Daily Bites

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Noshing Local: Sweet Cowolines Elkton MD

Down a stretch of 213 in Maryland sits an abandoned golf course. The once pristine greens sit overgrown with grasses and the water holes have become a stunning trap as they hide beneath the growth just peeking out every so often to remind you not to venture too far. On the corner there is a gas station, one that makes the best fried egg sandwich you could ask for with a trusty mechanic, and across from it there is a restaurant I have never been in. It looks like one of those mom and pop places where friends could gather on Saturday morning... On the other side of the 4 way stop sits Sweet Cowolines, painted with bright pink doors and a spotted black and white motif to resemble a cow, it is a place as a child I would have not let my parents drive past. I can only imagine that in previous years, with the business of the golf course, on a hot summer day, there would have been a line around the corner waiting to enter. The hot summer evening we went, we sat outside with a few others and … [Read More...]

Frozen Rum Runner Cocktails

A lot of people get this idea that "food blogging" is so fun (that is, once they google food blogging, because the rest of the world still thinks it's just a really weird fad, like bronies - which is NWS if you go to google that too, but with instagram). We are all always out at the hottest new restaurant wining and dining our booties off with them … [Read More...]

Double Peanut Butter Butterfinger Pie

Big exciting new things are happening.  I will be joining a team of photographers in December on a workshop in Cambodia. We will not only photograph the stunning Angkor Temples and Tonle Sap river, but we will be working with Anjali House. Anjali House supports the children of Cambodia with education, healthcare, food and clean water. To say … [Read More...]

Bourbon Spiked Malted Milk Ice Cream

It's mid August, but I'm net letting summer slip away without a fight! There's still ice cream to be enjoyed, sprinkles to be had, and in this case, a topping palooza to bring down the house. First, I jazzed up some malted milk ice cream with a little bourbon to keep it smooth and delightful then I went to town creating an ice cream bar with more … [Read More...]

The Gastropub at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay | Photo by KitaRobertsPhotography.com

River Marsh GastroPub at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Review

  We laughed a lot, we ate well, and most of all, we relaxed for a moment in this busy summer... Recently, we had the pleasure of driving down to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort. Located just off of route 50 in Maryland, on the Eastern Shore, this is the perfect place to escape from the busy day-to day. The resort itself is … [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

Key Lime Pie for Two

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Everything's cuter in mini form right? Coopers, dogs, hobbits - all irresistible. Skirts are the only mini that come to mind that need a little more personal censorship... And we all know what happens when you shrink desserts down to a mini size. We go gaga over them. Mini muffins, doughnuts, tarts, and more call us to them with an … [Read More...]

Spring Grilling: King Salmon with Peas and Mint

King Salmon with Peas and Mint \ PasstheSushi.com

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...]

Quick Dinner Fixin’s: Thai Red Curry with Shrimp

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It's Thanksgivings eve and the last thing I want to think about is turkey. I'm going to have piles of turkey and turkey leftovers tomorrow. So tonight all I want is a quick and simple meal.  Nothing is faster or easier than a stir fry. And it's my secret weapon when I feel like we have been carb binging and I need to sneak some veggies in. With … [Read More...]

Skillet Brownies

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If you were to have the impression that I cook a lot, you would be right. And through all most of my experiments, recipes, failures, and success, Handsome sits and eats without saying a word. I ask if it was good, and he  may nod, or say yes, but there is rarely any excitement in his voice. After a while, you just come to terms with it. He wouldn't … [Read More...]