Butterscotch Biscoff Pudding Cookies

and a The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook Giveaway! Need a soft delicious cookie to add to the line up that isn’t loaded with the same old chocolate chips? These little doodads are the cookies you have been looking for. Double down with butterscotch flavor and knocked out of the park with a little hit of Biscoff cookie spread these cookies are it. Pause. What the heck is Biscoff? Am I the last foodie on the planet to discover this high flying cookie? Apparently, yes. Biscoff cookies are an 80 some year old European cookie that landed in the us in the 80’s […]

Spring Grilling: King Salmon with Peas and Mint

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Can you smell that? On your ride home with the car window cracked, it’s there the far off smell of grills firing up. On your walk around the block, the aroma of freshly lit charcoal is calling out to you. Winter has finally started to subside and with as long as this one has been, there is going to be no time wasted digging out the grills. With temps approaching hot this weekend, and a little sun burn staining my shoulders, I cleaned the grill grates on my smoker, charcoal grill, and gas grill and got to grilling. It was […]

Indoor Grilling Le Creuset – Fire Wire Giveaway & Pineapple-Beef Kabobs

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I don’t know about you – but I am quitting this winter. I am quitting it so hard, that even as you read this, I am sipping a fruity cocktail on a beach somewhere. A warm beach, with palm trees, coconuts, and pool boys. Who needs a pool boy at the beach? Who cares! There will be pool boys (and if they want a good tip, they will be feeding me a steady stream of coconut rum). Bring on heatwaves, bring on sunscreen, and insufferably humid days. Bring on spring gardens,  bad tan lines, and s’mores. Bring on massive piles of […]

Our Favorite Cookbooks Giveaway!

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I was just thinking that it’s time to start plotting great cook book round ups for the season. Lucky for you – a bunch of awesome bloggers have teamed up and are offering a crazy giveaway! Each of us talked about our favorite cookbook and went in together to give one reader a copy of ALL 12! That’s right – someone’s stocking their pantry this fall and getting into some serious cooking. And, even if you have a few of these books already, this would make for some serious gift giving this season. There are some awesome books picked (I […]

Albion Fit Giveaway – Get Up and Move!

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You all know I like to be active. Well… now I like to be active. Two years ago I would have been shoving another cookie in my mouth looking for an excuse to play video games until 4 in the morning. I guess buying a mountain bike changed that. In two years I have become a hard core work out addict. I love riding my bike. I go in withdraw when I can’t. And heck, now I even enjoy running. Crazy, I know. I wasn’t over weight, I didn’t have a medical reason to start ‘working out’, the truth of […]

Eggnog Frangelico Gelato & Hand Made Ice Cream Scoop Giveaway

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You know that old saying that nice things come in small packages? Well that’s what comes to mind with today’s post. Even though the end of the year has been kind to me with the current BigKitchen Le Creuset giveaway going on (and another surprise giveaway next week) today’s giveaway is very special to me. It may not come in a bright orange box, and Santa can’t sneak it down the chimney, because this one is hand made just for you by my man. If you are a long time follower of Pass the Sushi, or one of the many friends in […]

Chile and Corn Chowder & a BigKitchen Le Creuset Giveaway

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Our final Soup Kitchen Monday is here! I’m kind of sad about this one, as my inner obsession with soup really made itself known during the last 13 weeks. We’re going out with a bang though! The wonderful people over at BigKitchen worked some Christmas magic, and were able to send me a beautiful Le Creuset French Oven to whip up these classic soups and stews for you while I was running the Soup Kitchen. Talk about making the holidays cherry and bright! The French Oven has pretty much replaced all of my old stock pots, except for that giant over-sized one that I use […]

Thanksgiving Recipes and a New West Knife Works Giveaway

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Still struggling with your Thanksgiving menu? Are you a slacker like myself who hasn’t even begun to clean the house or grocery shop yet? Waiting til the last minute to have a major panic attack? Well, sit some wine (or a shot of tequila, I don’t judge) and take a look at these delicious options from around the web. Maybe they will inspire you and a some classics from the PtS kitchen as well. Thanksgiving Recipes! Appetizers: Stuffed Mushrooms – Brown Eyed Baker  Reuben Dip – Simply Gourmet Olive Garden Copycat Spinach Dip  Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – Table for Two  […]

Peugeot Pepper Mill Giveaway and BBQ Pork Frittata for Two

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The other day I overheard Anne Burrell on Secrets of a Restaurant Chef say that she loves black pepper and pretty much adds it to everything.  Besides the many other reasons I’m convinced she and I would be BFF’s in the kitchen, that one adds a major bonus point. I’m a freak for black pepper. I don’t think any recipe (baking aside) gets plated without black pepper. But here’s the secret. I’m super cheap. I have always just kept the dollar store pepper grinder near by. I can see the shock on your face from here. Don’t judge. But today I get to finally spice up my breakfast […]

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 […]

Grasshopper Pie & SprinkleBakes Cookbook Giveaway

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Boy, are you in for a treat today! I just happen to know that at least three other bloggers with delicate desserts posted today that are also offering the same cookbook I am as a giveaway in their posts today. And everyone’s creations look amazing. So before you fire up the grill for your Memorial Day celebrations, take a moment to sit back and think about dessert. Check out Katrina, Rachel, and Cassie’s sites today for their take on SprinkleBakes as well! Now on to the review. SpinkleBakes is the much anticipated cook book from Heather Baird, the classy hostess of […]

Classic French Toast and a Mother’s Day Giveaway

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Just in case a savory breakfast is not what you had in mind for Mother’s Day, I figured we should sneak this French toast post in as well. And two recipes from the same book in two days? You should all know what that means. A giveaway! Remember when I said I was done with new cookbooks, well an unexpected delivery from the Easter Bunny had me skimming the pages of CakeLove in the Morning with family present to remark on how attractive a smile the author, Warren Brown had. I proceeded to give the book a deeper look through later in […]

Pie it Forward: Sugar Cream Pie & Giveaway

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Two recipes in two weeks from the same book? Crazy, I know. First, let me start by saying that I am choosing to review this book and was not asked to. They did however send me an unexpected copy the weekend I had my wisdom teeth pulled, like a gift from the  Tooth Fairy, so that and the Percocet may have effected my opinions of this book. Conquering pie dough was on my list of things do to for the blog this year so receiving a book all about pie was about the best kick in the pants I was going to […]

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 […]

Christmas Dinner and a Holiday Giveaway

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Christmas wouldn’t be the same (in this modern world of ours) without Christmas specials. I love finding the same classic movies on over and over again from Thanksgiving on. Nothing quite makes you smile like the distant hum of all the Whos down in Whoville or when Linus gives his Christmas monologue. That is the meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown. So what do Christmas specials have to do with food? Not a whole lot. But, these Cornish hens reminded me of the humble dinner that Bob Cratchit served his family for Christmas. (Another Christmas classic my dad would always watch […]

Straight Baguette {The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking Review & Giveaway}

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We haven’t had a good old fashioned book review on the site since summer and when Abrams publishing asked me if I would like to check out a book on bread baking I jumped at it. Bread baking is one of those skills I revere as essential to any well balanced chef. Bread is one of our most basic of foods for thousands of years and it seems to be it should be something we all strive to become good at. It’s also one of the most intimidating of things to me. For some reason, the idea of yeast, rising, kneading, […]

Butterfinger Caramel Apples & Fables Giveaway

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I had visions of creating a post filled with wicked witches and poison apples, riddles wrapped in fables and tales of childhood characters spun in a whole new way to coordinate with ABC’s new show, Once Upon a Time. The thing is, I got a little poisoned appled out a bit early in the month and secondly, read Fables instead. Fables is a comic – bare with me – like you have never read. It’s my ‘gateway drug’, my ‘comic crack baby’, and easily my number one selling graphic novel. And there’s a reason for it. Fables takes every fairy tale character […]

Dark Chocolate Almond Granola Breakfast Cookies and a Giveaway

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A few weeks ago I was contacted by Small Planet Foods asking if I would like to sample some of the products from two of their companies. The first,  Cascadian Farm, specializes in healthy and organic breakfast items, while the second, Muir Glen, had some tasty tomato products. Would a girl like to sample? Um… Lucky for me, I have just recently tried to get into the habit of eating breakfast. It’s not something I have enjoyed doing since the toys in my Captain Crunch started to really suck or vanish altogether. From high school on, I don’t ever recall stopping for breakfast. First, […]

Kelapo Coconut Oil Giveaway and Tropical Kabobs

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I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but we’ve been stuck in a heat wave of the tropical sort for one too many days in a row. The weather finally broke and we are back in the comfortable range, but I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what the weather, someone is going to be complaining about it. Inspired by the heat (or maybe suffering from a minor unexpected heat stroke) and a bottle of coconut oil the kind people at Kelapo sent me, I set out to create an island inspired supper. Knowing nothing of the […]

Pesto Sticks and Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Giveaway

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I’ve been on a bit of a pesto kick lately. Not sure where it came from or why, but I can’t seem to get enough of the fresh green sauce. Olive oil on the other hand – I don’t know much about. Handsome and I know we need to experiment with a few brands to find one we enjoy dipping our bread into but we really haven’t been looking for a new olive oil. However, I was really excited when Carapelli asked me to sample their olive oil. Knowing nothing about the differences between olive oils, I am not sure […]

Ice Cream Sandwiches and a Graeter’s Ice Cream Giveaway

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I got the best email the other day. It pretty much read, “would you like to sample some ice cream?” Um, yeah. Do you really need ask a girl if she wants to sample some ice cream? Might as well just send it and assume no one will turn down the mail man when he comes knocking. Graeter’s Ice Cream quickly shipped out 6 pints of their signature flavors in a sturdy styrofoam cooler with dry ice and it arrived pretty much over night and really …uh, annoyed Handsome by telling him we couldn’t eat any until I could figure […]

Baked Giveaway & a Lemon Lemon Loaf

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Ever since I saw Baked I knew I had to have it. Since purchasing the first book, I have made several of the recipes and loved each and every one. When the newest book from the Brooklyn bakers came out, I wanted it more than the first. I wasn’t disappointed and even wrote a review about just how great I found the book to really be. In honor of the books awesomeness the publisher has agreed to let me give one away on Pass the Sushi. So, you can either read my adorable anecdotes or scroll down to see how […]

Buttermilk Maple Muffins and the Giveaway Winner

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I had dreams of going to Texas and discovering amazing restaurants and out of this world food. Unfortunately, my 4 days in Texas were spent in a hotel. The entire time. I’m not trying to sound unappreciative of my hosts. They feed us a lot! I just didn’t have the time to explore like I was hoping. It was 4 days packed with networking and productive meetings. I had a blast and really feel like I’ve made some great contacts in the industry. That’s right – I’m networking in the comic book industry. Think what you will, but I love […]

Cute Matcha Cupcakes and a Kawaii Giveaway!

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February gets the short end of the stick. No pun intended. Here it is not even half way over and I’m already swamped. When this posts tomorrow I’ll have already been awake and active for three hours and hopefully safely on my trip to the giant state of Texas. It’s a business trip and I am both excited to go and miserable to leave (something that my BF is having a hard time understanding). Not cuddling with my cats for four whole days! (I know there are people who don’t get to see their kittens for much longer but let […]

Peanut Butter Squares Recipe

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  I have an uncle who considers peanut butter its own food group. I don’t remember a time that there hasn’t been the option of peanut butter and crackers at his house, which can really hit the spot sometimes. So the other day for my uncles birthday, I made him these peanut butter squares that I had seen a while ago.  Let me just say, these are everything I want in a dessert. Little bite of heaven. To top it off, they were really easy (coming together quickly, with only a few ingredients).   So whose in the mood for […]