Texas Toast Asparagus Crab Melt

April 21, 2014
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Hello everyone! While my world continues to be overtaken by THE MOVE (there’s a gentleman shampooing the rugs at this very moment), my friend Amy Flanigan from Very Culinary is stopping by Panini Happy today to share her amazing grilled cheese — the Texas Toast Asparagus Crab Melt. She had me at Texas Toast…and asparagus…and […]

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Spicy Tuna Melt Panini

June 27, 2013
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Thanks to everyone who contributed updates to Panini Happy’s Great American Sandwich Guide! I’ll be working over the summer to incorporate your suggestions into the updated guide. I personally love this resource for checking out awesome new-to-me sandwiches, whether I’m looking for a bite right here in San Diego or I’m traveling to a new […]

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Greek Shrimp Panini with Pesto, Feta, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

March 20, 2013
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The trouble with making sandwiches with shrimp is that the little guys have a tendency to slip and slide around a bit. I’ve played around with a lot of different shrimp panini concepts and I finally figured out the key to making them work: a wide berth of bread. Give shrimp a little wiggle room—either […]

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Big Game Week: Grilled Cod Sliders on Parker House Rolls

February 2, 2012
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Big Game Week on Panini Happy continues with sandwiches to honor the New England Patriots! You won’t believe how many different ideas I toyed with to represent New England and pair well with New England clam chowder. Panini Happy Facebook fans suggested lobster rolls, fried clams, even a deconstructed New England clam chowder on Boston […]

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Grilled Crab, Mango & Avocado

May 8, 2011
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It’s been a hot time for sandwiches lately! Two of my blogging friends have released sandwich cookbooks in the past month. By their titles, 400 Best Sandwich Recipes and The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches, you can tell right away that each covers quite a bit of sandwich territory. Today I’ll share with you the Grilled Crab, […]

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Caesar Shrimp & Arugula Panini (+ Panini Express Cookbook Giveaway!)

December 17, 2009
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I was doing a little holiday shopping in Williams-Sonoma last week and couldn’t help but take a looksie over at their panini-related offerings (got to keep up with what’s out there!). They were promoting a cookbook called Panini Express: 70 Delicious Recipes Hot Off the Press. I picked it up, and as I leafed through […]

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Bacon Tuna Melt Panini

February 24, 2009
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Do you say “tunafish”? Or just “tuna”? Sandwiches made with a salad of canned tuna, mayonnaise and celery were “tunafish” to me growing up because that’s what my parents, both New Yorkers, called them. But I’ve rarely, if ever, heard the word in California. It’s always “tuna salad” or “tuna sandwich”, but never “tunafish.” I’m […]

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Barbecued Salmon Panini

September 20, 2008

Today’s panini recipe is inspired by my new adopted “dad” – Curt from Bucky’s Barbecue and Bread.  Curt and I are participating in the Adopt-a-Blogger event and before I tell you more about him and the event, let me describe this Barbecued Salmon sandwich I made to welcome him to Panini Happy.  As his blog […]

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Crispy Fish Panini Recipe

July 13, 2008

It’s back!  It’s been a little while since I’ve opened the On Your Grill vault – I’ve got a good one for you today.  As you’ll recall, the On Your Grill series is an opportunity for Panini Happy readers to submit your ideas for panini and have them featured here on the blog (click here […]

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Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp & Goat Cheese Flatbread Panini Recipe

June 9, 2008

You know the Kohler plumbing fixtures commercial – “Design a house around this…” and then the couple presents their architect with a rather striking faucet for inspiration. That ad came to mind as I was gearing up to create a panini recipe involving shrimp. Usually, I have a specific sandwich concept in mind at the […]

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