Daily Bites

Mint Strawberry Crush Cocktail

Whew! It's amazing what putting a little out there really does for yourself. Since I confessed to you guys on Tuesday that things weren't going to well and my one man pity party was officially canceled, I have a whole new perspective on things. It's like a breath of fresh air punched me in the face (literally, I'm sitting outside typing this and it's like 9 million degrees). I suddenly want to write with purpose and keep it real. The way blogs used to be before pinterest and facebook brain washed us into a forced numbers game. Let's start with facebook. I am noticing more and more people checking their phones, iPads, computers, and other various electronic devices all of the time. This morning in rebellion, I met a friend at a coffee shop. It was as simple as that. We put our phones down. We sat. We talked. I hadn't seen his updates on facebook, I didn't know his son was rocking out in a band at a local restaurant, or that he was planning on stretching his recently injured … [Read More...]

Vanilla French Toast || PasstheSushi.com

Vanilla French Toast

Right about now, you start to realize it's mid July and the summer has flown by without a moment to enjoy it. Busy weekends quickly added up and life continues to speed by. It's moments like this that I start to freak out over that summer bucket list that hasn't even gotten started yet... This summer has been down right crazy for me. A whirlwind … [Read More...]

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Sometimes it's about the simple things. Ok, lately, it's all about the simple things. Finding time to squeeze in a homemade baked good instead of just binging in the bakery aisle like I am a kid who just toked up for the first time leaving with 4 desserts between two people under the judgemental eye of the sales clerk (true story, minus the … [Read More...]

Name that Turkey Burger!

The Conquistador Turkey Burger #burgermonth

Hello my name is _____!  That's right, today's juicy burger is up to you to name, and you can only do it by going to the Cheese & Burger Facebook page and commenting my burger. Scroll down for instructions on how to enter to win! This one is a smoky blend of chipotle cranberry cheese, candied bacon, sweet potatoes and your favorite barbecue … [Read More...]

Shrimp Po Boy Burgers | PasstheSushi.com

Shrimp Po Boy Burgers #FarmToJar

Did you know that for the entire month of July we are celebrating #burgermonth over at GirlCarnivore? That's right - 31 days of awesome burger goodness spread out over 31 kicking blogs. Each featuring a creation that will leave you inspired and ready to make your own epic burger. Today's patty o' awesome was inspired by the fresh crisp pickles … [Read More...]

Salad Lovin’

Angel Hair Pasta Salad with Corn and Chorizo for Pass the Cook Book Club

Summer Angel Hair Pasta Salad with Corn and Chorizo | PasstheSushi.com

Someone should warn you that as you get older, time speeds up. I am pretty sure I am still flexing my pasta rolling arms in satisfaction and it's already time for the May round of Pass the Cook Book Club. What's that, you ask. Oh, just a totally chill group on facebook where we pick a book and some recipes then all give them a try on the same date. … [Read More...]

Peil de Sandia aka Pickled Watermelon Rind

Pickled Watermelon Rind for Salads \ PasstheSushi.com

Food lets us travel and explore places that we may never actually get to experience. Culture is so deeply rooted in flavor and food that there is so much we can enjoy about a far off place just by taking the time in our own homes to adventure with a recipe or two. This is another recipe from the beautiful collection featured in  Charcutería: The … [Read More...]

Tortellini Pasta Salad

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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...]

Date Night Dinners

Chicken Tacos for Two and a Cookbook Round Up for the Fall 2012

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Maybe it's because I have already spotted Halloween decorations in someones front yard and that stores are already decorating the aisles in red and green, but the upcoming fall cookbook releases have me scratching to write a letter to Santa. Or to at least do some serious hint dropping. So in order of my most anticipated cookbook to the ones I … [Read More...]

Burgundy Beef

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How many of you tuned in for the Oscars? Did you throw big parties or just sit back with classy treats and enjoy Hollywood's tribute to the movies this year? I'm not one to watch awards shows. I don't watch enough TV or many new movies so they are rather lost on me. But I can't help but get caught up in the roar of twitter, internet and old … [Read More...]

Thai Chicken with Basil

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Thai is one of those cuisines that I love to have, if I'm not the one cooking it. The subtle flavors have a way of knocking my socks off with their clean and crisp tastes. Every individual component is often recognized and acknowledged in a dish, in a was that works out a perfect balance. Slowly, I am becoming more familiar with ingredients in … [Read More...]

White Chocolate Mousse for Pass the Cook Book Club

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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 rough, … [Read More...]