Tortellini Pasta Salad

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So, as far as food blogs go, I’m kind of missing the mark lately. I didn’t realize some kids had already returned to school and looking at my Pinterest feed you all are well into Halloween planning and I’m over here still pulling together summer barbecue and ice cream posts. Oops. If summer flew by for me, how do you guys with kids do it?! I mean between work, more work, bikes, and living, I’m pretty sure if I was responsible for another human it probably wouldn’t have seen a bath in like 3 weeks. Not that I don’t think kids […]

Tuna Pasta Salad

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Part of me wishes every weekend could be as action packed as this last one, and part of my knows I will never survive. The computer was shut down from Thursday afternoon on as the day ended up becoming a much needed day spent tending to the yard and garden with some unexpected free time… oh and Handsome scored himself another bike. His second this week! (though the second was a loan, I’m still seeing green with some serious bike envy). But its all good, my new Specialized is on the way. I’ll stop with the bike talk now… So Thursday looked […]

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 […]

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 […]

Light and Healthy Homemade Spaghettios with Cheez-its

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It’s 7:53 PM as I prep this post for your hungry eyes but all I can think about is sleep. Even though we have a bad movie waiting to be watched via Netflix and I should be getting pumped for zombie gore – I want my pillow in the worst way. I rode 28 miles in 2 hours and 10 minutes today. So, I feel like I have an excuse for my insane fatigue. And then I hop over to this blog and feel like a total slacker. I’m ready for my pillow and all I did was ride today […]

Ham, Apple, and Cabbage Linguine & How to Chase Down Pranksters

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Remember the age old rule, always wear clean underwear? Yeah, here’s why.   If you are going to chase after kids that were stupid enough to throw eggs at houses at only 9pm, make sure that 1) you are wearing shoes and 2) a bra would be nice too. It’s hard to be mean with your arms folded across your chest, and not in a pissed off way but in a, ‘wow this is super indecent’ sort of way.Also, don’t let your boyfriend lock your barefoot and bra-less ass out of your house so when the cops stop by, you can’t even […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Penne with Sausage and Artichokes

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Guess what I got in the mail today? No, I did not inharent a fortune from my great aunt Edna who was also a Duchess in the old country. I got one of those fancy pictures of my car with an over priced bill attached. I am not ticked that I am writing the District of Columbia an exorbitant ticket, I am ticked because I have yet to get a legitimate ticket. This is the second time a fancy picture of my car has been sent to me. The first – We had adventured down some shady streets on the […]

Recipe Redo: Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta

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If the way to a man’s heart, is through his stomach, than I have a recipe that is guaranteed to seal the deal. Seriously, you will be lucky if this one makes it to the plate before forks are diving in for creamy flavor filled bites. This was the first real dish I posted on Pass the Sushi and it had been a really long time since I made it. There’s a reason why… just look at the ingredient list. We’re talking serious fat kid love, but it’s a good fat kid love. A serious clog your arteries but can’t stop licking the plate kind of […]

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 […]

Lasagna Soup

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This is one of those recipes I have been debating on whether or not I post for some time. I saw variations of lasagna soup on many sites and the idea most definitely caught my attention. Making lasagna for two is rough. There is only so many days of lasagna for lunch and dinner that we can handle, and a large pan of lasagna is about three days more than we need. But soup. We can down some soup in this house. Could a quick soup really be as good as a serving of your grandmomas’s home made labor of […]

Pizza to make angels sing: D’Lorenzo’s in Port Deposit MD

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I bet you were expecting some fancy five star places when I mentioned I wanted to start writing reviews in 2012. Sure, there is a time and place for that, but if I’m being real with you, it’s not where we eat. So for my first review of 2012, I wanted to take you to a place that I visit probably more than I should admit. About two summers ago, Handsome’s parents told us we had to try a little pizza place in Port Deposit Maryland. A one road town built low into a cliff on the Chesapeake. The buildings are […]

Sage-Walnut Butter Sauce

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To say that I have a lot of recipes on file would be a huge understatement. I have a collection of bookmarked websites that would put the NY Public Library system to shame, more magazines than I know what to do with and a cookbook collection so large I had to organize it in a spreadsheet to not buy the same one twice. Recently I realized that this needs to change. I will never find what it is I am looking for if I am swimming in so many options I can’t breath. I realized that 99 tabs of paper […]

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 […]

Pasta Bolognese

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The following statement will show you just how screwed up I am, but, I love me some telemarketers. I thoroughly enjoy screwing with them. I know, I am not a good person. My parents used to get a certain news paper calling their house 6 or 7 times a week wanting them to subscribe to their paper. Apparently, their general disinterest did not stop the telemarketers from trying though. Finally I’d had enough and answered the phone in my best child like voice. The telemarketer asked to speak to my mommy or daddy to which I relied, “Mommy hasn’t been […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Artichoke Chicken Pasta

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It was another late night dinner when Handsome got home from school at 10pm. I always feel bad because he doesn’t often get a lot to eat during the day and being a hard worker, I want to make sure he at least gets one good meal a day. Not to mention, he loves himself some artichoke (not sure I do). I have never really worked with artichoke, and the few times I’ve had it (canned) it seems bitter and a little grainy. So, with no real idea of whether or not this would work, I went town in the […]

Spaghetti alla carbonara

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I love trying new things. In the past 11 months I have discovered a world of new ingredients and flavors that I would have never otherwise known had I not challenged myself with this blog and to try two new recipes a week. However, when dealing with new things you aren’t always certain of how things are supposed to look, taste or turn out. Every now and then I like to call in a friend for advice, technique and even to prepare the whole meal as I sit back and feel like a lazy bum.   Spaghetti alla carbonara From […]

Love thy neighbor

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Dear Evil Neighbors, Normally my love for old people runs deep, but you, your evil. Your old, you’ve earned some respect, you’ve seen and done things I never will. But that doesn’t mean your consistently sour demeanor and general nastiness is acceptable. Having your contractors start work at 7am on Sunday because you “don’t care” about your neighbors, rude. Walking your dog at 6 am and letting him run up to other dogs yards to they bark territorially – not cool. Your the second house in on the block with a double wide drive way; the “No Turns!!!” sign makes […]

Does anyone else want to take a baseball bat to the automated check out?

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When did customer service disappear? When did the smile and wait on the customer with a positive attitude way of retail vanish? When did my dollar become so unimportant to a store that I am forced to wait impatiently for a computer to ring me up – incorrectly – and then have me wait for the one person manning the entire automated area to override the non-existent error on my screen while never saying a word to me. When did honoring the advertised price start coming with 99 stipulations or lack of rain check and a person who can competently […]

What do you mean you don’t put the green end down?

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This weekend hit the spot. It was perfect and I was able to start actually putting things into the ground. My BF put mulch and weed barrier down for me and his mom brought over some already established (… less likely for my un-garden-educated self to kill) plants over. So Sunday morning, which no real knowledge of what I was doing, I started digging holes and putting green leafy things into the dirt. I so felt like I was slaughtering some worms. Poor lil dudes. Every time I dug one up, I tried to put him back into the ground […]

Why hello 2010, let me ruin that resolution for ya.

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Let me introduce you to my new best friend Cajun sausage and chicken pasta. The first meal of the year, the first meal of my new try two every week, and my god, was it good. I have been eyeing up this recipe for a while and finally after my boyfriend put a hard days work in ripping out and redoing his own bathroom, I figured a great meal would be a good reward.  Cajun sausage and chicken pasta tweaked from Southern Living was as amazing as I had expected. I just warn you, the timing is tricky. I have […]