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Green Chile Steak Melt Panini

October 17, 2011
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If I were to ever lose my iPhone whoever found it would be privy to my ongoing list of sandwich ideas in my Notes app. I jotted down the concept for today’s Green Chile Steak Melt Paniniwhile on vacation in Santa Barbara a few months ago. We had made our way to the Hollister Brewing […]

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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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Pulled Pork Cornbread Panini + WIN a Windows Phone 7!

November 15, 2010
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Today’s post is sponsored by the new Windows Phone 7. If MTV’s Cribs ever visited our house I would have to dash over to block their cameras from filming the fridge. No meticulously organized shelves full of Vitamin Water and Heineken here. At any given moment, we’ve got half a dozen little Tupperware containers of […]

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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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Pulled BBQ Chicken Panini

June 8, 2010
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In the world of pop music, the remix is often better than the original. When it comes to the panini on this blog, the same holds true. My tastes haven’t necessarily changed that much over the years, but the more I learn about food the more I find my philosophies about it are evolving. Take, […]

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Gruyere with Caramelized Onions Panini

April 28, 2009
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Somewhere around the 45-minute mark, as I was still diligently stirring the slowly caramelizing onions and oregano, my curiosity over whether this loooooong process was truly going to be worth it began to turn into resentment. This was a grilled cheese sandwich, for crying out loud. The simplest of all sandwiches. My husband had long […]

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French Dip Panini

September 8, 2008
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As I was browsing through my favorite food blogs in my RSS reader this morning, I was drawn in by the French Dip Sandwiches on For the Love of Cooking.  Specifically, I was captivated by the thought of sweet caramelized onions, tender roast beef and piping hot au jus.  There was just something so homey […]

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“Town” & “Country” Pulled Pork Panini

August 23, 2008

It’s a twofer, folks – my indecision is your gain!  Pulled pork panini, two ways.  Can you really go wrong? The concept for “Town” and “Country” panini comes from a little restaurant up in Irvine called Jackson Barne.  An unassuming place in a strip mall, my co-workers and I used to lunch there often back […]

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