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Broccoli Cheddar Panini …plus Win SIGNED Pioneer Woman Holiday Cookbooks!

November 20, 2013
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I have about a handful of “kitchen kindred spirits” and my friend Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman) is one of them. Virtually every time she shares a recipe on her blog (or Food Network show, or cookbooks!) it’s a dish I not only want to eat (like, right away), but I also want to […]

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Cheddar, Fig Jam and Rosemary Candied Pecan Panini

September 17, 2013
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Well, that was quite a week! The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook debuted as the #1 grilling cookbook on Amazon (all right, after Labor Day maybe that’s not all that hard to do, but still – #1!) thanks in large part to all of you, so THANK YOU for your incredible support. Today’s Cheddar, Fig Jam […]

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Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini

August 26, 2013
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When a friend welcomes her first baby, we regale her with cute little outfits and diaper cakes. With the second baby comes more practical items – lots of burp cloths, socks (you can never have enough socks) and monogrammed items (to distinguish from the gifts for the first child). By the time she gets to […]

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Sweet Corn Grilled Cheese with Smoked Gouda, Scallions, and Chile Butter

April 3, 2013
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So now that we’ve recapped on my Top 16 Grilled Cheese Recipes, let’s go ahead and add a few more to that list during Grilled Cheese Month, shall we? You don’t need to wait until summer to love today’s new recipe – Sweet Corn Grilled Cheese with Smoked Gouda, Scallions, and Chile Butter. Raise your […]

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Kale, Grilled Garlic and Cheddar Panini

January 9, 2013
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Is it too soon post-New Year’s for something indulgent like grilled cheese? I didn’t think so either. No two ways around it, these Kale, Grilled Garlic and Cheddar Panini are grilled cheese sandwiches. But they are also vehicles for a lot of healthy, nutrient-rich kale (which, by the way, even my children managed to allow […]

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Wild Mushroom Melt Panini

October 11, 2012
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I never need much of an excuse to make grilled cheese, but a rainy day is about as perfect an excuse as you’re gonna get. The sky just opened up outside the coffee shop where I’m sitting right now. This is newsworthy stuff in San Diego. I surprised even myself when I first decided to make […]

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Honey Walnut-Crusted Aged Cheddar Panini…and Scenes from Seattle

June 18, 2012
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  You need the moody backdrop of a brisk, misty, gray Seattle day to truly appreciate an amazing grilled cheese sandwich, I’ve come to realize. Trudging through the bustling, crowded stalls of Pike Place Market during the Saturday afternoon rush last weekend with my new friend Christie from Pepper Lynn, I saw a beacon of […]

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Grilled Jarlsberg with Shaved Asparagus and Arugula Pesto + Grilled Cheese Kit Giveaway!

April 25, 2012
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My sisters and I would always urge our mom to start at the deli when we accompanied her to the supermarket growing up. Actually, we referred to it “The delicatessen!”,  another one of those words (like “pocketbook”, “dungarees” and “tunafish”) that my family brought over to California from New York. Whatever you want to call […]

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Rajas Grilled Cheese Panini + Tillamook Cheese Giveaway!

April 19, 2012
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Rajas…isn’t it great when you can finally put a name to something you’ve been eating forever? I never knew until about a year ago that bold-flavored strips of roasted chiles and onions are called rajas. I made the connection not in the context of rajas con crema or any other traditional Mexican dish. Nope, my […]

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Grilled Gruyere with Red Onion Confit…plus Q & A with “Cheese Wiz” Gina Freize!

April 12, 2012
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We’re almost halfway through April – it’s about time we started celebrating National Grilled Cheese Month, don’t you think? Today – April 12 – has been designated (by whom, I don’t know) as National Grilled Cheese Day, which I suppose makes it an especially important day within Grilled Cheese Month. We’ve got an especially delicious […]

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