Cauliflower with Apples and Pecans

Cauliflower with Apples and Pecans from PasstheSushi.com

It’s October. People are tweeting about their excitement, sharing pics of pumpkin everything from that giant chain coffee shop, and are in general excitement over the arrival of fall…. I remember when fall used to be my favorite season. But, at the moment, it’s just messing with my mojo. Sure the leaves are beautiful and those teeny cupcakes I had with the autumnal spices were pretty out of this world. But, damnit, the sun is setting at like noon. I’m driving home from work in the dark. Do you know what that means? It means I can’t ride my bike […]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars

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  Whether you are ready for it or not, baking season is here. Thank God those over sized sweaters are popular this year because you are going to need them this holiday season with all the things I have in store for you. Trust me, I am already feeling the calories set it. Diggin’ It Tuesday is a little hint hint wink wink at some of the supplies you are going to want to have in your well stocked pantry for the upcoming recipes on PtS as well as any killer recipes you have planned at home. These few secret […]

Pumpkin Maple Stack Cake

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Last week I got to be a kid again. And it was awesome. My dad and I spent the day in Philly, going to the zoo eating out and seeing a concert. It was a blast. I didn’t work, worry about emails, or wonder what was happening on twitter. I was walking around a zoo making sure we didn’t miss anything and pouting because the rhino refused to turn around – for hours. Giant rhino booty does not a good picture make.  (These pics were all taken with my Tameron Lens – seriously, great investment for a walk around lens. […]

Rustic Pear Tart with Saffron Pastry

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  Let’s get real, have a little <3 to <3 shall we? My foodies, friends, and fellow bloggers, this one’s for you. Lately, things just haven’t been the same around here. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was a little down on the whole blog thing and couldn’t figure out why. I am certainly not tired of cooking. I still love snapping pics and getting better with my camera. And I’m always making plans for what to post next. But lately, I’m just not feeling the love. And after looking around and reading some other posts, I don’t […]

Ham, Apple, and Cabbage Linguine & How to Chase Down Pranksters

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Remember the age old rule, always wear clean underwear? Yeah, here’s why.   If you are going to chase after kids that were stupid enough to throw eggs at houses at only 9pm, make sure that 1) you are wearing shoes and 2) a bra would be nice too. It’s hard to be mean with your arms folded across your chest, and not in a pissed off way but in a, ‘wow this is super indecent’ sort of way.Also, don’t let your boyfriend lock your barefoot and bra-less ass out of your house so when the cops stop by, you can’t even […]

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 […]

Snapshot Saturday: DIY Lace Pumpkins

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Well, it’s not really a snapshot. It’s more of a none step by step tutorial. I saw this killer pumpkin on everyone’s favorite time sink (the same reason this post went from 5 minutes to 35 minutes…) Ok, back to the pumpkin. DIY: Lace Pumpkin Get yourself A pumpkin (I got one of those insanely over priced fake ones from the craft store – never again) 1/2 yard lace (this was way to much for my size pumpkin, but its an awkward shape and I am not down with exact measurements outside of baking – and sometimes not when I’m baking either) Spray adhesive Old newspaper […]

Apple and Cinnamon Crumble a Secret Recipe

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It’s that time again! I have made it to my second month of active participation in a ‘club’. It’s called the Secret Recipe Club where you are assigned a secret mission to be a ninja all over someone else’s blog, get to know them, check things out and pick a recipe and let it shine to the world. (Seriously, I would join any club where I got to be a secret ninja). This month I was given Searching for Spice, Corina’s blog about trying new recipes. The site has tons of very diverse recipes and some even inspired by Top […]

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 […]

Apple Cider and Maple Cream Tart and political jargon

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I am going to say something right now few people would openly admit.   I am from Delaware.   No longer a state unknown by many in the good old U S of A, even though it was the first, now the state known across the globe for yet another crazy women running for a political position. I’m young and admittedly idealistic (meaning I’d like to assume anyone who wants to can become anything they want) but when did politics become such a joke. When your ad campaign starts with the like “I am not a witch,” you shouldn’t even […]

Hearty Apple Cranberry Loaf

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Let’s talk Iron Chef America. Last night I caught another episode of the new Iron Chef competition and I just don’t like it. I don’t think a reality TV competition brings out the best in anyone nor does it make you an Iron Chef.   Are they making Ming Tsai out to be evil or is it just me? He is probably the most widely known chef on this season and has written some really awesome cookbooks – not to mention previously winning an Emmy for East Meets West. Maybe Chef Tsai really does have an evil streak and will […]