Pomegranate Fizz for #captainstable

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Can I be on strike? The tree has already come down, the decorations away, my local gym suddenly packed with New Years Eve resolution-ers who I truly hope make it more than a few weeks. I’ve seen Valentine’s decorations on display and Easter candy end caps (seriously… Easter people? It’s January. We all know those Cadbury eggs aren’t making it to no basket.) And I realized as I look around my jingle-stripped house that I wasn’t ready to pack up the Santas and tinsel quite yet. I wasn’t ready to start the to-do lists and the 2014 projects and plans. […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Spice Glaze

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Still trying to figure out that holiday menu? That’s ok, because I am too. I have 99 pages marked and magazine recipes flying about and I know that when it comes down to it, the same old sides will be staring my family down the day of. But, if you are looking for something that you could break into steps and make a few days before, this pumpkin bread pudding is perfect. I made the pumpkin loaves a few days before  I wanted to make the pumpkin bread, snacked on a few slices for myself, and when I was ready […]

Savory Mushroom and Gruyere Bread Pudding

Savory Mushroom and Gruyere Bread Pudding from PasstheSushi.com

The other day a video started to fly around the internet of Martha Stewart rather harhsly talking about ‘bloggers‘. Before I go any further, I should mention that I’ve never been a fan of Martha’s. I know that shes an amazing business woman and that is awesome, but other than that, I’ve just never really found her warm or comforting and often thought her tone was belittling. Let’s just say this video does nothing to help my shining opinion of the woman. I should really do some quick internet research (hello, 2 seconds on Google) and see more about the […]

Christmas Brunch: Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast Monkey Bread

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This Monday is supposed to kick off a new series on PtS since the soup kitchen has closed. But since it’s Christmas Eve and all I want to do is run around cleaning and stressing over Christmas dinner humming holiday music and baking cookies I’m simply going to wish everyone a fantastic Christmas and wonderful holidays! Here is a painless Christmas brunch idea that can be tossed in the crock pot early while the unwrapping madness occurs and is ready in time for when everyone remembers they are hungry. Here’s a little sneak peek at things to come in the following Mondays. […]

Andes Mint Brownies

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You know those commercials  this time of year jamming jewelry down your throat? Then there’s the reminder that it really is ‘engagement season’ by the random texts and phone calls I have gotten lately from excited friends who are sharing their good news. But you know what sends me over the top? Facebook rubbing my nose in it. Facebook loves to remind you someone has had a change in their ‘relationship status’ for far too long. I saw it, I congratulated, now go away. But no, every time I log in for the next week, Facebook is going to point and laugh it’s little […]

Triple Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It’s full on gift giving season now whether you’re ready or not. Lucky for you, I was brainstorming with a friend of mine and we came up with the idea of a great little stocking just for foodies! If you are looking for some inspiration for your culinary inspired friends, we got you covered! Wine Pump  I can’t say how many bottles of wine have ended up being dumped down the drain after a party. Corks break and you don’t know how to properly store the leftovers. This cute little gift boxed vacuum / pressure pump from Peugeot removes air from the bottle to preserve your […]

Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Malted Bundt Cake

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We are all of 6 days into December and the rest of the food blogging community went and left me in the dust. Preparedness has never been my thing. I didn’t roast a turkey in October and have a bunch of Thankgiving themed posts for you. Heck, I barely made any ‘large meals’ in November at all and I didn’t even make a turkey. I did pull out holiday decorations once for some photos, but immediately boxed them and put them away. So no fancy bokeh tree shots for you (yet). My static backgrounds will have to do. Besides, you just love […]

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 […]

Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse Pie

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Pie Month. It came. It went. And I’m terribly sad to see it go. I took on pie month as a challenge to myself to conquer pie dough. And conquer I did. There was a double crust with shortening A traditional dough, replacing the water with vodka for a flaky crust. One from the pros at Cook’s Illustrated, with a touch of cinnamon, rolled in graham cracker crumbs. A quick puff pastry that makes me believe I may never need store bought again. And finally today’s simple tart recipe that was flaky, butter, and hands down my favorite of the bunch. This one will be my […]

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 […]

4th of July Grilling Round Up

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Celebrate this 4th of July with flavor! This collection of barbecue friendly food ideas is a great way to start any out door holiday celebration before the fireworks kick off.         Asian Chicken Burgers  Stuffed Turkey Burgers Rosemary Fries Onion Ring Burgers  Triple Play Barbecue Sauce  BBQ Chicken Burgers Grilled Artichokes  Tropical Kabobs  Smoked Brisket Burgers         Caramel Brandy Mushroom Steaks  Chimichurri Steaks  Broccoli Salad Smoked Chicken  Grilled Rosemary Steaks with Bread Salad  Tex-Mex Burger Ranch Burger Sausage Artichoke Kabobs Onion-Cheddar Pork Burgers  Now! Go get your flame on!

Meyer Lemon Pudding Pie

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Sometimes you just need a few minutes, moments of inspiration to try to gather your thoughts and come up with a good menu plan for the upcoming holiday dinner. There is so much anticipation for classic family favorites that you only get to indulge in once a year, and then there is the opportunity for new traditions to be brought to the table. For a food blogger, I’m sure you can imagine the ridiculous amount of pressure. Lucky for me, I forgot Easter was this weekend and decided to wing it. A quick phone call between my step mom and I and we pretty much […]

Pimento Cheese Sliders

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Christmas came and went and now its time to ring in the new year with snazzy parties and fancy cocktails. I have been invited to a few of such events, but as I am mass amounts of excitement in the real world, I will probably just sit at home enjoying the evening with my own private stash of bubbly. After how much fun I had making Christmas dinner though, the idea of throwing a last minute hurrah at my house had been pinging around in my head. (Says the girl that had no dessert to offer.) New Year’s Eve appetizer’s seem […]

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 […]

Rich n’ Thick Adult Hot Chocolate & Whipped Dollops

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I’m having a bah humbug moment. As I type this I am listening to Christmas carols but there is still no tree gracing my living room with pine needles everywhere. There is nothing wrapped. There is no holiday menu planned. I’ve cooked today, cleaned today been to the market today, and really I am not feeling it. Which is not like me at all. Normally I am a Christmas fanatic. One of those insanely perky people who will wish random strangers Merry Christmas and dance about with my Santa hat on with no fear of judgement from anyone. This year its not there. This […]

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 […]

Celebrating Oktoberfest with Sauerbraten & Spetzle

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Oktoberfest is this weekend and along with German’s, brats, and beer I wanted to have a little something something over here at Pass the Sushi. So, I grabbed my heavy beer stein took my blend of NyQuil and Sudafed and with no knowledge of anything remotely German food-wise, made a giant mess in the kitchen. The spetzle was a challenge, as the directions called for a batter like dough, with an ingredient list that simple didn’t produce something of that constancy. I added more water to account for the thickness and even then, still had problems getting the dough through […]

Top 10 of 2010

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It’s been an awesome year writing for Pass the Sushi. I have owned the domain for several years but this is the first year that I put any real effort into blogging. It has been nifty to watch the comments grow and readership grow as well as my own skills in the kitchen. I hope 2011 brings much more growth (one can always dream of owning a ranch, competing against Bobby Flay and publishing their own cookbook right – vicarious living much?) with my blog, my blogging skills (ha), photography and my online friendships. I once read that comments are […]

Getting through the holidays, one sip at a time.

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Remember, a great hostess always greats her guests with a great drink at the door, and if your holiday season has been anything like mine this year, you’re going to need a stiff drink to make your way through the next few days. Unless your one of those people that gets violent, a good mixed drink will help you to relax, unwind and not look like you want to kill someone. It will help with conversation and laughter will come with more ease – heck, it may not even be fake at if you help yourself to a few. The […]

Holiday Happenings at Pass the Sushi!

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Had your fill of stuffing and turkey, made your way through the masses of people on Black Friday and still not feeling the jingle in your jolly? Well, I’m here to help with some awesome events to get you in the mood! Grab your mittens and come join Pass the Sushi on Saturday December 4th at the Wawaset Holiday Market for local crafts, holiday shopping and fresh hot cocoa. You may see some of these, Or these… And these If that doesn’t strike your fancy, Captain Blue Hen Comics will be hosting its annual showing of  A Christmas Story at […]

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 […]

Not Your Same Old Green Bean Casserole

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My family is one of those traditional ones as far as Thanksgiving goes. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes. I got a look as though I was questioning the existence of Santa when I suggested a cranberry sage stuffing as opposed to our very traditional (normal) stuffing. However, for fear of be voted out of the kitchen, I am bringing a new green bean casserole to Thanksgiving this year. I wasn’t asked to, and am risking exile to the porch with my new casserole – but I’m bringing it – because it’s that good.     Fresh crunchy green beans in a […]

Scoop and Bake Dinner Rolls

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So, I’m a little late to the game, but I hear its Thanksgiving this week and as a food blogger I may want to try sneaking some holiday themed recipes in here. The problem with that is, I don’t have to cook a thing for Thanksgiving, ever (which, kinda makes me sad but oh well). Actually, I get the whole week off from cooking with all the leftovers we’ll get and such. Go me! However, there are a few recipes I would love to ad to the Thanksgiving table that I am going to be trying this week. So, lets […]