Peanut Butter Truffle Tart

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Please tell me there are some readers out there who are just as excited for the 2012 Summer Olympics as I am? Normally, I am not one to watch sports on TV. Something about the TV just makes it impossible for me to get into it. If I’m there, in person, then I can get into some sports. But something about the Olympics brings out the fanatical sports fan in me. It’s not that I know enough to root for a person or team but to see the struggle and effort from every athlete I find absolutely inspiring. I got all wrapped up in […]

Peanut Butter Banana Honey Cookies and a Silpat Giveaway

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It’s a cookie and giveaway kind of day. Simple as that. The kind folks over at BigKitchen asked me if I would like to review a product and host a giveaway. Yes! And then they said I could pick. I was like a kid in a candy store, but an older kid, that has had almost every flavor of Jelly Belly’s who wasn’t going to stuff just any thing in their mouth for the sake of having it. I meandered over the wide variety of items at BigKitchen and finally sent a few options to Malerie and asked her to surprise me. I […]

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins & Races

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We have had a really busy weekend and a lot of things I want to talk about with you that are really important to a food blogger, but *almost* everything got bumped to brag about more mountain biking. This Sunday, in a rather spontaneous choice, Handsome decided to race for the first time. The course is at a place we have ridden before, and minus some ‘race course’ alterations, he was pretty familiar with the terrain. He rode the track a few nights before the official race and was ok with his time, 55 minutes, but figured he could easily drop off […]

Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

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It’s nearing 9:30 at night and I just got in from today’s shift. After we closed the store, I had to run to the market for a few things and decided that a turkey and cheese sandwich would be perfect for supper. It beat the extra protein Speical K out by a land slide. So won’t be buying that again. At the market I always choose the most strategic line. I carefully inspect them all and then without fail always end up in the worst line. Sure, there’s not much left to be rung in but something is going to […]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars

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  Who’s got two thumbs up and is addicted to Instagram? This girl. I know that I am like 4 years late to the party. Sue me. When Handsome first got his smart phone, I was addicted to Angry Birds. I wanted to play with the little gadget any chance I got so we finally broke down and purchased me one of my own, and you know what? I haven’t played Angry Birds on it once. I tried Words With Friends and Sudoku and forgot about them after a few weeks. I have a twitter ap and can check my […]

Sugar Cookie Bars

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It seems pastels are popping up everywhere and Pinterest is leading the march for this one. I am seeing beautiful Easter egg designs, image from Rit dye  cute outfits, image from Shabby Apple and as always, damn good looking food. image from Cupcake Project.com  And since I am always late to the party, I figured it was my turn to bust out the food coloring and get down to business.  

Banana Chocolate Granola

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Have you seen this little video yet? I’m Making Cook’s Illustrated Beef Stew! I saw it on facebook the other day and it left me in stitches. I am a huge fan of the Cook’s Illustrated publications, owning more of their supplemental magazines, recipe collections and every off shoot of the brand that I can find. I enjoy reading the tips, tricks, and methods leading in to why they prepare things the way they do, but say I will never cook my way through all of them would be an understatement (as you can see joked about in the video linked above). The quality […]

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella

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Let’s talk Pinterest. I know I am late to the game with this post, but I am running on empty and Pinterest is an easy topic. Before I was addicted to it, pinning delicious meals and treats that peeked my eye, but recently I discovered all the other wonderful uses of Pinterest. Like getting dressed. Pinterest makes this handicapable girl get dressed in moments by showing me color organized outfits. Now I don’t have to walk into my comic shop filled with guys and ask if I look like a tool. Clearly if someone planned it, wore it and pinned […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

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I wish I had some divine words of epiphany for you today. I don’t. I’m still recovering from my weekend, haven’t sat down for more than five minutes, am writing this far later than I would like to admit and have a mountain of laundry to move before I can begin to find my pj’s or pillow. Handsome and I over booked ourselves all weekend long and even into tonight, had company over, without realized that he starts school again tomorrow. So much for cuddle time. But hey, cookies!     I know its bad to not bring your A game to […]

Brownies that are better than Crack?

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If you are going to say something is better than crack, you have set the bar pretty high. My expectations are that I am not going to be able to walk away. I will be like a fiend for the thing unable to stop myself, to the point of being fidgety and wired trying to get more until ultimately I become fatigued and moody until I can have another hit. Well, heck, that’s me without dark chocolate in the house any old day, but these brownies will do it to you bad too. Just a small bite and you want more. But […]

Peanut Butter Brownies

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I’m pretty certain that I discussed on here and in the past how I believe in Christmas magic I’m still a fan of Santa and yeah I still send a letter to the North Pole every year. I realize this is probably uncommon in an adult, but as I passed an elderly woman the other night in the market who was humming Christmas carols out loud to herself, I couldn’t help but smile and believe in Christmas magic. Maybe it’s naive to believe that the month of December brings out the best in people, maybe it’s crazy to think that […]

London Broil with Herb Butter for Steph’s Virtual Bridal Shower

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We’re going to the chaple and we’re gunna get married. No, not me! This special Friday broadcast of Pass the Sushi is to celebrate  Steph from Steph’s Bite by Bite‘s wedding!  I can’t imagine the kind of planning and organization that goes into weddings these days, but Steph had to bump her’s up almost a year sooner than expected and she has been working her booty off to have the best wedding ever – all while still running 10ks…. Seriously? I find working my normal job, cooking, running this blog, and biking tiring enough – when does she find the time? […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

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My father is in charge of certain things in our household. Always has been, always will be. The grill is his. The smoker, don’t touch it. You know, those manly things. Oh, and there’s the baked goods and candy. It’s sick really – but the man can bake like there is no tomorrow. His pies, pastries, cookies and brownies are something I have not been able to recreate in all of my failed attempts and moments of brilliance in the kitchen. He just has the magic touch. Guess that post from Chow earlier this week wasn’t all right because my […]

Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

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I tore out an article in my Rachael Ray September 2011 magazine about sneaky short cuts and pantry staples real chefs aren’t afraid to use in their own kitchen to share with you guys. (Then I lost it and knowing that I wanted to use it as a segue into this post – spent an hour digging it out again). The article features Tim Love using Funyuns on fish, pop rocks on foie gras (Grham Elliot), and a confession of love for moth Miracle Whip (Micheal Symon) and Velveeta (Ron Eyester). Now, we can over enunciate fancy Italian cheeses, pretty up casseroles to no longer use […]

Grilled Fresh Artichokes

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Artichokes. Seriously, could I know any less about a particular vegetable. Sure, I could Wikipedia artichokes, learn everything there is to know, but sometimes,  I like to let things remain a mystery. However, Handsome loves artichokes. (That’s right – the same man who won’t touch onions, winces over green beans, won’t touch a carrot, and will leave a pile of celery at the bottom of a bowl – love’s artichokes). And, we all know what we will do for those we care about, especially if artichokes magically appear in the shopping cart when you are both on a quick in […]

Buckeyes {Recipe}

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Do you believe in love at first site? After seeing these babies, I do. Buckeye balls are one of those treats that I had been eyeing up for far too long. I found myself lost in long debates (with myself) over whether or not to make these dangerous little treats. You see, the simple combination of peanut butter and chocolate – who could resist? Rhetorical question. If you have a peanut allergy you probably already broke into hives and fled this post. For the rest of us though, bite size balls (giggle) of pure deliciousness await. I wanted to make […]

Peanut Butter Oreo Popsicles

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I’m sure I have burnt everyone out this summer on popsicles, but pity me for I am ice cram maker-less. (Not that I can really complain, because I don’t have a vast amount of space in the freezer for it anyway.) But the chimes have rung out in my mind and I am scurrying to get up all the summer fun posts I have been squirreling away before the leaves change. It was like a silent alarm went off in my head this weekend as I started contemplating holiday gifts. There’s no birthday, no real celebration after mid-September on until December in our family. Everyone […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

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It’s my party – I do what I want. Ok, not really. But it is my birthday and I thought we could celebrate with something a little special. I’m not sure when my blog-aversary would be as I’ve owned Pass the Sushi for a few years but didn’t actively start ‘blogging’ until last year so we’re going to party down on my actual birthday. It’s Wednesday, hump day, right smack in the middle and I’m working – so why not throw a virtual b-day bash! I turn a quarter of a century old today. It feels as though that should […]

Good deeds gone bad, Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Even though sometimes people do good deeds just because, I can pretty much understand why everyone’s given up on them. A while back I parked my car at the market and pushed a cart back to the store front. I didn’t need a cart as I was only going in for one item, but I figured why not. I even pushed it passed a boy scout collecting donations. At which point his mother in disgust told the child that they just had to clean up after lazy people some times. Lazy? I pushed the darned thing back to the store […]