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Reuben Panini

March 14, 2014
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{I first posted this recipe in September 2008 — now updated with clearer instructions, a new photo and an excerpt from my cookbook, The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook} Once upon a time I asked Panini Happy readers to name their favorite sandwich. The overwhelming choice turned out to be the Reuben. It wasn’t hard for […]

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Garlic Chicken Panini

September 28, 2010
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Here it is – my final post in the Get Dinner on the Table series. Hopefully you’ve gleaned some helpful new ideas, tips and recipes to make weeknight meals a little easier. Let me add one last dinner idea to the mix: Garlic Chicken Panini. Garlic Chicken is more like a nickname for this sandwich. […]

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Meat Loaf Patty Melt Panini

September 21, 2010
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Let’s see…so far we’ve discussed the secrets to getting dinner on the table and flavor-boosting ingredients that make meals taste great with less work. Continuing with this month’s Get Dinner on the Table series, I think it’s a good time to talk about leftovers. Have you noticed that leftovers tend to make great panini? Often […]

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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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Leftover Turkey Panini: Turkey-Apple Salad Melt Panini

November 24, 2009
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As promised, I’ve got three more leftover Thanksgiving turkey panini ideas for you! I say “three more” because they are in addition to the three I brought you last year: Pulled Turkey Cranberry BBQ Sliders Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey, Avocado & Swiss Panini Turkey, Cranberry & Havarti Panini It was a bit of a challenge to come […]

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini

August 19, 2009
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I’m not sure what sparked my husband’s idea for Chicken Cordon Bleu-inspired panini this weekend but it was absolutely brilliant. Crispy panko-crusted chicken breast, layered with smoked ham, Swiss cheese and a sweet-and-tangy honey mustard sauce, grilled on French bread? Yes, please! It sure has been a long time since I last had Chicken Cordon […]

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My Valentine’s Monte Cristo Panini

February 8, 2009
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My “valentine” (aka, my dear husband of almost 3 years) suggested Monte Cristos when I conferred with him for ideas for my annual Valentine’s Day panini (see last year’s Chocolate Raspberry Croissant Panini for Two!).  Hot ham and swiss sandwiches grilled French toast style with powdered sugar and jam sounded sufficiently decadent  to be considered […]

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Cheese, Please!…Emmental

June 23, 2008

In my recent Panini Happy reader survey, I asked what your favorite sandwich ingredients were.  Would you believe how many of you responded, “Cheese, cheese and more cheese!”?  Wow! Well, I love cheese too.  Although sandwiches don’t have to contain cheese to be deemed “panini”, you’ve probably noticed that pretty much all of mine do. […]

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