Breakfast at Blue Surf Cafe | Wilmington, North Carolina

Every trip is spent with much patience as I search for non-traditional places to park and stretch our legs. Which means, we spend more time driving. But that’s ok, because that’s when we find unexpected places like this breakfast nook in Wilmington, North Carolina. We stopped into the Blue Surf Cafe not really knowing what to expect. Breakfast and lunch options are written on a chalkboard above a counter where you order. They read mighty nice, too. Everything sounds appetizing with a ‘Build Your Own’ breakfast,  where you can pick from options like pulled pork and black beans, to feta […]

Albion Fit Giveaway – Get Up and Move!

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You all know I like to be active. Well… now I like to be active. Two years ago I would have been shoving another cookie in my mouth looking for an excuse to play video games until 4 in the morning. I guess buying a mountain bike changed that. In two years I have become a hard core work out addict. I love riding my bike. I go in withdraw when I can’t. And heck, now I even enjoy running. Crazy, I know. I wasn’t over weight, I didn’t have a medical reason to start ‘working out’, the truth of […]

Noshing Local: Home Grown Brunch Newark Delaware

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Breakfast is not my thing. Waking up and eating a pile of sugary sweet buttered pancakes or waffles. No thank you. But after a 20 mile bike ride, I can be talked into all sorts of things. Especially when my stomach is growling and I’m about to eat everything that isn’t bolted down in the kitchen. Plus, as cheep as eggs are, there’s something nice and relaxing about going out for breakfast on a weekend day. Stretches things out and makes the day seem to last a little longer. We picked Home Grown Cafe on Main Street in Newark for […]

Noshing Local: BackFin Blues Bar and Grill Review

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In an attempt to expand the content on Pass the Sushi (and get around to those local reviews I promised myself I would start writing about 2 years ago) I am working on weekend bi-monthly reviews of local restaurants, pit stops, and watering holes that I’m stopping at along my travels. It’s hard for me to eat out because I am notoriously cheap, so when I do I want it to be good. If you live in the TriState area, or most likely, more around the Chesapeake Bay area  you’re going to love the few places I have prepped and […]

Pass the Cook Book Club: Guy Fieri’s Snake Bite Sandwich

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It’s round two of Pass the Cook Book Club – and I’m not sure I could be more excited. This month we cooked recipes from Guy Fieri’s cookbook. I had received this book as a gift for my birthday and flipped through it loving a lot but being overwhelmed by the portions or effort for each recipe, I placed it on my book shelf where it proceeded to earn it’s ever classy layer of dust. But I knew the book had a ton of potential so I grabbed it off of the shelf for the club. Flipping through, I must have tabbed […]

Mr. Coffee Café Latte #bringcoffeehome

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Confession: I know nothing about coffee. I don’t drink coffee. Handsome doesn’t drink it. We don’t even own a coffee maker. But when Mr. Coffee asked if I would like to test drive their latte machine I went for it. Why? Because having a coffee for entertaining is essential. And I’m also trying to convince myself it’s time to learn to like coffee. But to be honest, I really just wanted fancy hot chocolate on command. (That’s totally earning my brownie points with the boyfriend right now). My Mr. Coffee Café Latte arrived in a GIANT box with the coolest […]

Thanksgiving Recipes and a New West Knife Works Giveaway

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Still struggling with your Thanksgiving menu? Are you a slacker like myself who hasn’t even begun to clean the house or grocery shop yet? Waiting til the last minute to have a major panic attack? Well, sit some wine (or a shot of tequila, I don’t judge) and take a look at these delicious options from around the web. Maybe they will inspire you and a some classics from the PtS kitchen as well. Thanksgiving Recipes! Appetizers: Stuffed Mushrooms – Brown Eyed Baker  Reuben Dip – Simply Gourmet Olive Garden Copycat Spinach Dip  Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – Table for Two  […]

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 […]

Chocolate Martini Pudding Pops

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Yeah, you that right. Chocolate Martini Pudding Pops. Bring on the heat. Bring on the raging dog days of summer, the long mountain bike rides, and all the sweat. Because when you have a batch of these rich chocolate frozen treats waiting for you at home, it’s all worth it. Slushed is a perky recipe collection of 150 ‘Frozen, Boozy Treats’ and at first flip through the pages I was hooked. Technical Level: If you can crack an egg, you can make the recipes in Slushed. There is nothing complicated about the instructions or recipes. The most you will have […]

Pie it Forward: Sugar Cream Pie & Giveaway

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Two recipes in two weeks from the same book? Crazy, I know. First, let me start by saying that I am choosing to review this book and was not asked to. They did however send me an unexpected copy the weekend I had my wisdom teeth pulled, like a gift from the  Tooth Fairy, so that and the Percocet may have effected my opinions of this book. Conquering pie dough was on my list of things do to for the blog this year so receiving a book all about pie was about the best kick in the pants I was going to […]

Red Velvet Milkshake and Tart Mascara Review

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Let’s get a little sassy today. Not sure what came over me, but this post is full on pink, girly, and packed with flavor. The moment I knew I wanted to make this spunky little milkshakes I was envisioning a great Valentine’s Day post…. Well, obviously missed that opportunity. Boys, turn away, and girls, let’s get girly! Pull out your snappiest pink nail polish, some awesome lip gloss and check out this Tart mascara. The next mascara up in my Sephora box of lash lovin’ was Tart Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara. At first I was put off by the overwhelming smell of […]

Matcha and Chocolate Marble Cake & Lashgasim Mascara

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Today is brought to you by the color green, the letter O, and some mascara, but mostly the color green. (That will teach me for photographing green bread on green with green. Duh much). Today I am bringing you some Lashgasim mascara. Two Faced is one of the only brands I know as far as the fancy make up goes. Fancy being anything you can’t buy one get one 50% off at the local drug store. I love Two Face’s make up primer and ration a tiny bit here and there as if it is the last make up primer […]

Pizza to make angels sing: D’Lorenzo’s in Port Deposit MD

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I bet you were expecting some fancy five star places when I mentioned I wanted to start writing reviews in 2012. Sure, there is a time and place for that, but if I’m being real with you, it’s not where we eat. So for my first review of 2012, I wanted to take you to a place that I visit probably more than I should admit. About two summers ago, Handsome’s parents told us we had to try a little pizza place in Port Deposit Maryland. A one road town built low into a cliff on the Chesapeake. The buildings are […]

Straight Baguette {The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking Review & Giveaway}

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We haven’t had a good old fashioned book review on the site since summer and when Abrams publishing asked me if I would like to check out a book on bread baking I jumped at it. Bread baking is one of those skills I revere as essential to any well balanced chef. Bread is one of our most basic of foods for thousands of years and it seems to be it should be something we all strive to become good at. It’s also one of the most intimidating of things to me. For some reason, the idea of yeast, rising, kneading, […]

Home Made: Summer Minestrone and Book Review

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You know what we haven’t done in a while?  An in-depth book review! So when Abrams Publishing asked me if I would like to sample Home Made by Yvette Van Boven last week I hopped all over the chance. For the sake of my blog’s integrity and my own conscience I don’t always jump at the freebies. If I don’t think I can use something, I turn it down. Even if that means we don’t get the fancy coffee maker just to make an occasional single cup of hot chocolate with (no matter how much this may have upset Handsome). As someone who doesn’t drink […]

Ice Cream Sandwiches and a Graeter’s Ice Cream Giveaway

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I got the best email the other day. It pretty much read, “would you like to sample some ice cream?” Um, yeah. Do you really need ask a girl if she wants to sample some ice cream? Might as well just send it and assume no one will turn down the mail man when he comes knocking. Graeter’s Ice Cream quickly shipped out 6 pints of their signature flavors in a sturdy styrofoam cooler with dry ice and it arrived pretty much over night and really …uh, annoyed Handsome by telling him we couldn’t eat any until I could figure […]

Irish Cream Fudge and The Happy Baker Review

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It was about a year ago when I noticed I was no longer flipping through cookbooks just waiting for the next delicious thing to pop out at me. No, I was reading them. Front to back. Absorbing the words as though it were the hottest Nicholas Sparks novel to date. This is what makes Happy Baker: A Girls Guide to Emotional Baking grab your attention. Not the pages filled with gorgeous goodies, but the stories that get you from recipe to recipe. Erin writes bout her experiences from being young and in high school to dating and falling in and […]

Review: Baked Explorations & Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

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I have an addiction. Ok, I have a few addictions. Shoes. Books. Kitchen Stuff. Clearance plates at TJ Max. All justifiable as I am never going to sell my soul for any of the above and I know when to draw the line – but really, can you ever have enough cookie cutters or good boots? So as part of my 2011 resolutions for myself and blog, I am going to bust into that mountain of books I own more often and try to write some reviews for you. At least then I have a justifiable excuse to give the […]

Joe’s Grog House

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Pardon my for a moment while my inner fat kid wakes up from a nap. Today the BF and I took the motorcycle out for a drive and ended up at one of our new food favorites, Joe’s Grog House in Port Deposit MD. The town of Port Deposit sits right on the water and has only one real road running directly through it. It doesn’t look like much when passing through, but once you park and start to look around there are a few treasures to be found. The Grog House is everything I dig in a restaurant. First […]