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 […]

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 some coconut milk and red curry paste, I might as well be in heaven. Who needs a turkey? This is where it’s at. OK, won’t lie. I still want some turkey, but that’s only […]

Thin-Crust Skillet Pizza for Two

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Cooking for two is tough. Stupid tough. Everything is packaged either too big or too small. I feel like Goldilocks. Don’t get me wrong, we eat like champs around here and I’m not looking to make everything with tiny portions, but some nights we just need something for the two of us that doesn’t leave us dreading leftovers for the next few nights. Lately I have been trying to tie in a few more cooking for two recipes on the blog. Where I do love making big meals, these quick and easy date night dinners (and desserts) have been awesome. […]

One Skillet Dinner: Chicken Pad Thai

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The other day we found ourselves at a mountain bike store (go on, show me your surprised face) for gear that would keep us just a wee bit warmer with the recent temperature drops. We only purchased two things but our bill was just shy of $100.00. I would have never known bicycling was an expansive hobby. My lowest bill yet in a store was $50 or so I think. And that was just for tubes in the tires. (To be fair, they are fancy tubes that promise to not go flat, called tubeless… but you get my point). Between mountain biking, […]

Loaded Chorizo Tacos

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Have you ever had a certain recipe or flavor stuck in your head? A savory smell you caught a brief whiff of that made you taste buds start begging or an ingredient list that looked like the perfect flavor combination? Well the recipe I made today was exactly that. The moment I spotted it I couldn’t get it out of my head and for this taco purist, that says a lot. Being particular or maybe just a little obsessed with cooking, I set out by making my own chorizo for the day. For those of you interested in stuffing your […]

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 just really want, here is my wish list. Top 10 Cookbooks for Fall 2012 Baked Elements: Simply put, the Baked cookbooks are the books you can not live without. Whenever I need a stunning, no fail, guaranteed delicious recipe, I flip through the […]

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 traditional Thai cooking and challenging myself to try some new dishes in my own kitchen. This simple chicken with basil was perfect for two on a weeknight> Served with a small portion of brown rice, we mixed everything […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Chicken Fajitas

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It would be both flattering and shocking if you believed that I made from scratch for every meal, and where there are a lot of things I do choose to make from scratch that a younger less experienced me would have scoffed at, I don’t.  So today I am going to share with you some things I keep in my pantry at all times, for those ‘in case of emergency’s nights’. Velveeta. For those of you who have followed me a while, this comes as no surprise. Velveeta is a staple in my boyfriends diet, and where we have come […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Penne with Sausage and Artichokes

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Guess what I got in the mail today? No, I did not inharent a fortune from my great aunt Edna who was also a Duchess in the old country. I got one of those fancy pictures of my car with an over priced bill attached. I am not ticked that I am writing the District of Columbia an exorbitant ticket, I am ticked because I have yet to get a legitimate ticket. This is the second time a fancy picture of my car has been sent to me. The first – We had adventured down some shady streets on the […]

Chicken Marsala

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Managing a food blog (and yes, I did say managing for those of you who snorted because it has become a rather time consuming hobby) can be very crucial to a happy home. There is a list a few pages, sticky notes and magazines clippings long of recipes I want to try, nibbles and bites that I would love to experiment with and ingredients I would have to do a google search to identify and find. I could fill 3 squares for 365 days plus snacks and desserts, never repeat a recipe once and probably only result in adding even […]

Prime Rib Omelet

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Hearty Breakfasts and blogging awards! I received The Versatile Blogger award from Mi Vida en un Dulce  and Sweet and Salty, who both always have delicious treats and beautiful desserts featured on their blog.  I have been following Mi Vida en un Dulce for a while but Sweet and Salty are relatively new to me. They are both worth exploring and getting to know. I look forward to upcoming posts from them and more like these panko coconut shrimp…mmm or these Mai Tai cupcakes. Oh yeah. The award also states that I need share 7 things about myself…. No pressure. Dark chocolate always makes […]

Spring Gardens and Easy Chicken and Rice

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Do you ever have those ridiculously stupid conversations with your partner where you end up annoyed just because? They often go like this, “Hey Babe, can you do this for me?” “No, I’m busy.” “Whatcha’ doing?” “I don’t know.” …. Please tell me we are not alone… So I huff off before early morning lack of caffeine and irritation sets in then feel like an ass two hours later when I spot Handsome home early from work sectioning our an 8×10′ area of our yard for a new garden. The garden I have been talking about… The garden I mentioned in passing weeks ago. Who’s got […]

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

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It’s full out mountain biking weather now that we are clear from winter. Sure, we could be tough and bike all year long, but neither one of us seemed to muster up the courage to brave the frosty chill. We threw on our bike shorts in mid February and have been out every weekend at least twice since. Our goal this year is between 50 and 100 miles every month. So far this month, that’s not happening, but I can easily see us getting there. As with all things though, there are their little annoyances. Our biggest peeve has got […]

Skillet Beef Stroganoff

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  Change is in the air. Spring is right around the corner and with the forecast showing my days in the 60s – in February – Mother Nature and I may be in serious need of a heart to heart. I am all about warm weather. I love gardening, mountain biking, and a great breeze through the house. But this season she has taken things too far. I bough those clunky boots everyone wears. Not Uggs, but cheap look alikes. I swore I never would, but damnit they are comfy as sin and you know what? I have had less than 5 occasions […]

Smørrebrød {Open Face Fish Sandwich} a Secret Recipe

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It’s time for another round of Secret Recipe Club, and this time I am kind of letting loose. It has been a few months since you have seen a Secret Recipe Club post on here, mainly because I realized December was a busy month and with all of my personal plans, plus things I wanted to have on my blog, there wasn’t enough time to devote to another persons blog to make a good SRC post. And that’s what I want to talk about today. Good SRC posts. Secret Recipe Club is a really neat idea for food bloggers, an opportunity to […]

Sloppy Joes

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Shopping at the Walmart. You know, that store we all love to hate. Why is it that Walmart attracts the strangest sights? Is it just because it is always so packed that you are bound to see something interested or is it that Walmarts are like a flame/moths relationship and just bring out the WT in people? I hate to shop there but the other night we had a blender incident and I was in need of some parchment paper so at 10:30 at night, Handsome and I found ourselves stopping at the local big box chain to pick up a few […]

Skillet Rosemary Chicken

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There’s something appealing about a one dish meal (to be fair this one needs a pot of boiling water for the potatoes too…). Something magical about a skillet that can get tossed into the oven. And something quite spiffy about delicious hearty dinners at this time of year. Well, being honest, I don’t think there’s a time of year when I wouldn’t skip breakfast or lunch for a good dinner. When all of the above combine, we can take a bite of rosemary scented heaven and relax after a long day. This is the kind of dinner that could satisfy […]

Cheesy Potato Frittata a Secret Recipe

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Look around this blog. You notice anything? Keep looking… That’s right. No basic egg dishes. Ever. The egg, one of the most versatile, simply and healthy things one could ever cook and you won’t see me use them (unless we’re baking something – then it doesn’t count). Want a dirty little secret? I hate eggs. Ever since one of my mom’s boyfriends told me that that little white thing you get in some eggs was a baby chicken I’d just murdered, I’ve never been able to eat them. These protein packed pillars of the gastronomical universe should make my meatatarian self salivate […]

Open-Face Hot Chicken Sandwich with Creamy Mushroom Gravy

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I owe every one in the foodie blogging world an apology. Where I have made sure that posts were scheduled and up for the last week, I have been really bad at checking out everyone else’s posts and commenting. As I type this, it’s Monday night (I know, it’s Wednesday) and I haven’t had a moment to myself in 10 days. I have only been home before 8 PM once. My dad’s wife has been away on business for the past 10 days and even though my father is young, healthy, and fully capable of taking care of himself, I have still stopped by every […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Bubble Up Pizza

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New to Pass the Sushi? Don’t miss a moment of randomness! Follow on Facebook and Twitter. When you love to cook, it’s hard to remember that not every dish needs to be elegant, time consuming and complicated. Sometimes it’s about coming back to the basics – which is something I am guilty of. I like to put a nice meal on the table every night, so spending a few hours in the kitchen isn’t even something I blink at – but not everyone enjoys cooking the way I do (why you’d be reading a food blog and not enjoy cooking […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Skillet Lasagna

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Today was one of those days when you have to wonder what the heck is wrong with people. I witnessed a car accident, it was minor, but I figured I’d pull over and leave my number if the police needed another witness. Well, I was thanked for stopping by being told I would be punched in the face if I didn’t leave by the people in the car who hit the other. Wow, really? You failed to yield at a yield, nail a person and have the audacity to sit there and scream at them… The man who was hit […]