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Name that Turkey Burger!

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 sauce all atop a spiced turkey patty.  It started as a desire to make a healthy burger, something a little leaner for dinner… but then I started thinking about delicious things… like candied bacon… and how I wanted a crunch to […]

Spring Grilling: King Salmon with Peas and Mint

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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 temps approaching hot this weekend, and a little sun burn staining my shoulders, I cleaned the grill grates on my smoker, charcoal grill, and gas grill and got to grilling. It was […]

Indoor Grilling Le Creuset – Fire Wire Giveaway & Pineapple-Beef Kabobs

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I don’t know about you – but I am quitting this winter. I am quitting it so hard, that even as you read this, I am sipping a fruity cocktail on a beach somewhere. A warm beach, with palm trees, coconuts, and pool boys. Who needs a pool boy at the beach? Who cares! There will be pool boys (and if they want a good tip, they will be feeding me a steady stream of coconut rum). Bring on heatwaves, bring on sunscreen, and insufferably humid days. Bring on spring gardens,  bad tan lines, and s’mores. Bring on massive piles of […]

Grilled Corn Chowder

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I had a rant about #sharkweek, a rant about the weather, and a rant about the bookshelf I purchased and finally assembled that I think just doesn’t fit in… I am not sure I can return it. Oh noes. But then I finished a great novel last night, The Alloy of Law, and am spiraling down a deep dark nerdy path this morning looking up new books by favorite authors and watching fan made trailers. Which I didn’t know existed until twenty five minutes ago. Some were ok (and kind of have me craving a not craptastic Zac Snyder stylized […]

Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine

Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine from PasstheSushi

Any more a day can’t go by without one social media network changing things for the better. Every time I think I have one figured out, poof. Facebook makes it harder to see ‘pages’ feeds, google wen’t all time line on me, pinterest changed something (though, I can’t remember what, so it really must not have been that important) and twitter gave us three more characters. Well, #%!… I’m pretty sure our phones can flirt with people on Christian Farmer Mingle without us knowing it and my personal photos can be viewed by all on Picasa. If you are still […]

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 […]

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, […]

Chicken, Bacon, and Cheddar Sandwiches

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Can a girl get hells yeah on that melty gooey cheesiness?  One thing I have never done that I would like to kick off the bucket list is hard core tailgating. Hell, ‘hardcore’? I’ve never even tailgated at all. But it does look like my kind of gig. Tons of people, tons of food and a friendly atmosphere. Yeah, I could feed me some strangers. My father is one of those guys who would be great at it and draw a crowd from miles around if he ever brought his little Webber to the park and set up. He has one of […]

Farm Country Grilled Pizza

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Brace yourselves. It’s the last week of grill themed action packed calorie loaded fat kid Mondays here at Pass the Sushi. I know, I cried a little myself. But don’t worry, there’s a weekly online counseling program and an all new theme for Monday taking over that is just as good. Let’s be realistic, nothing is as good as a flame kissed perfectly seasoned burger, but it’s just about as good. Summer Grilling Round Up: Personal Grilled Taco Pizzas  Grilled Miso-Ginger Salmon Tex-Mex Bacon Burgers Braggin’ Rights Smoked Brisket Barbecue Chicken Salad Whiskey Burgers Texas Shredded Beef Ultimate Steakhouse Burgers […]

Tilapia with Black Bean and Avocado Relish

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It’s all about moderation. At least I think so. At which point I should take the time to mention that I am not a nutritionist. A friend of mine is taking great steps in to  getting himself back into shape and is trying to work on his diet. He got caught in the routine of working long hours and the convince of pre-made, pre-packaged foods fit into his schedule just fine. But that lifestyle can catch up with you and he has decided to stand up and make a change. I really admire his choice to change, but I acknowledge that it’s a hard fight. […]

Turkey Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing

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Can you believe the entire month of August went by without a single burger post on PtS? How the heck did that happen. I will never be making that mistake again. Actually, I’m considering incorporating even more burger loving on the blog. In the front of every issue of Rachael Ray magazine there’s a featured burger. It’s one of my favorite things about the magazine. Well, I’m thinking a burger of the month club is something that is long over due here as well. Meanwhile, enjoy your Labor Day celebrations if you are lucky enough to have the day off […]

Grilled Chicken with Wild Rice Salad

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The phone just rang. It was the kettle calling to call the pot black. See, I’m the first one to whine and complain when I see Christmas Pins or pumpkins lining the aisles in July. I want to enjoy summer, the whole length of it, without feeling rushed into the holiday season. But what I didn’t know what that there was a tiny silent alarm in the back of my head that is triggered immediately after my birthday. Suddenly there’s an ominous black cloud threatening that I may not be able to share all of my awesome grill recipes with you before […]

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs & Charred Corn Salad with Basil and Tomatoes

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How do you feel about tipping? What if it was suddenly forced on you? The two of us went to one of my favorite restaurants the other night, had a decent meal, average service, and enjoyed ourselves. When the bill was brought out, the numbers looked right and we were just about to throw the card into the folder when we noticed that the tip had already been included. An 18% tip. For two people. Now, normally, I am known to leave a killer tip if the service is good. Even if the food isn’t at it’s best, if I believe everyone […]

Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Smoked Brats

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True Blood, how I hate you. Let me count the ways…. Yes, I went there. And I know you’re going to hate me for it. But don’t un-friend me just yet. Sookie. I am pretty sure I am not supposed to hate the main character of any show, but I can’t find a single redeeming thing about Sookie. First, this girl is dumber then a bag of bricks. For someone who can hear every ones thoughts around her, why is she always walking into trouble. For that matter, for someone who’s been attacked multiple times, why does she keep going […]

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Asian Slaw

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It’s been almost a year since we purchased our mountain bikes and headed out for the trails. A year ago, every time Handsome wanted to ride, I would whine to myself internally and barely pull myself along the trails. I was exhausted. I felt horrible. I wanted to quit. Saturday evening the weather was bordering on beautiful or packed with the thick hot summertime thunderstorms and Handsome a bad day at work. Seeing the clouds moving passed us, I loaded my bike into the truck and headed out for a ride all by myself. Looking up half way through the trail and […]

Pulled Pork Cornbread Waffles

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Last week at Big Summer Pot Luck the topic of jealousy was brought up. How sometimes we cdan see another blog, a more successful person, a cuter house,  or a perfect kitchen and that sometimes we can become jealous of these things. For me, I am jealous of those cute couples that work together in the kitchen. You know the ones that always have the amazing how to photos while one person cooks and the other snaps away. I will never have cute how to pictures featuring me in an apron for two reasons. One, my boyfriend still thinks it’s […]

Smoked Pulled Pork

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Barbecue brings out the best of us. The family gathers around outside while the smell of smoldering wood or charcoal lingers in the air. Finally the feast is ready and the hungry group becomes primal for a moment and descends upon the food in a silence only broken by satisfied grunts. It also brings out the worst in people. You know the guy, the guy who wants to stand next to you and tell you exactly how he would be cooking the food. Lucky for you, he isn’t Sadly though, I have noticed this same trend on the internet when it comes to barbecue […]

The Ultimate Steak House Burger & Tips for Great Burgers

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Let’s talk meat. The perfect fat kid meal for any time of year. Burgers. Is it thin patties on a griddle top that make the best burger or thick juicy burgers with nice char marks right off the grill? Do you slather yours with ketchup or do you have a secret sauce (or is sauce all together blasphemy)? No matter how you like it, one thing we can all agree on is that a great burger hits that carnivorousness g-spot every single time. If you are reading this for grill tips, I am sorry, I am no master – but I […]

Texas Shredded Barbecued Beef

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If you were anywhere near my neck of the woods (literally) on Saturday evening you would have heard a very disgruntled female on a mountain bike shouting at the trees in frustration, “Why can’t I make left turns?” That’s right, almost a year of pedaling my ass off every night and those tight turns still get me. I had cracked my knee pretty good and missed two turns twice on our ‘casual ride’ to stretch our legs before race day. Our race day. On a hot and muggy Sunday, I decided to ride my first race our at the Fair Hill Classic hosted […]

Whiskey Burgers & Zesty Potato Salad

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The other day my parents told me a friend of the family’s kid was reading my website. My first thought was cool. My second thought was, damn, do I curse too much? (Not possible, I am way more filtered on here than in the real world, snugglier too). I’m always shocked to find that people I know read a food blog.  Not because normal people don’t fill their Friday evenings with 32 tabs opened from Foodgawker or pages from Cook’s Illustrated planning next weeks menu, but because I am not sure what interest one would have in it unless you were, well, […]

Barbecue Chicken Salad with Homemade Mayo

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If there is one condiment you should try making at home – it’s mayonnaise. I will be the first to admit, condiments are cheap and easy to toss into the cart. Why waste your time making something that you can buy on sale for $0.98? But the thing about mayonnaise is – it’s easy. I mean super easy. And it takes less then 5 minutes to make. Have an extra egg yolk laying around? Bam, you’ve got mayonnaise. For this recipe you will need a variety of chips and a random stray hat.        Stick around, I have another use […]

4th of July Grilling Round Up

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Celebrate this 4th of July with flavor! This collection of barbecue friendly food ideas is a great way to start any out door holiday celebration before the fireworks kick off.         Asian Chicken Burgers  Stuffed Turkey Burgers Rosemary Fries Onion Ring Burgers  Triple Play Barbecue Sauce  BBQ Chicken Burgers Grilled Artichokes  Tropical Kabobs  Smoked Brisket Burgers         Caramel Brandy Mushroom Steaks  Chimichurri Steaks  Broccoli Salad Smoked Chicken  Grilled Rosemary Steaks with Bread Salad  Tex-Mex Burger Ranch Burger Sausage Artichoke Kabobs Onion-Cheddar Pork Burgers  Now! Go get your flame on!

Braggin’ Rights Smoked Brisket

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There’s an art to smoking meat. The perfect spices for rubbing the meat, a good cut of meat, and most important – smoke. Which wood to choose? How long to smoke? How big does my smoker need to be? Yeah, there’s a lot to learn when you want to take on the challenge of smoking, but I’m here to tell you, don’t let any of that bother you. It’s easy. Smoking meat is an art, but an easy one. Choose a nice cut of meat, lather it with some rub (store bought it necessary) and pop it in the smoker. Don’t […]

Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburgers for Father’s Day

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It’s time to start brainstorming for the upcoming Father’s Day weekend. When I think of Father’s Day, I think of fishing, grilling, beach trips and back yard sitting. Most of all I think of burgers, steaks, ribs, and dogs! Sure, celebrating dad by taking him out to a nice restaurant is great, but what dad doesn’t love standing around over the grey charcoals  with a beer in one hand just talking about the day?  And these Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburgers are everything  that is right with the world all in one giant cheesy bite. With crumbled bacon in the beef patty, a kick […]

Grilled Miso-Ginger Salmon & Doris

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  A few weeks ago, from four rooms away – while blow drying my hair – I heard what sounded like an semi truck parked in front of our house. I went to investigate finding that the over sized truck was actually my refrigerator… Not good. Being female, I couldn’t find a way to express this to my boyfriend without him believing I was exaggerating so the other day I redeemed some points when I got a phone call saying the fridge sounded like it was preparing for taking off and that we were in need of a new one. Ha! So, […]

Personal Grilled Taco Pizzas

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Today’s story has to be told, to get to tomorrows. After bragging about how much I love my job last week, I feel it is only fare to try to explain to you what being a part of the Captain Blue Hen family can be like. Some of you may be too young to remember a show called Cheers, so go wikipedia it. For the rest of you, you get exactly what I am saying. When you walk into our store, it is an extension of your living room. That level of comfort and friendship. We are the place everyone […]

Smoked Brisket Burgers

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Things are starting to heat up around here, and as much as I would like to hold out until the first official day of summer, I think we will be kicking off my weekly grilling series a full month early. I never realized how solar powered I was until this year. It seems the moment the sunrise peeks across the sky and the birds start to sing, I can’t bring myself to sleep any longer. I am waking up earlier, working later, and have more energy then the cold dark winter months. Is it possibly to be dreading autumn already? […]