Double Chocolate Panini

December 10, 2013
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If Double Chocolate Panini are wrong, I don’t think I want to be right. My little kids came home from the park yesterday just as I was finishing up with these photos, and their jaws kind of dropped when they saw the mischief I had gotten into in the kitchen. A chorus of “Can I […]

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Foodie Gifts (and Deals!) for All

December 7, 2013

If you’re like me and you still have a bit of holiday shopping to do, allow me to give you a few of my best foodie gift ideas! Most of these are items I personally own and love, so I hope that your family and friends (or perhaps you!) will love them too. Where possible, […]

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Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini

December 2, 2013
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We’ve eaten too much, we’ve shopped too much…it’s time to lighten things up a little, don’t you think? I’ve got just the thing: Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini. Lemon zest and fresh basil make these about the most fresh-tasting grilled cheese sandwiches you’re going to find. As grilled cheese sandwiches go, these are actually a little […]

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Give the “Ultimate” Panini Gift!

November 29, 2013
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I hope you all enjoyed a terrific Thanksgiving! Looking for an extra special gift for your mom/dad/sister-in-law/best friend? Give them an autographed copy of my cookbook, The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook! I have a limited number of books ($19.95 each) on hand that I’m happy to personalize for you or your loved ones for the […]

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10 Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Panini

November 27, 2013
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{Updated from November 2010 – now with MORE delicious way to turn your leftover Thanksgiving turkey into delicious sandwiches!} No matter how many folks we have around the Thanksgiving table, there’s always leftover turkey. What a perfect occasion to break out your panini presses and skillets and get creative. Here are 10 Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey […]

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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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Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Smoked Cheddar Panini…and My Trip to Tillamook!

November 13, 2013
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It’s taken me all week to pull together this post – I’ve got lots of great stuff to share! First, there’s the incredible two-day blogger excursion through Oregon I went on last month, hosted by Tillamook. I’ve been eager to show you what I got to see and do in Portland, at the Tillamook factory, along […]

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Spatchcocked Game Hen

October 30, 2013
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{Originally posted February 1, 2009 – now updated with a new photo and an improved recipe!} “You’re gonna WHAT??!” I got more than a few shocked looks and snickers when I told family and friends I was going to spatchcock a game hen this weekend on the panini grill.  There’s no escaping the chuckles – […]

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Kimchi Grilled Cheese + Judging the Great Midwest Grilled Cheese Contest

October 23, 2013
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Earlier this month, at a test kitchen in a quiet office park on the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I sat at a table and tasted of upwards of 30 different grilled cheese sandwiches over the course of four hours. I was one of four judges for the Great Midwest “I Love Grilled Cheese” Recipe Contest […]

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Chat With Me LIVE! Next Monday, October 21

October 14, 2013
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Come  chat with me in a LIVE online video event next Monday, October 21 (Noon Pacific / 1 PM Mountain / 2 PM Central / 3 PM Eastern) – reserve your space! One of my very good friends, Angela Chee (TV host, media coach and founder of TheZenMom.com) will host the 30-minute Q & A. […]

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