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Grilled Asparagus Tartines with Fresh Ricotta, Pesto and Scallions

March 12, 2012
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You can’t pinch this blog – I’m wearing my St. Patrick’s Day green this week! There’s nothing especially Irish about these Grilled Asparagus Tartines with Fresh Ricotta, Pesto and Scallions, but they usher in spring with plenty of bright green color, crunchy texture and fresh flavor. And, by the way, that’s homemade ricotta on there! […]

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Chicken Sausage, Apple Butter and Fontina Panini with Caramelized Red Onions

October 2, 2011
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Raise your hand if you’re new to apple butter…am I the only one? I never heard of it until last year when I was preparing a recipe that called for it, but I’ve since learned that apple butter is pretty popular in some parts of the country (evidently not so much in California). Once I […]

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Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Panini

February 24, 2011

This is my second in a series of posts on Panini Happy that are sponsored by Panera Bread. Remember those lovely Slow-Roasted Tomatoes I shared yesterday? Here’s the very first thing I made with them: Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Panini on ciabatta. It’s a can’t-miss classic – the sandwich version of an Italian caprese […]

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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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Leftover Turkey Panini: Turkey Cuban Panini

November 26, 2009
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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My second of three panini ideas to use up that leftover turkey – Turkey Cuban Panini –  was actually inspired by Bobby Flay, my off-and-on chef crush. I had the chance to meet him about seven years ago on a visit to Mesa Grill in New York City. […]

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey, Avocado & Swiss Panini

November 26, 2008
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It’s Part 2 of my Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches series!  Grilled on ciabatta and dressed with a sundried tomato mayo, my Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey, Avocado & Swiss Panini transform your leftover turkey from “Thanksgiving traditional” to “club chic” (Get it? Club!).  Even if your turkey comes out a little on the dry side (it can happen […]

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