Slow Cooker Loaded Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Loaded Creamed Corn from PasstheSushi.com

Looking back at the archives reveals that there are simply not enough side dishes featured here. With the holiday season barreling towards us at hyper speeds that I am not prepared for, I am doing my best to spice things up and add a few. When serving a large party, I rely heavily on my slow cooker for everything from appetizers to desserts. At the moment I own… 6… >.> Don’t judge. Creamed corn is one of those love it or hate it dishes. Sadly, I know a ton of people that hate it. Bully for me, because, I love […]

Breakfast Burgers & Bloody Marys

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Men, I have a question for you. What did women do that every time you try to compliment a member of the other sex, you have to follow it up with a long explanation or apology? Now, I’m not talking those sleazy low brow attempts that I get while trying to check out at the market. I’m talking about genuine compliments. Today, a male client of mine asked if I lost weight then immediately started to explain that I hadn’t needed to lose weight and wasn’t fat before. This explanation turned into a 5 minute apology, all before I had […]

Loaded Potato Soup and Bacon Scones

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It’s Monday and you know what that means – Soup’s on! It’s easy to forget in the warmer months how much I love soup, but these past few weeks and rekindled a love affair too deep for a few warm days to make is disappear. It was a beautiful 70something degrees today but tomorrow calls for rain and I’m betting a bowl of this soup is really going to hit the spot. Now, as far as soups go, potato soup didn’t jump out at me as one I had to make, but it was one my boyfriend swore he loved. and you all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carbonara with Saffron & Giveaway

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By the time you are reading this, I will be on my way to Dallas to hobnob with other comic retailers, distributors, vendors, and the guys who make the capes fly. To say traveling for work is fun would be a tab bit of a lie. Sure, I have a blast while I’m there, I get to meet great people and rock the comic business, but leaving my two cats, the dog and free snuggles behind really pulls at my heart strings. I know its only a short time, which is nothing compared to people who travel a lot for […]

Chicken, Brie, & Bacon Turnovers

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It isn’t great to admit this for business, but today was just what I needed. A slow day at the shop, but back to the routine and swing of things. Hopefully the normalcy will get me motivated for some tasty posting too! Now if only I could catch up on a little blog loving, things would feel like normal. I had on the Food Network in the background at the shop today because I’m a masochist (really it’s because I can just drown it out), and over heard Rachael Ray talking about how important dinner was to her. How she […]

Maple French Toast & Bacon Cupcakes

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Want to streamline your baking, speed up your cooking and spend less time in the kitchen? Check your salt situation before you start baking…. Oh and check your eggs too. Because when you look at a recipe and think there is no way that there is 30 minutes of prep work, know that the author somehow knew that you were going to have to stop a quarter of the way through to run out for salt… Then again half way through when you realize you only have two eggs left in the fridge. In other words, use some common sense […]

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 […]

Brownies are for breakfast, especially when they have bacon in them

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Today, after giving my boyfriend a full 24 hours to claim the last lonely brownies, I finished it – for breakfast. Then I got told brownies are not for breakfast. On that I call BS. Who really eats a completely balanced breakfast? What breakfast isn’t a sugar loaded sweet tooth festival?  Unless your a eggs on toast kinda person, most breakfasts I can think of have sugar. And lots of it. Pancakes, waffles, crepes, fruits, cereals – all sugary goodness. I am not a breakfast person to begin with – heck, I don’t really even like eating before noon – […]

New Orleans Bacon Pralines – so that’s a praline.

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I’m guest posting over at Liz’s Blog is the New Black who is featuring my veal parmesan so please go check it out and take a look around Liz’s site. I love it so if you aren’t already a fan of hers you are sure to be! Confession? Up until seeing this episode of 5 Ingredient Fix, I never knew what a praline was. I had always heard it used in the same context as a pecan – so I thought it was just a southern word for pecan. Laugh all you want, but really – pecan pie, praline pie? […]

Cheesy Bacon Biscuits

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**Nominations are open for Saveur.com’s best food blogs! I wouldn’t mind a nomination or two under best food blog if your feeling generous!  If not PasstheSushi.com there a ton of wonderful other foodblogs out there that could use some lovin’! Just click here to nominate a food blog!** I’m pretty sure you’ve noticed that I have a large collection of recipes that are not what I would consider jogger friendly. Actually, in person my catch phase is “fat kid friendly”. Well, this is one of them and I’m making it official. I will now have a category just for these […]

Deviled Eggs and the Great Mayo Vs. Miracle Whip Debate

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My families is one of those families that is divided over one of those things that rips a whole in the solid foundation of generations of blood and love. My father is one of those miracle whip people. He believes in is better on sandwiches and in things like tuna salad. His wife is a mayo user. She believes mayo is better then the whip and uses it in her chicken salad and on her sandwiches. Now when it comes to deviled eggs, dad thinks miracle whip makes for a creamer filling, His wife likes a mayo egg. I tend […]

Bacon Peanut Butter Cups

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Yes, you read that right, Bacon Peanut Butter Cups. Awesome, wonderful, crispy, salty bacon is indeed hiding inside each and every one of these waiting to be devoured. Judge me, but you know you want one. I saw these little babies last week on Blog is the New Black and ran to my refrigerator to make sure I was stocked in bacon. I had to make them as soon as possible (Yes, I’m American and I will add bacon to anything and I do solidly believe it makes it better). Normally, if I like a recipe it gets put in […]

Quick Dinner Fixins

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With all the tasty baked goods on Pass the Sushi it’s hard to give the day to day dinners any of the limelight but I feel really strongly on solid family dinners and almost every night I try to have something on the table.   I grew up with family dinner – every night. It was nothing fancy (most nights just Shake and Bake) but it was a meat, starch and vegetable – the basics for any solid meal. I’m grateful for those dinners and not nights eating in front of the television. Now a days, not every meal I […]

Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Candied Bacon

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I am not big on breakfast foods. I really don’t like to eat before noon for some reason and, if I do eat breakfast, I want something like steak. Most breakfast foods to me are very sweet and sugary and pretty much send my palate into overdrive first thing in the morning. However, after seeing the words “Candied Bacon” in Bon Appetit the other day, the first thing that came to mind was breakfast goodies – and cupcakes.   Seriously, candied bacon sprinkles? Yes, please. The final product, pancake cupcakes with maple frosting and candied bacon on top. After a […]

Guilty Indulgence — Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

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I have a few vegetarian friends, a few friends that can’t eat carbohydrates and several diabetic friends – all who I hope occasionally read this site – and I have never felt guilty about posting a recipe until now.   This artery clogging gluttonous guilty pleasure of a meatloaf is insane. Meat and pork wrapped in bacon (the gift from the gods)? Oh, there’s not a single healthy thing I can think to say about this. The measly one carrot, celery stalk, half and onion – they don’t even count as vegetable here. They just add to volume of meatiness. […]