Game Day Noshing: Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Dip

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A year ago 2.5 miles was the hardest thing in the world. Pedaling up the hills and over the terrain would leave me heaving for air and disgusting with sweat. It was gross and I hated it. Finding the motivation to pick up the bike and ride was tough, but I was far too stubborn to be left behind while Handsome was out having such a good time. I will never forget one of our first rides. Every time I climbed one hill, I would look up and see rolling fields with only steeper hills in front of me. My […]

Pork Tenderloin French Dips & Web Design

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Let me introduce you to my secret: Silhouette Graphic, my side project and baby. A web/graphic design business for small businesses and bloggers. A few posts ago, I mentioned that I had something in the works that I had been holding out on telling you. Really, that was only partially true. Some people already knew, while other’s had no idea, but thanks to a little nudge from Chef Dennisa while back and some changes, I decided it was time to let the cat out of the bag. I have been designing web sites for 4 or 5 years now but never […]

Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Olive Garden Copy Cat Recipe

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I warned you and it happened the evil Olive Garden across the street is almost open for business. I am not to be trusted. The idea of unlimited bread sticks bowls of hearty soup and a premixed martini certainly all sound like a good thing, but in reality we know the guilt that comes with Olive Garden is not exactly the best thing for anyone. Pasta dishes are not hard to make at home and heavy cream is something we should never have in copious amounts, not to mention the idea of waiting 45 minutes less than 20 feet from my front […]

Snapshot Saturday: Sis’s Bridal Shower

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Some of you already have seen these pics, on my Facebook page, but I wanted to give my step’s sister’s bridal shower a bit more love and expand a bit on the menu. Spinach Bake recipe from Our Best Bites Red Velvet Cupcake recipe from The Novice Chef Creamy Tomato Soup hiding in that little crock pot back there Savory Cheesecakes from Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body Apple and Onion Confit Crostini from Food Network Antipasto platter with assorted meats, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and marinated artichokes Taco Seasoning recipe from SmellsLike Home  for wedding favors Coffee and drink bar with soda pop

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

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If you’re a regular here at Pass the Sushi you already know that I have been in full swing Fall mode since early September – which means apples, pumpkins, scarves, sweaters, boots (lots and lots of boots), soup, strews, casseroles, and the return of my favorite kitchen must-have equipment – my ever faithful slow-cooker. If it wasn’t weird, I’d hug it. This year I have tons of new soups, stews and slow cooked goodness to scratch off the list this year – and the best part is – I can do these on the nights I work late! (Cheer with […]

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 […]

Football Appetizers: Hoagie Dip

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Are you ready for some football? Good, cuz I’m not. To be honest, I know nothing about football. I only watch one game a year, and sadly since Janet Jackson decided to flash a stadium full of people and several million all age viewers via cable, I can’t even say it’s for the commercials. (Come on! They have not been nearly as amusing as they used to be.) But on that one cold day at some point in 2012, I’ll be into football. I’ll pick a team based on little knowledge of the players, who else is in the room, […]

French Dip Sandwiches to kick off Man Food Week

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Father’s Day is next Sunday and to honor the men in our lives, I decided to do a whole week dedicated to “Man Food.” Now, personally, I don’t believe in ‘man food’ or ‘woman food’ because I’ll pick a rare stake over a cupcake or pint of home made mint chocolate chip ice cream all day any day – so if there are categories, I certainly don’t fall into one. However, these are recipes that make me think ‘manly.’ These are the grab the napkins, roll up the sleeves and prepare your gullet for an experience it won’t soon forgive […]