The Best Bread for Panini

January 8, 2014
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Happy New Year! We’ve got a lot of new friends joining the Panini Happy community after the holidays — let’s start out 2014 going back to the basics. Over the next month or so we’ll take a closer look at the ingredients and techniques to make excellent panini (you can also find more of my […]

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My Best Panini Press Recipes of 2013

December 26, 2013
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Merry Christmas to all! This is always one of my favorite posts  — the one where I get to reflect back on My Best Panini Press Recipes of the Year. Whether you’ve been keeping up with me for years or you’re just finding me for the first time today I hope you’ll enjoy this little […]

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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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