Poor Girls Lobster Grilled Cheese & T-Fal Griddle Giveaway

Poor Girls Lobster Grilled Cheese via PasstheSushi.com

Believe it or not, until I made this sandwich, I had forgotten how amazing a grilled cheese could be. Until I took my first bite, I didn’t know how perfect a grilled cheese with clumps of seafood in the middle could be. I could have eaten three and not given a crap about by arteries. I’m young, wild, dangerous, and you can’t stop me. When T-Fal sent over an email with this lobster grilled cheese and their tiny little grilled cheese griddle I was open to give it a try. This griddle is just that – a single egg – […]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches via PasstheSushi.com

Nothing screams summertime like an ice cream sandwich. And I have been quite shamefully indulging in my fair share of ice cream sandwiches this summer. From chipwiches to these red velvet ice cream melts, I’ve had more ice cream in the past 4 weeks than I have had in the past 4 years. But I bike now… so I’ve earned it… or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. So, after a long day of web work, slinging comics, and riding, these creamy, sinful ice cream sandwiches are perfect. And melty. But perfect. The ice cream isn’t really an ice […]

Pass the Cook Book Club: Guy Fieri’s Snake Bite Sandwich

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It’s round two of Pass the Cook Book Club – and I’m not sure I could be more excited. This month we cooked recipes from Guy Fieri’s cookbook. I had received this book as a gift for my birthday and flipped through it loving a lot but being overwhelmed by the portions or effort for each recipe, I placed it on my book shelf where it proceeded to earn it’s ever classy layer of dust. But I knew the book had a ton of potential so I grabbed it off of the shelf for the club. Flipping through, I must have tabbed […]

Chicken, Bacon, and Cheddar Sandwiches

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Can a girl get hells yeah on that melty gooey cheesiness?  One thing I have never done that I would like to kick off the bucket list is hard core tailgating. Hell, ‘hardcore’? I’ve never even tailgated at all. But it does look like my kind of gig. Tons of people, tons of food and a friendly atmosphere. Yeah, I could feed me some strangers. My father is one of those guys who would be great at it and draw a crowd from miles around if he ever brought his little Webber to the park and set up. He has one of […]

Lamb Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Last week  announced that it was time to kick things up a notch around here. Now, that means getting back in the kitchen and challenging myself with new techniques and recipes that intimidate me. It also means trying new things. Expanding horizons and all that. This challenge to myself completely contradicts yesterdays post. The cookies may have distracted you, but it was all about making time. The thing is, the kitchen is my time. So even if recipes as simple as a lamb sandwich appear from time to time on PtS, know that they were worthy of a post, and put a smile on […]

Open Face Tuna Melt for One

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Being from a store where everyone knows your name (*see yesterdays post), it’s easy to forget sometimes, that when you are out in public, we have clients everywhere. While walking through the market, I get random waves and hello’s, sometimes even long conversations about so-ands-so’s kids or pets. Ordering pizza, a customer of mine may be making or delivering it. Have a question about your Mac? I’ve got clients for that too. We have a lot of weekly regulars that we have grown used to chatting with once a week. When I run into them at the mall (cough working […]

Mexican Staples: Refried Beans, Guacamole, Carnitas, Red Chile Sauce

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On more than one occasion I have been asked if I was Latin (and twice if I was African American, while the person was standing right in front of me). And I have always taken this as a compliment. First, I am about as pale as a dead girl, so to think I am anything other than the living dead is flattering. Second, I would love to think I have that kind of sass in me. Sadly, I am neither Latino or African America. No, I’m a potato peeling mutt from the British Isles. But just for today we are going to pretend […]

Smørrebrød {Open Face Fish Sandwich} a Secret Recipe

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It’s time for another round of Secret Recipe Club, and this time I am kind of letting loose. It has been a few months since you have seen a Secret Recipe Club post on here, mainly because I realized December was a busy month and with all of my personal plans, plus things I wanted to have on my blog, there wasn’t enough time to devote to another persons blog to make a good SRC post. And that’s what I want to talk about today. Good SRC posts. Secret Recipe Club is a really neat idea for food bloggers, an opportunity to […]

Tequila Chicken Sandwiches

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Tequila chicken sandwich. What about a name like that doesn’t make you want to shove a small child out of the way for a serving? Besides, it has tequila in it, a kid should clearly not be in that line. Gotta look out for the little guys, right? And if we are talking football food, which we have been, all week long (really, there’s a theme going and everything), this is got it going on. Sweet and spicy peppers peppers, onions, quick pulled rotisserie chicken, melted gooey cheese, and liquor all on a soft bun. Grab a napkin, wrap it […]

Sloppy Joes

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Shopping at the Walmart. You know, that store we all love to hate. Why is it that Walmart attracts the strangest sights? Is it just because it is always so packed that you are bound to see something interested or is it that Walmarts are like a flame/moths relationship and just bring out the WT in people? I hate to shop there but the other night we had a blender incident and I was in need of some parchment paper so at 10:30 at night, Handsome and I found ourselves stopping at the local big box chain to pick up a few […]

Leftovers? Eat like a pilgrim, Pilgrim Sandwich

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The best part about Thanksgiving? The leftovers, duh! For as long as I can remember, a local sub shop has offered a sandwich all year round that is a carb-oholic’s dream come true. The sandwich starts with a beautiful thick hoagie roll overflowing with stuffing, turkey, cranberries and a slather of mayo. It’s the kind of sandwich that requires a long nap or a marathon immediately afterwards.  It’s the kind of sandwich I only allow myself to order maybe once a year. It’s the kind of sandwich that give’s angels wings. Oh yeah, it’s that good. So, you can imagine […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Crescent Sandwich Roll-ups

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Some days you just need a break from all the fancy meals and hard work. You just need something that will sooth the soul and make you feel all warm and cozy on the inside. You know, like on those days when your father arrives out of the blue in the front yard, boat in tow and tosses three giant live, flopping, breathing, fighting for their lives fish in the nearest cooler and drives away. I have never cleaned a fish. I have only seen it done once – over 10 years ago. They are flopping in the cooler. Flashbacks […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day, My Mom and Chocolate Jimmy Sandwiches

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Remember to enter to win 6 pints of Graeter’s Ice Cream through May 8th! Mother’s Day. I wasn’t sure how to cover this topic here on Pass the Sushi. My mother and I had an interesting dynamic and I always considered Mother’s Day one of the holidays I could skip over without much concern. However, as a food blogger, I knew the internet would be buzzing with Mother’s Day pies, tarts, brunches, lunches and the sort, so I figured I’d be missing out by not throwing my $0.02 in. I may of not had a typical mother figure in my […]

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 […]

Simple Turkey and Brie Sandwich

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“You don’t look like a food blogger.” I can’t be the only one who’s heard that oh, 10,000 times. I’m shocked by how many people say this to me on a day to day basis. So, just what does a food blogger look like? Are food blogger supposed to fit a type, because last time I checked, everyone liked to eat. I never realized how quickly people assume they know something about someone by the way they look. Are all kids who wear black emo? Is everyone with tattoos a punk? Do reiki masters only have one solitary interest in […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Curry Chicken Salad, oh, and I’m the devil

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Today is all about building bridges. And getting over them. I’m not sure how to start today’s story so I apologize for any lacking continuity ahead of time. About a year ago I received a Facebook message from someone using the pseudonym of a comic book character (clever right, yeah, I know…). It turned out to be an ex-boyfriend seeking out forgiveness for his behavior. This next statement is going to sound harsh, but I really didn’t feel anything. No flaming anger, no relief, no gratefulness that he was suddenly aware of his previous behavior. Nothing. Heck,  I didn’t even […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Ham and Cheese

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Sometimes you just need a mellow night of using up leftovers and being cozy. On nights like this, nothing beats a simple sandwich and fries. Quick, filling and delicious, a good sandwich is up there on my comfort food scale with mac and cheese and home made mashed potatoes. Normally, I would say soup and sandwich are a great combo, but Handsome got a little souped out earlier this season so I have been staying away (hopefully a new one next week) and if I have soup I tend to eat more of it then I realize and go into […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich

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If you’re anything like me there is a mountain of turkey, mashed potatoes and other heavy (delicious) foods headed your way on Thursday – so I’m doing everything I can to keep it simple in the kitchen before hand. Well, this isn’t as far away from poultry or kinda heavy as I have mandated for the rest of the week, but it was pretty tasty and fit the simple requirement. Here;s a shocker for you, I have never ‘fried’ chicken before. Why not?! I have always thought it to be way to unhealthy, soggy, and time consuming (not to mention […]

Venison Sliders

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I have a weird hobby (seriously, I work at a comic book store, I know weird hobby when I see it). I photograph my food. Now I like to think I am not obsessive or freakish about my hobby but I am 99% sure it freaks my boyfriend out, especially now that I have new lights. Nothing special, just some ‘daylight’ fluorescent bulbs in these metal tin looking things but they sure do light up a room. I’m not crazy, I swear, but the sun is setting way to early this time of year and getting lights was the only […]

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fresh Coleslaw

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Today was an awesome day in that I got back to Trader Joe’s. I hadn’t been in so long I had forgot the glory of a Trader Joe’s and all the wonderful things you can find there. I got a lot of new things I hope to try and post reviews of. My BF’s mom also introduced me to an Italian market stocked with fresh breads, meats and other authentic Italian ingredients (not to mention, the place smelled amazing). We had an awesome lunch at a great Thai place that I hadn’t been to before (as we ate I contemplated […]