Nutella S’mores Panini…and my TV Cooking Debut!

by on July 3, 2012

Nutella S'mores Panini Today marks something of a milestone in my food career…my first live TV cooking demo! A last minute spot opened up on a local show so I decided to give it a shot. Other than my necklace being tucked inside the neckline of my dress (next time I will remember to bring a mirror!) things went rather smoothly and it actually turned out to be a fun experience.
My first live TV cooking demo on San Diego Living

I showed up at the station lugging three bags full of food, cutting boards, cooking utensils and, of course, a grill. Having the chance to chat with some of the other show guests in the green room calmed my nerves a bit. Before I knew it, it was time to set up for my demo.

With it being the 4th of July and all the producer suggested a s’mores theme. Of course, my thing is the panini maker so I came up with an idea for Nutella S’mores Panini. Think classic s’mores meets the fluffernutter: Nutella and marshmallow cream on the inside, crunchy graham cracker crust on the outside. It’s oozy and over-the-top s’mores in sandwich form. I had to test these out after my kids had gone to bed because they definitely would be clamoring for them!


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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Robin Sue July 4, 2012 at 5:47 am

Great job Kathy! You are a natural on TV. I was wondering how you were going to get the graham cracker in there and your idea is brilliant. Graham Cracker Butter!! Incredible. I hope to see you more on TV!


2 Brian @ A Thought For Food July 4, 2012 at 6:41 am

Congrats on the the TV appearance! How cool!

And holy panini deliciousness! This looks incredible!


3 Heather July 4, 2012 at 7:56 am

What a great opportunity–you did wonderful, such a natural! These look fantastic!


4 Kalyn July 4, 2012 at 8:11 am

How fun, you are a natural for TV!!


5 Amy July 4, 2012 at 8:49 am

You’re a natural 😀


6 Ilene Mirkine July 4, 2012 at 11:41 am

‘Loved this Kathy! (“one of the biggest food bloggers in the country”!)…You did such a wonderful job 😉


7 Lisa July 4, 2012 at 11:42 am

What necklace? You did an awesome job Kathy and we can’t wait to make these today! Might just have desert first : ) We’ll be checking your blog now for other great recipes and watching for your next appearance!


8 Nita Gill July 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

Hi Kathy,

It was nice meeting you just prior to going onto the show. It was my fist live TV appearance also. I thought you would like to know that I was in the studio when the host, Marc came back into the studio after your segment. He was raving about your s’more sandwich (off camera) to the other host, Kristen and the crew. He really loved it!


9 Kathy July 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

It was so nice to meet you too, Nita! Yeah it was funny, after my segment was over I was still out there grilling sandwiches because the crew wanted a taste, lol.


10 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. July 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

fabulous and congrats!! You go girl!


11 Jeanette July 6, 2012 at 6:24 am

Congratulations Kathy – great job, loved watching you make this 4th of July treat!
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12 TidyMom July 6, 2012 at 7:05 am

oh what fun!! congrats!!
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13 Sommer@ASP July 6, 2012 at 7:29 am

YAY for you Kathy!! I can’t wait to see it…
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14 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

You were awesome Kathy! Great combo of flavors and I love that graham cracker butter.


15 Russell at Chasing Delicious July 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Uhh. Yes please I will take 10 of these! And congrats!


16 Carolyn Jung July 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

What a star you are! You look so at ease in front of the camera. Rachael Ray better watch out. LOL
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17 Margaret July 11, 2012 at 6:11 am

Congrats! Great TV segment! Love the graham cracker butter! Awesome Recipe!


18 Kristen M. July 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

This panini sounds so good. I am a big Smores fan so I will make this for sure. Good job on SD Living!


19 Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies July 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Congratulations, that’s exciting! I’ve seen a lot of creative s’mores recipes, but I think this one is near the top of my favorites list. Great idea!
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20 Reema Kasavich July 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

My husband have made this twice already. Once on our machine and once on the charcoal grill. Came out perfect and delicious both times!!


21 Lori @ RecipeGirl August 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Nice! I totally missed this the first time around, but you did such a great job!!
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22 carrian August 10, 2012 at 7:39 am

This looks amazing! Linking it to my site right now!


23 susan September 5, 2012 at 6:29 am

great job! you are a natural!
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