Shrimp and Scallop Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

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So, I’m driving the other day – set the scene, tunes bopping, sunglasses on, make the universal imaginary driving action with your hand, ok, go – when I passed a sign for flying deer that sparked this post. You know, the sign they post whenever there is a corn field or more than three trees in a row, to alert you that wild life may try to take the right of way regardless of the laws of physics. Under the picture of the reindeer (seriously, it’s a flying deer. You’ll never look at those signs the same) it said 8/10 […]

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 […]

Flu-Fighter Cookies

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It’s that time of year where if you don’t have the sniffles, someone you know does – and you’re avoiding them like the plague. Each of us has a little secret up our sleeve, on standby for if we ever do come down with a cold to make us feel better and get back up and running. I ripped out an article in Rachael Ray Magazine (November 2011) talking about our symptom ‘crushers’ and asking “The Doctors” (a show I had never heard about before) whether or not they work. The first one was sleeping on onions. Ew. And you guessed it, […]

Lightened Up: Three-Cheese Macaroni

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As a food blogger, I feel obligated to present my readers with a Thanksgiving assortment of classic recipes, modern twist, in delectable desserts. Problem is, I don’t cook Thanksgiving dinner (and to be 100% honest, I’m not down with pumpkin pie). That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a hearty scoop of mashed potatoes lathered in gravy right next to a mountain of stuffing all surrounding a perfectly prepared slice of  turkey though. So, I’m going to do my best to present a few recipes before the big day that you may want to add to the assortment. In late summer […]

Skillet Rosemary Chicken

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There’s something appealing about a one dish meal (to be fair this one needs a pot of boiling water for the potatoes too…). Something magical about a skillet that can get tossed into the oven. And something quite spiffy about delicious hearty dinners at this time of year. Well, being honest, I don’t think there’s a time of year when I wouldn’t skip breakfast or lunch for a good dinner. When all of the above combine, we can take a bite of rosemary scented heaven and relax after a long day. This is the kind of dinner that could satisfy […]

Apple Cider Doughnuts

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Apples have certainly held their own here at Pass the Sushi this fall. With other blogs exploding into the autumnal flavors of pumpkin and other squash it has been hard to hold out – and keep making apple recipes – for as long as I have. We have had pumpkins on our doorsteps for a few weeks, jars of pumpkin filling are lining end caps, and those pesky Hersey’s Pumpkin spice kisses have been mocking me for days (ok, I maaay have jumped the gun and have something up my sleeve as far as those go…). But! I have held out and […]

Open-Face Hot Chicken Sandwich with Creamy Mushroom Gravy

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I owe every one in the foodie blogging world an apology. Where I have made sure that posts were scheduled and up for the last week, I have been really bad at checking out everyone else’s posts and commenting. As I type this, it’s Monday night (I know, it’s Wednesday) and I haven’t had a moment to myself in 10 days. I have only been home before 8 PM once. My dad’s wife has been away on business for the past 10 days and even though my father is young, healthy, and fully capable of taking care of himself, I have still stopped by every […]

Apple Cider Floats

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I work right next door to a co-op and every Sunday, while the weather permits, they host a farmers’ market. It consumes most of the parking lot with a wide variety of goods from farm stand fair to a wood fire pizza truck. Yes, you read that right. It’s kind of nifty because every other Sunday during my shift, it gives me no excuse to check out a farmers market. Problem is I rarely carry cash but am finding myself purchasing more and more organic, natural, farm raised, etc at the grocery store. Moving forward I am hoping to be […]

Grilled Everything Pizza

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  I may have a new obsession this summer and it took me by surprise. Normally I get excited at the smell of smouldering charcoals and start to anticipate burgers, steaks, chops and other hearty meaty goodness – but this year I grilled my first pizza and there is no going back. I may love my pizza stone but once I clumsily laid that first dough on the grate my opinion was changed forever. Sure, dinner takes a little planning ahead so that you have time to prep your dough and let it rise, but once that’s done, everything comes […]

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 […]

Cranberry Bean Pasta Fagioli

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I’ve caught a mean case of Spring Fever. It’s normally cold through March in my neck of the woods, with warmth breaking through here and there. Well, Mother Nature herself went and teased us with a 60 something degree last week and ever since I have been craving my flip flops like crazy. As much as I want the warmth, I am also now rushing to get in all of the winter recipes I haven’t made yet. I may want to be grilling burgers outside from now until forever but there are so many comforting soups, stews and other hearty […]

Doughnut Holes with Almond Caramel Sauce from my Guest Post with Chef Dennis

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As Pass the Sushi continues to grow, I get to learn so many new things and meet new people and build friendships. I had a fun first last Friday, when I was featured on Chef Dennis’ blog More Than A Mount Full. Chef Dennis is a great guy, always posting beautiful recipes as well as really helpful articles with tips and tricks for food sites and other topics that are important to us food bloggers with his Ask Chef Dennis posts. (I wouldn’t even be using FoodBuzz if it wasn’t for him!) Every Friday he showcases another blogger with his […]

Strawberry Spiral Cake for Valentine’s Day

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You asked for Valentine’s Dy posts, well here’s one for ya. Now try and tell me those layers don’t scream love? When I first saw this recipe in Rachael Ray magazine I printed it out right away (come on, I’m not the only one who instantly forgets what volume of what magazine I saw that recipe I had to try). I am not a fan of strawberries or dry cookies but the vertical layers blew my mind for a minute. The line was draw and I had to cross it. Don’t get any expectations people, this isn’t a thirty minute […]

Can’t go wrong with meat and potatoes.

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Some nights you just know you can cook. Tonight was one of those nights. Dinner was simple, easy, healthy and delicious. When I could smell it almost all coming together it didn’t matter if it would sound interesting to anyone else, take a good pic for the blog, or get me more followers. All that mattered is that I knew it would taste good, and it did. Tonight’s meal came fresh from the pages of the July/August issue of Food Network Magazine. I started getting Food Network Magazine when it first started getting published last year. It has surprisingly grown […]