christmas Dinner and a Holiday Giveaway

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Christmas wouldn’t be the same (in this modern world of ours) without Christmas specials. I love finding the same classic movies on over and over again from Thanksgiving on. Nothing quite makes you smile like the distant hum of all the Whos down in Whoville or when Linus gives his Christmas monologue. That is the meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown. So what do Christmas specials have to do with food? Not a whole lot. But, these Cornish hens reminded me of the humble dinner that Bob Cratchit served his family for Christmas. (Another Christmas classic my dad would always watch […]

Peanut Butter Brownies

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I’m pretty certain that I discussed on here and in the past how I believe in Christmas magic I’m still a fan of Santa and yeah I still send a letter to the North Pole every year. I realize this is probably uncommon in an adult, but as I passed an elderly woman the other night in the market who was humming Christmas carols out loud to herself, I couldn’t help but smile and believe in Christmas magic. Maybe it’s naive to believe that the month of December brings out the best in people, maybe it’s crazy to think that […]

Coffee Cake Cookies and Christmas Music to add to your collection

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I’ve only once before talked about music on this site (well, ok, reviewed music on this site) but since my love of music, especially holiday music runs deep, I figured it was time for a small dose. For those of you who don’t want to listen to the jingly and jolly you can just skip on ahead to the tastiness. Joey + Rory Farmhouse Christmas: I downloaded this before previewing anything. Yes, I like twang. Yes, I like country. Get over it, I also like red meat, comic books, video games and movies with big explosions so you can put up […]

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 […]

Christmas Lists and Ad Hoc’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’m not good at Christmas Lists… Santa asks for a list and I can’t think of what to ask for (though, he will debate with me about the truth to that statement) and my secret Santa has stated that he simply won’t get me anything I intentionally ask for. But the idea of getting out the crayons and doodling out a a recap of my years good behavior and some stocking stuffers brings out the kid in me. I thought it would be fun to have a little Christmas List of my own to share with you guys this year? […]

Best Gift Ever and a basic White Bread

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Remember that whole bit about not being a spoiled brat. Yeah, throw that out the window because this year I was indeed a spoiled rotten for Christmas. First of all, no one caught he holiday spirit in my neck of the woods but I told my parents I refused to open presents without a tree. So, they put up the tree – just for me – because they rock. My boyfriend’s parents gave me my first piece of LaCreuset cookware (a new shiny red loaf pan) and some other kitchen must haves that were way awesome. My boyfriend gave me […]

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

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Two weeks ago, I scoffed at the ads for “last minute shoppers,” but here it is December 15th and I am feeling the holiday crunch. Its that time of year though. Toys are being purchased and Walmarts across the nation are picked barren of any cheap decorations. Ovens are heating up across the country to get the holiday goodies ready. Warm, delicious treats to be tested all month long to figure out which one is just right to put on the plate for Santa. And when your knee deep in the middle of it all – your father calls – […]

Chocolate & Candy Cane Marshmallows

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Put on your pearls, lace up those apron strings and get ready to play little Suzie Homemaker, because you won’t be spending much time in the kitchen for this one and everyone will adore you for how thoughtful you are for making these charming little marshmallows. What cup of cocoa isn’t better with marshmallows? These little numbers do their job of melting into your beverage with glee. Seasonably fashionable, simple and adorable – what’s not to love? Hosting this season? These marshmallows make a great party favor. They are also a great little gift for teachers or co-workers.   Chocolate […]

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 […]