Daily Bites

Raspberry Sake Tea \ PasstheSushi.com

Raspberry Sake Tea Cocktail

I don't watch much TV, but I know through the wonderful time sink of facebook that Winter was Coming. Months ago. But, please Mother Nature, let it go. It's time for spring. Time for the fear of frozen nights and possible flurries to pass and for me to bust out the flip flops. Time for riding until the sun sinks below the horizon and sitting back and unwinding. It's time. Last night I hung in for my second ride at Iron Hill. It's a fast flowy little park, and I never thought I'd say this (because the giant rocks sort of scare me) but it's rather fun. Once you get going the trail system just sort of works. I, however, do not. I am not riding the way I want or with the skill I want. My endurance is fine, but I am unsure of myself and not doing little things I know I can. I have got to get out of my own head. Last night, for a brief moment, I was there. It was marvelous.  In a few weeks, I'll be back to where I want to be. I may have missed some home turf races by then, but I'm ok with … [Read More...]

King Salmon with Peas and Mint \ PasstheSushi.com

Spring Grilling: King Salmon with Peas and Mint

Can you smell that? On your ride home with the car window cracked, it's there the far off smell of grills firing up. On your walk around the block, the aroma of freshly lit charcoal is calling out to you. Winter has finally started to subside and with as long as this one has been, there is going to be no time wasted digging out the grills. With … [Read More...]

Salted Caramel Brownies \ PasstheSushi.com

Salted Caramel Brownies

These are my go to brownies. Like, the best brownie recipe ever. The only brownie recipe you will need. I have been baking them for two years trying to find a way to make them not disappear before the camera got a moment to snap a pic. Trying to snap a pic without stealing a bite and smearing caramel everywhere. Debating on if you guys realllly … [Read More...]

Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Honey Butter \ PasstheSushi.com

Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Honey Butter

It's hard to be grumpy while staring down a fresh pile of warm waffles slathered in butter and dripping with syrup. Actually, it may be down right impossible. So, if you have less than lovely morning birds ignoring the alarm, wake them up with the sweet smell of these deliciously crispy cornmeal buttermilk waffles to sooth the sloth away. And if … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Banana Oatmeal \ PasstheSushi.com

Slow Cooker Banana Oatmeal

Things are coming round. Mornings are breaking earlier. Birds are singing louder. And even in the brief pause where the world dulls out the ever present sound of the roaring traffic, you can hear the insects ramping up for warmer weather. Yeah, the weather man may be threatening us with one more strike from Mother Nature, but I think winter has … [Read More...]

Salad Lovin’

Tortellini Pasta Salad


So, as far as food blogs go, I'm kind of missing the mark lately. I didn't realize some kids had already returned to school and looking at my Pinterest feed you all are well into Halloween planning and I'm over here still pulling together summer barbecue and ice cream posts. Oops. If summer flew by for me, how do you guys with kids do it?! I mean … [Read More...]

Watermelon Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

Watermelon Salad from PasstheSushi.com

I feel like I haven't been cooking as much this summer, when I think the truth is, I just have gotten way to used to cooking as much as I do and it doesn't feel like as much. The other day I knocked out three different cupcakes and icing and realized it didn't take all day and wasn't that big a deal. I remember when piping icing used to be huge … [Read More...]

Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad

Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad via PasstheSushi.com

It's not Monday - and I am desperately trying to stick to the salad theme until next week when Summer officially hits but there was a lot going on this week. So instead of having you time travel back to Monday when we are so close to the weekend, just bare with. ;D The next few weeks aren't showing any signs of slowing down either. Let's see if I … [Read More...]

Warm Summer Potato Herb Salad

Warm Summer Potato Herb Salad from PasstheSushi.com

Why hello Summer. You blasted in with out warning. It's cool, I wasn't ready for you yet. Hadn't swept the back deck or gotten out the lawn chairs. The plants went from frost warning to brown stumps of dried out hat. But it's ok. Come on down, we'll make room at the table for you. Ignore my passive aggressive attitude towards Mrs. Nature again. … [Read More...]

Date Night Dinners

Pesto Artichoke Lasagna Rolls


This time of year I am more than guilty of binging on heavy meals - I mean those carb laden heavy meals that sit in your tummy until lunch the next day. Those guilty kinds of means. The heavy ones that are oh so worth it. (The sweat your tush off at the gym the next day meals) And lasagna has to be one of my favorites. I had to travel a few … [Read More...]

Quick Dinner Fixins’ Chicken and Artichoke Paella


Weeknight dinners are rough. Especially in December when the whole world seems to be spinning a wee bit faster. I get home and it's dark, I've worked all day and I am dog tired. And heck, I don't even have kids I have to worry about! But I take no excuses in the Pass the Sushi kitchen and believe there is always time for a real supper no matter … [Read More...]

Pesto Tortellini Gratin


  Who needs reality TV - if you could follow Handsome and I around on a mundane Tuesday night, you would never slump to the lows of the Jersey Shore ever again. I promise. See, we are a sippy cup kind of special. You won't hear us having thought provoking conversation that would eventually lead to the cure for cancer. No sweet poems would … [Read More...]

White Chocolate Mousse for Pass the Cook Book Club


In all the craziness, I haven't busted open the cookbooks since October, for the Pass the Cook Book Club! I am super excited to be back with the club. This month Christiane from Taking On Magazines picked the recipes from  The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook. All three of the recipes she picked sounded out of this world! Choosing one was … [Read More...]