Enter The Grilled Cheese Pageant!

Enter The Grilled Cheese Pageant!

Is your grilled cheese “glitz” or is it more “natural”? Either way, show it off in all its glory in Panini Happy’s first-ever blog event – The Grilled Cheese Pageant!

Win Tom Colicchio's new book - 'wichcraft!April is National Grilled Cheese Month, so to celebrate I thought it would be fun to invite you all to showcase your best grilled cheese sandwiches in a little “pageant” of sorts (can you tell I’ve been watching “Toddlers & Tiaras” on TLC this season?!). It’s not a beauty pageant per se, because as well all know the best tasting stuff often isn’t the prettiest. I’m talking about a taste pageant – whatever type of grilled cheese you like the most, let’s see it!  And because every pageant needs a grand prize – one participant, selected at random, will receive a copy of Tom Colicchio’s (of Top Chef fame) delicious new sandwich cookbook, ‘wichcraft: Craft a sandwich into a meal–and a meal into a sandwich.

How to Enter:

Send an e-mail to panini [DOT] happy [AT] yahoo [DOT] com (ONE entry per person, please!) with the following information by Friday, April 17 at 12 PM PDT:

  • First name
  • Blog name (or hometown if you don’t have a blog)
  • Blog URL (if you have a blog)
  • Recipe post URL, please include a link to this post (if you have a blog)
  • ONE photo of your grilled cheese sandwich, at least 490 px wide
  • A one-line description of your sandwich

I’ll post a roundup of all the submissions on Monday, April 20. And, yes, I’ll ship internationally on this one so it’s open to all. Have fun with this – can’t wait to see your grilled cheese!

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I'm donning my tiara for The Grilled Cheese Pageant

This beauty is entered in The Grilled Cheese Pageant


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  1. Katie wrote:

    Oh this sounds so fun! Sending you an email right now.

    Katie’s last blog post..Lemon Yogurt Muffins with Blueberries

    Posted 4.2.09 Reply
  2. RecipeGirl wrote:

    I’m all over this one. I know exactly what I’ll be making 🙂

    RecipeGirl’s last blog post..Watercress & Grape Salad with Creamy Cabernet Dressing

    Posted 4.2.09 Reply
  3. Nicole wrote:

    I’m totally going to do this! I was planning on posting some grilled cheese sandwiches this month anyway since I had heard it’s National Grilled Cheese Month!

    Posted 4.2.09 Reply
  4. Andrea wrote:

    Oh how fun! Can we add other fillings to our grilled cheese ‘wich?

    Posted 4.2.09 Reply
  5. Joy wrote:

    Seriously love the title and the design! So fun. 🙂

    Posted 4.2.09 Reply
  6. Michelle wrote:

    I’m in and wll make my entry next week. I know exactly what I’m going to make. YUMMY!

    Michelle’s last blog post..Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes….so good!

    Posted 4.2.09 Reply
  7. I LOVE this idea!

    Oooh I’m going to do artisanal sourdough bread with raw grass-fed cheddar!

    With some Hollandaise sauce on top.

    Just kidding! (But maybe not…)

    Cheeseslave’s last blog post..Do Bread & Cereal Cause Cavities? Reversing Dental Decay With Food

    Posted 4.2.09 Reply
  8. maris wrote:

    This is seriously such a good idea. I love grilled cheese – LOVE and I can’t wait to see all of the different versions!

    I have one that I’d like to submit…but we’ll see! I might have to do a little re-creating!

    maris’s last blog post..Sweet Potato Soup

    Posted 4.2.09 Reply
  9. Haha, you’re so funny Kathy- and oh my goodness Toddlers and Tiaras is such a disturbing show! What a fun idea for a round-up. I’m in!

    Posted 4.3.09 Reply
  10. Dragon wrote:

    Just sent you my entry. 🙂

    Posted 4.3.09 Reply
  11. Jude wrote:

    Just submitted my entry. Great event idea 🙂

    Jude’s last blog post..Croque Madame – Grilled Cheese, Ham, and Egg Sandwich

    Posted 4.3.09 Reply
  12. Nicole wrote:

    Cool! I will try to get something to you. Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich!

    Nicole’s last blog post..Caramel Rolls- A breakfast treat, dessert or indulgent snack

    Posted 4.5.09 Reply
  13. lo wrote:

    What a great idea, my dear! Will have to see what I can come up with 🙂

    lo’s last blog post..Chicken Cacciatore

    Posted 4.5.09 Reply
  14. Jamie wrote:

    You are so cute! This made me laugh out loud! The grilled cheese sandwich is one Americanism my boys have taken to 100%, but just that simple, good old American grilled cheese with processed American (which we do find in France!). But I guess I’ll have to try a more gussied up one for this brilliant challenge!

    Jamie’s last blog post..MOOSE NUGGETS

    Posted 4.7.09 Reply
  15. Melissa wrote:

    Hi Kathy!

    I’ve got my Grilled Cheese Baby posted! Thank you for hosting this, I had a good time!


    Melissa’s last blog post..Grilled Cheese Pageant Contestant!

    Posted 4.7.09 Reply
  16. RobinSue wrote:

    OK let me see if I can rub my last 2 brain cells together and come up with something cheesy!

    RobinSue’s last blog post..Bake Ricotta over Roasted Tomatoes and Angel Hair Pasta

    Posted 4.13.09 Reply
  17. Kate wrote:

    I’m so sorry I missed this but I’ve been slammed at my day job this morning.

    Kate’s last blog post..Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Gratin

    Posted 4.17.09 Reply