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Brie, Basil, Bacon & Blue Panini…and a Breville Panini Press Giveaway!

April 16, 2012
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Brie, basil, bacon and blue…can you tell I’ve been reading more than my fair share of Dr. Seuss lately? Well, it’s just a happy coincidence that all of these great ingredients start with “B” (as does Breville, which is sponsoring a fantastic panini press giveaway today!). They happen to combine into a pretty amazing grilled […]

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Panettone Panini with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

December 19, 2011
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  Fruitcake isn’t typically high on my holiday wishlist, but after trying out today’s Panettone Panini with Prosciutto and Mozzarella I think that may have to change. I was first introduced to panettone, the Italian fruitcake, around this time last year when I interviewed Martha Stewart’s executive director of food and entertaining, Lucinda Scala Quinn on […]

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Pumpkin Butter, Sopressata and Goat Cheese Panini

October 31, 2011

The first time I made these panini I included sliced honeycrisp apples instead of the sopressata. Pumpkin butter with sweet crisp apples and creamy goat cheese – that sounds like it would be pretty autumn-like and tasty, right? And it was. But it was also a little…predictable. Maybe it’s because I still have sopressata on […]

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Mortadella and Fig Panini

September 14, 2011
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When I heard there was a contestant on the most recent season of Food Network Star, Jeff Mauro, who called himself the “Sandwich King” you know I had to tune in to see what this guy was about. King, eh? Not that I think of myself as the “Sandwich Queen” or anything…oh, maybe I do :-)…but […]

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation (plus Salami, Prosciutto & Provolone Panini)

August 31, 2011
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As we snaked our way down the canyon road, flanked by farms and forest, there were no indicators that we were anywhere near our seaside vacation rental. When the car GPS signaled that we’d soon arrive at our destination we were skeptical but then – BAM – the pristine little town of Avila Beach came […]

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Red, White & Blue Cheese Panini (aka Turkey Cobb)

June 28, 2011
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When I’m at the hair salon, the conversation between my incredibly cool British stylist and me quite often turns to food. Sometime around the blow dry and flat-iron stage I usually extract one or two excellent recommendations from him of places to eat downtown. The best one so far has been the Turkey Cobb sandwich […]

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Prosciutto, Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella Panini

May 12, 2011
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Writing The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches gave my friend, Susan Russo of Food Blogga, the opportunity to comb the country – even the world – to catalog every sandwich imaginable. The recipes in this cute square-shaped book are alphabetized from A to Z (actually, to W – there doesn’t appear to be any sandwiches in the […]

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Grilled Mac & Cheese with BBQ Pulled Pork

April 5, 2011
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You saw this one coming. After my visit to the Grilled Cheese Truck I felt compelled to try my hand at recreating that Cheesy Mac & Rib sandwich on the panini grill. The task was made a whole lot easier once I found out the recipe was published in Food Network magazine this month as […]

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Super Bowl(TM) Panini: Devonshire Panini Bites

January 31, 2011
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It’s time once again for my annual Super Bowl team-themed panini! It’s always a fun challenge to come up with sandwiches inspired by the cities represented in the big game. First up: Pittsburgh! The sandwiches loaded with coleslaw and French fries at Primanti Bros. are the ones that people most often associate with Pittsburgh. Since […]

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Sopressata Panini (The Best Sandwich I Never Had)

January 17, 2011
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As my husband and I were contemplating which favorite sandwiches we would contribute to my upcoming Panini Happy Guides to Great Sandwiches, we remembered one in particular…a hot sopressata sandwich with mozzarella and pesto from our babymoon trip three years ago. An amazing sandwich that I never actually got a chance to try myself. Once […]

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