Super Simple Breakfast Parfait Recipe

Apple and Granola Breakfast Parfait from Passthesushi.com

 Hey Baby, how you doing? Because, right about now I am rushing to post this sweet little on the go breakfast treat and let you guys in on some swag I scored (back in August and totally forgot to tell you about). But hey, that’s cool because the internet doesn’t come with a time stamp or anything. Check out this killer necklace my hardworking beau purchased for me from Bourbon and Boots (No seriously, I could spend a sweet penny at this online boutique). And then there was the Sephora birthday haul that I didn’t mean to treat myself too. […]

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 […]

Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad

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It’s not Monday – and I am desperately trying to stick to the salad theme until next week when Summer officially hits but there was a lot going on this week. So instead of having you time travel back to Monday when we are so close to the weekend, just bare with. ;D The next few weeks aren’t showing any signs of slowing down either. Let’s see if I can magically pull something off before next Monday for ya. In the meantime, I’m considering signing myself up for summer camp and just playing with glue sticks and dried macaroni for a […]

Warm Summer Potato Herb Salad

Warm Summer Potato Herb Salad from PasstheSushi.com

Why hello Summer. You blasted in with out warning. It’s cool, I wasn’t ready for you yet. Hadn’t swept the back deck or gotten out the lawn chairs. The plants went from frost warning to brown stumps of dried out hat. But it’s ok. Come on down, we’ll make room at the table for you. Ignore my passive aggressive attitude towards Mrs. Nature again. It’s been like 9 billion degrees all week and I just wasn’t ready for that. I love the summer, and everything that comes along with it. But we were getting a great dose of spring in […]

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Syrup

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Whoever hit the fast forward button can stop now.  Seriously, I would like about 5 minutes to myself without anyone, including my over pushy personal bubble lacking cat who insists on opening the bathroom door and barging in invading my bubble. (Not happening) Last week was a whirlwind of running (another great 5k – now time to upgrade), team meetings, website designs, an attempt to adopt a pup who is in need of some extra snuggles, dinner with friends, barbecues, chickens on BMX bikes, a remodel at my shop, and family. I am not sure that I blinked, but damned if the week isn’t […]

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars via PasstheSushi.com

Last year while on a group ride that was a little too slow for even me, a rider looked over and told me some day I would have to get a ‘real bike’ if I wanted to be taken seriously. Wow… really? First, I think anything you have to pedal yourself is a real bike. I mean, lets be real, the bike will never make the ride – it will always come down to how well the rider can handle the bike. And on that note, I am still a novice. But, I finally got a ‘real bike’. Actually, I […]

Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake

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We’re baby sitting Goulda, my 140 pound rotty, again. She has progressed amazingly from the scared abused animal she was the first time she came over, who couldn’t walk up the stairs and into our house. She hid behind me and away from any males, dropped to the ground submissively with any noise, and was in general a pretty big hot mess. It’s awesome to see her bolt up the stairs and into our house now with her large brick of a head barreling through anything or one in her way. Ah progress. She has previously gotten ill, which I am counting as a […]

Weeknight Barbecue Chicken Taquitos for the Pass the Cook Book Club

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This month the Pass the Cook Book Club picked up Jenny’s cookbook, the Picky Palate, named after her awesome blog. The club is designed to have us use the books collecting dust in our ever growing collection (any one can join!) and this month, keeping with spring flavors and wanting a burst of bright in the rotation after Guy’s big manly meals last month, I chose three recipes that I thought would be a lot of fun. There were the Shrimp Mango Quesadillas, Weeknight Chicken Taquitos, and uber cute sounding Peanut Butter and Jelly Mini Pies. Each of these was family […]

Chipotle Southwest Ranch Dressing

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Highs and lows come quick in the active life I’m living these days. Though really it’s all highs to some point as I would have never imagined myself competing twice for anything in one weekend unless it involved shoving past kids for a giant chocolate chip cookie. I could totally do that twice in one weekend. Or maybe I just really want a cookie as I sit coming down off of the endorphin high from the weekend and think that everything sounds pretty tasty… This weekend I ran a fun little 5k on Friday night and (unless someone can prove me otherwise) I was […]

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding – in Jars!

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding from PasstheSushi.com

Motto of the week “Instagram that shit!” Which would have probably been more awesome if I had a cell phone signal for like 5 minutes while tucked away in the mountains of Virginia and her half-sister to the west. A 4 day weekend with no map or plan in which I learn that even though the memories are about the trip and not the destination, sometimes a little preparedness goes a long way. We kicked off the day one by heading up to Hagerstown to pre-ride an upcoming race course and visit some friends. The course was BORING – straight up a hill and […]

Broiled Caprese Salad

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They aren’t all pretty. They aren’t all supposed to be. Mom’s tuna noodle casserole isn’t photogenic, but sometimes it hits the spot. Same for meatloaf. Yeah, try to gussy that up for a great food photography shot without using some hairspray. Other wise, it’s a brown lump of meat with some red smeared on top. But damn, it’s delicious. This Caprese salad did not turn out catwalk ready like I had envisioned it. But that doesn’t matter because it was amazing. I even ate tomatoes. Strait up. And didn’t try to pick around them (mainly because it was darned impossible). So serve this simple […]

Spinach & Steak Salad

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Things are picking up as spring is looming in the distance while cold temperatures seem to hang over us. Spring isn’t sprung… it’s more like a slow creep this year. But that’s not stopping us from pulling the bikes out, still putting the layers on and pedaling. We rode Friday night for an hour. I’m still getting steady on the bike in the way that I was last year. Handsome, who is naturally gifted and raised in a more wooded area is natural and comfortable dodging limbs and launching himself over logs in the tight turns of the trails. Me, […]

Peanut Butter Krispy Treats

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I admit it. For as little as I know about football, I know even less about basketball. I know that people are playing the game right now, and that it’s some sort of March Madness, so I’m guessing it’s similar to the playoffs for football and getting close to basketball’s version of the Super Bowl. I don’t think they get nearly the commercials though, as I’ve never watched a basketball game for the commercials. Heck, I’ve never watched a basketball game. One thing I do know, though, is how to feed a room full of hungry fans. I might not […]

Slow Cooker Loaded Hash Browns

Some people just can’t hold their liqueur. It’s a skill I think everyone should find some time to develop. See, being able to sip a drink and hold a conversation is a wonderful thing that often leads to evenings of laughter and entertainment. However, some people just drink to get drunk and end up spending most of the night in the bathroom. This happened the other night as we were dining with strangers and enjoying bourbon samples at the Mid-Atlantic Food and Wine Festival. The Bacon and Bourbon dinner was held at the beautiful Columbus Inn in Wilmington DE with […]

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

It’s amazing what a little sunlight is good for. There are tiny blue flowers popping up in the weeds that are overrunning my garden and I am taking that as the arrival of spring. If these microscopic blue buds can survive the cold nights, it must mean that warmer weather and longer days are right around the corner. I don’t want to admit this to myself, but I think the winter makes me an antisocial grump. I can’t get outside and ride (I am just not tough enough), I don’t want to hang out as much, and my nice warm bed beckons me far […]

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burritos

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burritos

Can you believe there are only a few weeks of winter left? And that means only a few more weeks of low and slow Mondays. I may cry. My slow cooker and I have had some major bonding moments and I am scrambling to narrow down the dozens of recipes I still want to test out to only 4 more. That or I may just continue slow cooker Monday’s through the spring. One recipe I knew I had to make was this beef filling. First, Mexican food is one of my go-to’s. Second… no really, I just live Mexican. Handsome […]

Slow Cooker Loaded Bratwurst Stew

Slow Cooker Bratwurst Stew

My comic shop is located in a college town. It makes for a diverse customer base from our long term locals to the passing through collector. But for the past few weeks we have had an onslaught of atypical purchases – a wide variety of students – because they have an assignment in which they have to read a comic and assess if the rating on the cover is appropriate for the content within the pages. I really wish I could read a few of these papers when all this is said and done. Seeing as we have had an influx of […]

Slow Cooker Barbecue Nachos

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Around this time of year, every year, I get sucked into the grand finale of football season: the Super Bowl. I’m one of those fans who ticks everyone off, paying no attention all year long, only to watch the last four games of the season and base my critical decision of who to root for on colors or mascots. But I have to admit, even I got caught up in the excitement of the game since Ray Lewis played his last home game, and the Baltimore Ravens have earned themselves a spot in the Super Bowl. (None of this would […]

Slow Cooker Garlic Braised Brisket

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  Maybe it’s because it’s January, maybe it’s just something in the air but I am living that ‘power of doing’ slogan you hear all over the Home Depot commercials. From wanting a large chunk of back fence to trap the neighbors rotating crew of dogs from entering my yard and to help separate me from the entire eye rolling ghetto fabulous conversations that take place in the yard to our left when the weather gets a little warmer, to rearranging the living room, and hanging one of those curved shower curtains. I’m digging all that’s getting done recently in the house. Now, can […]

Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers

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2012 is over. No going back now. It’s time to get your game face on and tackle the upcoming year with me. I mean seriously, I’m talking war paint up your mug like you are Mel Gibson getting ready to storm the battlefields of Stirling. For 2013 – let’s just make a checklist. For the home: New carpet, new sofa, new chairs for the kitchen, big shiny new back door. Yeah, that last one needs to happen. Our house is slowly developing a look but we need to have a little heart to heart. I mean seriously, our house is missing… […]

Quick and Easy Rocky Road Fudge

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Yo Kita (said in my most Bitchin’ Kitchen Nadia G voice) what’s up with the wonky post schedule this week?  Um, It’s Christmas, Fonz. I promise a normal week next week complete with New Years countdowns, resolutions and killer recipes. But for today, I just got done at the gym, my house is still a crazy hot mess, my cat has claimed my lap and my legs have gone past the tingly asleep stage to the omg you are going to fall on your face when you stand up and my dog has the most disgusting farts in the world. So for […]

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 […]

Super Simple Slow Cooker Taco Soup

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Have you ever just wanted gooey-cheesy-clog-your-arteries kind of food? Of course you have. Why else would you be here? That’s what I wanted when I walked into the kitchen to make this weeks Soup Kitchen Monday creation. Problem was, between recent travel, and the holiday season, I really should have just been eating celery. When I think of taco soup, I think of a hearty packed chili like soup slathered in cheese and swirled with sour cream and ever though I had seen some recipes for just that, I knew I had to cut it back just a bit. Don’t worry, there’s […]

Quick Dinner Fixins’ Chicken and Artichoke Paella

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Weeknight dinners are rough. Especially in December when the whole world seems to be spinning a wee bit faster. I get home and it’s dark, I’ve worked all day and I am dog tired. And heck, I don’t even have kids I have to worry about! But I take no excuses in the Pass the Sushi kitchen and believe there is always time for a real supper no matter how crazy things get. (Except for tonight, when I’m probably just picking up a pizza. Don’t judge.) For those of you who want some real meal inspiration on the quick and easy for the month […]

Weeknight Fettuccine with Sausage & Kale

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Early sunsets are not good for a darned thing. With the sun setting at like noon, I’ve been acting like an old woman. Just feed me, give me my pills, and put me to bed to the tune of Jeopardy. Ok, maybe not that bad, but it certainly feels like it. I never knew I was a summer person until this year. I don’t want to cook as much, go out as much, certainly can’t take as many pictures, or drive after dark. (See, little. old. lady.) The one thing cold dark nights are good for? Carbohydrates. Tons and tons of […]

Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers For Two

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Have you ever had a craving for food you were fond of as a child but grew out of? I can’t tell you how bad my craving for chicken fingers was. It was one of those no matter how good the meal in front of me was I still wanted little chicken fingers to dip in ketchup or barbecue sauce or something. Anything! Sadly, the last time I had chicken nuggets at a fast food joint, my stomach was not so happy about it. >.< So, I was forced to make my own and it’s something I should do more […]

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. […]