Cookie dough and Oreo Truffles

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I believe cookie dough makes a great treat. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some fresh out of the oven warm ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie goodness. Every now and then though, a spoon full of cookie dough is where it’s at. When I was little my mom would give us spoonfuls of the stuff as a treat (same woman who served us chocolate jimmy sandwiches too), and once in high school an entire roll of cookie dough was split into thirds and eaten as an afternoon snack – in one sitting. I know there’s raw egg in it and […]

Holiday Throwdown and Butterfinger Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

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Last night was my first ever holiday party. I didn’t take the time this summer to throw my normal pool party so I figured why not cram everyone into our house with not nearly enough chairs or space and just make things awkward for everyone. Cozy right? The guests were a mix of my customers, friends, family, co-workers, ex-coworkers and a random dude who was rooting for the wrong team based on his baseball cap. It was the widest group of dietary needs I have ever had to keep in mind as well but I think I succeeded in having […]

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 – […]

Hoisin Pork and Asian Slaw Egg Rolls

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Sometimes it’s all about a good concept. I had seen several times before the idea of a BBQ egg roll and lately the idea of a hoisin pork had been running through my head. Hoisin pork teamed up with an Asian slaw. All wrapped up in an egg roll wrapper and fried. Yeah, that idea has been tempting my pallet for a few weeks on the to do list. Hoisin Pork Asian Slaw Egg Rolls A little mix of me and some Emeril, Guy, and google. Hoisin Pork Ingredients: For the Pork: 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

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Handsome just found out that I often don’t taste my baked goods before offering them to others. This seemed to shock him. I kinda giggled at it. Yes, it’s basic kitchen knowledge to taste, taste, taste. But really, with baked goods, by the time the item is on the table, I’m done. I know I’m going to make a lot of people cringe, but I do often taste the batter. With most sweet desserts, if the batter doesn’t taste right – neither will the finished product. So, I’d say 99% of the time, I have a pretty good idea how […]

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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving — Golden Brown Butter and Pecan Praline Tart

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I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Ours will be spent with close family around a mountain of good food and laughter (that is if Handsome and his father don’t kill each other).   Golden Brown Butter and Pecan Praline Tart from Bon Appetit November 2010 Ingredients: For the crust 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt For the filling 1 large egg 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 1/2 cup golden syrup (such as Lyle’s Golden Syrup) 1/4 cup heavy whipping […]

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

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It’s November and time is flying by to ring in the end of the year. My holiday haters can dance with their hands over their eyes cringing at the ads for gifts and complaining about the holiday music – but to me its heaven. I don’t think I have ever been so happy to shop as today when I stepped into a Bath and Body Works to be greeted by Harry Connick Jr. singing Christmas carols and the world smelling of cookies and evergreens. Yeah, they got a few pennies out of my pocket, and the best part is, none […]

Coffee Cake Muffins

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If you are a cheapskate like me (that’s right, I own it), you will do anything to save a penny – but, I am here to tell you a very important place to not cut cost! My # 1 mistake in the kitchen was buying an off brand plastic wrap. Don’t do it. Save yourself hours of time wasted cursing at yourself as you un-cling cling-wrap from itself, clean up small cuts from its horrible box and in general end up throwing more then you’ll actual end up using away. If you buy cheap plastic wrap, a muppet pours pop […]

Quick Dinner Fixins

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With all the tasty baked goods on Pass the Sushi it’s hard to give the day to day dinners any of the limelight but I feel really strongly on solid family dinners and almost every night I try to have something on the table.   I grew up with family dinner – every night. It was nothing fancy (most nights just Shake and Bake) but it was a meat, starch and vegetable – the basics for any solid meal. I’m grateful for those dinners and not nights eating in front of the television. Now a days, not every meal I […]

Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Candied Bacon

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I am not big on breakfast foods. I really don’t like to eat before noon for some reason and, if I do eat breakfast, I want something like steak. Most breakfast foods to me are very sweet and sugary and pretty much send my palate into overdrive first thing in the morning. However, after seeing the words “Candied Bacon” in Bon Appetit the other day, the first thing that came to mind was breakfast goodies – and cupcakes.   Seriously, candied bacon sprinkles? Yes, please. The final product, pancake cupcakes with maple frosting and candied bacon on top. After a […]

Spaghetti alla carbonara

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I love trying new things. In the past 11 months I have discovered a world of new ingredients and flavors that I would have never otherwise known had I not challenged myself with this blog and to try two new recipes a week. However, when dealing with new things you aren’t always certain of how things are supposed to look, taste or turn out. Every now and then I like to call in a friend for advice, technique and even to prepare the whole meal as I sit back and feel like a lazy bum.   Spaghetti alla carbonara From […]