Apple and Brie Dessert Quesadillas

Apple and Brie Dessert Quesadillas from PasstheSushi.com

Eating out is stupid expensive. And I am very very guilty of eating out lately. A lot. A lot more than I would care to admit. With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to tighten the belt buckle and get back to my roots – making dinner. I have challenged myself to a solid 2 weeks of no take out, no eating out, and painfully, no brunch out. (Guilty of loving a Sunday brunch. I’m not alone, right?) I’ve written the meal plan, inventoried the pantry, and am ready to get back to some basics. Two weeks […]

Cheddar Apple Pie and a King A King Arthur Flour Giveaway

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! Today, I will be snuggled up with two giant pups watching the Thanksgiving day parade and gleefully anticipating the big mans arrival while trying to whip something up for our last minute turkey day plans. The afternoon will be filled with friends and family. I hope those of you who don’t have to work today, are enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. And for those who are working today, I hope you get an extra day off or some serious double pay some time soon too! Pumpkin pie may be the most talked about dessert on the t-day […]

Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast

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Do you judge a market by it’s price tags? Do cheaper price tags and bottom dollar prices make a market less clean or not as good as the ones with the flashy price tags and eateries? My favorite market isn’t the most expensive one in town, but because of it’s location the client base is very wide which means I can find almost anything I am looking for on the shelves, and at prices that won’t make me cringe either. It isn’t always spotless, but with the volume of people they get, I can’t complain about the tidiness though I have […]

Ham, Apple, and Cabbage Linguine & How to Chase Down Pranksters

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Remember the age old rule, always wear clean underwear? Yeah, here’s why.   If you are going to chase after kids that were stupid enough to throw eggs at houses at only 9pm, make sure that 1) you are wearing shoes and 2) a bra would be nice too. It’s hard to be mean with your arms folded across your chest, and not in a pissed off way but in a, ‘wow this is super indecent’ sort of way.Also, don’t let your boyfriend lock your barefoot and bra-less ass out of your house so when the cops stop by, you can’t even […]

Apple Slab Pie

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This round of Digging it Tuesday is all about clinging to the summer sun. This weekend I packed a ton of last minute summer loving and even though Fall is here and we are full into soups, stews, and the sun setting way to early (killing my rides by the way). Random end of season beach trips  Martinis. Pretty much all of them. Summer Recipe Round Ups Photo booths. Seriously, there should be more of these everywhere, even if that did mean we would have to deal with insane amount of inappropriate images that would pop up if there were more secluded areas […]

Chipotle Apple Turkey Chili with Honey Cornbread

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What could possibly take the place of this meat mavens love of all things flame kissed and charbroiled and boot my weekly grill recipe now that fall is officially here and baking season is upon us? (Man, I really hope that opening sentence got you as pumped as me). Well, think warm, comforting, and cozy. Think of thick blankets and bonfires. Think of the smell of roasted chicken, onions, potatoes and fresh bread filling the house. Yeah, it’s time for soups and stews in the PtS kitchen. For every week of fall I am going to feature a delicious and […]

Caramel Apple Cake

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Just for the record, caramel, apples, and I don’t get along very well. Caramel and anything else, no bigs. Caramel and apples and something just goes all sorts of wrong in my kitchen. Caramel ends up everywhere besides where it is supposed to be and usually ends up with me doing a lot of extra cleaning. See hot mess here. Which pretty much sums up how I feel today. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the lifestyle but something in me is going a little nuts today. I am all sorts of down on myself, down on Pass the Sushi […]

An Apple a Day: Caramel Apple Brandy Gelato

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It’s a month long celebration of apples hosted by Rachel of Baked by Rachel, and I couldn’t be left out. This caramel apple brandy gelato recipe is creamy amazingness infused with fall’s classic fall flavors and speckled with dulce de leche. Make it and eat it by the spoon full, or scoop it out on to a fresh slice of apple pie and prepared to be mind blown! Check out the recipe and post here!    Check back later today for more fall themed goodies and head on over to Rachel’s site to get more apple packed deliciousness all month […]

Mini Apple Cheesecakes

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I remember mini cheesecakes from when I was little. They were a quick and easy dessert that could be topped with canned pie filling and made to order for a large amount of people with short notice. Some things never change, and having a quick delicious dessert recipe on hand is always helpful in a pinch. When Lucky Leaf asked me to taste test some of their pie fillings, I knew I wanted to reconstruct my childhood memory into a recipe my readers could whip out when needed. That’s where things started to go wrong. I wanted quick and easy. So while […]

Apple Cider Doughnuts

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Apples have certainly held their own here at Pass the Sushi this fall. With other blogs exploding into the autumnal flavors of pumpkin and other squash it has been hard to hold out – and keep making apple recipes – for as long as I have. We have had pumpkins on our doorsteps for a few weeks, jars of pumpkin filling are lining end caps, and those pesky Hersey’s Pumpkin spice kisses have been mocking me for days (ok, I maaay have jumped the gun and have something up my sleeve as far as those go…). But! I have held out and […]

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars

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Have I shared my families big news with you? My dad’s wolf-pack recently grew two sizes. Well, two very tiny tiny sizes. A few weeks ago my father found two lost baby Chihuahua mutts wondering the streets where he works. My father works in a very dangerous area where dog fighting is rather common, so he couldn’t imagine leaving these little girls to fend for themselves. He gathered the combined weight of 5 pounds of all bone and set them on his lap for the duration of his day and brought them home to meet his two boys, giving them a […]

Apple Cider Floats

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I work right next door to a co-op and every Sunday, while the weather permits, they host a farmers’ market. It consumes most of the parking lot with a wide variety of goods from farm stand fair to a wood fire pizza truck. Yes, you read that right. It’s kind of nifty because every other Sunday during my shift, it gives me no excuse to check out a farmers market. Problem is I rarely carry cash but am finding myself purchasing more and more organic, natural, farm raised, etc at the grocery store. Moving forward I am hoping to be […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Crescent Sandwich Roll-ups

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Some days you just need a break from all the fancy meals and hard work. You just need something that will sooth the soul and make you feel all warm and cozy on the inside. You know, like on those days when your father arrives out of the blue in the front yard, boat in tow and tosses three giant live, flopping, breathing, fighting for their lives fish in the nearest cooler and drives away. I have never cleaned a fish. I have only seen it done once – over 10 years ago. They are flopping in the cooler. Flashbacks […]

Apple and Cinnamon Crumble a Secret Recipe

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It’s that time again! I have made it to my second month of active participation in a ‘club’. It’s called the Secret Recipe Club where you are assigned a secret mission to be a ninja all over someone else’s blog, get to know them, check things out and pick a recipe and let it shine to the world. (Seriously, I would join any club where I got to be a secret ninja). This month I was given Searching for Spice, Corina’s blog about trying new recipes. The site has tons of very diverse recipes and some even inspired by Top […]

Caramel Apple Cake

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I went and did it. I’ve broken every one of my seasonal rules that keep me from getting to far ahead of myself (or like I will be in early to mid November) too excited about the upcoming season and events. I have rules about not changing the candles in the house from sunshine and buttercups to pumpkins and leaves. Rules about not wearing boots and making sure to get every moment of flip flop wearing weather in. Rules about not decorating, not fantasizing, certainly not shopping, and not cooking out of season. But I went and did it. The […]

Charcoal-Grilled Pork Loin with Apple-Cranberry Filling

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I’m addicted to paper. Not sure what it is about it but I think I may be the sole reason book stores will never go out of business. I am probably to blame for 32% of the rain forest being depleted and global warming. Trust me I feel horrible about it, but I can’t pass up a new book or magazine. Just the other night, a quick trip to the buy-in-bulk shoppe resulted in 4 new magazines and a new cookbook. Shameful. That all being said, these weren’t gossip magazines or tabloid trash (though the ones about Wolf-boy and alien […]

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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Oh, I know what you’re thinking, ‘Oaaaatmeaaaal.” Sigh, “But Kita, we don’t come to your blog for oatmeal.” but trust me on this one. Besides, if it was all ‘Manwiches‘ and deep fried lasagna this blog would be all about my cardiac arrest and struggle with opening Lean Cuisine boxes. I’d like to believe that I could eat a cheeseburger every night but that simply isn’t an option. Sure indigence is fun, but we have too keep it straight and narrow if we want Handsome to stick around to build me something new and spiffy (or fix that bike that’s […]

Shredded Beef Sliders with Carrot Apple Slaw

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We have a winner! Fooddreamer has won a copy of Baked Explorations from last weeks giveaway! Congratulations and enjoy! The Baked books are amazing. I totally just lost my train of taught because of House. Normally, I am not one to watch TV but I’ve taken to having it on in the background on the nights that Handsome is in school. The problem is I have gotten so used to not watching shows that I really have no idea whats going on or what’s even on. House is easy because someone gets sick, 45 minutes of drama, House cures them. […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Curry Chicken Salad, oh, and I’m the devil

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Today is all about building bridges. And getting over them. I’m not sure how to start today’s story so I apologize for any lacking continuity ahead of time. About a year ago I received a Facebook message from someone using the pseudonym of a comic book character (clever right, yeah, I know…). It turned out to be an ex-boyfriend seeking out forgiveness for his behavior. This next statement is going to sound harsh, but I really didn’t feel anything. No flaming anger, no relief, no gratefulness that he was suddenly aware of his previous behavior. Nothing. Heck,  I didn’t even […]

Apple Cider and Maple Cream Tart and political jargon

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I am going to say something right now few people would openly admit.   I am from Delaware.   No longer a state unknown by many in the good old U S of A, even though it was the first, now the state known across the globe for yet another crazy women running for a political position. I’m young and admittedly idealistic (meaning I’d like to assume anyone who wants to can become anything they want) but when did politics become such a joke. When your ad campaign starts with the like “I am not a witch,” you shouldn’t even […]

Hearty Apple Cranberry Loaf

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Let’s talk Iron Chef America. Last night I caught another episode of the new Iron Chef competition and I just don’t like it. I don’t think a reality TV competition brings out the best in anyone nor does it make you an Iron Chef.   Are they making Ming Tsai out to be evil or is it just me? He is probably the most widely known chef on this season and has written some really awesome cookbooks – not to mention previously winning an Emmy for East Meets West. Maybe Chef Tsai really does have an evil streak and will […]

Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

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You know what doesn’t make for fun food blogging? A week of rainy weather. It’s been so dark every day that no picture is even worth taking. We got lucky though, I haven’t seen any really bad flooding or damage from the rain like a lot of places I am hearing about.   Last night I decided to try to cook with my father. Yeah, that’s right, I was feeling like a kamikaze dive bomber. I love my daddy – and we both love to cook – but if you put the two of us alone in a room together […]

Caramel-Glazed Apple Bread

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If pumpkin is a seasonal thing, and you have had Halloween candy out for 3 weeks, what the heck are you waiting for? I was told pumpkin is a seasonal item and the local grocery store will be receiving it closer to the season. The store is currently decorated with hay bales and fake pumpkins everywhere. Not to mention the 3 aisles devoted to ‘fall’ themed house stuff, like pumpkin shaped cake pans, pumpkin printed table linens, and pumpkin scented candles…. >.> No one could tell me what season exactly that they would be getting the pumpkin though. Made me […]