Salpicon Beef Salad

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For those following the epic race season I have been (unintentionally) have this spring this Monday isn’t going to let you down (and by epic, I mean that I’m racing. Not that it’s been amazing or anything). For the rest of you who are just upset that I am no longer publishing on time… This weeks race was the Bikeline Spring XC race, the race Handsome started this wild and crazy hobby with last year. It’s a huge event and in our back yard. I was on the fence about whether or not to race it, but am ultimately glad I did. […]

Weeknight Barbecue Chicken Taquitos for the Pass the Cook Book Club

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This month the Pass the Cook Book Club picked up Jenny’s cookbook, the Picky Palate, named after her awesome blog. The club is designed to have us use the books collecting dust in our ever growing collection (any one can join!) and this month, keeping with spring flavors and wanting a burst of bright in the rotation after Guy’s big manly meals last month, I chose three recipes that I thought would be a lot of fun. There were the Shrimp Mango Quesadillas, Weeknight Chicken Taquitos, and uber cute sounding Peanut Butter and Jelly Mini Pies. Each of these was family […]

Chipotle Southwest Ranch Dressing

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Highs and lows come quick in the active life I’m living these days. Though really it’s all highs to some point as I would have never imagined myself competing twice for anything in one weekend unless it involved shoving past kids for a giant chocolate chip cookie. I could totally do that twice in one weekend. Or maybe I just really want a cookie as I sit coming down off of the endorphin high from the weekend and think that everything sounds pretty tasty… This weekend I ran a fun little 5k on Friday night and (unless someone can prove me otherwise) I was […]

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Salad

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Chasing Matthew McConaughey – My Quest as a runner. I have officially, with no plan or strategy, now ran in two 5k’s and so far it’s all been about this one pretty dude. I mean… pretty. Not a word often used to describe men. I’m convinced this man was bred from a tube in the All Spice test lab to be the man your man wants to be. His flowing hair was developed by Vidal Sasoon, his outdoors-man look sponsored by every North Face ad, and his perfectly tanned skin define the lines that ancient Greeks would believe that of a Gods. This dude makes rugged look like […]

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding – in Jars!

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Motto of the week “Instagram that shit!” Which would have probably been more awesome if I had a cell phone signal for like 5 minutes while tucked away in the mountains of Virginia and her half-sister to the west. A 4 day weekend with no map or plan in which I learn that even though the memories are about the trip and not the destination, sometimes a little preparedness goes a long way. We kicked off the day one by heading up to Hagerstown to pre-ride an upcoming race course and visit some friends. The course was BORING – straight up a hill and […]

Broiled Caprese Salad

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They aren’t all pretty. They aren’t all supposed to be. Mom’s tuna noodle casserole isn’t photogenic, but sometimes it hits the spot. Same for meatloaf. Yeah, try to gussy that up for a great food photography shot without using some hairspray. Other wise, it’s a brown lump of meat with some red smeared on top. But damn, it’s delicious. This Caprese salad did not turn out catwalk ready like I had envisioned it. But that doesn’t matter because it was amazing. I even ate tomatoes. Strait up. And didn’t try to pick around them (mainly because it was darned impossible). So serve this simple […]

Spinach & Steak Salad

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Things are picking up as spring is looming in the distance while cold temperatures seem to hang over us. Spring isn’t sprung… it’s more like a slow creep this year. But that’s not stopping us from pulling the bikes out, still putting the layers on and pedaling. We rode Friday night for an hour. I’m still getting steady on the bike in the way that I was last year. Handsome, who is naturally gifted and raised in a more wooded area is natural and comfortable dodging limbs and launching himself over logs in the tight turns of the trails. Me, […]

Peanut Butter Krispy Treats

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I admit it. For as little as I know about football, I know even less about basketball. I know that people are playing the game right now, and that it’s some sort of March Madness, so I’m guessing it’s similar to the playoffs for football and getting close to basketball’s version of the Super Bowl. I don’t think they get nearly the commercials though, as I’ve never watched a basketball game for the commercials. Heck, I’ve never watched a basketball game. One thing I do know, though, is how to feed a room full of hungry fans. I might not […]

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 […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Taco Salad

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With the sun creeping up earlier and earlier I find that I naturally get up earlier and earlier. But waking up before the sun – so not my thing. This weekend was our first race of the season (and by our I mean his because I’m a big pansy and didn’t want to race previously adventured territory). The race started at 8:30, you should be there an hour before to get your info and get ready. The race was an hour and some odd amounts of minutes away. If you are doing the quick math – we are talking leaving at 6. Which […]

Cake Batter Oreo Fudge

Cake Batter Oreo Fudge

Sometimes you need to eat lettuce and cry yourself to sleep night after night. Then there are times when you just need to shove some fat kid food in your face. Right now, I’m trying to find a happy medium. We have decided to start a ‘program’ – you know, wake up early, sweat your ass off, eat better, run faster, jump higher sort of thing. I’m not sure I can handle it, but who knows. All so we can be a smidgen faster on the bikes (which really doesn’t matter as long as you are still crashing into trees. Yeah, […]

Slow Cooker Classic Marinara Sauce

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce

It all comes down to this – the final Slow Cooker Monday. Spring is here and, even though I use my slow cooker all year round, it will be time for a new ‘theme’ for Monday posts here in the PtS kitchen. Sadly, I have no idea what that theme is yet. It will be a shocker to us both In the mean time we should recap the slow cooker recipes of the last 13 weeks. If I could find a way to make this into a cheesy sitcom montage I would. Just play some corny music in your head […]

Pass the Cook Book Club: Pioneer Woman’s Herb Roasted Pork

Herb Roasted Pork

Today is the very first post for the Pass the Cook Book Club! An idea I had to dust off my ever growing collections of unloved unused cookbooks and challenge myself to test some more recipes. Convinced I was not the only one in this boat, I launched the Pass the Cook Book Club and am really excited to see that there are other people out there that want to test out some new recipes! Three recipes are chosen from a selected book and the club members can pick the recipe they want to try and we all post on […]

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burritos

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burritos

Can you believe there are only a few weeks of winter left? And that means only a few more weeks of low and slow Mondays. I may cry. My slow cooker and I have had some major bonding moments and I am scrambling to narrow down the dozens of recipes I still want to test out to only 4 more. That or I may just continue slow cooker Monday’s through the spring. One recipe I knew I had to make was this beef filling. First, Mexican food is one of my go-to’s. Second… no really, I just live Mexican. Handsome […]

Braised Cola Onions & Sausage

Braised Cola Onions and Sausage

Most of the time I stare at into the kitchen waiting for a recipe to pop into my head just to find that although the pantry is over stocked, I don’t have a single thing I need on hand. Today’s post was different. I had direction. A group of fantastic bloggers was challenged by Williams-Sonoma and Le Creuset to show off the beautiful color of cookware; Quince. Immediately, warm comforting meals came to mind – about a dozen or so of them for me to narrow it down from. And I picked the one that had a pile of onions […]

Slow Cooker Loaded Bratwurst Stew

Slow Cooker Bratwurst Stew

My comic shop is located in a college town. It makes for a diverse customer base from our long term locals to the passing through collector. But for the past few weeks we have had an onslaught of atypical purchases – a wide variety of students – because they have an assignment in which they have to read a comic and assess if the rating on the cover is appropriate for the content within the pages. I really wish I could read a few of these papers when all this is said and done. Seeing as we have had an influx of […]

Salmon Cakes with Slow Cooker Parmesan Risotto

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Bet you’re thinking, “She’s a food blogger, course she’s planning some stellar sort of knock your socks off and right into bed Valentine’s Day meal.” Well… Let me disappoint you. I’ve got nothing. No fancy chocolaty molten dessert, no candlelit dinner, no Etta James to set the mood. I don’t even know what I’m making yet and there is nothing thawing in my freezer. To be perfectly honest, I’m thinking of a great little pizza place that may just fit the bill. Beer, pizza, and later that night some Archer to really set the mood. Hopefully, you are all far more prepared then myself and have […]

Slow Cooker Barbecue Mac and Cheese

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Because the weather outside is supposed to be frightful for the next few days. Because some days you just need to be fat. Because nothing hits the spot quite like macaroni and cheese. And because nothing says easy dinner like the crock pot. This is what’s for dinner. And there’s probably going to be leftovers. …that is, unless you accidentally leave the slow cooker on high for an extra four hours after supper causing your pasta to over cook and turn to mush. Then, it might just be pizza tomorrow night.    

Slow Cooker Garlic Braised Brisket

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  Maybe it’s because it’s January, maybe it’s just something in the air but I am living that ‘power of doing’ slogan you hear all over the Home Depot commercials. From wanting a large chunk of back fence to trap the neighbors rotating crew of dogs from entering my yard and to help separate me from the entire eye rolling ghetto fabulous conversations that take place in the yard to our left when the weather gets a little warmer, to rearranging the living room, and hanging one of those curved shower curtains. I’m digging all that’s getting done recently in the house. Now, can […]

Game Day Noshing: Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Dip

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A year ago 2.5 miles was the hardest thing in the world. Pedaling up the hills and over the terrain would leave me heaving for air and disgusting with sweat. It was gross and I hated it. Finding the motivation to pick up the bike and ride was tough, but I was far too stubborn to be left behind while Handsome was out having such a good time. I will never forget one of our first rides. Every time I climbed one hill, I would look up and see rolling fields with only steeper hills in front of me. My […]

Quick and Easy Rocky Road Fudge

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Yo Kita (said in my most Bitchin’ Kitchen Nadia G voice) what’s up with the wonky post schedule this week?  Um, It’s Christmas, Fonz. I promise a normal week next week complete with New Years countdowns, resolutions and killer recipes. But for today, I just got done at the gym, my house is still a crazy hot mess, my cat has claimed my lap and my legs have gone past the tingly asleep stage to the omg you are going to fall on your face when you stand up and my dog has the most disgusting farts in the world. So for […]

Enchilada Pasta Skillet & a Le Creuset Skillet Giveaway

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To wrap up an amazing year at Pass the Sushi I have one more killer giveaway for you. There are some big changes in store for the blog next year, some large goals for 2013, and a lot more sass and fun. But that’s for a future post. For today, in this crazy busy week, I have a simple weeknight meal for you and a chance to win this gorgeous skillet. Since receiving my Le Creuset skillet, I think all of my other skillets have grown jealous and accumulated a thin layer of dust. I find myself keeping this bad boy ready […]

Pesto Artichoke Lasagna Rolls

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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 weekends ago and wanted to leave something hearty and delicious behind for my man and these little lasagna rolls were born. I baked them in personal gratin […]

Chile and Corn Chowder & a BigKitchen Le Creuset Giveaway

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Our final Soup Kitchen Monday is here! I’m kind of sad about this one, as my inner obsession with soup really made itself known during the last 13 weeks. We’re going out with a bang though! The wonderful people over at BigKitchen worked some Christmas magic, and were able to send me a beautiful Le Creuset French Oven to whip up these classic soups and stews for you while I was running the Soup Kitchen. Talk about making the holidays cherry and bright! The French Oven has pretty much replaced all of my old stock pots, except for that giant over-sized one that I use […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Chicken a la King

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  While trying to get my jingle on this year, I’m finding that good old fashioned cable is working against me. I don’t have any of that fanciness that tells you what’s on other channels or records your shoes, and since they did away with the TV Guide channel, I pretty much have to whip out the laptop if I want to know what’s on TV. (I should mention that I also don’t know the channel numbers anyway). For the first few nights, TV Guide was just screwing with me. When I see Rudolph, I expect an old Rank and Bass stop […]

Super Simple Slow Cooker Taco Soup

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Have you ever just wanted gooey-cheesy-clog-your-arteries kind of food? Of course you have. Why else would you be here? That’s what I wanted when I walked into the kitchen to make this weeks Soup Kitchen Monday creation. Problem was, between recent travel, and the holiday season, I really should have just been eating celery. When I think of taco soup, I think of a hearty packed chili like soup slathered in cheese and swirled with sour cream and ever though I had seen some recipes for just that, I knew I had to cut it back just a bit. Don’t worry, there’s […]

Quick Dinner Fixins’ Chicken and Artichoke Paella

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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 how crazy things get. (Except for tonight, when I’m probably just picking up a pizza. Don’t judge.) For those of you who want some real meal inspiration on the quick and easy for the month […]