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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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Bacon, Egg and Cheddar English Muffin Panini

March 5, 2013
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There’s not a lot you can do to improve on a classic bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich on an English muffin. It’s pretty perfect, if you ask me – a savory, handheld meal in itself. My vacation breakfast go-to, for sure. I did come up with an improvement, though…

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Big Game Week: Turkey, Bacon and Swiss Panini

January 28, 2013
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Longtime readers of Panini Happy could already predict what’s happening on the blog this week – it’s my annual Big Game Week, where I share football-worthy panini press recipes celebrating each of the two teams playing in the Super Bowl. I can’t claim to be a devoted football fan, but I do enjoy the spectacle […]

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Quick Tip: Panini-Grill Your Bacon!

October 2, 2012
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I’ve got a quick tip to share with you guys today – grill your bacon on the panini maker! I’ve been cooking bacon like this all summer long, it even beats the oven method, if you ask me (and I’ve been swearing by that approach for years). It couldn’t be simpler: just heat the grill, […]

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Chips and Guacamole Grilled Cheese + Q & A with Laura Werlin

April 23, 2012
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  When you ask a cheese expert like Laura Werlin – a grilled cheese expert, no less – to share one of her favorite grilled cheese recipes, you gotta be ready for something pretty unbelievable. The James Beard award-winning author immediately suggested her Chips and Guacamole Grilled Cheese: smooth-melting Colby and Jack cheeses, dotted with tangy […]

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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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Grilled Duck Breast Club Panini

March 19, 2012
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If you overheard a triumphant yelp coming from my kitchen yesterday afternoon that was me, elated over the fact that I finally figured out how to grill duck breast on the panini maker with crispy skin! It practically became a mission. I grilled duck breast after duck breast – skin side up, skin side down, high […]

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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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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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Bacon Breakfast Burritos

March 3, 2010
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I love the Panini Happy family. It’s not just me in my home office typing on a computer. There are a whole bunch of you out there who are grilling along with me, suggesting new combinations and bringing up interesting ideas and opportunities. Today’s Bacon Breakfast Burritos recipe was inspired by one reader’s comment…and it’s […]

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